Corner Country towns have a shared heritage, based firstly on the exploration of the region by Charles Sturt, in 1845, then by on the discovery of gold in the late 1870s. From the bustling heyday of the Albert Goldfields just two of the four original townships remain.

Tibooburra, once known as The Granites, is the undisputed "Capital of the Corner Country", the most remote township in New South Wales, and the ultimate destination of those travelling to the Corner Country and beyond. Its modern service station and caravan park, store, and two traditional hotels each service both the local community and travellers alike.

Tibooburra is also the home of the headquarters for Sturt National Park, as well as a Keeping Place of local Indigenous artifacts.

Milparinka, 40 kilometres to the south of Tibooburra, is something of an enigma, a town that thrived during the 1890s but gradually declined as the prospect of growing wealthy from gold discovery also declined. Set on the banks of Sturt's Evelyn Creek its heritage value is outstanding. The Albert (Milparinka) Hotel and the beautifully restored sandstone Courthouse and police station complex complement each other. A volunteer-run Visitor Information Centre and local history interpretive museum operates from March through to October.

 

Cameron Corner

"Wherever I go in the bush I always find my way back and always come out at the place where I want to go". Alfred Howitt, 1859. The surveyed north-west corner of NSW...

Milparinka

How outback do you want to go? You drive 296 km north of Broken Hill, 39 km south of Tibooburra and 1,465 km from Sydney to a small turnoff from the Silver City Highway...

Packsaddle

About mid way along the Silver City Highway between Broken Hill and Tibooburra is the area known as Packsaddle, named after the gum lined creek which crosses the highway a...

Thargomindah

For the traveller, Thargomindah and the surrounding area offers wonderful National Parks (Lake Bindegolly NP and Currawinya NP), friendly farm stays, unique birdlife...

Tibooburra

There is something impossibly romantic about Tibooburra; there it is in the far north-western corner (Corner Country) of New South Wales. Tibooburra is 335 km north of...

Wanaaring

On the banks on the Paroo River, 240 kilometres to the east of Tibooburra, and 195 kilometres north west of the Darling River township of Bourke, is the village of...

White Cliffs

Like silence? Tired of the bright lights and noises of the city and want a really quite night's sleep under a million brilliant stars? White Cliffs has that for a truly...

Food, Fuel and Emergency Services

Outback NSW is very well serviced by food and fuel outlets as well as emergency services but the Corner Country is more remote so good planning is the key to safe outback travel.

The following downloadable file highlights what is available in the Corner Country; download, and even print a copy, as a ready reckoner.

 

Outback NSW Road Alerts

This traffic region is bounded by Broken Hill and the South Australian border to the west to Mudgee and the Blue Mountains in the east. This region extends as far north as Tibooburra and the Queensland border and as far south as Cowra and Marsden. The region includes the towns of Dubbo, Parkes and Bourke. There are currently 1 hazards in this region.

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