Things To See and Do
Welcome to the Back O' Bourke!
While at the Back O' Bourke you must check out these great experiences!
Call in at a bush pub!
|I think this probably should be number one! There are plenty of great bush pubs and I've not had a bad beer yet. They are all friendly. Favorites include: The Byrock Pub, The Oasis at Enngonia, Fordsy pub at Fords Bridge, Royal Mail at Hungerford (if you can get out there), Outback Inn at Wanaaring, Shindy's Inn at Louth, The Oxford and Port Of Bourke in town; hang on, that’s all of them! For those that are out for a days adventure do the Outback Triangle Pub Crawl. Start early and head to Shindy's Inn at Louth for smoko, then take the back road to Fordsy for lunch before settling in at the Northy for the afternoon. Total distance is about 250Km but its a great drive.|
Check out the Crossley Engine
|The Crossley Engine is started up at 12 noon each weekday during the visitor season. This large oil fuelled stationary engine has an impressive history and sounds great when fired up. The Crossley is located at the old wharf in town.|
Visit Mount Oxley
|You can't come to the Outback without a visit to Mount Oxley. Go at sunset if you have the chance. It is amazing. About a 40 minute drive from Bourke towards Brewarrina. Get some information from the Back O' Bourke Visitor Information Centre along with a permit.|
You haven’t experienced Bourke until you’ve relaxed beneath a Coolabah Tree under the starlit sky, with a campfire of Gidgee coals, whilst sharing a scrumptious meal and experiencing some exceptional Australian poetry, local stories & music.
Your hosts at Campfire Sessions ensure a most memorable & enjoyable evening. With a residency program that has the finest Australian poets, musicians and storytellers – they’ll have you laughing, crying, reflecting & learning about the iconic outback of Australia. You can check in on their website to see who the feature artist will be during your stay www.campfiresessions.com.au.
Meanwhile, the kitchen staff will prepare your slow cooked campfire dinner – a hearty beef casserole, and vegetable hotpot with dessert and a cuppa to finish off. It’s a night out in Bourke that shouldn’t be missed.
The show starts at 6.30pm on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at Kidmans Camp, North Bourke, from April through until October.
Back O' Bourke Loop Trails
|Have you ever wanted to explore the fabulous outback but not sure where to start? The ideal base for your outback discovery is the iconic township of Bourke. With the Back O’ Bourke Loop Trails you have the opportunity to discover the real outback of New South Wales with six fabulous loops to choose from – you can spend a day or two up to a couple of weeks. |
For all the details please download the PDF brochure below or contact the Back O’ Bourke Visitor Information Centre for a copy.
Back O' Bourke Loop Trails Brochure
The Darling River Run
|The DRR is gaining popularity as one of Australia’s iconic outback journeys. With over 950 kilometres to enjoy follow this mighty river from the upper reaches at Walgett to where the Darling joins the Murray at Wentworth. The run caters to nature lovers, history buffs, adventure enthusiasts and those who enjoy the diversity and contrast of the outback. |
Take several days to explore the dynamic Darling River and enjoy the hospitality of the small outback towns and villages along the way.
Please visit The Darling River Run website for further information or contact the Back O’ Bourke Visitor Information Centre for assistance.
Darling River Run brochure