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Monday 11 September 2017

Head to outback Australia for a different holiday experience

Outback tourism in Australia is growing in popularity with a new $5 million cabin, caravan and camping resort announced for just outside the frontier mining town of Broken Hill. 

Out of the Ordinary Outback, which has five other properties and owns Tri State Safaris has announced it will open its sixth accommodation property in March next year. 

Overlooking the Barrier Ranges and Sturt desert, 13km east of the town of Broken Bill, the cabin, caravan and camping park will surround the historic Mt Gipps Hotel, which was built in 1890 but closed in 1987. 
Work expected to cost $5 million is underway to restore the former hotel, which will boast a bar, restaurant and reception when the resort opens. 
Landscaping work and cabin construction has started on the Barrier Highway property, which will also feature a swimming pool and facilities for campers and caravaners. 
The popular Outback Astronomy tourist attraction, which offers guided views of the stars at night, is just 4km away.
News of the resort follows twin announcements in March this year that Out of the Ordinary Outback had bought a Broken Hill motel to rebrand it as The Argent and that it would also build a new $750,000 hotel and conference centre at another of its properties, Copper City Motel, in Cobar.

The Mt Gipps Hotel property was purchased last year by Out of the Ordinary Outback owner and passionate bush lover, Scott Smith, who dreamt of reviving the abandoned building for the enjoyment of holidaymakers keen to explore rural and remote Australia. 
“The old Mt Gipps Hotel is a beautiful heritage building that was crying out for some love and care so our plan to make it the handsome centrepiece of this new outback resort," Smith said. 
"We will breathe new life into the building and add colour and interest for holidaymakers travelling through the far west of New South Wales. 
“Guests at the Broken Hill Outback Resort will be able to stay amongst the vast frontier country for which the outback is famous, with its big skies and never-ending horizons, and with Broken Hill just a 10-minute drive away.”
A new website for bookings at the Broken Hill Outback Resort, which is more than 500km from the nearest city of Adelaide, will be launched later this year.
Launched in October, 2016, Out of the Ordinary Outback encompasses outback tour company, Tri State Safaris, The Argent motel in Broken Hill, Warrawong on the Darling tourist camp and cabins at Wilcannia, the White Cliffs Underground Motel, Cobar’s Copper City Motel, the Ivanhoe Hotel, and an Out of the Ordinary Outback visitor centre in the centre of Broken Hill.
For information visit or call 1300 688 225.

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