The Menindee Lakes near Broken Hill in NSW are one of the most spectacular natural sights I have seen. By day they are nothing special, come sunset and the burst of colour as a backdrop to the stark trees protruding out of the water creates a surreal sight.
If you ever venture out to the north western parts of NSW to Broken Hill, you simply must spend some time at Menindee Lakes. The Menindee Lakes are situated about 110kms south-east of Broken Hill, and 200kms upstream of the Darling River’s junction with the Murray River.
The drive to Menindee Lakes from Broken Hill is a fairly easy drive on a sealed road. The lakes themselves are a series of shallow natural ephemeral lakes along the Darling River which have developed into a water storage system. When full, these lakes hold three times the water of Sydney Harbour, which will give you sense of scale, which can sometimes be difficult to grasp in the outback.