Attractions & Things to Do

Mateship Country Tours

Mateship Country Tours

Bourke offers a broad variety of attractions to see. A good place to start exploring is to park your car at the Motel and walk to all the cafes, restaurants and shops in the CBD.

Mateship Country Tours offers Minibus Tours in and around Bourke. Visit the Tourist Centre to book.

Visit the Back O’Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre and learn about history and culture of the area and see a Billabong 500 years old.

A few kilometres away you will find amazing landscape at Mount Gundabooka National Park. The park is situated on spiritual aboriginal land and contains rock art. It has also camping and picnic areas.

Paddlesteamer Jandra

Paddle steamer Jandra

The paddlesteamer Jandra offers cruises on the mighty Darling river. Relive maritime history in air-conditioned comfort.

Bourke’s cemetery is always worth a visit. It contains a little Mosque and several afghan graves from the 1920’s camel traders. 1991’s Australian of the year, the eye surgeon Fred Hollows was buried here, as well as the local Poet F.H.Brown.

Mt Oxley

Mt Oxley

Mt. Oxley, rising high above the flat land has the best view of the surroundings,  beautiful sunsets and the local wildlife including kangaroos, emus, wallabies and eagles are to be seen.

Visit the Historic Wharf area and take the river walk and marvel at the bird life.

Also read this Sydney Morning Herald article about Bourke’s backyard and find out more about land and people.

that’s where skies are brightest blue.
that’s where all the heaviest work’s to do.
that’s where the fires of hell burn through
out at the Back O’ Bourke…

Will Ogilvie

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