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Sunday night meal the place to be every Sunday Night
White Cliffs Underground Motel
White Cliffs in Days Past
Three metres beneath the red earth of White Cliffs, in the dugouts as the homes are called, it is always a moderate 22 degrees and is forever dark.
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Tuesday the 23rd May 2017
Land Rover Club of the ACT
Land Rover enthusiast to visit White Cliffs the group made up of approx 20 Land Rover vehicles and 30 folk will visit White Cliffs on Tuesday the 23rd May 2017. They are starting in Louth at Trilby Station and will be in White Cliffs one night. They will depart the following morning toward Reola and on to Tibooburra
Make them welcome and show them we are The Friendly Town of the Outback
Are you a Grey Hair Nomad and you are planning a trip in 2017 then come see White Cliffs New South Wales. It's the place to be seen, the Weather is great, Visit White Cliffs Number one friendly town in the Outback.
Apart from Opal we have a great Caravan Park, The White Cliffs Underground Motel with it's great food. Red Earth Cafe and a number of Opal shops. And your always welcome at the White Cliffs Hotel and the list goes on.
"If you are a little old that's ok most of us are to."
White Cliffs Town Brochure Download
WHAT TO DO IN WHITE CLIFFS
As a visitor, you may ask "What is there to do in White Cliffs?" your White Cliffs Map Brochure, start at the Visitor Info Centre (The General Store), send the kids around to find the brush emus and notice the mural painting next to the letter boxes.
Then cross Johnston Street and view the display in the National Parks Building.
That finished, wander over to Joe's Stubby House and feast your eyes on beautiful opal, before slipping over to the Pub for the coldest drinks in NSW.
Having finished this corner, walk or drive North past the Public Toilet and the Community Hall, that during the year hosts The Music Festival, Bush Opera, Gem Fest, Arts Festival Not to mention Indoor bowls, Table tennis and various other Club Meetings.
Then go past the Cenotaph, the Health Clinic (where the Flying Doctor comes once a week) admire the beautiful rose garden and Rock/Ant Monument. Finish at the original Post Office building on the corner. Look towards Turley's Hill and notice the old stone Church which in its earlier days was the Masonic Hall.
Coming back down the street, past the State School with an average of a dozen students, past the Arts and Crafts building, then the CWA, and now you are back to the Info Centre.
Hop in your car and travel down the street heading East onto the dirt and visit the Cemetery where for some, the names are the only reminders of the over 500 residents permanently resting there.
Come back into town, drive up Turley's Hill that's the one with the towers and visit Southern Cross Opals and Linda George Jewellery (open 10.00am to 11.00 am in season.) Now at the bottom (town side of this hill) travel over to Smith's Hill and look around at the Underground Motel. Stop, have a chat or coffee, check out the menu or even stay the night and enjoy underground living.
Drive around the hill back towards town and turn west towards the large Solar Dishes (hard to miss). This was the Australian Governments FIRST attempt to supply power to a town using solar energy. Unfortunately today, technology has outstripped the viability of this plant.
Notice the building opposite The White Cliffs Sporting Club (if it is Sunday, in the evening you could join the locals for a Roast and a chat). Then walk over to the Golf course on the right with oil scrapes. In the 1890s this area was filled with calico tents miners and their families struggling to make a living with little water.
Continue back to the General Store (if it is a Friday, at 6.00pm you can grab a meal there and mingle with locals as well). Head North again, past the Caravan Park onto the dirt and about 100 metres via left towards the dugouts in the area known as The Blocks. You will see the signs for Fossickers Den where you can view some beautiful jewellery and giftware. Whilst driving through The Blocks area, be sure to visit the "White House" dugout tours available at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Then on to Red Earth Opal and Cafe for a fine mix of coffee, cake, opal, chat and mine tours (tour at 3.00pm).
By now you are ready to rest and start again tomorrow.
Get ready for your big adventure. What do you need?
Drinking water, Spray water and a snap lock bag or jar, Maybe fly nets, Good shoes to protect against bindies and prickles, Decent hat or cap, long sleeve shirt and sun protection.
Past the caravan park again, leaving the bitumen, you will see signs saying "Visitors Trail". You can go either way on the circuit you won't get lost because from all over the Opal Field you can see the Communication Towers on Turley's Hill.
Look at the moonscape. If you see a working miner, wander over and say hello. Stop your car and start "noodling" looking for opal on top of the ground amongst the opal shafts – this is when you will find your spray water helpful to get rid of the dust off the rocks and make the opal easier to find. Try to get the sun behind you as well. Never step backwards, watch all kids and dogs deep holes!!!
Approximately halfway around the trail you will come to a small hill. Stop and read the information signs there. Notice the changes in the landscape and keep an eye out for the roos, emus, shingleback lizards and birds.
Head back on the circuit back to town. Don't forget to notice the sunset, and the night sky hosting billions of stars. After the adventurous day and another good night's rest, you might be ready to head south to Wilcannia, north to Wanaaring or west to Tibooburra. Or, like many others, you might just decide to stay longer and soak up the atmosphere.
Good luck, Kim a Wintery.
The ground at White Cliffs has given up some Opal
That's a nice find in White Cliffs
If you like Opal you have to like this fine in White Cliffs
World War II veteran Neave Young moved to White Cliffs, in outback New South Wales, with his wife after retiring as a teacher in the late 1970s. Have a read and watch the video, (on the ABC website)
Do you have anything to report on the White Cliffs "Land Right's" you would think our local member would report to the people after all it is almost April 2017. Does anyone have any comment to make.
Solar Power in Broken Hill
White Cliffs Gem Festival
Car Boot Sale
Hello everyone, just wanted to let you know that a date has been set for the 26th and 27th August 2017 for the above event. Please contact me if you would like to book a stall or space for your vehicle. Further information to follow.
Jane Stevenson Phone 0429601870
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White Cliffs a great place to visit the star's, Super Moon over White Cliffs November 14th 2016
The Super Moon to the east of White Cliffs tonight Picture: RexD from top of Smith's Hill you can also see a tree in the foreground.
Far west and western New South Wales have been named as priorities in a report calling for increased government funding to combat poverty and inequality.
The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) has asked the State Government to invest in transport, health and legal services for both regions in its next budget.
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It Could Only Happen in White Cliffs
The picture depicts the course superintendent who was called to sort out a dispute at the par 4, 6th scrape.
If you have an event on in or around White Cliffs Please email the website
Having coffee at the Underground Motel, Nurse "B", Vicki, Jenny and Carol. Meet Sunday 10am.
Nothing like a White Cliffs Sunset
Visit White Cliffs, the place not to be seen.
(most of it is underground)
White Cliffs the place to visit this year.
Checking out the Sunset Smiths Hill White Cliffs this week, RexD
The membership fees of $20 per person are due on July 1, 2016 for the
2016-2017 financial year.
These can be paid by funds transfer, posted or hand delivered to the secretary or treasurer.
Please note that only financial members can vote at the AGM & general meetings.
For funds transfer (please send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org):
Account name: White Cliffs Sporting Club Inc.
BSB: 062 513 Account number: 00908232
Reference: Please put your surname here.
The Club thanks you for your continued support and is looking forward to sharing an exciting 2016-17 with you.
Yours sincerely, Randel Claire Greene, Secretary, White Cliffs Sporting Club Inc.
Keep the kids safe on the farm!
Primary Industry Health & Safety Partnership has produced a video, Farm safety for kids, which can be found on the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/RIRDC).
White Cliffs the place not to be seen, a lot of smart people come to White Cliffs not to be seen, they live underground.
White Cliffs has a top air strip to land your plane Talk to the White Cliffs Hotel
White Cliffs Craft Group
Why not come & join the ladies (and One man) as they sew, knit and natters?
10.30am every Friday morning
Red Earth Cafe & Opal
Susan my daughter took this picture from Smith Hill looking east RexD
White Cliffs Opal Mines
from the air
I do not know who took this picture, just found it on the Internet, The West Field White Cliffs New South Wales 80,000 Opal Mining holes.
Always take care around
Opal fossicker dies after falling down mine shaft near Coober Pedy in South Australia
Sun 3 Aug 2014, 12:00pm: A man who went missing while fossicking for opals near the mining town of Coober Pedy has died after falling down a shaft, South Australian police say.
A friend raised the alarm after losing sight of the 41-year-old man while they were fossicking around disused mines yesterday afternoon. A search involving police and emergency services was organised and the man's body was found late last night.
White Cliffs Opal as found in the Earth
Don't forget Indoor Bowls
at the White Cliffs Hall
every Thursday night at 7:30pm
Come along it a good fun night.
The White Cliffs Primary School
P&C is selling bags of sheep poo to raise funds.
$10 bag collect from the school.
What does Wikipedia say about White Cliffs
West Field Opal Mining Area
White Cliffs Town Brochure Download Click Here
TOURIST ASSOCIATION WHITE CLIFFS
WHITE CLIFFS OPAL FIELD - THE FIRST & THE FRIENDLIEST TOUR GROUP INFORMATION
White Cliffs is a fascinating place to visit, at first glance there is our amazing moonscape scenery, if you take the time to look beneath the surface you will find riches galore.
You can organise your own tour or you can contact Rob Dyson on 0408792405 for a tag along tour.
ATTRACTIONS Linda George is our local silver and goldsmith, she runs studio and dugout tours daily between 10 and 11am or call 0437063660 for an alternative tour time Check out her work at lindageorgejewellery.com.au
Amazing underground home Dugout tours 11am & 2pm daily, contact Cree Marshal email@example.com or 0497 268 971. https://vimeo.com/115834539 will give you a taste of what you can see.
For Red Earth Opal Mine tours contact Graeme Dowton, 0488965282 firstname.lastname@example.org the only tour of a working opal mine. April to November daily at 3pm. Check them out on Trip Advisor or Facebook.
Solar Power Station Tours Contact Bill Hoskins 0488917783.
The Paroo Darling National park is a short drive from town, take a picnic to Peery Lake and drive through arid and semi arid landscape and wildlife.
White Cliffs Underground Motel is an experience in itself, accommodation, meals, coffee and a History & Culture Centre, visitors always welcome. 08 80916677 http://undergroundmotel.com.au
White Cliffs Hotel Motel has accommodation and can cater for your group/event. They also have a great verandah for a cold drink and a chat with the locals. 08 80916606. www.whitecliffshotelmotel.com.au
White Cliffs Opal Pioneer Reserve has camping and all amenities. 0880916688 Check them out on Facebook
Goodwood Stationstay is a working sheepstation 46km from town, you can camp at Woolshed waterhole or stay in the shearers quarters and even eat with the family. Check them out at Stationstay.com.au
Ph (08)80916728 Email email@example.com
White Cliffs Sporting Club offers Golf, roast dinners every Sunday night ( March- December). You can also hire the venue and have your event or function catered for. 0880916707 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can fossick for opal anywhere on the field that is not a current working claim. Brad at Fossicker’s Den 0413300420 www.fossickersden.com.au can cut your found treasure or Linda George 0437063660 lindageorgejewellery.com.au can cut and set to your design.
SOUVENIERS For opal souvenirs and gifts go to:
Southern Cross Opals, 0880916707 Fossicker’s Den, 0410355859
Linda George Jewellery, 0437063660, The Stubbie House, 08 80916707
Red Earth Opal Café 08 80916900, The Underground Motel, 08 80916677 Outback Store 08 80916611
Cool off in summer in our swimming pool, open every afternoon November – March. We have Telstra next G phone and internet service. We have a clinic and a weekly Flying Doctor service 08 80916605.
For more detailed information please refer to our White Cliffs brochure, available to download on whitecliffsnsw.com or ring Honor Taylor at White cliffs Outback store, our Tourist Information Centre 0880916611.
TOURIST ASSOCIATION WHITE CLIFFS
WHITE CLIFFS OPAL FIELD - THE FIRST & THE FRIENDLIEST CONTACT INFORMATION For all TOURISM enquiries (Promotion, Tours, events) contact Tourist Association White Cliffs, Honor Taylor 0880916611, Linda George 0437063660 or Dick Wagner 0880916707
For all ACCOMODATION enquiries contact White Cliffs Caravan Park 0880916688, White Cliffs Hotel 0880916606, White Cliffs Underground Motel 0880916677, Goodwood Stationstay 0880916728
For all CATERING and conference enquiries contact White Cliffs Sporting Club 0880916707, White Cliffs Outback store 0880916611 or White Cliffs Underground Motel 0880916677
White Cliffs Underground Art Festival contact Cree Marshal 0497268971
White Cliffs Music Festival contact Anne Baker 0428757006
White Cliffs Gemfest contact Jane Stevenson 0429601870
White Cliffs Miners Association contact Jane Stevenson 0429601870 or Ron Dowton 0880916711
White Cliffs Gymkhana contact Chris Cattlin 0408195168
Is an online service directory which aims to provide consumers and service providers with information on the health services and programs in their community.
A unique feature of RHUBI is the clinic calendar which provides real time information on the upcoming clinics running in communities.
Consumers and service providers can search the calendar for their community or the service they need and be provided with dates, times, referral requirements, and other relevant information.
Consumers can make contact with the heath service to be placed on the waiting list or book an appointment at the next available clinic.
The communities involved are Balranald, Broken Hill, Buronga, Dareton, Gol Gol, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.
The story of White Cliffs New South Wales. White Cliffs is a small town in outback New South Wales in Australia, in Central Darling Shire. White Cliffs is around 255 km northeast of Broken Hill, 93 km north of Wilcannia. At the 2006 census, White Cliffs had a population of 119. The primary school opened in 1895, and has operated continuously since then. White Cliffs was one of the many places visited by Bill Bryson in research for the book In a Sunburned Country
Opal fields at White Cliffs, The town was established in the late 19th century when opal was discovered. Opal has been mined ever since. The first Australian opal was found 20 years before in Queensland in 1872, when a party of kangaroo hunters were operating in the White Cliffs area. One of them, who had left the party to track down a wounded kangaroo over some low stony hills, picked up a pretty stone which appealed to him. When taking back the stone, they suspected it could be opal which the local jeweller confirmed. He advised to get as much opal as possible since this could be more profitable than kangaroo hunting. When the group filed a claim, opal had not yet been listed under gemstones, and it was decided to file the claim under the "Gold Mining Act"
Many of the residents live underground, using mining equipment to dig extensive homes in the hillside to avoid the intense heat outside. Cricketer Bill O'Reilly was born in White Cliffs, the son of the first school teacher.
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From a visitor to White Cliffs New South Wales
Just a short note to the people of White Cliffs we drove in to your little town on Friday, just another town but it is not just another town it is full of wonderful people that just wanted to mix with visitors to town, we stayed at the caravan park, it's clean and a nice park.
Red Earth and the Underground Motel are a must see in White Cliffs the Den and the Bottle Shop.
Everyone wanted to talk with us at the Hotel. We will return to White Cliffs next year and stay a week, after three days I felt like a local.
Wendy and John Queensland
What do you do in
New South Wales
"You Move Rocks"