Wentworth is located in the far south-western corner of New South Wales, around 30 kilometres from the city of Mildura in the neighbouring state of Victoria.
Wentworth is located at the junction of the Murray River and Darling River, resulting in the town becoming an important river port with the construction of a wharf in 1860. Within a few years, Wentworth became the busiest inland port in the country with river trade from three states. As other forms of transport for goods became available, coupled with the growth in nearby Mildura, Wentworth's importance declined and today it is primarily a service centre within a pastoral and agricultural district.
The history of Wentworth has been preserved within a number of local attractions including the Old Wentworth Gaol, Pioneer World Museum and former Customs Officers Residence.
There is a viewing platform, off Cadell Road, which offers an elevated view of the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers. Further west along Cadell Road is Lock 10 & Weir which is surrounded by pleasant parkland.
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