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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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A great place to visit

We travelled with friends who had 4 boys, and they really enjoyed the tour around the Exhibition... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Helen D
Blue Mountains, Australia

Great place to start Bourke exploration. $21 a head to do walk through history of Bourke display... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sunshine Coast
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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, cruising the Darling river and the Back O' Bourke Outback Show, featuring Lachie Cosser and his band of merry animals! A must do experience. Great packages available. Now open!
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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kidman Way, Bourke, New South Wales 2840, Australia
+61 2 6872 1321
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We travelled with friends who had 4 boys, and they really enjoyed the tour around the Exhibition Centre. Lots of things to explore and some interactive items as well. Very helpful staff, and I liked the way the Centre was set out - allowing people...More

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to start Bourke exploration. $21 a head to do walk through history of Bourke display. We found it very informative and opened our eyes to the early hardships. We took 2 hours to go through the display. Your ticket lets you go back...More

Thank debmar57
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 August 22, 2017

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 August 7, 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 July 28, 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 July 26, 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 July 16, 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 July 11, 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 July 10, 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.

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September 5, 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
August 8, 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?
April 13, 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