Bourke Town Trail

Overview

Established with the intention of servicing the Victorian goldfields, Cobb & Co quickly developed to become the most successful company of its kind during the 19th Century, pioneering transport routes, delivering mail, gold and passengers throughout the country and contributing greatly to social growth and the expansion of pastoral settlement across Australia.

Take time to visit some of the historical Cobb & Co attractions in Bourke, and picture yourself back in the days when the original coaching tracks flourished in a landscape that has changed little over the years. Attractions include the Blacksmith’s workshop and house in Oxley Street, the Carriers Arms Hotel, the Post Office Hotel and the Court House next door, where bushranger Captain Starlight was charged and committed for trial after his capture in 1868.

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