No visit to Corner Country is complete with visiting and exploring Milparinka. it was here that the Maliangaapa people lived alongside a beautiful treelined waterhole, it was here that Sturt’s expedition first camped in 1845, and it was here that the first town was proclaimed in the far north west of New South Wales to service the Albert Goldfields.
Whilst an early European population lived huddled in huts and tents, by the mid-1880s the town boasted a police office, newspaper, chemist, blacksmith, photographer, two butchers, four hotels, a school, a hospital and a general store. But by the mid-1920s the golden years were only a memory and just a few people remained.
Today Milparinka celebrates its rich heritage with community owned museum and interpretive displays, active walking trails and friendly volunteer staff at the Milparinka Heritage Precinct.