Tibboburra is one of those towns - you either like it or not. Harsh, remote, bland- most travellers use it as a just a stop over. After we had an incident several years ago and needed to spend 2 nights here- we discovered that this area has more than meets the eye.
Tibooburra was settled in the mid 1880's after early explores passed through namely Sturt in 1844 , then later Bourke and Wills heading to the gulf, pastoralists later returned and found gold in nearby areas.
Here you can wander freely through the shearing shed- and its like the workers have just knocked off- its great too as there is no rubbish and graffiti laying around.
Another highlight is the Gorge Loop drive starting from here. Most people don’t associated this area with gorges but along this 100 km loop there are several and it is pretty spectacular. The drive takes you through several old creek crossings, yet when it is in flood you can see old debris some 20 feet up in the trees. I would say that you rise and fall around 200 metres along this drive- doesn’t sound much but considering just how flat this landscape is- the weathering effect can be dramatic. Half way along you will come to a lookout giving you views down where the water has cut a line in the landscape over hundreds of years- and being so high you can see for literally hundreds of km’s.
The gorge loop drive normally takes around 3-4 hours to complete if you want to explore all the points of interest along the way- but it def should be on your to do list here in town, not just a stop over as you race further west.