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Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre

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Address: Kidman Way, Bourke, New South Wales 2840, Australia
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+61 2 6872 1321

The Back O' Bourke Exhibition Centre provides a wonderful insight into the...

The Back O' Bourke Exhibition Centre provides a wonderful insight into the lives and stories of Bourke and the Back Country of Australia. Enjoy the Exhibition Centre along with Bourke's other attractions such as the Jandra paddleboat, now cruising the Darling river and the Back O' Bourke Outback Show, featuring Luke Thomas and his band of Bullocks, horses, camels, dogs and ducks!A must do experience. Great packages available. Now open!

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A great source of information and very friendly. Unfortunately the air con was not working properly.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Warialda, Australia
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Warialda, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great source of information and very friendly. Unfortunately the air con was not working properly.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We didn't stay long here as we had a long days driving and the cafe was shut but the staff in the visitors centre were extremely friendly and helpful and gave us very useful information for the rest of our road trip from Brisbane to Adelaide. Thanks!

Thank Jacqs2010
Helensvale, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is the place to stop for the classic Back O Bourke photo. There is an extensive exhibition centre as well - however it is expensive. Rather expensive actually I think it was $58 for the 3 of us! Instead we spent time int he shop and absorbed the atmosphere there. Some good books on sale and lots of nick... More 

Thank Sonjabs
Camden, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

A wonderful summary of the development of outback NSW and its beautiful rivers,Lovely presentation. Worth seeing.

Thank john_dougo2002
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The saying Back of Bourke is synonymous with growing up in Australia so when visiting this town a visit to this exhibition is virtually compulsory. The exhibition itself is very well done and gives you a good sense of the early history of the region.

Thank peterjr41Mandurah
Prospect, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

A thoroughly presented and most interesting history of the area. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

Thank GinerM-KI888
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This centre was not here when I last came through Bourke five years ago, or I didn't see it signposted, so we thought we would check it out. When we got there it just looked like many other Tourist Information Centres but then we were asked if we wanted to buy tickets for the exhibition. We were glad that we... More 

Thank footloose_too
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We called in to the Bourke Visitor Information Centre twice this week. Both times the woman helping us was so enthusiastic, well informed and friendly that we were quite convinced that Bourke was worth yet another look! The Back o'Bourke Exhibition was beautifully presented and jam packed with information...you really do need the two day ticket to absorb it all.... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautifuuly presented, with so much to take in it took a couple of hours. Quite a good cafe on-site. A "must" for any visitor to Bourke.

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Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The staff were just so wonderful, friendly and helpful. Advice is to make this your first point of contact before doing anything in Bourke to get ALL the great information that you will need to not a miss a thing in this wonderful place.

Thank Peebee56

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