Sturt and Hume, the first European explorers, climbed Mount Oxley in 1829. A month later, this expedition found the Darling-Baaka River. The Mount Oxley northern extremity is home to Wedge-tailed Eagles.
- Start at the Back O' Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre. Get your ticket and gate code. Set the tripmeter when leaving the carpark.
- Head towards Brewarrina, on the Kamilaroi Highway.
- 28km - turn right at the Tarcoon turnoff.
- 4km - turn right.
- 3km - go through the first gate (use your gate code), continue on to the summit.
- The track around the right leads to the BBQ and toilet facilities. From here you can explore the mountain craters.
- Backtrack, and continue on the Kamilaroi Highway to Brewarrina, and visit the ancient Aboriginal Fish Traps.
- Head down the Tarcoon Road to Byrock via Tarcoon or Gongolgon. The Tarcoon- Byrock Road follows the abandoned railway line.
- At Byrock be sure to visit the Mulga Creek Hotel for a squash, a yarn, and some local history. Then visit the beautifully restored cemetery, or the Byrock Rockholes Aboriginal Site.