The walls are cluttered with photos of war veterans and local heroes; it's a welcoming, authentic place. One of my favourite national parks in NSW. Perfect for 4WD adventurers and independent travellers. This is rugged country; anything can happen, but you'll experience a side of Australia far removed from theme parks, shopping malls or beach resorts; a side many will never see. privacy policy. Wilcannia – Gundabooka – Bourke. Save $1000 per couple: Viking's North Pacific passage cruise, $500 bonus value: Luxury Sydney hotel stay, Save $1000 a couple cruising the WA Coral Coast, Save $600: Two-night RACV Torquay resort stay. Masking or non-masking? For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. By submitting your email you are agreeing to Fairfax Media's Australian robins were supposedly so named because of their similarity to the English (or European) Robin. It's a one-hour walk to the summit, but the panoramic views across outback NSW are unparalleled. Bourke (52 km) Around 50km north of Gundabooka National Park is the town of Bourke. The grave site of Fred Hollows, Bourke Cemetery, New South Wales Australia. 50 km south of Bourke, Gundabooka National Park covers 64,000 hectares and is a hidden gem that is worth spending a few days exploring or even a simple day trip from Bourke. Bourke Motels; Bourke Campgrounds; Business Hotels Bourke; Romantic Hotels in Bourke; Family Hotels Bourke; By Hotel Class. Getting there From Sydney, head west on the M4 Western Motorway, continue on to National Route 32 then head north on the Castlereagh Highway through Mudgee and on to Dubbo. As Parnaby explains, Bourke was once touted as "the Chicago of the west" as it developed into one of the largest inland transport hubs in the world in the late 1800s, exporting wool along the Darling River before drought and floods put an end to its enterprising potential. I would have liked some indication as to how far I had to go to get to the top (but then maybe if I knew I would not have kept going). Hotels near Gundabooka National Park, Bourke on Tripadvisor: Find 360 traveler reviews, 869 candid photos, and prices for hotels near Gundabooka National Park in Bourke, Australia. We did the walk to check out the Mulgowan Aboriginal Rocks. Further information nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/outbacknsw; inlandnswtourism.com.au, Help using this website - Accessibility statement, Nine of the best things to do on Phillip Island, How this river town became the paddlesteamer capital of Australia, Six of the best reasons to visit tropical North Queensland in the wet season, Tasmania's unusual hexagonal-like natural wonder, Ten reasons why this is the perfect Queensland island resort, Six Sydney VIP experiences with serious 'wow' factor, Stuck in Melbourne? The 820-kilometre drive takes about 11 hours including brief stops. Beautiful national park! NPWS has consulted with a range of communities and stakeholders from Bourke and Cobar during preparation of the strategy. Paintings of wildlife and dancers on a rocky overhang are thought to date thousands of years. But once you're there, all will be forgotten with the great view. Built in the mid-20th century to accommodate workers when the area was a functioning sheep station, the six-bedroom property is rustic, though not without its charms. See Aboriginal rock art, camp in the outback, or stay at the historic Redbank Homestead. He's like John Wayne meets Tommy Cooper. Bourke is the closest township, approximately 50 kilometres from the entrance to Gundabooka National Park. I have done G3 walks for a longer distance and have managed them well (I have moderate hiking experience) but I found this walk particularly hard. In September 1892, Australian writer Henry Lawson was banished to the bush by his publisher, J.F. 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