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Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre

Kidman Way, Bourke, New South Wales 2840, Australia
+61 2 6872 1321
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History Trip

This is a great museum with great history displays. Give yourself plenty of time so that you are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Colin F
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Great insight into outback history

We thought the price a bit steep after less than half for the Cobar one but it is a two day pass if... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lyn S
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Nerang, Australia
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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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Kidman Way, Bourke, New South Wales 2840, Australia
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+61 2 6872 1321
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great museum with great history displays. Give yourself plenty of time so that you are not rushed and can listen to the audio displays on many great people.

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought the price a bit steep after less than half for the Cobar one but it is a two day pass if you have the time to spend. It has a huge amount of information but not so many physical artefacts. It's well set...More

Thank Lyn S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a really special explanation of the Bourke and Western Plains area and worth every cent of the entry price. Also take the walk through the gardens with the local trees and shrubs and discover how many different types of "Gum Trees" there are.

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We love history and really enjoy stories of those wonderful people who opened up our country. There is so much to learn in this centre. If you don't like browsing and reading then maybe this is not for you. If you love the stories of...More

Thank TOD00
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were visiting family at Bourke during recent school holidays. Went through the Exhibition Centre and were very impressed with the many exhibits and general history of Bourke and district in the earlier days during the wool boom. Paddle steamers were included and many other...More

1  Thank revuall
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Group of 38 seniors strolled through the exhibition centre. This place was fantastic, interesting history lessons on the legends of the outback around the Bourke area. Great job by council

Thank margotb228
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Modern centre and staff very confident with all advice including condition of roads less travelled. Huge parking area with plenty of room for big rigs. Booking for tours and attractions.

1  Thank Ian D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop and check out. Clean and well maintained exhibition. We baulked at the price but to be fair we didn't have 1 1/2 hrs spare to go through so can't blame the exhibit.

Thank endless1508
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Interesting museum with all its stories and in a lovely setting. Very helpful staff with plenty of local information.

Thank Lesley N
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Very interesting insight into how people lived and survived. Well set out and a good garden as well.

Thank WillCopacabana
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pmcguckian
6 September 2016|
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Response from jennibmelbourne | Reviewed this property |
We heard someone else say they were disappointed about the cafe not being open. The couuncil own the buildiing so you woul thik they would want it open all the time.We were not looking for the cafe but enjoyed the... More
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dowsettduncan
8 August 2016|
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Response from KiddHouse | Reviewed this property |
Back O Bourke can be combined with Jandra Paddle Boat cruise down the Darling. From Memory it's very reasonable. We bought a family pass, so maybe at the most $35. - $45 combined for a couple?
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roskel1973
13 April 2015|
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Response from roskel1973 | Reviewed this property |
9 - 5 pm cost for the whole family of 4 $78.00 but that included the paddle boat trip for 1 hour. we went on the boat at 3-4pm then came back and was able to come back the next day to see everything we wanted to see. its... More
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