Taking its name from the local Aboriginal word for boomerang and the railway connection which came with the extension of the north-western rail line in 1902, Burren Junction grew from a railway encampment.
Ironically, the rail line is now closed, but irrigation has insured Burren Junction’s future as the centre of a major wheat-producing area.
You can wash away the aches and dust of the day with a dip in the local public baths, which are filled by hot mineral water piped from a local bore. The pool complex is floodlit to provide day and night bathing.
Burren Junction lies about midway along the major road linking Wee Waa and Walgett. Just beyond Narribri, 82km to the east, lies the Mt Kaputar National Park.
The geologically diverse park protects a wide range of plant and animal life and is a popular destination for bush-walkers. The climb to the 1511m summit of Mt Kaputar is rewarded with stunning, panoramic views of the region.