Drive Melbourne to Cameron Corner:

The Corner Country, just the name conjures up images of the iconic nature of outback Australia and Cameron Corner, the point at which three States meet is the pinnacle of outback adventures.

Driving to the Corner is a challenge (sometimes of the mind, sometimes of the ability, sometimes of the vehicle, and often a challenge of all things combined), but only if you do it right.

Sure there is the more relaxed/direct route which will soon be bitumen all the way to Tibooburra. Direct routes are efficient and effective but often lack the spirit of adventure.

This route from Melbourne to Tibooburra, and onto Cameron Corner, is an adventure taking in two other touring routes I have published recently.

** While this is an 'off-bitumen' rather than a serious 'off-road' trip. It is certainly doable in an AWD SUV (with care and with driver ability) with the proviso that conditions along these touring routes can change. Alternative roads should be used in times of rain and flooding.

Cameron Corner, where Queensland, New South Wales, and South Australia meet. Corner Country, Australia.

The Corner Country, Outback Australia

The Corner Country, encompassing the outbacks of New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia, is one of the most popular travel regions of Australia. Travelling to the Corner Country provides the visitor with an understanding of the deep historical and cultural connections to the region; with experiences of Indigenous heritage and culture, pastoral history, ethereal landscapes, iconic outback towns and legendary characters. It is just one of those places.

Wherever I go in the bush I always find my way back and always come out at the place where I want to go” Alfred Howitt, 13 September 1859

Cameron Corner

Cameron Corner (sometimes referred to as Cameron's Corner) is the surveyed north-west corner of New South Wales and the point at which the states of New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia meet.  The corner also forms the north-west boundary of Sturt National Park – one of New South Wales's largest National Parks at 340,000 ha.

Drive Melbourne Cameron Corner, Outback Australia

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This touring adventure touring route from Melbourne to Cameron Corner incorporates two other great touring routes:

The run from the Darling River to Tibooburra is through the wonderful back-country of northwest New Sout Wales. ** If you want a more direct route, with a few adventure options, please see the More Direct Route Options

Trip Highlights:

  • Cadell Fault and the Edward River
  • Mungo National Park
  • The Darling River
  • White Cliffs
  • Mutawintji NP

The real adventure of this touring route starts at Echuca/Moama, which is an easy highway drive from Melbourne via the Hume Highway and Northern Highway. At about 225 km, it will take less than 3 hours to get to Moama (depending on traffic and departure point in Melbourne).

Murray River CouncilWelcome to Murray River Council, covering Moama, Mathoura, Barham, and Moulamein. The vibrant tourism region of the central Murray River region stretching from Echuca/Moama and including iconic access to the Murray, Edward, and Wakool Rivers.

The Final Push - Cameron Corner

There are a few different ways to get to Cameron Corner from either Milparinka or Tibooburra; and also from Broken Hill (for those that took a more direct route to Broken Hill.

Towns & Localities

Our Other Corner Touring Partners

Packsaddle Roadhouse, Corner Country, Outback AustraliaThe Family Hotel will welcome you with that great outback hospitality that is a welcome change from the rushed and impersonal ways of the ‘big-smoke. Located in Tibooburra,  Outback NSW, Australia.

Packsaddle Roadhouse, Corner Country, Outback AustraliaThe Corner Country Store is situated in the town centre of Tibooburra, look for the "i" offering visitor and road information. Offering friendly service, selling fuel, tyre repairs, gas refills, ice, real coffee, homemade food and more. 

Albert Hotel, Milparinka - Corner Country Outback NSW, AustraliaThe Granites Motel/Caravan Park was established in 1985 in time for the Tibooburra School Centenary Celebrations. It started with five motel rooms and four second-hand caravans with an amenities block and a few powered sites.

TJ's Roadhouse, Restuartant and Supermarket, Tibooburra, Corner Country Outback NSW, AustraliaTJ's Roadhouse, Supermarket, Restaurant & Cafe. For all your travel provisions including Supermarket, Cafe, Restaurant, Beer Garden, Post Office and Vehicle Repairs, TJ's Roadhouse, Supermarket, Restaurant & Cafe, has everything you need for your visit to Tibooburra and Corner Country.

Wanaaring Store & Caravan Park, Corner Country, Outback AustraliaWanaaring Store and Caravan Park, right on the Paroo River, a tributary of the Darling River, Life is too short to stay in one come and visit the outback!

*** Safe Outback Travel ***

Before heading out to the outback, for the safety of you and fellow travellers (and as a courtesy to those living in the outback), please to the Safe Outback Travel for tips and hints to get the most out of your next adventure.