Corner Country

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesBroken Hill
FinishCameron Corner
DifficultyDifficulty 3/5
Suitable for4WD 
Distance473.1 km
Minimum Days2
Average Speed85.38 km/hr
Driving Time5 hrs 32 mins
Article By: ExplorOz Team
Page Updated: 12 Aug 2014


This is an interesting route through remote but colourful outback New South Wales and is quite popular with 4WD travellers heading up to the Strzelecki Track and beyond to Innamincka. Most people begin their Corner Country tour from Broken Hill - the region's largest centre for supplies and facilities, however the most direct and more adventurous route from eastern NSW would be to start from Bourke and head west along the Bourke - Tibooburra Road via Wannaaring. This route is very susceptible to flooding and can be closed and impassable after heavy rain.

This trek note leaves Broken Hill, and instead heads north on the Silver City Highway. This highway runs in a north-south direction close to the border of NSW and SA. It links the towns of Wentworth, located at the confluence of the Murray and Darling Rivers, to the mining city of Broken Hill, and the village of Tibooburra in the remote north-west corner of NSW.

Some of the towns that lie adjacent to the Silver City Highway are Packsaddle, which is the main stop for fuel and supplies, Milparinka - a former mining town with an interesting bush pub and historic buildings, and Tibooburra - a grazing town surrounded by granite boulders. North of Tibooburra is the large Sturt National Park, which is a popular run out to the corner post of the three states (SA, NSW, QLD). This route can be done as a loop trip, departing and rejoining at Tibooburra, else you can continue west past Cameron Corner and join up with the Strzelecki Track and head up into Innamincka and the Cooper Creek.

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In the Corner Country of eastern New South Wales, mulga and whitewood typically dominate the sandplains and dunefields. In channel and flood-out areas, you will find black box, river red gum, coolibah and river cooba. Curly mallee, rosewood and belah dominate the ranges and hills, whilst bladder saltbush, black bluebush thrive on the stony plains.

In regards to fauna, there are 195 species of birds, 58 species of reptiles, and 37 species of mammals recorded within the Broken Hill bioregion. Some of the fauna species you may see roaming the lands include: red kangaroos, eastern and western grey kangaroos, euros, red-necked wallabies, parma wallabies and red-necked pademelons.


Cameron Corner is the surveyed north-west corner of NSW, located at the point where the states of NSW, QLD and SA meet. The Corner is also the north-west boundary of Sturt National Park, which is one of NSW’s largest National Parks - at over 3100 square kilometres.

This region was first explored by Captain Charles Sturt, who in 1844 went in search of a supposed inland sea in the centre of the Australian continent. Cameron Corner was named after New South Wales Lands Department surveyor, John Brewer Cameron, who spent two years from 1880 marking the border between NSW and Queensland and erected a post there in September 1880. He placed a wooden marker every 1.6kms along the interstate frontier.

According to the Brisbane Courier Mail, the sole permanent resident of the town is Bill Mitchell, who operates the Cameron Corner Store and a golf course. Apparently, it "is a Queensland business, with a NSW postcode and a SA telephone number."

Cameron Corner also features the world’s longest vermin fence. The 5,000 plus kilometre Dog Fence was constructed to keep roaming Dingos from the north and west out of the pastoral lands of NSW.


Make all the necessary plans and take enough provisions and equipment for remote travel. This includes: recovery gear, navigation and communications equipment. It is wise to calculate your fuel requirements and consider all the fuel stops along way. Take plenty of food and water for the trip, and obtain entry permits for any National Parks where applicable.

A general warning for travelling on the Silver City Highway, particularly north of Broken Hill as it passes through some very remote country. The roads and tracks in this region are generally earth-formed and corrugated but despite plenty of bulldust, are usually suitable for conventional vehicles with care. Please be cautious especially during wet conditions as the road surfaces do tend to be slippery when wet and it doesn't take much rain to make them impassable! It is therefore important to take weather conditions into account, and adhere to road closures.


Entry and camping fees apply for the Sturt National Park. Walking track guides, tour drive guides, displays and road and weather condition updates are available. For more information please contact:

Tibooburra Park Office

Address: Briscoe Street, Tibooburra
Phone: (08) 8091 3308
Fax: (08) 8091 3309

For information on the Sturt National Park entry fees, camping fees, conditions and opening hours, please click: Sturt National Park Information.

Fuel Supplies & Usage

Fuel SymbolCameron Corner.
4cyl 66 litres4cyl 77 litres4cyl 95 litres
6cyl 66 litres *6cyl 76 litres *6cyl 83 litres
8cyl 73 litres8cyl 78 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

The best to time to travel on the Silver City Highway and visit this semi-arid desert region is during the cooler months between March and September.

Closest Climatic Station

Tibooburra Post Office
Distance from Trek Mid Point 138.12km NE
Mean Max. °C36.
Mean Min. °C22.121.718.613.
Mean Rain mm28.029.824.814.418.016.616.611.612.418.418.022.1
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

Services & Supplies

The following locations have various services And supplies:Cameron Corner


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What to See

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LocationsDistanceDirection Time
Broken Hill to Stephens Creek15.61 kmN19° 13 min
Stephens Creek to Yanco Glen15.01 kmNE24° 11 min
Yanco Glen to Euriowie43.48 kmN30 min
Euriowie to Fowlers Gap35.64 kmN17° 24 min
Fowlers Gap to Packsaddle64.1 kmNE24° 39 min
Packsaddle to Silver City Hwy & Kayrunnera Cobham Rd46.26 kmN19° 32 min
Silver City Hwy & Kayrunnera Cobham Rd to Peak Hill61.58 kmN342° 40 min
Peak Hill to Milparinka10.77 kmNW319° 7 min
Milparinka to Tibooburra40.84 kmN20° 27 min
Tibooburra to Cameron Corner139.8 kmNW296° 1 hr 47 min
Broken Hill to Cameron Corner473.1 km  5 hr 32 min
Distance is GPS recorded driving distance (not straight line), Direction is straight line from start to end, Time is calculated from actual GPS driving data.


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