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Travellers are being encouraged to ‘backtrack to the outback’, with the Kidman Way Promotional Committee releasing a brand new touring guide to help.

The Kidman Way Promotional Committee is made up of five councils, Murrumbidgee, Griffith, Carrathool, Cobar and Bourke.

According to committee member Paige Campbell, the Kidman Way is an important north south touring route providing travellers with a quiet, scenic, sealed road through the centre of New South Wales.

Chair of the Griffith City Council Tourism and Events Committee, Councillor Christine Stead, said “The new book is an essential guide, providing details on not only where to stay and where to eat, but includes interesting historical facts about the towns and people along the way.”

“The drive market is incredibly important to Griffith and the other Councils involved. This new guide will assist in growing the awareness of the Kidman Way and sending more travellers up this route to explore the towns and villages along the Kidman Way,” Cr Stead said.

“Everything you need to have a wonderful journey has been included.”

The Guide features a combined festivals page and Top 10 things to do while travelling the Kidman Way.

The many magnificent National Parks, including the rock art at Gundabooka, recognised as one of the best sites in Australia, and great spots for bird watching and wildflowers, are showcased in the new guidebook.

The guide also provides details about the top places to fish along the Murrumbidgee, Lachlan or Darling Rivers and information about the various industries keeping the region prosperous.

Seek out the Seven Wonders section of each area for points of interest and quirky facts and figures. The Kidman Way explores many interesting towns and villages, from Jerilderie in the south to Bourke in the north.

Pick up a copy of the new guide from your nearest Visitor Information Centre – and set out on a ‘backtrack to the outback’ adventure to explore the historical richness and diversity of the region.