There are probably only a few real places in the world that are etched into the vernacular of the English language; indeed, in Australia, there is none more so than the ‘Back O’ Bourke’.
There’s a reason for that.
It's because Bourke has resonated through the recorded history of Australia as a place synonymous with the outback - the bush, the vast unknown interior.
This means that those seeking to know what is ‘out there came here – those looking for a blank canvas to start a new life found the place to make their mark here – and those wanting to take the pulse of the beating heart of the country, came to Bourke to do it.
As a result, Bourke is deeply etched into the very story of Australia. The history and heritage of the region are referenced everywhere but only truly experienced right here.
Come and have a look.