About Walgett Shire

As a major highway junction for different touring routes, Walgett Shire plays host to a number of unique experiences.

Coming from Narrabri on the Kamilaroi Highway relax and unwind in the Burren Junction Hot Artesian bore bath. Renowned for it’s therapeutic value, the bore flows constantly into free to use bore baths in three locations throughout the shire and are just the medicine for aching muscles and weary minds.


Heading north from Walgett on the Great Inland Way Touring Route (Gwydir Highway), take the 75-kilometre detour to Lightning Ridge, home of the famous black opal. Whilst there delve into the rich red dirt and fossick for an opal in the many fossicking pits around the town. Or drive one of many adventurous and informative car door tours.


The Darling River run begins where the Barwon and the Namoi rivers converge, here you are sure to find some of the most relaxing and fruitful fishing spots west of the Great Dividing Range. Why not include a cod or yellow-belly on the menu.


Walgett Shire proudly offers all the ingredients for a great outback holiday; scenery, relaxation, recreation and revitalisation. It has an abundance of wildlife and flora on display, not to mention the spectacular sunrises and brilliant sunsets to open and close your day. During the year Walgett Shire conducts annual events that you can enjoy and participate in, making your holiday a very memorable and fulfilling experience.


Walgett Shire invites you to come and experience genuine country hospitality and guarantees that you will take home a unique and memorable holiday experience.

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