On the banks of the Paroo River is the village of Wanaaring. Established in the 1880s, the town provided services to the large sheep properties of the time. Once, wool scouring, or wool washing, was carried out on the banks of the river.
Long gone, reminders of those times can be found among the memorabilia on the river banks. In 1891 the town boasted two hotels, two stores, a saddler's shop, a butcher, two blacksmiths, a boarding house, a school and a number of cottages. Today Wanaaring is a great first stop for visiting the Corner Country.