BourkeEmbedded in our Australian folklore is the iconic saying “Back O’ Bourke”. First coined by the Scottish poet William Ogilvie in his poem “At the Back O’ Bourke” the saying captures the image of the remoteness of Australia’s vast outback. Bourke is known as the gateway to the real outback and the ideal place to start your Darling River journey.
BrewarrinaBrewarrina is a popular cultural and heritage stop for visitors taking in some of Outback NSW’s most stunning country. The Brewarrina District is adorned with some of nature’s most spectacular natural attractions including the National Heritage Listed Brewarrina Fish Traps, Culgoa National Park and the magnificent Barwon River.
National ParksOutback NSW not only has some of the best National Parks in NSW, but also Australia. National Parks of Outback NSW are as diverse as the area itself. From Mungo National Park in the south-west of the State, the river land beside the Darling River at Kinchega National Park to the remote outback expanses of Sturt National Park.
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Since 2016, approximately 1000 ML of water has gone over the Brewarrina weir. Check out the forecast for next week...
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A positive report by Liz from Trilby Station who is travelling through #Wanaaring on her way to Tibooburra. Great to see the country responding to recent rain! The new road from Bourke to Wanaaring is making life easier too! #DarlingRiverRun #outbackbedsIt’s the annual face to face meeting for Outback Beds and I’m on my way to Tibooburra! Just having a coffee at the very welcoming Wanaaring Store and Caravan Park, and was very pleased with the road condition from Trilby. Only an hour and three quarters (ignore Google Maps timings) and quite a lot of new bitumen on the Wanaaring to Bourke road section. It’s been a lovely drive thus far, the country looks so fresh after recent storm rain.... and look at the Paroo River here @ Wanaaring! I’ve never been to Timooburra - have you? ... See MoreSee Less
Be sure to check out Garraway's Cottage if you're looking for somewhere to stay in #pooncarieOutback Bedsef="https://facebook.com/166210746866546">#ontherun. Garaway's Cottage is part of the Outback Beds network and is located right in the heart of Pooncarie. This is a great place to base yourself while exploring this historic toVisit Wentworthc of #MungoNationalPark.
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#DarlingRiverRun #outbackbeds Visit WentworthWelcome to Garraway’s Cottage in Pooncarie right on the banks of the Darling River, a mid-way stop between Menindee & Wentworth. Outback Beds members Donna and Kim have this terrific 2 bedroom self contained cottage right in the heart of Pooncarie. Just 50 metres to the Old Wharf Cafe, 200metres to the Telegraph Hotel & 500metres to the Port Pit Stop. There's also a 9 hole Golf Course in this little town filled to the brim with history. Bourke and Wills passed through this place on their way to the Gulf, paddle steamers were up and down the river.
The famous Pooncarie Cup is on every October, there are 3 parks where you can have a picnic lunch or try the cafe! And of course there is the Darling River for a spot of fishing.
Pooncarie is the closest settlement to the world heritage listed Mungo National Park which is one of the most visited National Parks in Outback NSW. It is not only about the much-photographed Lunette, Mungo Lake, and 'Walls of China', but it is the site that provides evidence of continual human habitation of over 40,000 years. More information can be found here outbackbeds.com.au/garraway-s-cottage.html #seeaustralia #outbackadventure #therealoutback ... See MoreSee Less
Great place Pooncarie. The pub meals are terrific and the cafe is great too. 👍😀
Some welcome changes between Walgett and Brewarrina . ... See MoreSee Less
We'd love to see #MenindeeLakes looking like this again soon! Hoping for more rain and river flows in the right places.With the hope of getting water back to the Darling River and the Menindee Lakes again from recent rains. I thought I would post a great photo of the last time Menindee lake was full, in hope there is enough rain to fill it again. Photo taken 8.11.2016. ... See MoreSee Less
that is something I have never seen and I would be so happy if I am lucky to see it with that amount of water. my photo was taken 3 years ago
Absolutely beautiful. I do hope you get plenty more rain soon.
What a wonderful place. We were there maybe around 2010 and it was full and a sight to behold.
The lakes will only fill if they manage the system better than they have in the past.First water should be aloud to go through the river system top to bottom then open Menindee Lakes gates to refill the lakes which is why they are there.
Back in the 1960’s, before they started sucking the catchment dry to grow cotton weeds, Menindee was nearly always full enough to serve the needs of the Dragon class yacht club where people from Broken Hill spent their weekends fishing and sailing, plus we had the famous Menindee grapes. Our inland river system served the people’s needs for eons, even after the settlers arrived. Greed has taken over from the healthy environment needed to sustain it ecologically and so we can only expect temporary relief before the water once again is extracted and so stop the rivers running free as they used to. 😡