Discover beautifully restored colonial buildings and heritage, historic walking trails and stunning surrounds in Milparinka, an Outback heritage 296km from Broken Hill. Learn about the history of this goldmining town in the Milparinka Heritage Precinct. You can also explore incredible national parks in this area.
The Courthouse is the centrepiece of the Milparinka Heritage Precinct. Built in 1896, the sandstone building was designed by James Barnet, the architect of the prestigious Sydney Post Office. The displays showcase local Aboriginal heritage and information the famous Charles Sturt expedition which stopped here.
There are also fascinating archives of local family history. Part of the Milparinka Heritage Precinct, the Baker House is an old family home that offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of Milparinka's original inhabitants. The town’s police station now serves as an art gallery, souvenir shop and tourist information centre.
The Albert Hotel is the town’s sole operating business, a friendly Outback pub with accommodation and camping grounds. Parts of the hotel are still as they were when the hotel was built in 1882, one of four that served the mining township.
Some 10km north-west of Milparinka, a headstone marks the grave of James Poole, Captain Charles Sturt’s second in command on his ill-fated 1845 expedition in search of an inland sea. Sturt's Steps Touring Route roughly follows the route taken by Captain Charles Sturt from Broken Hill northward during his 1844-45 expedition.
There are three spectacular National Parks to explore in Corner Country. Self-guided drives are an excellent option for well-equipped four-wheel drive vehicles, or you can join a guided tour with a local operator. There are also many sealed and unsealed roads that will take you to Broken Hill.