The Corner Country - Australia
Country - New South Wales
The Corner Country is
the point at the north west of New South Wales when it meets with
Queensland and South Australia, approximately 1150 kilometers west of
Very typically a trip
to the Corner country starts and ends at Broken Hill, a return trip of
about 1175 kilometers. It is best to go in the autumn to spring months
( April to October ) as the summer can become unbearably hot. if you
are not used to it
you like to do a 4wd tag along tour to Cameron Corner, Innamincka and
Birdsville? seeing many of the iconic sights along the way including
Big Red, Lake Eyre South and the Flinders Ranges
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You will travel through semi arid desert country, which many
regard as the
true outback. Through remote stations along the way until you reach the
border post where New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland meet.
You will see important historic sights, Aboriginal art and some good
Adequate preparation is mandatory. Being self sufficient is as
important, parts of the trip lead through isolated country and you may
not see too many other travelers on the route.
Having departed from Broken Hill your trip will take you up to The Mutawintji
where you will have the opportunity to take on some walking trails that
start at the Cultural Center in the park and lead to many of the caves
and overhangs that can be found in the area, complete with their faded
Aboriginal paintings, stencils and engravings.
There are adequate camping facilities in the park and you may decide to
stop over here for a day or. Toilet facilities are provided and water
for washing but NO drinking water is available
Then onto White Cliffs. From White Cliffs you travel up to Tibooburra,
having joined the Silver City Highway.
Along the way is the almost deserted historic settlement of
Milparinka, well worth a visit. The old court house and police
station have been restored and may well be open for you to view during
the cooler months.
North of Tibooburra you will enter the Sturt National Park.
The park offers plentiful sightings of red and grey kangaroos as well
as wedge tailed eagles.
Tibooburra you have several options, go north through Warri Gate into
Queensland and up to Innamincka or going west to Innamincka via Cameron
Corner and Merty Merty Station.
There are probably two feasable
options in choosing a route between Tibooburra and Cameron Corner,
either the Middle Track which is definately 4wd only and runs east west
through the Sturt National Park or the route via Waka Station, which is
normally in far better condition. The Middle Track has been closed for
most of 2012 due to flood damage.
Innamincka would be regarded
by many as being the most westerly destination of a Corner Country Trip
departing from the Eastern States.
On the return trip, instead of turning off the Silver City Highway to
go to White Cliffs you will continue down the highway via Packsaddle
Roadhouse to Broken Hill.
in Broken Hill I would allow an extra half day at least to visit
Silverton, home of the Mad Max and other movies, and the ProHart
Gallery, complete with Pro Hart's Rolls Royce and Bentley collection,
and other museums and tourist attractions.
Looking forward to seeing you back here soon,
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