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Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre

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Address: Kidman Way, Bourke, New South Wales 2840, Australia
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+61 2 6872 1321
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The Back O' Bourke Exhibition Centre provides a wonderful insight into the...

The Back O' Bourke Exhibition Centre provides a wonderful insight into the lives and stories of Bourke and the Back Country of Australia. Enjoy the Exhibition Centre along with Bourke's other attractions such as the Jandra paddleboat, now cruising the Darling river and the Back O' Bourke Outback Show, featuring Luke Thomas and his band of Bullocks, horses, camels, dogs and ducks!A must do experience. Great packages available. Now open!

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If you want to know the history of Bourke this is the place to go.

Very well arranged history of Bourke and Western News South Wales. A credit to the Bourke Shire. There are histories of Fred Hollows and Mother Thereza who visited Bourke. And... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well arranged history of Bourke and Western News South Wales. A credit to the Bourke Shire. There are histories of Fred Hollows and Mother Thereza who visited Bourke. And videos and photos of the Afghan camel drivers, the wool years and transport by paddle steamer to the southern port of Goolwa in South Australia.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were travelling with a couple from Sydney and came across the Centre and in summary we learnt so much about the history of the area that we are planning a return visit this year. The static displays were so authentic one could feel the reality behind the various scenes .Transportation played a very important part of opening the outback... More 

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Thank Jocelyn P
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62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of money thought and time has been invested into this place. Staff were lovely. Information overload but very interesting. U get a 2 day pass when u pay and also the cafe is closed which is disappointing. Has had a wonderful vision but not enough to keep its sparkle 🤔

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Thank Lisa W
Victoria, Australia
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Presentation is excellent. The exhibition contains a great deal of information - possibly too much for one visit. However I believe the tickets are a two day pass. Very helpful lady on reception. Entry price of $21 each for seniors possibly a little too expensive. We were watching the video in a dark room when a little green frog jumped... More 

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Thank 394jab
Warialda, Australia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

A great source of information and very friendly. Unfortunately the air con was not working properly.

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Thank Collins2402
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We didn't stay long here as we had a long days driving and the cafe was shut but the staff in the visitors centre were extremely friendly and helpful and gave us very useful information for the rest of our road trip from Brisbane to Adelaide. Thanks!

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Thank Jacqs2010
Helensvale, Australia
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198 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is the place to stop for the classic Back O Bourke photo. There is an extensive exhibition centre as well - however it is expensive. Rather expensive actually I think it was $58 for the 3 of us! Instead we spent time int he shop and absorbed the atmosphere there. Some good books on sale and lots of nick... More 

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Thank Sonjabs
Camden, Australia
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

A wonderful summary of the development of outback NSW and its beautiful rivers,Lovely presentation. Worth seeing.

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Mandurah
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239 reviews
108 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

The saying Back of Bourke is synonymous with growing up in Australia so when visiting this town a visit to this exhibition is virtually compulsory. The exhibition itself is very well done and gives you a good sense of the early history of the region.

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Prospect, Australia
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49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

A thoroughly presented and most interesting history of the area. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

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