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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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Great museum.

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lesley N
Wangaratta, Australia
Very informative

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

Reviewed 12 May 2017
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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
+61 2 6872 1321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Very nicely presented. Lots to read. Perhaps a few more exhibits like farm implements or wagons or other artifacts would make it more exviting

Thank Shirkas
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very well arranged history of Bourke and Western News South Wales. A credit to the Bourke Shire. There are histories of Fred Hollows and Mother Thereza who visited Bourke. And videos and photos of the Afghan camel drivers, the wool years and transport by paddle...More

Thank Max K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were travelling with a couple from Sydney and came across the Centre and in summary we learnt so much about the history of the area that we are planning a return visit this year. The static displays were so authentic one could feel the...More

Thank Jocelyn P
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A lot of money thought and time has been invested into this place. Staff were lovely. Information overload but very interesting. U get a 2 day pass when u pay and also the cafe is closed which is disappointing. Has had a wonderful vision but...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Presentation is excellent. The exhibition contains a great deal of information - possibly too much for one visit. However I believe the tickets are a two day pass. Very helpful lady on reception. Entry price of $21 each for seniors possibly a little too expensive....More

Thank 394jab
Reviewed 7 February 2017

A great source of information and very friendly. Unfortunately the air con was not working properly.

Thank Collins2402
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We didn't stay long here as we had a long days driving and the cafe was shut but the staff in the visitors centre were extremely friendly and helpful and gave us very useful information for the rest of our road trip from Brisbane to...More

Thank Jacqs2010
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is the place to stop for the classic Back O Bourke photo. There is an extensive exhibition centre as well - however it is expensive. Rather expensive actually I think it was $58 for the 3 of us! Instead we spent time int he...More

Thank Sonjabs
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Called in this morning ready to have morning tea and then view the exhibition. Apparently the cafe is closed Monday and Tuesday. This is amazing for Bourke's major attraction. Is there a sensible explanation for this arrangement? Thanks goodness the bakery in town has good coffee.
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
What are the admission prices and can it be combined with other attractions.
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?
cost and opening hours
13 April 2015|
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