OUT of the Ordinary Outback, the outback NSW tourism operator which was launched a year ago, has expanded again with the purchase of its seventh accommodation property - The Tourist Lodge in Broken Hill.
Aimed at the budget market, the 40-room property is the third accommodation business in Broken Hill for Out of the Ordinary Outback, which bought The Argent motel in March this year opposite The Tourist Lodge and is currently building the brand new $5 million Broken Hill Outback Resort for an opening in March 2018.
Out of the Ordinary Outback, which also owns award-winning tour company Tri State Safaris, has begun a progressive, five-month program to refurbish and refresh The Tourist Lodge in line with its other six properties across far western NSW where the company has quickly established a niche as the leading tourist business in the region.
The Tourist Lodge, which is close to the Broken Hill Visitors Centre and coaches and trains to Sydney, will remain open during the facelift and new management is now in place.
The lodge features a pool, garden area, shared bathrooms, kitchen and dining facilities and will be pitched by Out of the Ordinary Outback to miners, tradesmen and other workers staying in Broken Hill as well as school groups and budget travellers. Full board packages will be available.
Out of the Ordinary Outback owner Scott Smith, said the addition of The Tourist Lodge to the company's portfolio would add diversity to its offerings across far west NSW while the revitalisation of the lodge would enhance its appeal to visiting workers and budget travellers seeking affordable accommodation in the area.
"We are incredibly passionate about the beautiful outback of NSW and developing its potential and our latest property will help us cater for a new demographic and draw more visitors to Broken Hill," Mr Smith said.
Accommodation at The Tourist Lodge is available from $55 per night for one person and from $80 for two people, with family rooms for four people available from $110. A full board package including dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunch is available for $100 per person.
For information, go to www.thetouristlodge.com.au.