For some, it's why they've travelled this far; for others, it's just a peaceful distraction. But, whatever your reason, there are few pastimes as iconic and truly Australian as sitting on the banks of the Darling-Baaka River, wetting a line, and watching the world pass you by in the peace and tranquillity of the outback.

There are Murray Cod and plenty of Yellowbelly in these waters - you might have to ask a local what the best bait is on the day, but you could catch yourself some dinner!


  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area


  • Old North Bourke Bridge
  • Bourke Boat Ramp
  • Bourke Lock and Weir
  • Mays Bend
  • Fishing Reserve
  • Louth
  • Wanaaring
  • Toorale National Park