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Burren Junction

Home to the popular Burren Junction Bore Bath hot mineral-water pool and campground.

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About Burren Junction

Located 95kms east of Walgett on the Kamilaroi Highway, Burren Junction is a small village in the Walgett Shire. The name is from the local Aboriginal word for boomerang or 'big creek'. Burren Junction grew from a railway encampment which came from the extension of the north-western rail line in 1902. Burren Junction Post Office opened on 16 May 1904.

The town has two churches, a general store (they sell fuel!), R.S.L. and Sporting Club, sports ground, and a hotel. Enjoy a great feed and a cold beer at the RSL or the Junction City Hotel, and have a yarn with some of the locals!

The popular Burren Junction Bore Bath is a hot mineral water pool complex that is floodlit to provide day and night bathing, and there are also non-powered camping sites at the grounds.

In 2006 the first Australian record of a Grey-headed Lapwing bird was made at Burren Junction. This migratory bird, native to Eurasia, was observed by passing birdwatchers in a field near the silos. The sighting attracted large numbers of bird watching visitors from all over Australia for the duration of the birds' presence.

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  • Fuel
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs