Brewarrina Area

Once the highest point paddle-steamers could reach on the Darling River system, Brewarrina is rich with fascinating history and indigenous heritage. You’ll find plenty of things to see and do from heritage trails and museums to quality fishing on the beautiful Darling River, where you will find ancient man-made fish traps.

The stone fish traps here were used for many thousands of years. Stretching for half a kilometre along the bed of the Barwon River, these form a 'net' across the river. During the fishing season, neighbouring Aboriginal peoples once came together here for ceremonies and trade.

Four Mile Camping Reserve, Brewarrina

Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum on the corner of Bathurst and Darling streets is an epic re-telling of the history of the local Aboriginal people. Starting with stories of the creation period, when mythical beings sculpted the landscape, to recent history, this is a powerful and deeply moving experience.

Striding across the Barwon River, the historic Brewarrina Old Bridge could once be raised to allow steamers to pass below. Held nearby on the June long weekend, the Bre Big Fish is an ecologically friendly sporting event. Organised by the Brewarrina Fishing Club, this a fun-filled, family weekend.

Bre Big Fish Tour event, Brewarrina

Explore the historic town, one of the 19th century bases for the famous Cobb & Co stagecoach company. This service famously carried mail and passengers through the goldfields and towns of NSW. Visit the historic Courthouse and Royal Hotel, situated near the site of Cobb & Co's booking office.

A few kilometres east of Brewarrina, Four Mile Camping Reserve is a top spot for fishing and swimming in the Barwon River.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. The Grey Mardi Gras

    Friday 12 April 2019 to Monday 15 April 2019 , Cobar

    The Grey Mardi Gras will held in April 2019. The event will celebrate everything 50's, 60's and 70's. People will be encourage to attend all events dressed in clothes from that era. The events will consist of dinner dance, a street parade…

    12 Apr - 15 Apr
  2. Bre Big Fish

    Tuesday 11 June 2019 , Brewarrina

    Held on the June long weekend, the "Bre Big Fish" is become bigger and better every year, attracting over 600 anglers in 2015. The Brewarrina Fishing Club aims to reduce the amount of pest fish such as Carp and restock the Barwon-Darling…

    11 Jun
  3. Duck Creek Picnic Races

    Saturday 06 July 2019 to Sunday 07 July 2019 , Nyngan

    The Duck Creek Picnic Races are without a doubt the Western Plains social event of the year... An event not to be missed! Enjoy traditional outback horse racing with all the facilities including TAB, Bookmakers, Bar and Food. Duck Creek…

    06 Jul - 07 Jul