Menindee & Sunset Strip
Menindee is a tiny outback town previously surrounded by some 20 lakes which used to exist in an inhospitable desert environment. The lakes are full of dead trees and surrounded by sand, saltbush and red soils. Nearby, on the shore of Menindee Lake, is the holiday resort destination of Sunset Strip - a previous inland watery retreat for people from Broken Hill.
Menindee is located 112 km south-east of Broken Hill; 155 km south-west of Wilcannia; 628 km north-east of Adelaide; 949 km north of Melbourne and 1083 km west of Sydney via Cobar and Wilcannia.
It is accepted that the Barkindji people, who moved up and down the Darling River, called the Menindee Lakes "minandichee" and this word, corrupted in translation, became "menindee", the name of the lakes and the town.