Bourke New South Wales represents the edge of an agricultural and fruit picking area and the gateway to the Outback that lies north and west of Bourke. The town is located at the junction of three highways: the Kidman Way, Mitchell Highway and Kamilaroi Highway. The township’s main industries include cotton, stonefruit, citrus, irrigated wheat and wool. Bourke provides an ideal gateway for seeing the remote parts of New South Wales.
Burke New South Wales Places to visit
Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre, Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Centre, Mount Gundabooka, historic buildings, Fred Hollows Grave and Memorial, Cotton Gin Tours and Jandra Paddle Boat operation on the Darling River.
Things To See and Do
While at the Back O' Bourke you must check out the places listed below.
Back O' Bourke Exhibition Centre.
The Centre gives visitors a look into the past lives of those that lived and worked at the Back O' Bourke
Back O' Bourke Gallery
Situated on the banks of the Darling River 5km north of Bourke. Bourke is a developing outback tourist village and this gallery houses the studio of one of Australia’s popular outback artists, Jenny Greentree. Her art is inspired by the rich Australian outback scenery and it never ceases to impress the many visitors that pass through its doors.
Gundabooka National Park
This is the best National Park in New South Wales. It tells of a diverse cultural story, walking trails, camping facilities and rock art. It's bout 50Km south of Bourke. Call in to the National Parks office and get some local information.
Comeroo Camel Station
There is alot of things to see and do for the fisherman Comeroo offers great opportunities for yabbying and hooking an abundance of delicious yellowbelly and catfish which frequent the waterways. There are also canoe trips up the Cuttaburra Creek to where James Tyson lived in the early century. Of course there is the option of simply relaxing and soaking up the Back O' Bourke hospitality.