About Far West
The Far West region of New South Wales, Australia
refers generally to a fairly flat and low-lying area in
the western part of the state, which is too dry to
support wheat or other crops or intensive pastoral
endeavours. The Far West region is west of the
North West Slopes, Central West and the Riverina.
The Far West is an area with limited rainfall, and
the only major rivers found in it are the Darling
River and the Murray River (on its southern edge),
which originate in the Great Dividing Range to the
The Far West region's only city is Broken Hill, and
other significant towns are Bourke, Brewarrina,
Cobar, Ivanhoe and Wentworth.