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. Broken Hill St Patricks Race Day

    Saturday 17 March 2018 , Broken Hill

    The St. Patrick's Race Club becomes "The City in the Outback" during race week with fun throughout the week and on race day it is the place to be and be seen. With ladies and gentlemen in race attire, fun is had by all, either in the Pavili…

    17 Mar
  2. Outback | Colour | Wind

    Sunday 18 March 2018 to Monday 30 April 2018 , Broken Hill

    Pop up art exhibition at the Lodge Outback Motel. It has long been their vision to use the public area at the Lodge Outback Motel to display art, so it is with great excitement that they have finally taken the steps towards making this new …

    18 Mar - 30 Apr
  3. ARB Eldee Easter Festival

    Thursday 29 March 2018 to Tuesday 03 April 2018 , Silverton

    The ARB Eldee Easter Event is three days of family friendly 4WD action and adventure in outback NSW, "Mad Max" country, on Eldee Station - a 40,000 acre working sheep and cattle station in Silverton just 56 kilometres from Broken Hill. B…

    29 Mar - 03 Apr
  4. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 14 April 2018 to Saturday 08 December 2018 , Broken Hill

    Broken Hill Community Markets will recommence in March as long as the forecast temperature does not exceed 35 degrees celsius. Thereafter they occur on the second Saturday of each month. Come and meet the locals. The Markets run from 8am…

    14 Apr - 08 Dec
  5. Milparinka Gymkhana

    Event dates to be confirmed: July 2018 , Milparinka

    The Milparinka Gymkhana is held annually on the second Saturday of the NSW July School Holidays. The day long event takes place on the Milparinka Sports Grounds, just on the north side of Milparinka, alongside the Evelyn Creek. The gymk…

    14 Jul