Tibooburra

Tibooburra is a friendly and historic goldmining town on the doorstep of the spectacular Sturt National Park, one of the treasures of Outback NSW. The town is also the gateway to Corner Country, 335 km north of Broken Hill, and a great base to explore magnificent gorges and rippling red sandhills of the region.

For many thousands of years this region has been home to the Wadigali, Wongkumara and Malyangapa Aboriginal people, whose middens and quarries can be found throughout the area. Keeping Place Museum bears witness to their history with a fascinating collection of artefacts and selected photographic material.

Jump-Up Loop Road drive - Sturt National Park

The town’s Courthouse Museum also offers a fascinating glimpse of life, work and play for the pioneers who came to this remote in search of gold. Exhibits include artefacts from sheep stations, packsaddles, historic photographs and an original Royal Flying Doctor Medical Kit.

Tibooburra’s Pioneer Park is the site of a remarkable sculpture, Myth and Mirage 1999, an upside-down whaleboat suspended high in the air. The boat is a reference to the whaleboat Captain Sturt dragged from Adelaide, believing that it would be used to cross the inland sea, the expedition’s goal.

The Family Hotel - Tibooburra

With spectacular wildlife, from giant red kangaroos and emus to wedge-tailed eagles, infrequent rains also bring a blush of colour to Sturt National Park when the wildflowers spring to life. At the western end is the Explorers Tree where Sturt once buried food. Self-drive tours include the Gorge Loop Road, the Jump-Ups Loop Road and Cameron Corner.

You will find accommodation that offers comfort and convenience for travellers looking to experience this remarkable part of Outback NSW. For a cold refreshment head to the Family Hotel, a local institution. The walls have been decorated by some of the greats of Australian art - Russell Drysdale, Eric Minchin and Clifton Pugh, whose paintings leave nothing to the imagination.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Heritage near me | an exhibition of social history

    Thursday 20 December 2018 to Thursday 28 February 2019 , Broken Hill

    This exhibition Heritage near me draws together social stories of the Lodge Outback Motel going all the way back to its original owner Dr William MacGillivray. The exhibition is a culmination of research that has unveiled narratives,…

    20 Dec - 28 Feb
  2. The Sunsets Music Festival

    Friday 01 March 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Silverton

    An all Australian, acoustic music festival held at the iconic Silverton Hotel in outback NSW. Hosted by Australia's Country Music darling Catherine Britt and her husband James Beverley, The Silverton Sunsets Music Festival returns for a…

    01 Mar - 03 Mar
  3. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 09 March 2019 to Saturday 09 November 2019 , Broken Hill

    Broken Hill Community Markets occur on the second Saturday morning of each month except in December when they have a Twilight Market after the Christmas Pageant. Regular stalls offer delicious food like freshly cooked sausage and onion…

    09 Mar - 09 Nov