Bourke Outback NSW
Bourke has attracted the rich and famous and those looking to escape life on the coast.
Over the years it has welcomed Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, Fred Hollows and Dame Mary Durack and many more.
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.
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.
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 & Exhibition Centre
- Kidman’s Camp
- PV Jandra
- Historic Cemetery & Fred Hollows’ Grave
- Back O’Bourke Gallery
- Gundabooka National Park
- Poetry on a Plate
- The Port Of Bourke Hotel
- Back O’ Bourke Motel
- Bourke Apartments
- The Bridge Inn
- Bourke Riverside Motel
- Comeroo Camel Station
- Darling River Motel
- MAJOR MITCHELL MOTEL
- Gidgee Guesthouse
- Poets on Mertin B and B
- Trilby Station
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.”
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
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!”
“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
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.”
Back O’Bourke Gallery
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.”
Poetry on a Plate
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.”
Back O’ Bourke Motel
The Bridge Inn
4 Bogan Street, North Bourke
Ph 02 6872 3167
Bourke Riverside Motel
Comeroo Camel Station
Darling River Motel
MAJOR MITCHELL MOTEL
“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.”
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
Main photo: PV Jandra Cruises, North Bourke © Destination NSW
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