Cameron Corner is the northwestern most point of New South Wales where the borders of three Australian states meet, Queensland, South Australia and NSW.
Charles Sturt on his expedition to search for the Australian inland sea was the first European who explored the corner country.
A few decades later, the "corner" was named after John Cameron who led a party to survey the NSW / Qld border between 1879 and 1881. On his arrival on the intersection of the South Australian border in September 1880, he errected a wooden post. The pole was marked with "LAT 29" and "Cameron". It is on display at the National Park & Wildlife Office in Tibooburra.
It is a remote place, far away from anywhere. However, in recent years Cameron Corner has become busier and busier. Especially since the late Sandy Nall opened the Corner Store in 1989 to offer meals, drinks, fuel and accommodation for the weary travellers.
Today Cheryl and Fenn Miller welcome travellers who come to enjoy the rugged country, beautiful landscapes and historical attractions of the corner country.
Finally I had the chance to travel to Cameron Corner in October 2010. Despite the unusual amount of rain the Australian Outback received this year, the roads where not as bad as expected. It was wonderful to see so much fresh green and lots of wildflowers.
Enjoy the pictures and travel tips to help you plan your journey to the corner country.
Coming from Broken Hill / Tibooburra you drive through Sturt National Park and finally arrive at a gate in the dog fence. Remember, this gate must be shut all times. So please close it after you've passed.
All roads to the corner are unsealed, road conditions can change from one day to the other. You can make it with a normal car (if it is not a hired car) with care in dry weather. Trailers and vans should have a strong suspension and you should have experience towing on rough roads.
This is remote country, be well prepared, take a lot of water, some tools and a spare tyre. Check the road conditions for South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland before you go.
Cameron Corner has an unique and relaxed atmosphere. Sip a drink on the verandah, chat with other travellers and enjoy the beauty of the Australian Outback.