Welcome to Bourke

Welcome to the Bourke Visitor Information site. Inside you will find details on how to get to Bourke, accommodation options, local tours and exhibits, suggested itineraries and much, much more. Feel free to call the Back O' Bourke Visitor Information Centre for further assistance on (02) 6872 1321 or email to info@backobourke.com.au

Bourke is a beautiful historic town set on the banks of the Darling River. There is much to see and do in and around the Bourke region deserving of a few nights stay. The following is an example of some of the things you may wish to do during your visit:

  • Discover the incredible history of the region at the Back O' Bourke Exhibition Centre

  • Cruise the Darling River on the PV Jandra

  • Explore the region with the Mud Map tours including these:
    * Lock & Weir * Fort Bourke Stockade * Maritime Trail
    * Mays Bend * Historical Buildings

  • View the old Wharf and experience the Crossley Engine display at the Wal Mitchell Wharf Precinct

  • Experience sunset at Mt Oxley or from the old North Bourke Bridge

  • Discover Aboriginal rock art at Gundabooka National Park

  • View the extraordinary wildlife and expansive species of birds

  • Visit Fred Hollows Vision Way, Poets Corner, the Historic Cemetery and the Nancy Bird Air Terminal.

  • Explore the diverse landscapes of Toorale National Park

  • Enjoy the hospitality at one of our Station Stays and Outback Beds

  • Visit the Back O' Bourke Gallery, gallery/studio of the renowned outback artist, Jenny Greentree

Spend some time, spoil yourself and enjoy your visit to Bourke.

PV Jandra

The PV Jandra is our featured attraction for this early part of the visitor season. The Jandra was built in 2000 by the Mansell family of Bourke. The Jandra is 24m long and about 8m wide and weighs 55 tons. This commercial vessel has a capacity of 100 passengers and is often used for charters for family functions, Christmas parties and staff functions as well as for visitors. The Jandra is moored behind Kidman's Camp at North Bourke where it departs on its regular 1 hour cruise at 9:00am and 2:30pm, Monday - Saturday as well as a 2 hour cruise departing 2:00pm Sunday. The Jandra is one part of the Bourke Shire's contribution to the important tourism product within the region and compliments the Old Crossley Engine at the wharf and the Back O' Bourke Exhibition Centre.