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A wonderful alternative to the Bourke to Broken Hill via the Darling River and Barrier Highway, the Tibooburra Loop heads west from Bourke, through Wanaaring and onto Sturt National Park, Tibooburra, Milparinka and then south along the Sliver City Highway to Broken Hill (or Vice Versa).

Ephemeral creeks and lakes are interspersed amongst the Barrier and Grey Ranges and sand dunes of the Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields, whilst sandstone mesas rise from ancient sea-beds.

The iconic outback townships of Milparinka, Tibooburra and Wanaaring are located in the Corner Country, each with their own measure of character, characters and history.

Roads through the Corner Country are dry weather only. Some follow the route of explorer Charles Sturt while others follow travelling stock routes or the Cobb and Co tracks with each leading to a station property or township for an unforgettable Corner Country experience.

** NOTE: Part of this tour is on dry-weather roads.**

At 750km's it is an adventure in itself and can also include The Opal Miners Way which takes in the Opal town of White Cliffs.

The Route:

Broken Hill <> Tibooburra

  • Distance = 335 km - about 3 hours 50 mins
  • Route: Silver City Highway (Dry weather road)

Tibooburra<> Bourke

  • Distance = 417 km - about 5 hours
  • Route: The Cut Line (Dry Weather road)

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Corner Explorer: Accommodation

Built in 1882, the Albert Hotel was the first to be licensed in Milparinka and just one of four hotels in the historic township at theheight of the gold rush. Despite renovations through the years parts of the hotel remain as travellers would have found them more than a century ago.
Milparinka Accommodation
Cameron Corner is the most remote location in outback New South Wales, and one of the busiest. Each year several thousand people pass this way, either heading toward the Strzelecki Track, or into the Corner Country from South Australia.
Corner Country Accommodation
The Family Hotel in Tibooburra was built in 1882 by Francis Bladon. Originally known as the Tattasall's Hotel its name was changed to Downie's Family Hotel in 1887, and has since retain its title of the
Tibooburra Accommodation
Elegant 4 1/2 star accommodation with a personal touch awaits you at The Imperial, a beautifully restored heritage bluestone building (circa 1906) in the heart of Broken Hill where modern facilities sit happily alongside the gentle spirit of an Australia long past. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this family run boutique hotel .. small enough to be personal but large enough to find your own space and privacy.
Broken Hill Accommodation
Mount Gipps was one of the first properties settled west of the Darling River in the 1860s. It has a rich mining history dating back to the 1880s and several old mines and miner's huts pepper the hillsides.
Corner Country Accommodation
Mt Wood Station was one of several station properties which have been amalgamated to create the Corner Country's magnificent Sturt National Park. The park is an important area for the protection of the arid landscape of western New South Wales, as well as the region's native flora and fauna.
Tibooburra Accommodation
The Packsaddle Roadhouse is located adjacent to the Silver City Highway, 175 km north of Broken Hill, and is home for Mia and Arnie Degumois and family. It provides a welcome stopping place for travellers to the Corner Country and beyond.
Packsaddle Accommodation
Pimpara Lake is a typical sheep and cattle station property in the Corner Country of outback New South Wales. The wonderful rains of 2010 and 2011 have helped to create very special wetland and grassland environments. Birds are especially plentiful.
Packsaddle Accommodation

Corner Explorer: Towns & Locations

It is not hard to agree with famous Australian poet Henry Lawson when he wrote,
Towns & Localities
Broken Hill, the oasis in the outback and considered the capital of Outback NSW, is a large outback city that has become a premier travel destination known for its artists, living indigenous culture, and the evocative Living Desert Reserve with internationally renowned Sculpture Symposium.
Towns & Localities
The surveyed north-west corner of NSW, Cameron Corner, is the point at which the states of NSW, Queensland and South Australia meet and it is this corner that forms the north-west boundary of Sturt National Park – one of NSW's largest National Parks at 340,000 ha.
Towns & Localities
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. All around the red dusty soils of Outback New South Wales stretch to the horizon.
Towns & Localities
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 short distance to the north of the Packsaddle Roadhouse.
Towns & Localities
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 Broken Hill, 1504 km north-west of Sydney, 900 km from Adelaide.
Towns & Localities
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 Wanaaring. Established in the 1880's, the town provided services to the large sheep properties of the time.
Towns & Localities

Tibooburra Loop - Towns & Attractions

It is not hard to agree with famous Australian poet Henry Lawson when he wrote,
Towns & Localities
Broken Hill, the oasis in the outback and considered the capital of Outback NSW, is a large outback city that has become a premier travel destination known for its artists, living indigenous culture, and the evocative Living Desert Reserve with internationally renowned Sculpture Symposium.
Towns & Localities
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. All around the red dusty soils of Outback New South Wales stretch to the horizon.
Towns & Localities
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 Broken Hill, 1504 km north-west of Sydney, 900 km from Adelaide.
Towns & Localities
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 Wanaaring. Established in the 1880's, the town provided services to the large sheep properties of the time.
Towns & Localities

 

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 4 hazards in this region.

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