Kamilaroi HighwayAn hour’s drive east of Walgett you will find Burren Junction. With a handful of streets home to a couple of churches, a school, post office and pub, it’s a small and welcoming stop along the Kamilaroi Highway.
Like nearby Walgett and Lightning Ridge, tourists are drawn to Burren Junction to soak in the hot therapeutic water that bubbles up from the Great Artesian Basin deep below. The Burren Junction Bore Baths, open seasonally, is the perfect spot for visitors and locals to mingle. Pull up the van or pitch a tent at the RV Friendly campground next door and take advantage of the powered amenities block and wood fuelled BBQs.
If you’re after a powered site or a self-contained cabin, pop down to the Junction City Hotel. The hotel is a great place refuel, with diesel for the car and meals for you and your crew. Both are served with a big dose of country hospitality. While often quiet, the pub’s atmosphere builds during the cotton-picking season from April to June, and from September to December when the local wheat harvest is underway. In the evenings, you will find hard-working harvesters occupying every corner of the humble country pub, washing away the toils of the day with iced cold beer and friendly banter.