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Bourke Outback NSW

Darling River, Bourke © Destination NSW

Bourke has attracted the rich and famous and those looking to escape life on the coast.

North Bourke Bridge, Bourke © Destination NSW

Over the years it has welcomed Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, Fred Hollows and Dame Mary Durack and many more.

Back O’ Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre, © Destination NSW

Bourke’s magic is it’s mixture of old weathered landscapes, the history and hardships of the pioneers and it’s friendly people and it’s characters.

Darling River, Bourke © Destination NSW

You should take a wander through the Bourke Cemetery to take in the life of those who have gone before. Today you can ride the paddle boat PV Jandra and on occasions dine on board as you cruise the Darling River.

Township, Bourke © Destination NSW

While in town you should visit the Back O’Bourke Exhibition Centre and see the Back O’Bourke Outback Show. The town’s most popular caravan park is Kidman’s Camp. If you like to free camp then check out Mays Bend which is a quiet spot to spend a few days. It is just 11km north of town.

Back O’ Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre, © Destination NSW

Back O Bourke Information & Exhibition Centre

Kidman Way, Bourke NSW 2840
Ph 02 6872 1321
“Enjoy the interactive stories of the Inland Sea, CEW Bean, the Wool story, Riverboats, conflict and much more. Discover more about the life of Henry Lawson ‘Outback’ and marvel at the stories of our women of the west.”

Mount Oxley, Bourke © Destination NSW

A two day ticket to the Exhibition Centre can be purchased and joint tickets can be purchased to also enjoy a cruise on the PV Jandra. For more information visit

Back O’ Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre, © Destination NSW

Kidman’s Camp, North Bourke © Destination NSW

Kidman’s Camp

Cunnamulla Rd, North Bourke, NSW 2840 Ph 02 6872 1612
“Come stay with us. Located about 8Km north of Bourke along the Mitchell Highway and situated near the banks of the mighty Darling River, Kidman’s Camp is not just a stopover on your journey – it is a destination in its own right!”

Bourke Historic Wharf, Bourke © Destination NSW
PV Jandra, Darling River Run © Destination NSW

PV Jandra

“Experience the beautiful Darling River aboard the majestic Jandra Paddle Vessel. Enjoy one of the relaxing daily cruises, or book a private charter for your special event. Once on board, the Captain will inform and entertain you with a delightful commentary on river life, flora, fauna and the history of the riverboat era.”
Book your tickets at the Back O’ Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre
Ph 02 6872 1321

Bourke Historic Cemetery, Bourke © Destination NSW

Historic Cemetery & Fred Hollows’ Grave

The Bourke General and Historic cemetery is located south of the township on the Cobar Rd (Kidman Way).
“The Coolibah’s of Bourke cemetery guard, a fascinating piece of Australia’s frontier history. An hour spent browsing the inscriptions will take you back into a world of bushrangers and drovers, cameleers and river boat men, lost children and local heroes. Bourke’s cemetery predates the town.”

Streetscape, Bourke © Destination NSW

Back O’Bourke Gallery

Gundabooka National Park, Gunderbooka © Destination NSW

Gundabooka National Park

“Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation Area is a vast area rich in Aboriginal and European heritage that stretches from the banks of the Darling River, across the plains and over Mount Gundabooka.”

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Gundabooka National Park, Gunderbooka Destination NSW

Poetry on a Plate, North Bourke © Destination NSW

Poetry on a Plate

Port of Bourke Hotel, Bourke © Destination NSW

The Port Of Bourke Hotel

32 Mitchell St Bourke NSW
Ph 02 6872 2544
“The Port of Bourke Hotel is a quintessential Australian country pub. Great food, comfortable rooms, cold beer and affordable prices. We are family friendly, with a playground area and kids meals. Bourke is a town brimming with history at the intersection of the Kamilaroi Highway, Mitchell Highway and Kidman Way, located on the Darling River.”

Townscape, Bourke © Destination NSW


Back O’ Bourke Motel

Wanaaring Rd (5km from town), North Bourke
Ph 02 6872 4448

Bourke Apartments

45 Mitchell St, Bourke
Ph 02 4782 4864

The Bridge Inn

4 Bogan Street, North Bourke
Ph 02 6872 3167

Bourke Riverside Motel, Bourke © Destination NSW

Bourke Riverside Motel

3-13 Mitchell St, Bourke
Ph 02 6872 2539

Comeroo Camel Station

180km from Bourke via Fords Bridge
Ph 02 6874 7735

Darling River Motel

74 Mitchell St (Cnr Mitchell St & Warraweena St) Bourke
Ph 02 6872 2288


44 Mertin Street, Bourke
Ph 02 6872 2311

“Currently under renovations by new owners. NO Pets. No Pool. Close to all amenities. Family friendly. Breakfast and Dinner is available at extra cost. $150.00 per room per night. Cancellation must be 24 hrs prior.”

Gidgee Guesthouse

17 Oxley St (Cnr Oxley St & Sturt St), Bourke Ph 02 6870 1017

Poets on Mertin B and B

45 Mertin Street, Bourke, NSW
Ph 02 6872 3230

Mount Oxley, Bourke © Destination NSW

Trilby Station

125km from Bourke via Louth
Ph 02 6874 7420

Mount Oxley, Bourke © Destination NSW


Bourke Photos © Destination NSW

Main photo: PV Jandra Cruises, North Bourke © Destination NSW


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