Back O' Bourke:
The Back O' Bourke $6 million Exhibition Centre will be a world class facility set amongst
the River Red Gums on the Darling River. Telling the story of the river over a 500 year
period, taking you on a journey from the dreamtime to a 100 years into the future.
The true outback adventure covers 800km, from Jerilderie to Barringun.
Whether you call it the Never Never, Back O' Bourke, or the Red Centre, Australia's
Outback remains vast and strange, belying the notion that there are no frontiers left in
the world. All the more reason to bridge the gap and bring The Outback On-line.
The Living Outback:
The Living Outback is located in the western part of New South Wales. Apart from the
physical attributes of the region; the semi arid landscapes clear crisp weather in the
winter and dry summers, the Living Outback is about Australian lifestyles, bush characters
and abundant wildlife.
the Living Outback:
Here you'll find rugged beauty, vivid red earth, bright blue skies, endless horizons and
prolific native wildlife. Of equal interest are the mining towns of Broken
Hill, Cobar, Silverton and White Cliffs.
Balranald is situated on a flat saltbush and mallee plain by the Murrumbidgee River, 859
km west of Sydney via the Great Western, Mid Western and
The best way to really get your bearings in Bourke is to start at the Tourist Information
Centre. A highly informative display will orient you to Bourke's past and present and the
friendly staff there will help you with all the necessary information to make your stay
The settlement of Brewarrina is situated at the boundary of the Traditional areas occupied
by several language groups including the Ngemba, Murrawarri, Ualarai, Weilwan, and the
Baranbinja people. Brewarrina therefore developed into a traditional inter tribal meeting
place, emerging as the site for gatherings for ceremonial purposes.
Aboriginal Cultural Museum:
Listen to local stories and legends in the Dreamtime theatre, see local Aboriginal stone
and wooden artefacts, a photographic display ranging from the 1800's to present day, and a
mission display showing life on an Aboriginal reserve with actual furnishing that were
issued by the Aboriginies Protection Board.
Operates a wide range of touring itineraries based on the Broken Hill Region. All of the
accommodation, vehicles and most other facilities are air conditioned for summer and
heated for winter.
Junction Tours has been specialising in tours of the Australian Outback and fishing trips
since the early 1970's. The tours offered range from coastal fishing trips, to a five day
National Parks tour, to 30 Day Safaris. They also run a day return passenger service
between Mildura and Broken Hill, connecting with the VLINE passenger service.
Cobar is one of those deceptive country towns which can be driven through by those unaware
of its charms and can be a fascinating experience for those who pause to see the superb
museum, the old mines, and the gracious homes and public buildings which are hidden in the
streets which run off the main street.
Coomealla Holiday Villas are located in the town of Dareton, situated between the regional
centre of Mildura and the historic town of Wentworth. Overlooking
the Mighty Murray River and the magnificent Coomealla Golf Course, all villas are well
appointed with kitchen, large living area, bathroom, toilet and a fully equiped laundry.
Menindee was the first town on the Darling River and is located 110 kilometres from Broken Hill. The Lake Systems and river offer visitors a diverse
range of recreational activities such as fishing, boating and camping.
Menindee is considered one of the finest freshwater fishing spots in NSW. Murray cod,
golden perch, silver perch, European carp, crayfish and catfish are in abundant supply
along the Darling and the twenty lakes the river feeds.
Nyngan is located on the Main Western Rail Line linking the town to Dubbo and Sydney. A daily XPT train service operates from Dubbo with bus
links provided for both Bourke and Broken Hill.
Nyngan is a country town of some 2500 people, situated by the Bogan River on the eastern
edge of the Great Outback.
The town has been known as The Port by locals since the days when it was a staging place
for the riversteamers, which began plying the Darling River in 1858, en route for Menindee and Wilcannia.
This lonely Outback town on the edge of the Mundi Mundi Plain, more than 1100km west of Sydney, captured the collective imaginations of the movie
sect. Films like Mad Max 2, Golden Soak, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, A Town Like
Alice, Blue Lightning, Hostage, Razorback, Journey into Darkness and Wake in Fright all
have sequences filmed here.
Silverton is a fascinating town located near the South Australian border, 1183km west of
Sydney via the Great Western, Mitchell and Barrier Highways and 24km west of Broken Hill along an atrocious piece of sealed road.
The name Tibooburra is an aboriginal word meaning 'pile of rocks'. Although the local
population is only about 180, some 15,000 tourists a year pass through the area and
discover more than a pile of rocks.
Wentworth and surrounding districts offer a vast variety of things to see and do, all set
in an oasis in the outback. From water skiing and fishing, to outback adventure and
agri-tourism, to winery tours and discovery of the rich heritage of the area.
PJ's Underground is a unique bed and breakfast (located underground) in the pioneering
township of White Cliffs, 255 km north-east of Broken Hill.
Arriving in White Cliffs is like arriving in any opal mining settlement. It is immediately
obvious that every regular activity comes a bad last to the one thing which drives the
town -- seeking a fortune!
If you're travelling from Sydney to Broken
Hill be sure to turn left or right when you cross the Darling River -- to discover
Historic Wilcannia. The visitors' centre offer a pamphlet that leads you around the town's
heritage trail: 18 sites with informative signposts that connect physical locations with
their historic significance.