Fort Bourke Hill Lookout and Open Cut Mine


Just minutes from town. Take a sealed road up to Fort Bourke Lookout and view Cobar and its surroundings. See the open pit and entrance to the underground mine from a well constructed viewing platform.

The rich Cobar mineral belt is clearly visible in a straight line from North to South (line up the head-frames). Cobar's water comes from Burrendong Dam 400 kilometres away and is pumped from Nyngan via a 135 kilometre pipeline into storage tanks on top of Fort Bourke hill.

Fort Bourke Hill stands to the east of the Cobar township and rising to 300 metres above sea level, it offers the visitor a wonderful vista of the Cobar landscape. To get to Fort Bourke Hill, turn off the Kidman Way, two kilometres south of Cobar. Drive up the left hand side of the water tanks to the radio towers, park in the car park, walk through the single gate to the viewing platform for one of the best views of Cobar, particularly at sunset.


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