Arts, culture and heritage
Milparinka was once the centre of an historic mining district; today it is a living heritage site in a dramatic desert setting. Follow the Milparinka Historic Walking Trail to gain fascinating insights into the town’s past – you can even work as a volunteer in Milparinka Heritage Precinct.
Located 39 km south of Tibooburra, Milparinka is in the midst of what is known as Corner Country, where the borders of New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia converge. The town's colonial buildings, including police barracks and cells, have been lovingly restored as part of the Milparinka Heritage Precinct. They now provide an insight into life in Milparinka in its heyday.
Nearby you’ll find the ruins of a ghost town, Mount Browne, the site of former goldfields where you can still try fossicking for gold. Don’t miss the grave of James Poole, one of Charles Sturt’s men who explored this region in the 1840s, at Depot Glen.