CAMERON CORNER – where three states meet!
Cameron Corner is the name given to the location where the New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian borders meet.
We made the trip to Cameron Corner across the 140km dirt road from Tibooburra and at the time of our travel the road was in quite good condition!!
We attempted to get to Cameron Corner back in 2010 but due to heavy rain the roads were closed and we were forced to re-route our trip. Fast forward to 2016 and we were able to stand at the Corner Post!
When travelling from New South Wales you arrive at the border gate and the Corner Store sits on the Queensland side of this.
Cameron Corner is a very busy place with travellers stopping for rest breaks and of course to get the obligatory pic with the Corner Post!!
Cameron Corner was named after Surveyor, John B Cameron. Cameron spent two years during 1880-1882 marking the border between Queensland and New South Wales and erected the original wooden post in September 1880. The original post is now displayed at Tibooburra in the National Parks and Wildlife Office. The post that stands now was erected in 1969.
The Corner Store was first opened in May 1989 and still provides travellers with the essentials.
- Meals – 7 days a week
- Accommodation: powered campsites, bush camping, single/double/family rooms with air conditioning
- Minor mechanical repairs
- Unsealed airstrip
The Dingo Fence was originally constructed in the early 1880’s as a rabbit proof fence and later converted to keep dingoes separate from livestock. It stretches some 5,600 kilometres from Jimbour in Queensland down to the west of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
Have you made the trip to Cameron Corner?