WHITE CLIFFS TO BOURKE (5hr30min514km)
Sunset and sunrise at white Cliffs is exceptional, especially when you take into account the vast expanse of countryside that can be viewed from above the underground Motel (where we stayed) sunset was a pleasant experience, sunrise a froze my bus off and was pretty overpowered by the starkness of it all. The Underground motel was fascinating, like an immaculate warren of white and the kids loved exploring.
Past through another town with great historic buildings, Wilcannia. Love the towns “Middle of nowhere, centre of everywhere” http://www.wilcanniatourism.com.au/
Next pit stop Fort Bourke Hill is the historical site of Cobar’s first gold Mine and you can see the open pit and entrance to the new underground mine from a well constructed viewing platform.
Now for a bit more culture we headed off the main road into the Gundabooka National Park to find some aboriginal cave artwork (Mulgowan Art site walk ½ hr return) this is a brilliantly kept spot with picnic tables, toilets and well guided, beautiful stoned pathway that takes you through some great scenery, across a creek bed to some very nicely preserved, clear cave art.
We arrived a little late to Bourke due to our very adventurous day, and so missed the PV Jandraa (replica of an 1895 paddle-wheeler) 1 hour cruise, that departs from the Kidman’s Camp where we stayed. Something else to come back for. Bourke
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