Cameron Corner is the north western most point of New South Wales
where the borders of three Australian states meet, Queensland, South
Australia and NSW.
It is a remote and lonely 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.
Enjoy the pictures and travel tips to help you plan your journey to the corner country.Advertisement
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 erected a wooden post. The pole was marked with "LAT 29" and "Cameron". It is on display at the National Park & Wildlife Office in Tibooburra.
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 a couple of years ago. I really enjoyed the trip in that part of the country. Despite the unusual amount of rain the Australian Outback received in that year, the roads were not as bad as expected. It was wonderful to see so much fresh green and lots of wildflowers.
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.
On the map below you see the routes you can take out of the capital cities, but you can adapt the routes to your liking. To give you an idea, here are the approximate distances:
From Adelaide 990 km
From Melbourne 1300 km
From Sydney 1300 km
From Brisbane 1500 km
All roads to the Cameron 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.
Always expect cattle and other animals on the road, slow down when you see them along side.
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.
You could also contact Fenn and Cheryl Miller at the Cameron Corner Store, Phone: (08) 8091 3872, before you go.
Cameron Corner has an unique and relaxed atmosphere. Sip a drink on the veranda, chat with other travellers and enjoy the beauty of the Australian Outback.