The gateway to Corner Country, Tibooburra offers a true taste of Outback NSW, 335km north of Broken Hill. With the spectacular Sturt National Park on its doorstep, this friendly and historic goldmining town is a great base to explore the region’s magnificent gorges and rippling red sandhills.
For 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 honours this history through a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs.
Tibooburra’s Pioneer Park is the site of a remarkable sculpture, Myth and Mirage 1999. The upside-down whaleboat is a replica of the boat Captain Charles Sturt dragged from Adelaide, believing that it would be used to cross the inland sea, the expedition’s goal.
Step back in time at the Courthouse Museum, where you will get an insight into life for the pioneers who came to this remote town in search of gold. Browse artefacts from sheep stations, pack saddles, historic photographs and an original medical kit from the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
From Tibooburra, venture into Sturt National Park, home to incredible wildlife such as giant red kangaroos, emus and wedge-tailed eagles. Retrace the inland sea expedition on the Sturt’s Tree Walk. Self-drive tours of the park include the Gorge Loop Road and Jump-Up Loop Road.
Tibooburra has a range of motel, pub and campground accommodation. Enjoy some Outback NSW hospitality at the Family Hotel, a popular watering hole, where the walls have been decorated by great Australian artists including Russell Drysdale, Eric Minchin and Clifton Pugh.