Kamilaroi Highway

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Kamilaroi Highway
New South Wales
Cryon 5.JPG
A small mirage on the Kamilaroi Highway near Cryon.
General information
Type Highway
Length 598 km (372 mi)
Route number(s)
route number
Major junctions
NW end
SE end
Major settlements Brewarrina, Walgett, Cryon, Burren Junction, Wee Waa, Narrabri, Boggabri, Gunnedah, Curlewis, Breeza, Quirindi, Braefield
Highway system
Highways in Australia
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Highways in New South Wales

The Kamilaroi Highway is a state highway in New South Wales, Australia. It has been given the alpha numeric route B51 for most of its length. Its status as a highway is fairly new.[when?]

It runs 620 kilometres (390 mi) from Willow Tree on the New England Highway in central New South Wales in a north-western direction until it reaches Bourke on the Mitchell Highway.[citation needed] The Kamilaroi Highway crosses the Bogan River 43 kilometres (27 mi) east of Bourke.[1]

The highway is named after the Kamilaroi Indigenous Australian people who live in the area.[citation needed]

Route attractions and features[edit]

Approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of Boggabri is a spectacular landmark called Gin’s Leap, that was known in the days of Cobb and Co as "The Rock". It is said that a young Aboriginal girl, promised to an elder of her tribe, the Kamilaroi, ran away with a young aboriginal man from another tribe. While being pursued by Kamilaroi tribesmen, the lovers jumped to their death from somewhere along the top of this rock.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ "Bogan River Bridge Replacement HW29". NSW eTendering. Government of New South Wales. 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kamilaroi Highway at Wikimedia Commons