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Fast facts

  • As far "outback" as you can go in NSW
  • Bound on two sides by the world’s longest fence
  • Just a day-and-a-half’s drive west of Sydney

Why go there

Corner Country straddles New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia at Cameron Corner, the official junction of these three states. Stretching outwards from the site is the 5,614-km Wild Dog (Dingo) Fence, the longest fence in the world.

A scenic drive to this outback intersection cuts through vibrant sandstone escarpments, rolling red dunes, wide open spaces, creeks and watercourses. Residents live on vast station properties or in historic towns such as Milparinka or Tibooburra, on the edge of Sturt National Park. 

Some of the most famous explorers in Australian history have passed through this region. Charles Sturt was the first European to arrive in 1845 on his search for an inland sea. Bourke and Wills trekked through in the 1860s and the gold rush of the 1870s attracted miners to Milparinka and Tibooburra.   

Things to do

  • Stand at the junction of New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, at Camerons Corner.
  • Check out the world’s longest fence, the Wild Dog (Dingo) Fence, originally built to keep out rabbits.
  • Admire the murals and cool down with a drink at Toole's Family Hotel in Tibooburra.
  • Walk Milparinka’s 1800s heritage precinct, which includes the cemetery, courthouse, police barracks and art gallery.
  • Discover the rich bird and animal life in the vast Sturt National Park and outback properties.

Don’t miss

  • Pioneer Park in Tibooburra, with its replica of explorer Charles Sturt’s boat.
  • The collection of original local artefacts at the Aboriginal Keeping Place, in Tibooburra.
  • The Milparinka Cells Art Gallery, housed in the cells of the former gaol.
  • Staying at Mt Wood Historic Homestead and Shearers’ Quarters in Sturt National Park.
  • Depot Glen and the grave of James Poole at Milparinka.

Events

  • Packsaddle Gymkahana at Easter.
  • Milparinka Gymkhana in July.
  • Tibooburra Festival, Tibooburra, in July.
  • Tibooburra Rodeo, Tibooburra, in October.
  • Border gate, Cameron's Corner, Sturt National Park, Outback NSW

    Border gate, Cameron's Corner, Sturt National Park, Outback NSW

Towns within

Historic buildings, Milparinka Milparinka – A former mining town in Corner Country, surrounded by spectacular scenery...

 

Tibooburra Hotel, Outback NSW Tibooburra Located near the tri-junction of three states, often rating as the hottest town in NSW.

 

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