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Across the Corner Country a series of interconnecting stock routes were developed to enable sheep and cattle to be walked to market safely. Teams of drovers were engaged to handle the job, often taking months for the journey. The routes extended from the "customs" point of Yalpunga to the rain head at Silverton, or to the river port of Wilcannia.

Others extended east-westerly from Bourke and Wanaaring to Milparinka.  Known as TSR 238 this route was also used for the telegraph line built in 1896 to link the Corner Country with the rest of the world.

The route running westerly from Milparinka (Mt Browne) extended into South Australia where it followed the Yandama Creek almost to the Flinders Ranges.  It linked with the railway line at Farina and was chiefly used by cameleers.

Most stock routes had designated watering points, each located a droving day distance apart. Points of interest along this route include:

  • Wild Dog Fence (Also a touring route)
  • Wanaaring and the Paroo River

  • Bulloo Overflow and Salisbury Lake

  • Mt Wood Station and Sturt National Park

  • Wanaaring
  • Milparinka

  • Mt Browne

  • Depot Glen

  • Yandama Creek

Milparinka Weather Outlook

 

Stock Routes - 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
Theldarpa is a 50000 ha sheep and cattle property located in the heart of the Corner Country, little more than a half hour drive west of Milparinka along the Hawker Gate Road. It is owned by the Sandow family who have lived in the area for thirty years, and is home to Sarah and David.
Corner Country Accommodation

Stock Routes - Towns & Attractions

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
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

 

Food, Fuel and Emergency Services

Outback NSW is very well serviced by food and fuel outlets as well as emergency services but the Counter 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 2 hazards in this region.

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