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info needed on Bourke, Australia

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info needed on Bourke, Australia

Anyone have any information on Bourke, especially the working farms/ranch's in the area. Will appreciate any information of the area. All I know is that its a days train journey from Sydney.

Thank you Ruth

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1. Re: info needed on Bourke, Australia

I haven't any first-hand knowledge, except that you are right -- it is AT LEAST a day's journey from Sydney (north-west, quite close to the Queensalnd border), and, what's more, you can't get there by train any more.... you can go by train as far as Dubbo, and then transfer to a Fraser's Coach (see site countrylink.info/timetables/…bourke_from for a timetable). There is an airport at Bourke, but I know nothing at all about the availability of plane services there. Not much, I'd hazard a guess!

In recent weeks the area around Bourke has been in the news a lot in Sydney, as it was discovered that some remote stations out that way were "hired" by terrorist organisations who used them for training areas.

There are several websites you may be wise to look at in oprder to familiarise yourself with the general facts about the area, and then maybe you'd come back to the forum with some more-specific questions. Have a look at some of these:

http://www.mynrma.com.au/far_west_bouf.asp

bedandbreakfastnsw.com/listings/…

ausemade.com.au/nsw/…bourke-accommodation.htm

http://babs.com.au/farmstays_nsw.htm

totaltravel.com.au/travel/…bedbreakfast.

Hope this helps a bit!

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