Corner Country

Outback Adventure

The largest side track (loop) off the Darling River Run takes in the western-most part of outback New South Wales, the Corner Country. 

The Corner Country is the area in far north-west of New South Wales, bound by the Queensland border to the north and the South Australian border to the west; the borders meet at Cameron Corner (aka Camerons Corner).

The area is characterised by diverse and beautiful landscapes dissected by the rugged Barrier and Grey Ranges, with the Simpson and Strzelecki Deserts to the west and the Bulloo overflow in the northeast.

The Corner Country is an area rich in Aboriginal heritage, endeavours of explorers such as Sturt and Burke and Wills, as well as stories of European settlement as pastoralists and miners.

Within the Corner Country, there are some iconic outback pioneer towns like Milparinka and Tibooburra that share a heritage of early explorers like Charles Sturt, (1845) as well as the short-lived gold rush of the late 1870’s.

Ephemeral creeks and lakes are interspersed amongst the Barrier and Grey Ranges and sand dunes of the Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields, whilst sandstone mesas rise from ancient sea-beds.

The iconic outback townships of Milparinka, Tibooburra and Wanaaring are located in the Corner Country, each with their own measure of character, characters and history.

Roads through the Corner Country are dry weather only. Some follow the route of explorer Charles Sturt while others follow travelling stock routes or the Cobb and Co tracks with each leading to a station property or township for an unforgettable Corner Country experience.

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Welcome to Corner Country Outback NSW, one of the most popular travel regions of Australia.

Anyone who travels though Outback New South Wales will understand the deep historical and cultural connections; with experiences of Indigenous heritage and culture, pastoral history, ethereal National Parks, iconic outback towns and legendary waterways. It is just one of those places.

** NOTE: Part of this tour is on dry-weather roads.**

At 750km's it is an adventure in itself and can also include The Opal Miners Way which takes in the Opal town of White Cliffs.

The Route:

Broken Hill <> Tibooburra: Distance = 335 km - about 3 hours 50 mins

Route: Silver City Highway (Dry weather road)

Tibooburra<> Bourke: Distance = 417 km - about 5 hours

Route: The Cut Line (Dry Weather road)


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Side Trips - Upper Darling

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  • Lightning Ridge Loop

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Towns - Central Darling

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  • Pooncarie

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  • White Cliffs

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  • Wilcannia

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National Parks - Central Darling

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  • Paroo-Darling National Park

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Side Trips - Central Darling

  • Broken Hill Loop

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  • Corner Country

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  • Lake Mungo Experience

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  • Lightning Ridge Loop

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  • Perry Hills

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  • Visit Bourke Outback NSW

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