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Kidman Way, Bourke NSW 2840 (02)6872 1321

Welcome to Bourke

Welcome to the Bourke Tourist Information site. Inside you will find plenty of information about getting here, accommodation, local tours and exhibits, suggested itineraries and much, much more. Feel free to call for further information on 0268 721321 or email at info@backobourke.com.au

Information about the Back to Bourke Easter Weekend is now also available. The latest program draft can be downloaded from here. 

Easter Program 2018 Easter Program 2018 (1769 KB)

The popular Wool Bale Rolling Competition entry form is also here. 

Wool bale rolling entry Wool bale rolling entry (438 KB)

For those who wish to take part in the Easter Parade, all participants are required to complete the Nomination and Risk Assessment forms below. This MUST be submitted to the Official table prior to the procession departing. NO FORM - NO PARTICIPATION! 

Easter Parade Nomination Form Easter Parade Nomination Form (339 KB)

Easter Parade Risk Assessment Easter Parade Risk Assessment (166 KB)

Easter Parade Details, Terms & Conditions Easter Parade Details, Terms & Conditions (546 KB)

The Easter weekend once again will be a busy time with the return of the popular Colour Run on Good Friday. Cornerstone are celebrating their 40th Anniversary and Bourke Rotary Club are celebrating their 60th Anniversary. This means lots of extra activities and lots of past community members will be back in town. If anyone would like some specific information about accommodation please feel free to give the information centre a call or click through to the accommodation pages.

See you at Easter!   



Back O Bourke

The Back O' Bourke Exhibition Centre brings to life the story of Outback new South Wales and the Back O' Bourke.  Enjoy the interactive stories of the Inland Sea, CEW Bean, the Wool story, Riverboats, conflict and much more. Discover more about the life of Henry Lawson 'Outback' and marvel at the stories of our women of the west. Read more

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PV Jandra

The PV Jandra is our featured attraction for this early part of the visitor season. The Jandra was built in 2000 by the Mansell family of Bourke. The Jandra is 24m long and about 8m wide and weighs 55 tons. This commercial vessel has a capacity of 100 passengers and is often used for charters for family functions, Christmas parties and staff functions as well as for visitors. The Jandra is moored behind Kidman's Camp at North Bourke where it departs on its regular 1 hour cruise at 2pm, Monday - Friday. The Jandra is one part of the Bourke Shire's contribution to the important tourism product within the region and compliments the Old Crossley Engine at the wharf and the Back O' Bourke Exhibition Centre.