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The village of Enngonia is little more than a few buildings and a popular watering hole, the Oasis Hotel/Motel, on the Mitchell Highway. Its main claim is that it is particularly rich in bushranger history.

In 1868 two incidents occurred that drew attention to the town. The bushranger and horse thief known as Midnight was shot and killed to the west of the town, and the bushranger Frank Pearson, known as Captain Starlight, shot and killed Constable John McCabe in the Shearer's Inn.


  • Take the wildflower trail through spinifex and sandhill country from Bourke to Enngonia. In spring, it's an amazing sight, with some sensational wildflowers in bloom!
  • The Enngonia races are held every year in September - bush family races at their best!
  • Join the Poets trek from Bourke, which takes you on a journey around the Enngonia area, following the history of poets like Will Ogilvie, who lived and worked nearby at Belalie Station.
  • Enjoy a beer and a pub meal at the Oasis Hotel, and learn about the village's bushranger history.

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