Welcome to the Ivanhoe Hotel Motel in the Outback of NSW
Where to find us
Ivanhoe is a delightful village situated on the Cobb Highway 210 kilometers North West of Hay and 182 kilometers South from Wilcannia. The township provides visitors with a pleasant break to their journey in an outback pastoral community. Friendly people, clean amenities, landscaped recreational areas and a self-guided Heritage Trail enables visitors to enjoy a short break and gain an insight into the town’s interesting past.
A fully air-conditioned bar and restaurant with a classic modern style menu, we offer a great place for summer time enjoyment and an oasis in outback desert.
Come and meet our warm team and enjoy warm hospitality in our charming country surrounds.
The town was founded in the early 1870s, and was named after Sir Walter Scott’s work of historical fiction, Ivanhoe. The township was situated on well-used coach and stock routes connecting Wilcannia on the Darling River with Balranald on the Murrumbidgee and Booligal on the Lachlan.
The Ivanhoe self-guided Heritage Trail provides a good introduction to the town and its history. At separate sign-posted location along the trail gives detailed descriptions of the arrival of the railway, the Government Tank, Post Office bushrangers, watering holes, industrial trouble the Cobb Highway and the reminiscences. With the exception of the railway station all sites are located within a block of the main street. A pamphlet with details of the heritage trail is available from the post office and other retail outlets around the area.