Sturt and Hume, the first European explorers, climbed Mt Oxley in 1829. A month later, this expedition found the Darling-Baaka River. The Mt Oxley northern extremity is home to Wedge-tailed Eagles.
Getting there: Start at the Back O' Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre. Get your ticket and gate code. Set the tripmeter when leaving the carpark.
1. Head towards Brewarrina, on the Kamilaroi Highway.
2. 28km - turn right at the Tarcoon turnoff.
3. 4km - turn right.
4. 3km - go through the first gate (use your gate code). continue on to the summit.
5. The track around the right leads to the BBQ and toilet facilities. From here you can explore the mountain craters.
1. Backtrack, and continue on the Kamilaroi Highway to Brewarrina, and visit the ancient Aboriginal Fish Traps.
1. Head down the Tarcoon Road to Byrock via Tarcoon or Gongolgon. The Tarcoon- Byrock Road follows the abandoned railway line.
2. 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.