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In Burke & Will's Footsteps

Funny how a doomed & failed journey still resonates in today's world. Part of Australian folklore... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Skeney57
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Sydney, Australia
A historical place with infomative signage

We made a diversion to see the historic base camp site used by Bourke and Wills as my partner is... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
cammerayguy
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Cammeray, NSW, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Menindee lake's. ... WOW what a disappointment. Menindee lake's caravan park in the space of one year has been allowed to turn into a wasteland, occupied by tourists I wouldn't leave 5 cents near. Loud music , drunk and openly having bongs. Pretty disgusting the...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Fascinating place if you like history, but this is all you will see - a historic tree and information plaques. It is in a camping ground which just has a small block of toilets. But it is also close to the Menindee Lakes so great...More

Thank Jo T
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Funny how a doomed & failed journey still resonates in today's world. Part of Australian folklore and a part of Burke's folly as he ineptly led the expedition to its fateful conclusion. The campground is a lovely spot alongside the water and the expedition team...More

1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We made a diversion to see the historic base camp site used by Bourke and Wills as my partner is distantly related to Wills. The interpretive signs and survey tree are on the edge of a camping area by the shore of the river. The...More

Thank cammerayguy
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this wonderful historic site on our tour to Menindee with Silver City Tours, most interesting

Thank annevanheel
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A marker on this tree remembering the Burke & Wills expedition of the 1800s by the River Darling NSW

Thank Etty1749
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Several plaques on huge river gums mark this historic spot where the Burke and Wills camped on their epic journey in the 1800s - how remote it must have been.

Thank Mary Jann T
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The Burke and Wills expedition split at this spot with the main group camped here (Camp 24) from Oct 1860 to January 1861 whilst the ill fated four continued on to Cooper Creek and then up to the Gulf of Carpentaria. There's not much left...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

To stand at the spot where Bourke And Wills Expedition camped brought on some unexpected emotions. Its a good place to camp there are toilets and water supplied. If the lakes have a lot of water in them then the scenery would be amazing. If...More

1  Thank Peter_Taylor5154
Reviewed 29 September 2012

Great to stand in the spot where Burke and Wills camped on their ill fated in land expedition to the Gulf. The bark has grown over most of the carving, but still worth the visit.

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