Scott Smith from Out of the Ordinary Outback at the Mt Gipps property Scott Smith from Out of the Ordinary Outback at the Mt Gipps property

Broken Hill resort is Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary Outback will open its sixth accommodation property in March, 2018 – the Broken Hill Outback Resort. Overlooking the Barrier Ranges and Sturt desert plains 13km east of Broken Hill, the cabin, caravan and camping park will surround the historic Mt Gipps Hotel, which was built in 1890 but closed in 1987.

Work totalling A$5 million is now underway to restore the former hotel which will boast a bar, restaurant and reception when the resort opens in late March, 2018. The popular Outback Astronomy tourist attraction, which offers guided views of the stars at night, is four kilometres away. News of the resort follows twin announcements in March this year that Out of the Ordinary Outback had bought a Broken Hill motel to rebrand it as The Argent and that it would also build a new A$750,000 hotel and conference centre at another of its properties, Copper City Motel, in Cobar. The Mt Gipps Hotel property was purchased last year by Out of the Ordinary Outback owner, Scott Smith. ‘Guests at the Broken Hill Outback Resort will be able to stay amongst the vast frontier country for which the outback is famous, with its big skies and never-ending horizons, with Broken Hill just a 10-minute drive away,’ says Smith. A new website for bookings at the Broken Hill Outback Resort will be launched later this year. Out of the Ordinary Outback encompasses outback tour company, Tri State Safaris, The Argent Motel in Broken Hill, Warrawong on the Darling tourist camp and cabins at Wilcannia, the iconic White Clis Underground Motel, Cobar’s Copper City Motel, the Ivanhoe Hotel and an Out of the Ordinary Outback visitor centre in Broken Hill. Visit http://outoftheordinaryoutback.com.au/.

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