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Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre

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Address: Kidman Way, Bourke, New South Wales 2840, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6872 1321

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Camden, Australia
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Camden, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank peterjr41Mandurah
Prospect, Australia
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This centre was not here when I last came through Bourke five years ago, or I didn't see it signposted, so we thought we would check it out. When we got there it just looked like many other Tourist Information Centres but then we were asked if we wanted to buy tickets for the exhibition. We were glad that we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We called in to the Bourke Visitor Information Centre twice this week. Both times the woman helping us was so enthusiastic, well informed and friendly that we were quite convinced that Bourke was worth yet another look! The Back o'Bourke Exhibition was beautifully presented and jam packed with information...you really do need the two day ticket to absorb it all.... More 

Thank Jenny M
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautifuuly presented, with so much to take in it took a couple of hours. Quite a good cafe on-site. A "must" for any visitor to Bourke.

Thank Diane W
Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The staff were just so wonderful, friendly and helpful. Advice is to make this your first point of contact before doing anything in Bourke to get ALL the great information that you will need to not a miss a thing in this wonderful place.

Thank Peebee56
Mundubbera, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Outback Show was fabulous. It was funny and informative at the same time. The kids loved it as much as us. You purchase tickets to the show and the exhibit separately and I wouldn't spend the money on the exhibit again. The kids were bored as it was quite bland looking. It is very informative for adults, but I... More 

Thank CountryChick07
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

There are two parts to this extraordinary attraction. The first is the Back O'Burke exhibition which gives one an exhaustive history of this area. Your ticket lasts for 2 days to give one time to return should you feel the need to as the exhibition properly seeing will take some time. The second part is the Outback Show. Luke your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We spent about 2 hours at this excellent exhibition and interpretive centre. The displays are informative and easy to read with a good mix of media, print, audio and visual. Stories of pioneers and local characters are accessed through headsets. We wished we could have spent longer. The building itself fits into the landscape perfectly and staff are friendly and... More 

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