Fort Bourke Hill Lookout and Open Cut Mine

Just minutes from town. Take a sealed road up to Fort Bourke Lookout and view Cobar and its surroundings. See the open pit and entrance to the underground mine from a well constructed viewing platform.

The rich Cobar mineral belt is clearly visible in a straight line from North to South (line up the head-frames). Cobar's water comes from Burrendong Dam 400 km away and is pumped from Nyngan via a 135 km pipeline into storage tanks on top of Fort Bourke hill.

Fort Bourke Hill stands to the east of the Cobar township and rising to 300 metres above sea level, it offers the visitor a wonderful vista of the Cobar landscape. To get to Fort Bourke Hill, turn off the Kidman Way, 2kms south of Cobar. Drive up past the water tanks to the radio towers for one of the best views of Cobar, particularly at sunset.

Limited access to the lookout is possible by contacting the Cobar Heritage Centre on (02) 6836 2448.

Nearby events

  1. The Grey Mardi Gras

    Friday 12 April 2019 to Monday 15 April 2019 , Cobar

    The Grey Mardi Gras will held April 2019. The festival of happiness will celebrate everything 1950s, '60s and '70s. Stomp, jive and bump at the buffet dinner dance on Friday, strut your stuff at the parade and markets on Saturday, groove…

    12 Apr - 15 Apr
  2. Festival of the Miner's Ghost

    Friday 25 October 2019 to Tuesday 29 October 2019 , Cobar

    The Festival of the Miner's Ghost is held annually in Cobar on the last weekend in October. The fireworks display over the open cut quarry is spectacular. A free music concert held in Drummond Park is a feature. Markets where you…

    25 Oct - 29 Oct