Discover the Kamilaroi Highway

The Kamilaroi Highway is a 605-kilometre roadtrip located in the north-western region of New South Wales.

Beginning at a junction off the New England Highway at Willow Tree, just south of Tamworth the highway travels across the Great Dividing Range to eventually arriving in Bourke in Outback NSW.

The Kamilaroi Highway route to Bourke from the east coast takes you into the agricultural heartland of NSW, seeing golden fields of wheat, sunflower and canola and past mountain ranges of Nandewars and Mt Kaputar.

Along the way, the Kamilaroi’s iconic towns and settlements give you every excuse to

extend your journey over several days, offering a bush experience.

  • At Werris Creek, near Quirindi, you can immerse yourself in the history of the railways that opened up the North West.
  • In Gunnedah, keep an eye out for the urban koalas that regularly roam the streets.
  • In Narrabri, learn how the Australian cotton industry is leading the world by developing more sustainable practices.
  • In Lightning Ridge, you’ll love all the quirky, off-beat attractions and the equally
  • colourful opal miners.
  • In Brewarrina, step into the Aboriginal dream-time at one of the oldest man-made
  • structures on earth.
  • And in Bourke, relive the glory days of the Darling River trade on an old paddle steamer.

The highway is named after the Kamilaroi Indigenous Australian people who live in the area.

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