The Granite boulders that give Tibooburra its name and provided the gold that established the town are a distinctive feature of the townscape. Outcrops of boulders are found not only on the edges of town but on vacant blocks along the Main Street and give the town its unique character. The granite tors or boulders around Tibooburra are the exposed remnants of an underground intrusion of a mass granite that is about 410 million years old. This hot rock cooked older sedimentary muds and sands and as the resulting slates folded, fluids containing gold in solution where pushed up the axis of the folds, precipitating quartz veins containing gold. These slates with their gold-bearing quartz veins were exposed to weathering and eroded during the Jurassic period 205 – 141 million years ago. Later during the Cretaceous period 141-35 million years ago sands built up over gravels eventually turning into sandstone. The granite boulders form a remarkable contract to the sandstone used as the primary construction material for the major buildings in town, which comes from the quarries in the sandstone outcrop on the common.
Granites Motel Tibooburra has 10 rooms available. Room types include single rooms, double rooms, twin rooms and family rooms. Room Features: Ensuites Split system air-conditioning Digital TV’s Kitchen facilities (communal for motel, microwaves, fridge and stove) Refreshingly cool pool Tea and coffee facilities Fridges in bedrooms Daily Servicing Breakfast and Wi-Fi available at TJ’s Roadhouse Room Prices / night Single $90- $ 100 Double $100 – $ 120 Twin $120 – $ 130 Extra person over 12 years of age + $ 15 Extra person under 12 years of age + $ 10 Extra person under 2 years of age + $ 5
First weekend in October and New Years Eve Our feature attractions are: rodeo, horse sports, motor bike events including racing for all ages, free children’s activities (e.g. jumping castle), kiosk facilities, all day catering as well as evening entertainment including a live band and a licenced bar.
Granny flat Information 2 separate bedrooms All rooms are supplied with seperate split system air-conditioning Communal kitchen facilities Communal living room Digital TV Communal bathroom Serviced if required or weekly if lengthy stays Private BBQ Prices Granny flat (weekly rates on request) One night only 2 people – $ 130 More than one night – $ 110/night Extra person 12+ – $ 15 Extra person under 12 – $ 10 Extra person under 2 – $ 5
TJ’s Cottage Information 3 separate bedrooms Split system air-conditioning plus ceiling fans Communal kitchen facilities Communal living room Communal bathroom Digital TV All linen, bedding and towels supplied Serviced if required or weekly if lengthy stay Laundry with outside clothesline Private BBQ Prices TJ’s Cottage(weekly rates on request) One night only 2 people $150 More than one night $120/night Extra person 12+ $15 Extra person 12 and over $15 Extra person under 12 $10 Extra person under 2 $5
Captain Charles Napier Sturt was a British explorer of Australia and part of the European exploration of Australia. He led several expeditions into the interior of the continent. Depot Glen, Poole’s grave, and a cairn built by the men during their encampment from part of a privately owned sheep station known as Mt Poole.
The Sturt National Park is a protected National Park located in the arid far north-western Corner of NSW. Established in 1972, the park covers over 340,000 hectares of semi-desert country. Park facilities include four camping grounds and picnic areas. Camping is only permitted in the designated areas and by permit from the NPWS. There are self-registration and payment bays at each camping ground. As timber is a rare and valuable habitat resource, wood fires are not allowed. Walking tracks are located throughout the Park and they provide you with the opportunity to view euros, red kangaroos, emus and depending on the season, an assortment of wild flowers. A must do drive are the three tourist drives: The Jump Up, the Gorge and the Middle Road which will take you through to Cameron Corner.
Milparinka was a boomtown…brought back to life. The first proclaimed Albert Goldfields township. Milparinka is situated on the edge of Evelyn Creek. Charles Sturt camped nearby at Preservation creek for six months in 1845 and it was he who named a nearby gum creek, Evelyn Creek.
Established in 1976 by local volunteers for the P&C Association, the Drive-in Theatre is on of the few remaining open air picture theatres in Australia. It is still in use for special occasions and the committee is prepared to allow its use for groups (large enough to warrant) if prior notice or arrangements are made.
Tibooburra is situated in the far north-western corner of NSW ,Tibooburra has been officially declared the hottest town in NSW (and possibly the driest) and is known as the “Corner Country Capital” because it is the gateway to so many of Australia’s outback wonders which includes the ‘Sturt National Park’, Cameron Corner, Depot Glen, Sturts Cairn, Milparinka Heritage Centre, the longest fence in the world, The QLD, SA, NSW Dingo Fence, Innamincka, Burke & Wills Dig Tree and many other exciting and interesting attractions.
Australia’s outback wonders which includes the ‘Sturt National Park’, Cameron Corner, Depot Glen, Sturts Cairn, Milparinka Heritage Centre, the longest fence in the world, The QLD, SA, NSW Dingo Fence, Innamincka, Burke & Wills Dig Tree and many other exciting and interesting attractions.
Camping Information Powered and unpowered camping sides Well serviced and clean amenities Laundry facilities, with coin slot washers, dryers and outside clotheslines BBQ spots (wood not supplied) Camp kitchen, gas BBQ’s Refreshingly cool pool (open: October – March) Pets are allowed Bush Camping Fires allowed in designated camping areas only (firewood not supplied) Natural playground of Granite outcrops Prices unpowered or camping sites: 1 person $ 16 2 people $ 22 Extra person 15+ $ 6 Extra person under 15 $ 4 Extra person under 2 free Power per site $ 6 extra Showers only $ 7/person Buses $7 passenger
The Dingo Fence is a pest exclusion fence that was built during the 1880’s and finished in 1985 to keep dingo’s out of the relatively fertile south-east part of the continent and protect the sheep flocks of Southern QLD. It is the world’s longest fence originally stretching 5614km. It has been partly successful, though dingo’s can still be found in parts of the southern states.
Lazy J. Residence Information 4 separate bedrooms 2 ensuite 2 shared bathrooms Split system air-conditioning plus ceiling fans Extra large communal living room Digital TV’s in bedrooms and lounge All linen, bedding and towels supplied Daily Servicing Laundry and outside clothesline Tea/coffee/toast facilities, microwave, fridge Prices Lazy J. 4 Bedroom Residence Room 1 & 2 (ensuites) Double $ 120 Single $ 100 Room 3 & 4 (shared bathroom) Double $ 110 Single $ 85
Cabins Information 2 bedrooms 1 double 1 set bunk beds Shared bathroom Air-conditioning/heating Digital TV Kitchen/Lounge All linen supplied Prices Cabins (weekly rates on request) One night only Single $60 – $90 Double or Twin $70- $100 More than one night Single $75/Day Double or Twin $84/Day Extra person 5+ $6 Extra person under 5 $4