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Wanaaring, New South Wales

Wanaaring is a village in north western New South Wales, Australia. Situated on the Paroo River, some 980 kilometres from Sydney, and 180 km west of Bourke. At the 2011 census, Wanaaring had a population of 140.[1]

Wanaaring
New South Wales
Paroo River Wanaaring-2001-07-01.jpg
Paroo River at Wanaaring
Wanaaring is located in New South Wales
Wanaaring
Wanaaring
Coordinates 29°42′18″S 144°05′24″E / 29.70500°S 144.09000°E / -29.70500; 144.09000Coordinates: 29°42′18″S 144°05′24″E / 29.70500°S 144.09000°E / -29.70500; 144.09000
Population 140 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2840
Elevation 110 m (361 ft)
LGA(s) Bourke Shire
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
28.0 °C
82 °F
12.9 °C
55 °F
276 mm
10.9 in

Wanaaring is on the "Cut Line" road between the town of Bourke, and the desert village of Tibooburra. Long distance travellers often stop at Wanaaring for meals or to refuel.

Wanaaring is in outback Australia, in remote agricultural country. The grazing lands support cattle, sheep and goats. Honey is also produced. An all-weather air strip is located east of the village centre.

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ActivitiesEdit

Fishing and bush camping by the Paroo River. There is an annual gymkhana and rodeo, which supports the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Flying Doctor provides essential medical aid to outback communities such as Wanaaring.

HistoryEdit

Wanaaring is in the traditional lands of the Paaruntyi people and The Burke and Wills expedition were the first Europeans to the area.

ClimateEdit

The climate is semi-arid, featuring low rainfall, very hot summer temperatures and cool nights in winter. A minimum temperature of -3.9 oC was recorded in July 1997.[2]

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Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm

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