Fort Bourke Hill Lookout and Open Cut Mine - NSW



DEG: -31.51684 145.856598
DMS: 31º 31' 0.62" S 145º 51' 23.75" E
UTM: 55 J 6512551mN 391434mE
Altitude: 299m
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Cobar NSW 2835
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Just minutes from town. Take a sealed road up to Fort Bourke Lookout and view Cobar and its surroundings. See the open pit and entrance to the underground mine from a well constructed viewing platform.

The rich Cobar mineral belt is clearly visible in a straight line from North to South (line up the head-frames). Cobar's water comes from Burrendong Dam 400 km away and is pumped from Nyngan via a 135 km pipeline into storage tanks on top of Fort Bourke hill.

Fort Bourke Hill stands to the east of the Cobar township and rising to 300 metres above sea level, it offers the visitor a wonderful vista of the Cobar landscape. To get to Fort Bourke Hill, turn off the Kidman Way, 2kms south of Cobar. Drive up past the water tanks to the radio towers for one of the best views of Cobar, particularly at sunset.
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Closest Weather Station

Cobar at 21/01:30am EDT
Distance from Fort Bourke Hill Lookout and Open Cut Mine 4.47km NW
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Closest Climatic Station

Cobar Mo
Distance from Fort Bourke Hill Lookout and Open Cut Mine 4.47km NW
Mean Max. °C34.
Mean Min. °C20.520.
Mean Rain mm46.743.835.525.732.528.128.926.725.035.536.436.3

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