The Bourke' weir pool' stretches for about 7 km upstream of the weir, providing a relatively snag-free, reliable and safe body of water for recreation and water sports.
Water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, and 'tinnies' all use the long stretch of river, taking full advantage of the access provided at the Back O' Bourke. Though all you need is an old tyre tube or 'floatie', you can also take a drift down the Darling-Baaka.
One of the most popular locations for locals and travellers alike is the boat ramp upstream of the historic North Bourke Bridge.
Boasting interconnected sand bars, enormous gum trees, sweeping bends, rock bars and plenty of space, the "Boat Ramp" is a great spot for day trippers wanting to get a close look at the Jandra Paddleboat as she sweeps around the bend and off under the historic lift-span bridge.
But, of course, it's also the ideal place to launch your boat if you plan on taking your tour of the Darling-Baaka.