Wentworth is the small town in the deep south west of NSW located where the Darling River join the Murray River. Both in full flood when visited. Wentworth is just over 30 kilomtres from Mildura and both towns are thriving on the grape, orange and associated fruit industries. A very wealthy region.

Named after the famous explorer and politician William Charles Wentworth and the Moorna Post Office opened on 22 February 1855 and was renamed Wentworth in 1860.

In 1876 Wentworth Township was described in the following terms: abridged

“The township is built on rising ground, and, saves in very exceptional seasons, is quite out of reach of flood waters. The population is between 400 and 500. The place appears prosperous and progressive. Wentworth possesses a custom-house. The other public buildings are a post and telegraph office, for Wentworth is on the main telegraph line to Adelaide, and a court-house and offices. There is a resident police magistrate, and two churches in Wentworth are buildings creditable to the town. The Roman Catholic Church is a brick structure, the Protestant Church and several hotels.”

Here are the Churches

And, here are the Surviving hotels This an old pub, have a look inside

The Wentworth War Memorial is in the cbd.

Prosperous then and prosperous now, but Mildura, over the border has been the town to absorb most of the regions populations’ growth.

The Gaol and Museum are certainly worth a visit. Allow time to absorb and enjoy.

The nearby Perry Sand Hills are a unique contrast to the general landscape.

Wentworth is a great little town with lots to do. Allow a few days to enjoy.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course