Bourke Town Trail

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.

Nearby events

  1. Louth Races

    Thursday 08 August 2019 to Sunday 11 August 2019 , Bourke Area

    Situated on the banks of the Darling River 100 kilometres south-west of Bourke and 132 kilometres north-west of Cobar, Louth has an undeniable reputation for staging a great annual race meeting that keeps crowds coming back ... year after…

    08 Aug - 11 Aug