Ilya Genkin Fine Art Landscape Photography, Travel Photography

Photography, Australian Landscape Photography, Panoramic Photos,
Fine Art Photography, Travel Photography, Landscapes, Stock Images

Cameron Corner and Corner Country Photos

Cameron Corner, Tibooburra, Wild Dog (Dingo) Fence , New South Wales (NSW), Australia


Cameron Corner is iconic and the most remote location in New South Wales outback, and one of the busiest. Each year several thousand people pass this way, either heading toward the Strzelecki Track, or into the Corner Country from South Australia. Some even cross over from Queensland. Cameron Corner lies at the intersection of the New South Wales-Queensland border (the 29th parallel) and New South Wales-South Australia border (141st meridian) in about 140kms from Tibooburra. This general area, which includes Strzelecki Desert in the Lake Eyre Basin was first explored by Captain Charles Sturt, during Sturt's Central Australian Expedition, who in 1844 went in search of a supposed inland sea in the center of Australia. The place was named after the New South Wales Lands Department Surveyor, John Brewer Cameron who surveyed this area in 1880. Cameron Corner Store was first opened there by Sandy Nall in May 1989. Now Cheryl and Fenn Miller own Cameron Corner Store. The Cameron Corner Store and a golf course near there "is a Queensland business with a New South Wales postal code and a South Australian telephone number." The Cameron Corner Store is open seven days for meals, fuel, minor vehicle repairs, souvenirs and cabin accommodation or powered camp sites.

Dingo fence (also known as Wild Dog Fence) is one of the longest structures in the world and is the world's longest fence. It stretches 5,614 km (3,488 mi) from Jimbour on the Darling Downs near Dalby through thousands of kilometres of arid land ending west of Eyre peninsula on cliffs of the Nullarbor Plain above the Great Australian Bight, near Nundroo. Originally built in the 1890s to help control the enormous rabbit population which was devastating huge areas of inland and regional Australia, the fence was converted to a dingo fence in 1914 to prevent dingoes entering sheep grazing areas. There are several locations where the fence is visible to travellers: Cameron Corner, west of Tiboburra, Warri Gate to the north of Tibooburra, and at various locations south of the Hawker Gate Road. Driving adjacent to most sections of the fence is not possible.

Tibooburra is a village in the far northwest of New South Wales, Australia, 1,187 kilometres (738 mi) from the state capital, Sydney. Pronounced "Tibberburra" or "Tipperburra" by locals, it is most frequently visited by tourists on their way to national parks in the area. The town's name could be derived from an aboriginal word for heap of boulders and the main natural tourist attraction is the remarkable granite rock outcrops which erupt immediately beside (and even among) the town streets. Tibooburra was established at the height of the gold rush, and many historic buildings, harking back to the pioneering era, are found about the town. Nearby is Sturt National Park, which incorporates Cameron Corner, where the borders of three States meet: Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales. Tibooburra is the hottest town in New South Wales and is the capital of the Corner Country.