Packsaddle Roadhouse

You can't say you've been outback until you've EXPLORED the world-famous area around Packsaddle Roadhouse!

Packsaddle See & Do

On the Silver City Highway between Broken Hill and Tibooburra, you'll find Packsaddle. A gum-lined creek crosses the highway a short distance to the north of the Packsaddle Roadhouse, and some say the creek was named when Burke and Wills crossed the area to the east, near Wonnaminta, and lost a packsaddle from a camel or horse.

Whatever the reason, this is one of many ephemeral creeks in the district that flow westward through adjoining properties.

Packsaddle was one of the properties that formed part of the Goldsborough and Company holdings. During the days of coach travel, a shanty hotel operated in the vicinity of today's roadhouse, providing exchange horses, accommodation, and a meal and a drink to the travelling public.

Just a simple, corrugated iron structure, the hotel closed in the 1920s when the advent of motorised transport changed outback travel forever. Call in and see the museum which houses an array of relics from days gone by.

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