Toorale Homestead walk
Toorale National Park
Toorale Homestead walk is in the Toorale Homestead precinct of Toorale National Park, near Bourke. Enjoy a short stroll around the heritage-listed homestead and its historic buildings.
This easy 200m loop walk follows a gravel path through the Toorale Homestead precinct, known to the Kurnu-Baakandji People as Yarramarra, which means ‘tree’ and ‘hand’.
Step back in time as you stroll among the best, most extensive surviving examples of historic pastoral buildings in NSW’s far western region. A highlight is Toorale Homestead, built in 1896 as a wedding present to Samuel McCaughey’s favourite niece, Louisa Robinson. The motor garage, blacksmith’s shop and farrier’s hut offer a rich glimpse into the technology of a bygone era.
Remember to enjoy these buildings from the outside only. To enter, you’ll need to book a NPWS guided tour.
Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra)
Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra) is a must-see for outback travellers near Bourke. Built on the lands of the Kurnu-Baakandji People, Toorale Station was once part of the world’s largest sheep station.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Bourke office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6830 0200
- 51-53 Oxley Street, Bourke NSW 2840
- in Toorale National Park in the Outback NSW region
Toorale National Park and SCA is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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