Touring Route Focus!
Cameron Corner, the iconic destination for any outback traveller, is the survey marker where the states of New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia join. The region that radiates out into each state is called the Corner Country.
With so much to experience in each state, it is easy to see why it is such a 'must-see' region for outback explorers (contemporary and historic)
In terms of service towns, Tibooburra (NSW) is considered the capital. It is still more than a service town, food and accommodation (including the Family Hotel with its famous murals adorning its walls. Tibooburra about 130 km from the Corner and 330 km north of Broken Hill.
Milparinka (40 km south of Tibooburra) provides a 'look back in time' experience.
While not precisely defined, the Corner Country is bounded by the Darling River in the south, the Simpson Desert in the west, and Charleville & Windorah in the northeast.
The Darling River catchment borders the Lake Eyre Basin (Lake Frome catchment) just north of Broken Hill and south of Cameron Corner. A great way to understand the region's geology/hydrography is through the Watershed Loop touring route. The touring route also connects the Darling River Run to other Corner Country Touring Routes.
Cameron Corner is a remote place, but that is not to say you can get a bed, a beer, a meal, fuel, and some supplies thanks to the iconic Cameron Corner Store.
Driving to Cameron Corner from Broken Hill is an experience every avid traveller should do, and there are many options for driving to the Corner. There are several great routes from Broken Hill to Tibooburra and onto Cameron Corner.
- Drive Broken Hill to Cameron Corner
- Drive to Broken Hill
Safe Outback Travel
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Safe Outback Travel
The Outback is easily accessible and a safe place to travel. Like any journey, correct planning, preparation and common sense will ensure a memorable and wonderful experience.
Safe outback travel is about common sense and potential dangers come from the hot & dry summers and distances between towns & services.
The Outback experiences very hot and dry summers. Travel is safer and more enjoyable March – October.
The best advice for any traveller is.. “it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it”