Burke and Wills Tours
Broken Hill, New South Wales:
Broken Hill is a large bustling town, located in far west of New South Wales. Broken Hill has often been called 'The Silver City' or the 'Oasis of the West'. Although the town is surrounded by semi-desert, it still manages to feature colourful parklands and garden displays.
Large country pubs on wide street corners under a deep blue sky give Broken Hill a classic look. Menindee, located near Broken Hill is the start of the Burke and Wills expedition.
Originally settled in the early 1900's by the Moyle family, Pincally Station is one of New South Wales' famous Outback stations.
Today, the Station is owned by Matt and Zanne Gale and their three daughters, Bella, Lucy and Millie. The property consists of mainly sand hill country, interspersed with seasonal creeks and box swamps. Native wildlife and fauna abound.
Cameron Corner is the intersection of three Australian states- New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. This iconic destination was first visited by Europeans during the Sturt's Central Australian Expedition.
Visitors can marvel at the Wild Dog Fence at Cameron Corner, which is a single fence over more than 5000 kilometres and the longest structure in the world. Originally built in the 1890's to help control the enormous rabbit population that was devastating in huge areas of inland and regional Australia, the Wild Dog Fence was converted to a dingo fence in 1914.
The Strzelecki Track is a 459 kilometre road (mostly unsealed), located in Outback South Australia. Originally the Track was created by the cattle thief, Harry Redford, when he drove a 1000 head of stolen cattle from Queensland to Blanchewater Station. Today, the Track is occupied by Santos Gas and Oil fields, and desert country.
The Dig Tree
The Burke and Wills Dig Tree in Outback Queensland is one of Australia's national icons. Located on the northern bank of Cooper Creek, the Dig Tree is an enduring reminder of the pioneering spirit and extreme harshness of the Outback.
The site is managed by Nappa Merrie Station, on behalf of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. If trees could talk, they would tell of the tales of the early explorers, and the memories of Australia's past. In 1898, John Dick carved Burke's face into the Face Tree, 30 metres downstream of the Dig Tree. Steeped in history and Australian beauty, the Dig Tree site is an inspiring place to visit.