White Cliffs is a pioneering town, with it's own unique character,
arising on the discovery of opal in the 1890's. Once home to over
4,000 souls, it offer the visitor a glimpse into the tough early
days of opal mining. Located only 80 km from Wilcannia, off the
Barrier Highway, there is more than 80 km of sealed road, with the
rest of the dirt sections slowly being sealed. A visit to White
Cliffs can also be linked with Mutawintji or Peery National Park.
The main pastime for visitors is fossicking for opals. In addition
the Heritage trail will give you an insight into the past. Mudmap
and Heritage Trail brochures are available from most participating
outlets. Tours are available through some of the dugout homes, opal
showrooms and the historic opal fields.
Hill Visitor Information Centre