Bourke Tours and Attractions
The addition of the nationally renowned Outback Show to Bourke's tourism line-up will see the iconic outback town claim a stake in the increasingly important regional tourism industry, according to Bourke shire council tourism and development manager Phil Johnston.
The Outback show, which features horseman Luke Thomas and his bullocks, camels, stock and heavy horses, was a major drawcard in Longreach and now is proving to be the same in Bourke, complementing Bourkes other major attractions the Back'O'Bourke Exhibition Centre and PV Jandra Paddle Boat Tours.
Luke will present a humerous look at the everyday life of an outback stockman – with the aid of his well trained team of dogs, stock-horses, bullocks, camels and cows; during his daily (6 days per week) show. The entertainment will include horse riding, droving, yoking up a bullock team and working them just like you might expect on some of the local Darling River sheep stations or cattle stations in the 1800's.
The fun and educational show fits well with local life as depicted in some of the exhibits at the Back'O'Bourke Exhibition Centre and ties together the whole centre quite neatly – a daily event not to be missed when you visit Bourke.
The Outback Show runs April to October each year