Brewarrina is in the Outback of NSW centrally located between Bourke and Lightning Ridge. The Brewarrina region spans across 19,500sq kms which encompasses four smaller villages, these places are rich with australian history and relics. Angledool, Weilmoringle and Goodooga are all north of Brewarrina township and share the Queensland border with Hebel in the Balonne Shire Council, Gongolgon is south of the Brewarrina township. Our smaller villages hold secrets of the past; historical cemeteries, Cobb & Co. routes, hideouts of the legendary bushranger – Captain Thunderbolt, churches, mud buildings that date back 120 years and honors roles in places of pride.
Brewarrina is where the Barwon River flows through the oldest man-made structure on earth, the Ngunnhu (Aboriginal fish traps).Archaeologists estimate the Ngunnhu to be over 40,000 years old. The Ngunnhu is a great example of human ingenuity from long before recorded time, and when the river runs, our people still use the traps to catch fish traditionally.
The banks of the Barwon River at the Ngunnhu was one of the great inter-tribal meeting places in Eastern Australia for Aboriginal people, the Brewarrina Shire is home to the Morawari, Barkinji, Weilwan, Kamilaroi, Koamu, Valarai, Baranbinja, Wiradjuri, Ngemba, and Yualwarri peoples.
Learn more about the Baiemes Ngunnhu by booking a tour at Brewarrina Cultural Museum
Brewarrina is a unique town and a popular destination for those who wish to “linger longer.” Brewarrina uniqueness lies in the natural attractions and surrounding countryside, which offers challenging hunting, fishing, bush walking, water skiing, Artesian Springs, swimming, sightseeing and much more. Enjoy all the comforts of home while relaxing in one of the town’s charming and friendly styles of accommodation.
Choose from free camps, caravan parks, camping sites, motel or hotels, Clubs and cafes some of which serve up great country meals.
Secluded riverside areas with good facilities and boat launching ramps provide the perfect opportunity to really experience the Outback. The only interruption to your solitude is the quarrelling local bird life at dawn and dusk. As the sun sets, light a campfire, relax in your camp chair and marvel at the Milky Way appearing. You’ll never see any-thing like the stars in an Outback night sky. Falling stars are a common sight –be sure to make a wish!