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. Poetry on a Plate

    Sunday 22 July 2018 to Sunday 07 October 2018 , Bourke

    You haven’t experienced Bourke until you’ve relaxed beneath a Coolabah Tree under the starlit sky, with a campfire of Gidgee coals, whilst sharing a scrumptious meal and experiencing some exceptional Australian poetry, local stories & music…

    22 Jul - 07 Oct
  2. AGL Nyngan Ag Expo

    Saturday 04 August 2018 , Nyngan

    The AGL Nyngan Ag Expo is a community event organised by a dedicated volunteer committee and all funds raised are returned to the community of Nyngan. Over 260 exhibitors will display their products and services ranging from farm machiner…

    04 Aug
  3. Louth Races

    Saturday 11 August 2018 , 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 y…

    11 Aug