Touring Route Focus!
Few places in outback Australia are more iconic than Cameron Corner, and the region that radiates out from Cameron Corner is known as the Corner Country (An area encompassing New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia).
There is so much to do in the northwest corner of NSW with Tibooburra being the main town in the area (330 km north of Broken Hill), while Milparinka (40 km south of Tibooburra) provides a 'look back in time' experience.
"Wherever I go in the bush I always find my way back and always come out at the place where I want to go". Alfred Howitt, 1859.
Cameron Corner is the surveyed northwest, and southwest corners of New South Wales and Queensland, respectively, and the point those borders join the South Australian border.
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 geology/hydrography of the region 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.
Cameron Corner Store has a range of accommodation options. There are family, double and single air-conditioned rooms. These are detached from the store and have shared bathrooms. All bedding supplied. Meals at the 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”