Bourke is on the Darling River. We have visited this long River on other trips at Wilcannia, Pooncarie and Wentworth. Back in the 1890s there were 80 riverboats plying their trade along this river. But this was short lived when the river was found to be unreliable and the railway arrived.
At the moment it looks so lovely. A few years ago parts of this river were just a chain of ponds and earlier this year became a raging torrent that engulfed the town.