About Us

Welcome to the Back O Bourke motel, situated on 8 acres in North Bourke and just 5 mins from Bourke's town centre.... where you can relax in a safe and secure atmosphere with country hospitality at its finest.


The majestic Darling River, with its historic 1883 lift up bridge, is just a 500 metre stroll and you can also enjoy numerous walking tracks, abundant wildlife, birdlife and fauna, and a nearby billabong – excellent for yabbying.

Our Restaurant, Diggers on the Darling, is located in the heart of town and across from the Darling River and Historic Wharf.

We open Monday to Friday from 7am to 11am for Breakfast, 11am to 2pm for lunch and 6pm to 9 for Dinner.


Our office for Back o Bourke Motel is situated at the Restaurant so please pop in here when you arrive in town.

Diggers on the Darling features indoor and outdoor eating areas and can seat up to 200.

'If you know Bourke, you know Australia.' Henry Lawson

Phillip & Anne-Marie Parnaby & family are lifelong residents of Bourke. We will endeavour to assist you with all of your needs from bookings to special requirements, and group and tour bookings are welcome.


We cater for all walks of life, from Government Employees, Professionals, Families, Tradesmen, Business and School Excursions and provide a courtesy bus service into Bourke or the airport for those flying.