Culture and heritage

Maritime heritage

Signs and trails - Darling River

Wave, Bourke

The paddle steamer Wave (1886 - 1921) lies abandoned in a paddock opposite the town of Bourke, testimony to the glory days of inland river steamer traffic. The timber vessel was caught in time of flood, cutting across the fields out of the Darling River's main channel, and stranded when the waters subsided! The wreck site that today consists of the engine, boiler and paddle wheels, and can be reached by road from Bourke.

An interpretation sign marks the site and Bourke Shire Council and Bourke Tourism distribute "Mud Map Tours" driving and walking maps with access directions.

Page last updated: 31 August 2012