The Dowling Track was named after Vincent James Dowling an explorer and pastoralist who traced the sources of the Paroo and Bulloo Rivers and mapped the river and creek systems as well as the ranges and plains surrounding them. The track stretches from Bourke NSW to Quilpie in QLD and is 567 km in length. Along the way you’ll find the historic townships of Bourke, Fords Bridge, Yantabulla, Hungerford, Thargomindah, Toompine and Quilpie. And of course Kilcowera – the best spot to pull up for a week or so and have a really good look around!
In 1859 Dowling also established Fort Bourke Station on the Darling River as well as Caiwaroo and Eulo Stations on the Paroo River around 1861. He settled for a time at Thargomindah Station in 1864.
There is something for everyone along the track with historic pubs, old Cob and Co…
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