Fort Bourke Hill Lookout and Open Cut Mine

Agri, Mining and Industry

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.

Limited access to the lookout is possible by contacting the Cobar Heritage Centre on (02) 6836 2448.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.


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