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VISITOR GUIDE

more than just a highway

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information centres the following is an index of Visitor information centres featured in this brochure

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greater Shepparton

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deniliquin

lake cargelligo 1 Foster Street Ph: 02 6898 1501

George Street Ph: 1800 650 712

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63 Jerilderie Street Ph: 0448 878 597

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narrandera Shire Narrandera Park, Newell Highway Ph: 02 6959 1766 or 1800 672 392

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tottenham Umang Street Ph: 0428 924 126

Jerilderie

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Central Tablelands (Contd)

condobolin Western Plains Regional Development Centre 18 William Street, Ph: 02 6895 3301

534 Wyndham Street Ph: 1800 808 839

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the heart of nSw

Grenfell Ph: 02 6343 1612

6 Shire Street Ph: 02 6972 2266

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parkeS Henry Parkes Centre Newell Highway Ph: 02 6862 6000 or 1800 624 365

Bathurst Ph: 1800 68 1000

Cabonne Ph: 02 6344 1008

weSt wyalong

Wellington Ph: 1800 621 614

Railway Station, Union Street Ph: 02 6850 2300

central tablelandS

Blayney Ph: 02 6368 3534

Orange Ph: 1800 069 466

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peak hill Peak Hill Country Craft Centre 62 Caswell Street Ph: 02 6869 1981

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newell highway narrabri nSw 2390 ph: 02 6799 6760

po box 115 narromine nSw 2821 ph: 02 6889 9982

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narromine

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Anzac Park, South Street Ph: 02 6740 2230 or Freecall: 1800 koalaS

37 Burroway Street Ph: 02 6889 9980

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dubbo

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Corner Macquarie Street & Newell Highway Ph: 02 6801 4450

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gilgandra Gilgandra Coo-ee Heritage Centre Newell Highway Ph: 02 6817 8700

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warrumbungle Shire coonabarabran Newell Highway Ph: 02 6849 2144 or 1800 242 881

gunnedah

narrabri Newell Highway Ph: 02 6799 6760 or 1800 659 931

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gwydir Shire warialda Corner Gwydir Highway & Holden Street Ph: 02 6729 0046

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inVerell 11-31 Campbell Street Ph: 02 6728 8161

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moree plainS Corner Gwydir & Newell Highways Ph: 02 6757 3350

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goondiwindi Corner of McLean & Bowen Streets Ph: 07 4671 2653

bingara The Roxy Complex 74 Maitland Street Ph: 02 6724 0066

coolah Pandora Gallery, Binnia Street Ph: 02 6377 1241

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Coonamble

Baradine

Gulargambone

Mendooran Coolah Dunedoo

Bathurst Blayney

Cowra

Grenfell Young Temora Grong Grong

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Temora

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bathurst

Mount Panorama is not only the home of Australian motor sport but also a great scenic drive with views to the Blue Mountains.

cabonne

Age of Fishes Museum, Canowindra features unique 360 million year old fossils. Animals On Bikes is 120km of “paddock art” along the drive from Molong to Dubbo via Cumnock and Yeoval.

dubbo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo – The unique environment of the Zoo provides a natural theatre of animals in the wild and at play. Open from 9am every day.

finley

Finley Lake – recreation, aquatic sports and picturesque picnic facilities.

forbes

Lake Forbes, a natural lagoon offering 4.8km of walking and cycle tracks, birdlife, picnic and bbq areas, a playground, toilets and an RV friendly rest area.

gilgandra

Gilgandra lies just to the south of the spectacular Warrumbungle National Park, a huge volcanic edifice of densely forested ridges, barren spires and immense gorges.

goondiWindi

Visit the Gunsynd Museum & Custom House Museum; both located near Visitor Info Centre.

griffith

Catania Fruit Salad Farm, Farm 43, Cox Rd Hanwood.

gunnedah

Koalas – A koala is often seen in a hybrid river red gum across the road from the Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre – look for the “Koala in tree today” sign.

gWydir, Warialda, bingara

Tour the beautifully restored 1936 art deco Roxy Theatre in Bingara. Cranky Rock Warialda is an amazing natural attraction featuring huge granite boulders heaped along Reedy Creek.

inVerell

Gem Fossicking, Tourist Drive 3 Inverell to Narrabri, and Copeton Waters State Park.

jerilderie

Ned Kelly Trail, follow the track taken by the infamous Ned Kelly and his gang in 1879 when they visited Jerilderie. Six of the original buildings are still in existence.

lachlan

The Heart of New South Wales has the largest natural inland lake system in the state and the showpiece of that system is Lake Cargelligo, the unexpected oasis in central NSW.

moree plains

Famous for our natural Hot Artesian Pools, relax & rejuvenate in the therapeutic mineral-rich water. Also home of the largest Pecan Nut Plantation in the Southern Hemisphere with over 85,000 trees, guided tours are available.

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narrabri shire

Mt Kaputar National Park – Sawn Rocks are located 36km from Narrabri and are 40 metre high pillars of basalt rock formation.

narrandera

Australia’s Biggest Playable Guitar on display at the Narrandera Visitor Information Centre.

narromine

Narromine Aviation Museum provides a captivating display of artefacts, photographs and documents. Arrange to see the full scale replica of the Wright Flyer.

orange

Mt Canobolas, an extinct volcano rising 1396 metres above sea level, providing stunning views of the countryside for hundreds of kilometres in all directions.

parkes

Home of the iconic Parkes Radio Telescope (The Dish) and Henry Parkes Centre with 4 Museums including an Elvis collection. Also a great base to explore the delightful western villages of Bogan Gate, Trundle & Tullamore.

peak hill

Explore the viewing platform and walking trails at the Peak Hill Open Cut Gold Mine and marvel at the Big Fish Fossil Hut. Spectacular views, free camping and walking trails in nearby Goobang National Park.

shepparton

From Art Galleries and Museums to SPC Ardmona KidsTown, Factory Sales, Retails and the iconic Moooving Art Herd there is something for everyone.

temora

Temora Aviation Museum – Aircraft display includes DH-82A Tiger Moth, CA-16 Wirraway, Supermarine Spitfire MK VIII/MK XVI as well as so much more.

tocumWal

Take a step back in time and explore old farm machinery and curios at Chrysties Museum.

Warrumbungle

Tourist Drive number 1 – Warrumbungle National Park and Siding Spring Observatory.

West Wyalong

Heritage Walk along the Crooked Main St, also don’t miss the Barmedman Mineral Pool and the Wyalong Museum to explore the gold, eucalyptus and tin history of West Wyalong.

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golf courses toWn

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bathurst

Bathurst Golf Club, Orange Road T: 02 6331 4144

bingara

Bingara Sporting Club, Bombelli Street T: 02 6724 1206

blayney

Blayney Golf Club, Mid Western Highway T: 02 6368 2939 / Lyndhurst Golf Club, Mt McDonald Road T: 02 6367 5366

cabonne

Canowindra Golf Club, Browns Avenue T: 02 6344 1342 / Molong Golf Club, Euchareena Road T: 02 6366 8321

dubbo

Dubbo Golf Club, Newell Highway T: 02 6882 1255

finley

Finley Golf Club, Tongs Street T: 03 5883 1360

forbes

Forbes Golf Course, Parkes Road T: 02 6852 3638

gilgandra

Gilgandra Golf Course, Racecourse Road

goondiWindi

Goondiwindi Golf Course, 18 Hindmarsh Street T: 07 4671 2693

griffith

Griffith Golf Club, Remembrance Drive T: 02 6962 3173

gunnedah

Gunnedah Golf Course, Cnr George and Links Road T: 02 6742 2111

gWydir, Warialda/ bingara

Warialda Golf & Bowling Club, Holden Street T: 02 6729 1192 Bingara Sporting Club, Bombelli Street T: 02 6724 1206

inVerell

Inverell Golf Course, 4678 Bundarra Road T: 02 6722 1574

jerilderie

Jerilderie Sports Club, Newell Highway T: 03 5886 1445

lachlan

Condobolin Sports Club, Tasker Street T: 02 6895 2465 / Lake Cargelligo Golf Club, West Wyalong Road T: 02 6898 1297 Tottenham Golf Club, Bobadah Road T: 02 6892 4132 / Albert Golf Club, Recreational Reserve T: 02 6892 8242

moree

Moree Golf Course, 2 Greenbah Road T: 02 6752 1480

narrabri shire

Narrabri Golf Course, Gibbons Street T: 02 6792 2344 Boggabri Golf Club, 81 Laidlaw Street T: 02 6743 4411 Wee Waa Golf Club, Golf Club Road T: 02 6795 4414

narrandera

Narrandera Golf Club, Racecourse Road T: 02 6959 1327

narromine

Narromine Golf Club, Warren Road T: 02 6889 1179

orange

Duntryleague Golf Club, Woodward Street, Orange T: 02 6362 4072 Orange Ex-Services Country Club, Forrest Road, Orange T: 02 6362 5162 Wentworth Golf Club, Ploughmans Lane, Orange T: 02 6361 4505

parkes

Parkes Golf Course, London Road T: 02 6862 2044

peak hill

Peak Hill Golf Course, Warrigal Road T: 02 6869 1248

shepparton

Shepparton Golf Club, Golf Drive T: 03 5821 2717 Kialla Country Club, 360 Central Kialla Road T: 03 5827 1390 Hill Top Golf and Country Club, 71 Gowrie Street, Tatura T: 03 5824 1689 Mooroopna Golf Club, 2 Fairway Drive T: 03 5825 4135

tocumWal

Tocumwal Golf Course, Barooga Road T: 03 5874 9111

Warialda

Warialda Golf & Bowling Club, Holden Street T: 02 6729 1192

Warrumbungles

Binnaway Golf Club, New Mollyan Road T: 02 6844 1590 / Coolah Sporting Club, Goddard Street T: 02 6377 1222 Coonabarabran Golf Club, River Road T: 02 6842 1292 / Dunedoo Sports Club, Wargundy Street T: 02 6375 1018

West Wyalong

Club Inn Resort, Newell Highway T: 02 6972 2000

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Ardlethan Baradine Bathurst Bingara Binnaway Canowindra Condobolin Coolah Coonabarabran Dubbo Dunedoo Finley Forbes Gilgandra Goondiwindi Griffith Gunnedah Inverell Jerilderie Lake Cargelligo Mendooran Molong Moree Narrabri Narrandera Narromine Orange Parkes Peak Hill Shepparton Tocumwal Tomingley Tooraweenah Tottenham Warialda West Wyalong

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Service Available

Ambulance ATM Banking Bed & Breakfast Cabins Camping Caravan Park Next G Phone Chemist Children's Playground Churches Dentist Diesel Digital Phone Dump Points (FREE) Doctor Eftpos Farmstay Food 7 Days Food Supplies Hospital Hotel Internet Facilities LPG Mechanical Motel NRMA Petrol Police Post Office Public Toilets Restaurant Swimming Pool Take Away Tourist Info ThE NEwELL VISITOR GUIDE

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caraVan safety checklist before you leave home for a great touring holiday, run through this checklist to ensure you have a safe and pleasant journey. checkS before the trip n Check oil, water, brake fluid, the battery etc. n Inspect all tyres carefully and remember, when towing heavily loaded trailers your vehicle's tyre pressures should be increased to the level recommended in the owner's handbook or on the tyre placard. If in doubt, contact your local tyre dealer. n Check that your vehicle and trailer's wheel nuts have been tightened to the manufacturer's specifications.

n While you are travelling ensure that the gas cylinders are turned off and that the refrigerator door is closed. n Check that the roll-out awning is stored away and locked in the travel position. n Remove the jockey wheel from its clamp and store it in the boot of the car or RV, or if it is of the swivel mount variety, lock it in the travelling position. n Check that the front and rear corner stabilisers are in the up position.

n Ensure the coupling socket and ball match in size.

n Ensure that the hand brake of the trailer has been correctly released.

n Check that the coupling is correctly and securely fastened.

n Check that the roof hatches, windows and stone shields are secure.

n Check that the safety chains are correctly connected.

n Check that water, sullage and electrical cords have been

n Check to ensure that the trailer brake and light connections are secure and that all lights work. n Check that the towing lights, number plates and registration labels of your caravan are clearly visible. n Disengage any reversing catch fitted to the trailer coupling (as used with over-run brakes). n Make one or two test stops to check that the brakes are working properly.

disconnected and stored away. n Check that the TV antenna is in the travel position.

checkS during the trip n Check that the couplings and chains are still securely fastened. n Check that the brakes and wheel bearings are not overheating, by comparing to your car brakes. n Check that light connections are still secure and that the lights

n Ensure that your load is properly secured.

are working.

n Limit the amount of load in the boot of the tow vehicle.

n Check that the tyres are still sufficiently inflated.

n Ensure that the rear vision mirrors on the tow vehicle are

n Check that the load is still secure.

properly adjusted.

n Check that the roll-out awning is still properly locked in the

n Ensure that the gas cylinders are properly secured.

travel position.

This information is courtesy of the Caravan & Camping Industry Association NSW www.caravan-camping.com.au 10 CARAVAN SAFETy ChECkLIST


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Located at the base of the Newell highway and on the junction of the Goulburn and Broken Rivers, Greater Shepparton is an easy two hour drive from Melbourne and a fantastic place to stop and stay a while. With magnificent food and wine, beautiful countryside and waterways, the area has glorious weather and plenty of activities for everyone. The region is rich in history, art and culture; and home to the much loved MooovingArt public art exhibition: Life-size colourful sculptures scattered throughout the municipality which reflect and celebrate the contribution of the dairy industry in Greater Shepparton. A family friendly destination, Greater Shepparton offers visitors an exciting experience through its diversity of accommodation, attractions, wineries, galleries, shopping and townships. Experience it with the help of the friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre, who can assist you with your travel plans to the region and make your stay a memorable one.

Visitor Information Centre greater Shepparton Visitor information centre 534 Wyndham Street, Shepparton Ph: 1800 808 839 E: info@discovershepparton.com.au www.discovershepparton.com.au

GREATER ShEPPARTON

Attractions & Accommodation Shepparton art museum (Sam) 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton VIC 3630 ph: 03 5832 9861 Open 7 days 10am – 4pm, Public holidays 1pm – 4pm e: art.museum@shepparton.vic.gov.au www.sheppartonartmuseum.com.au SAM presents a significant collection of ceramics, paintings and a growing contemporary art collection. emerald bank leisure land 7725 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton VIC 3630 www.emeraldbank.net.au Emerald Bank Leisure Land will entertain the whole family. Have a beautiful day at Emerald Bank. See listings below.

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Local Produce

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Arts & Culture

Shepparton Motor Museum Ph: 03 5823 5833 – Open 7 days 10am – 4.30pm Lloyds Produce Store Ph: 03 5823 5908 – Open 7 days 10am – 4.30pm Emerald Bank Adventure Park Ph: 03 5823 2500 – Open 10am – 4.30pm weekends & 7 days during Victoria School Holidays Potwerx Ph: 03 5823 1915 – Open 7 days 10am – 4.30pm Windmill Chocolate Shop & Café Ph: 03 5823 1308 – Open 7 days 10am – 4.30pm Riverside Gardens Nursery (with mini golf) Ph: 03 5823 1515 – Open 7 days 10am – 5pm big4 Shepparton east 15 Orrvale Road, Shepparton VIC 3630 Ph: 1800 022 345 E: info@big4sheppartoneast.com.au www.big4sheppartoneast.com.au A warm friendly welcome awaits you at our lovely holiday park.

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Find out why Greater Shepparton is renowned as Victoria’s Food Bowl, experience export quality produce at farm gate sales and produce stores.

See the recently renovated Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) or Gallery Kaiela (South Eastern Australian Aboriginal Art) and many other local collections scattered throughout.

Family Fun

With an abundance of activities for all ages, many hours can be spent at minimal cost. Spend a day at SPC Ardmona Kidstown – the largest community playground in Australia.

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Award Winning Cycling & Walking Paths

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Factory Sales

Walk or cycle along the Shared Pathway Network or take time out for a picnic on the shores of beautiful Victoria Park Lake.

Stock up the car and find bargains galore at one of the outlets which are sure to please your taste buds as well as your bank balance. ThE NEwELL VISITOR GUIDE

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Discover

a whole lot more.

REAL AUSSIE COUNTRY

When exploring the Newell come and visit Deni. There’s adventure and relaxation in equal measure. On the Edward River in sheep station country and on the fringe of the world’s largest red gum forest, you’ll find an oasis of green with the outback on your doorstep. So come along, and discover a whole lot more.

Short drive fro m the Newe ll Highway

What’s on...

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Edwards. Our the banks of the classic.com Relax and fish on www.denifishing . uary every year br Fe . ed iss m not to be

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tchmaker love? Join us at the Ma Single and looking for hmakers.com.au atc im en d of March. www.d en the at r yea ry eve

TWO RACE MEETS EVERY YEAR

Anzac Day: April

Caulfield Cup: October Deniliquin Races

Experience country racing at its best . Anzac Day and Caulfield Cup day. Ph 0428 308 528 or email: jadoug1@bigpond.net.au

October: Deni Ute Muster

head for Deni’s Play on On the NSW Labour Day long weekend www.deniutemuster.com.au the Plains Festival and Ute Muster.

For more information on your visit to Deniliquin

Freecall 1800 650 712 www.denitourism.com.au

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Take a break at the Travellers’ Oa

Stop. Revive. Survive. Strategically located on the Newell, Jerilderie is just over a 3 ½ hour drive from Melbourne and is a great place to take a break on your journey or make a base for day trips to Deniliquin, Griffith and Tocumwal. Jerilderie also forms the southern gateway to the kidman way Outback Experience. Accommodation Jerilderie has accommodation suitable for the first time traveller through to the seasonal backpacker. There is a wide choice of budget accommodation including hotels, motels, immaculate caravan park as wellasbed&breakfaststyleaccommodation–alloffering good value, great service and country hospitality.

Visitor Information Centres tourist information centre 63 Jerilderie Street Ph: 0448 878 597 Jerilderie Shire council 35 Jerilderie Street Ph: 03 5886 1200 E: mail@jerilderie.nsw.gov.au www.jerilderie.nsw.gov.au

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Food & wine With a variety of food outlets ranging from our main street cafes, hotels and 24 hr service station, to our Sports Club Chinese restaurant and fantastic bakery, there is no shortage of places to obtain light refreshments and scrumptious home-style meals. Jerilderie is also home to Organic One, one of Australia’s oldest organic wineries.

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Services & Clubs Jerilderie boasts a great range of services which include: a modern swimming pool and sporting complex with fully equipped gymnasium, 18- hole golf course, turf racetrack, tennis courts and all weather bowling greens. We have a full range of medical services including a pharmacy, fully equipped hospital with accident, emergency and acute facilities, separate ambulance station and a medical centre. Our retail shops include bric-abrac and antique stores as well as supermarket, newsagent, post office and more.

wunnamurra Lakeside Estate your c change Ph: 03 5886 1200 Country comfort with city conveniences – it doesn’t get much better than Wunnamurra Estate. The Estate offers fully serviced blocks set amongst internal parklands plus a lake foreshore park with open space along the Billabong Creek. All of this is within easy walking distance of the township with its friendly locals, shops, schools, restaurants and pubs. Stage 2 is now in progress with blocks available from $50,000 so don’t delay! Select your lot, choose your builder and prepare for a wonderful new lifestyle.

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Ned Kelly Raid Trail

Jerilderie is the only town in NSW that was visited by Ned Kelly and his gang in 1879. Start our National Heritage Raid Trail at the Ned Kelly Post and Telegraph Office. Walk Ned’s footsteps, explore the 16 sites and make your own decision: Ned Kelly, hero or outlaw?

Explore Jerilderie’s CBD

Experience the charm of the Victorian era at Ye Olde Bank of NSW or peruse the Ned Kelly Blacksmith Shop. Take time out at any one of our cafes, hotels or bakery, all right in the heart of town.

Steel Wings

Be amazed by the enormous “Steel Wings” windmill located in Luke Park. Constructed in the 1900s, the 50ft tall, 25ft in diameter windmill is one of only two of its kind in the world and is an impressive sight.

Horgan Walk

For those wanting to stretch their legs, take a relaxing stroll around the tranquil surrounds of Horgan Walk. The 1.8km walking track is situated along Billabong Creek and features the Bush Tucker Trail.

Jerilderie Miniature Steam Railway Track

Adjacent to the historical “Willows” home, this 1.2km railway track operates on the 2nd Sunday of the month (weather permitting) or by appointment. Coaches welcome. Tours also available with notice – call 03 58 861 455. ThE newell NEwELL NEwELL highway VISITOR hIGhwAy GUIDE guide GUIDE 013


heart of the Riverina

Conven iently situated at the crossroads of the Newell and Sturt highways, Narrandera offers the ideal spot to rest and revive. Experience our beautiful park and adventure playground, enjoy fine dining at one of the local cafes and take a walk along the Murrumbidgee River to see one of our resident koalas. A well-defined walking and cycling track links many of the towns "hidden gems" with maps available from the Visitor Centre.

Visitor Information Centre narrandera Visitor centre Narrandera Park, Newell Highway Ph: 02 6959 1766 or 1800 672 392 E: tourist.centre@narrandera.nsw.gov.au www.narrandera.com.au Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/narrandera.tourism

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Narrandera is an RV Friendly town and we encourage you to stop and stay for as long as you like! The Murrumbidgee River and Lake Talbot create a superb pocket of nature and are a fisherman’s and camping paradise. Take the heritage walk to appreciate the many lovely old buildings and the mix of boutique shopping, antique and novelty stores. Enjoy a visit to the Narrandera Fisheries Centre and see ‘Murray’ the Cod. The Parkside Museum, Tiger Moth Memorial, Royal Doulton Fountain, the Big Guitar and Big Fig Tree are popular tourist attractions.

february Skiing Championships march John O’Brien Festival Riverina Rush Open Swim april Easter Hot Rod Run June TAB Race Meeting July TAB Race Meeting

A round of golf on one of country Australia's top golf courses is a must. Bowlers can also have a roll at one of the friendliest clubs there is. A trip to nearby towns Barellan and Grong Grong will provide visitors with a taste of local hospitality.

october Narrandera 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Narrandera has quality accommodation including motels, hotels, B&Bs and caravan and tourist parks. There is also a family friendly range of dining options.

gateway motor inn 146-152 East Street, Narrandera NSW 2700 Ph: 02 6959 1877 Fax: 02 6948 1512 M: 0412 460 729 E: ourmotel@ozemail.com.au www.narranderagateway.com.au

Narrandera is renowned for its quality and diversity of events such as the annual Hot Rod Run at Easter, the National Cavy Show, the Camellia Show and of course, not forgetting Narrandera's John O'Brien Festival, celebrating Australia's Irish connection with bush music, poetry, dance, craft and above all else, humour.

Calendar of Events 2013 January Narrandera Rodeo

See full events calendar at www.narrandera.com.au

Accommodation/Services

Family owned and operated, quiet main street location, non-smoking, queen size beds, family units, pool, BBQ, Austar, undercover parking available, trailer and coach parking, free wireless internet, cooked breakfast to units. Disabled room available. narrandera caravan park 16322 Newell Highway, Gillenbah, Narrandera Ph: 02 6959 2955 Fax: 02 6959 2956 www.narranderacaravanpark.com.au


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Owner operated deluxe quality only 1 & 2 bedroom cabins. All have R/C and full cooking facilities. Drive through caravan sites, pool, BBQ, camp kitchen, kids' play area, pet friendly. newell motor inn 16294 Newell Highway, Gillenbah, Narrandera Ph: 02 6959 2877 Fax: 02 6959 1381 E: amophie@newellnatoinn.com.au www.newellmotorinn.com.au Owner operated. Ground floor rooms as well as family and disabled rooms. AUSTAR, restaurant, breakfast, internet access, pool. Set on 4 hectares, 150m off the highways. Doubled glazed front windows, parking for trailer, coaches and long vehicles. country roads motor inn – golden chain Cnr East Street and Whitton Street, Newell Highway, Narrandera NSW 2700 Ph: 1800 028 591 Fax: 02 6959 3245 E: info@countryroadsnarrandera.com.au www.countryroadsnarrandera.com.au Owner operated featuring friendly homestyle service in spacious ground floor units. Close to shops, clubs and cafés. Queen beds, wireless internet, swimming pool and meals to units. the doulton – luxury b&b 53 Douglas Street, Narrandera NSW 2700 Ph: 0427 533 682 E: indulge@thedoulton.com.au www.thedoulton.com.au 4½ stars. 3 luxuriously appointed suites, (2 with spa bath) with continental or cooked

breakfast. Flat TV/DVD, etc. Secure parking, free Wi-Fi, indulgencies! 1 self-catering, serviced, 1-2 B/R cottage. narrandera ex-Servicemen’s club 41 Bolton Street, Narrandera NSW 2700 Ph: 02 6959 1266 E: nesc1@itginternet.net.au Family friendly atmosphere with bistro and licensed bar.

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narrandera parkside museum Cnr Newell Highway and Twynam Street, opposite Park Ph: 02 6959 1372 E: tourist.centre@narrandera.nsw.gov.au

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A plethora of historic artifacts from the region including significant Colonial River and Chinese items.

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narrandera fisheries centre Situated 6km East of Narrandera on Sturt Highway Ph: 02 6958 8200 Open Mon. to Fri. 9am to 4pm. Closed public holidays. Have a close encounter with native and endangered species such as ‘Agro’ the mighty Murray Cod. Aquarium display, videos, picnic area, free BBQs. tour times: 9.00am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. moore hand made coffee house 9 East Street, Narrandera Ph: 02 6959 9642 E: moorehandmade2012@yahoo.com.au Best coffee/home cooking on the Newell, 7 days, Wi-Fi, gifts and toilet.

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Koalas

Take a walk along the Murrumbidgee River and through the Narrandera Flora and Fauna Reserve to spot for koalas. A population of over 300 koalas live there.

Wetlands

The Narrandera Wetlands is a "must see", providing an important habitat for birds, frogs, reptiles, insects and mammals.The NarranderaWetlandsisthe perfect location to enjoy a relaxing bushwalk.

My Dolls

Over 2500 dolls made from porcelain, celluloid, rag and plastics. Open daily 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm. Groups should book in advance. Phone: (02) 6959 1728.

Sandhills Artefacts

Visit the tin shed workshop of local Wiradjuri didgeridoo and boomerang maker, Michael Lyons, the only one of its kind in New South Wales, where artefacts are fashioned from locally sourced materials. You will need to call in to the Visitor Centre for directions.

Lake Talbot Slide

Take the plunge on the Rampage Slide for an exhilarating ride of speed, or join the excitement on the 100m Water Slide. Lake Talbot Aquatic Park features Olympic and Leisure pools with BBQ facilities, tranquil settings and a threetiered tree amphitheatre. ThE NEwELL VISITOR GUIDE

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Find hearts Of Gold

Located on the crossroads of the Newell and Mid western highways, west wyalong is the perfect stop on your journey – so why not have a rest and explore the fabulous features of the area.

Weethalle, Kikiora and Naradhan. These villages are well worth a visit and contain many things to see and do including the Mineral Pool in Barmedman, The Weethalle Whistle Stop and the Silo Kick Challenge in Mirrool held in October each year.

wheatley’s wares, antiques & eucalyptus oil ph: 0404 152 731

West Wyalong is the main centre and largest town in the Bland Shire, which forms part of the Riverina region of NSW. The town has more accommodation for travellers and more shopping than you would expect in a vibrant town of just over 3,000 people. The town has a rich history of gold mining and the crooked Main Street reflects these early days as it follows the original bullock track that curved around trees and gold diggings.

Attractions

county lodge motor inn ph: 02 6972 2411

The town of Wyalong contains many of the beautiful historic features of the area such as the Historic Court House and Council Chambers. It is in Wyalong that you will also find some very unique gifts from the Exclusive Hot Glass Gallery. The Bland Shire encompasses the villages of Barmedman, Mirrool, Tallimba, Ungarie,

Visitor Information Centre west wyalong Visitor information centre 6 Shire Street, West Wyalong Ph: 02 6972 2266

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wyalong museum The Museum presents a broad spectrum of exhibits illustrating the growth of the town and district over the past century. www.wyalongmuseum.com.au parks and gardens Our beautiful parks and gardens are a must for the weary traveller to stop and re-charge the batteries while there is plenty of play equipment for the younger family members to try out. holland park pool ph: 02 6972 2135 golf course West Wyalong boasts a beautiful 18 hole golf course located on the Newell Highway at the Club Inn Resort.

Accommodation the royal hotel ph: 02 6972 4337 m: 0422 087 101

ardeanal motel ph: 02 6972 2777 west wyalong caravan park ph: 02 6972 3133 e: westwcp@bigpond.net.au ace caravan park ph: 02 6972 3061 www.acecaravanpark.com.au mayfair motel ph: 02 6972 2788 e: Mayfair@exemail.com.au acacia golden way motel ph: 02 6972 2155 ambassadors true blue motor inn ph: 02 6972 2588 cameo inn ph: 02 6972 2255

aboriginal artefact Shop Ph: 02 6972 3493

charles Sturt motor inn ph: 02 6972 2422

lake cowal conservation centre Open by appointment only ph: 0407 754 287 e: sal.lake.cowal@gmail.com www.lakecowalfoundation.org.au

club inn resort ph: 02 6972 2000

ungarie pool Ethel Street, Ungarie ph: 02 6975 9191

top town motel ph: 02 6972 2166

weethalle whistle Stop Mid Western Highway, Weethalle ph: 02 6975 6199

exclusive hot glass gallery ph: 02 6972 3403 www.exclusivehotglass.com.au

colonial motor inn ph: 02 6972 2611 country roads motor inn ph: 02 6972 2300 palms motel ph: 02 6972 2477 west wyalong b&b ph: 02 6972 1568

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the metropolitan hotel ph: 02 6972 0400 e: metrohotel@hotmail.com mirrool royal hotel 1 Ariah Street, Mirrool ph: 02 6974 1237 www.mirroolhotel.com.au thom dick & harry’s ph: 02 6972 0393 e: tdhww@bigpond.com west wyalong photo centre Lorraine Williams Photography ph: 02 6972 1101 barmedman truck Stop ph: 02 6976 2461 café peckish ph: 02 6972 4733 colonial restaurant ph: 02 6972 2611

paragon café ph: 02 6972 2187 pilon’s general Store ph: 02 6972 3540 roundabout bakery ph: 02 6972 1777 royal hotel Weethalle ph: 02 6975 6291 tallimba hotel ph: 02 6975 7228 tattersalls’s hotel ph: 02 6972 2030 top town tavern ph: 02 6972 2026 ungarie district bowling club ph: 02 6975 9091 west wyalong bowling club ph: 02 6972 3660

what’s cookin ph: 02 6972 3311 white tank hotel ph: 02 6972 2037

hong loch chinese restaurant ph: 02 6972 3778

february West Wyalong Rugby League Knockout

Jan wah chinese restaurant ph: 02 6972 2771

march Barmedman Modified Tractor Pull West Wyalong Charity Camp Draft

luxor café ph: 02 6972 2289 magna’s on main licensed restaurant ph: 02 6972 2255 outback cafe ph: 02 6972 2819

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Lake Cowal

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west wyalong Services & citizens club ph: 02 6972 2541

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Wyalong Museum

toppy takeaway ph: 02 6972 3535

charles Sturt restaurant ph: 02 6972 2422

central hotel ungarie ph: 02 6975 9014 e: manager@thecentralhotel.net.au

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april Ladies Day Out october Mirrool Silo Kick Challenge nye Events West Wyalong New Year's Eve Fireworks Spectacular

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Wyalong Museum – Open from 2pm-5pm daily, and out of hours by appointment . The Museum is located in the Historic Court House, Newell Highway, Wyalong.

Visit surrounding villages and historic hotels including Tallimba, Mirrool, Ungarie, Weethalle, Barmedman all within close proximity to West Wyalong. Lake Cowal is a dedicated bird sanctuary. The Lake comprises an ephemeral body of water surrounded by sparsely timbered land. Exclusive Hot Glass Gallery Glass artist, Elaine Marshall creates a huge range of unique handmade glass plates, platters, bowls, vases and hundreds of jewellery items. There is something for everyone. All Glassware is kiln fused and fired on the premises.

Eating out

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An Oasis in the Outback

Take a scenic tour off the Newell highway into the heart of NSw to discover our unique attractions, rich history, heritage, wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Traditionally home of the kalarie people, lower Lachlan region, the heart of NSw is considered by other wiradjuri communities to be the heartbeat of the wiradjuri nation.

Visitor Information Centres western plains regional development centre 18 William Street, Condobolin Ph: 02 6895 3301 lake cargelligo tourist information centre 1 Foster Street, Lake Cargelligo Ph: 02 6898 1501 tottenham tourist information centre Umang Street, Tottenham Ph: 0428 924 126 All enquiries welcome to

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The Local Government Area of the Lachlan Shire is graced by the towns of Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Tottenham and is supported by the villages of Tullibigeal, Burcher, Derriwong, Fifield and Albert. All of these communities have their own unique features and attractions to enjoy so please, take the time to stop, stay a while and enjoy.

Accommodation

In the Heart of NSW the lifestyle is laid back, the people are friendly and polite and there is an opportunity to escape from the grind of everyday life to enjoy the outdoors with a spot of fishing, camping, water skiing or bird watching. Our natural environment of lakes, meandering waterways and red soil plains is rich in cultural heritage, abundant wildlife and unparalleled beauty.

condobolin hotel/motel – ★★★ Corner Bathurst & William Streets, Condobolin Ph: 02 6895 2040

The Heart of NSW is predominantly a primary industry or rural area with numerous small businesses which we encourage you to take the time to visit and experience. Throughout the Heart of NSW you will find various stores which are owned and operated by locals. All major services are catered for including health, communications, banking, real estate, transport to beauty and retail shopping. Whether you are perusing the shops or doing chores, take time off to relax and enjoy a coffee or lunch with friends and spoil yourself! The Heart of NSW is home to two RV Friendly towns and one RV Friendly location so include Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Tottenham in your travels and be assured that the services and amenities for the mobile traveller are met in these towns.

riverview caravan park – ★★★ Diggers Avenue, Condobolin Ph: 02 6895 2611 allambie motel – ★★★ William Street, Condobolin Ph: 02 6895 2722

condobolin motor inn – ★★★ William Street, Condobolin Ph: 02 6895 2233 condobolin railway hotel/motel Cnr Molong and Denison Street, Condobolin Ph: 02 6895 4240 imperial hotel Bathurst Street, Condobolin Ph: 02 6895 2139 royal hotel Bathurst Street, Condobolin Ph: 02 6895 2009 lakeview caravan park – ★★★ Naradhan Street, Lake Cargelligo Ph: 02 6898 1077 lachlan way motel – ★★★ Foster Street, Lake Cargelligo Ph: 02 6898 1201 lake cargelligo motel – ★★ Canada Street, Lake Cargelligo Ph: 02 6898 1303


Commercial Hotel Foster Street, Lake Cargelligo Ph: 02 6898 1209 The Blacker Family Royal Mail Hotel Foster St, Lake Cargelligo Ph: 02 6898 1006 The State Centre Caravan Park – ★★ Tullamore Road, Tottenham Ph: 02 6892 4126 Tottenham Hotel Umang Street, Tottenham Ph: 02 6892 4211 Mayfield Hotel Wattle Street, Tullibigeal Ph: 02 6972 9173 Caravan or Camping in Tullibigeal Pioneer Park Wattle Street, Tullibigeal Ph: 02 6972 9176 Recreation Ground Burgooney Road, Tullibigeal Ph: 02 6972 9176 Burcher Hotel Bena Street, Burcher Ph: 02 6972 5244 Fifield Hotel Slee Street, Fifield Ph: 02 6892 7276 The Rabbit Trap Hotel Federation Street, Albert Ph: 02 6892 8201

Calendar of events December: Christmas Events – All Towns January: Australia Day Celebrations – All Towns Bowls Carnival – Lake Cargelligo February: Condobolin Picnic Races March: Tottenham Picnic Races Tottenham Rural Field Day April: Condo 750 Cross Country Rally – Condobolin Tullibigeal Picnic Races Condobolin Garden Festival (biennial) June Long Weekend: Blue Waters Arts & Crafts Exhibition – Lake Cargelligo Lake Cargelligo Museum Open Day July: Condobolin Winter B&S Ball August: Condobolin Show & Ball Kennel Club Regional Championship Yellow Mountain Motor Cycle Safari – Tottenham/Condobolin September: Lake Cargelligo Show & Dinner Condobolin Camp Draft RSL Pipe Band – Tattoo (triennial) – Condobolin Poppers in the Pines (biennial) – Burcher October: Condo Chutes and Utes Festival – Condobolin Tullibigeal Gymkhana Tottenham Horse & Sports Gymkhana Lake Cargelligo Fisherama West Milby Rodeo & Gymkhana Lake Cargelligo Ball (biennial) November Melbourne Cup Lunches – All Towns

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Wiradjuri Study Centre

Corner of Cunningham & McDonnell Streets, Condobolin. Ph: 02 6895 4664 Constructed to promote the study and understanding of the Wiradjuri culture.

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Lake Cargelligo

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The showpiece of the largest natural inland lake system in NSW having a volume of 36,000 mega litres and a surface area of 1,440 hectares.

H o l t S t r e e t , L a ke C a r g e l l i g o . Community owned and operated Museum, open Wednesday 10am to 3pm or by appointment. Ph: 02 6898 1384.

Located approximately 42km west of Tottenham and is marked by a Cairn constructed from local mine slag. For GSP navigators 147 1’ 56’ ’E, 32 9’ 47’’ S.

Enjoy country hospitality

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your trip along the Newell doesn’t need to be the same every time. why not enjoy a change of perspective and cruise the picture perfect Central Tablelands. A fascinating side trip through glorious vineyards, charming

Visitor Information Centres bathurst Ph: 1800 68 1000 www.visitbathurst.com.au blayney Ph: 02 6368 3534 www.blayneynsw.com.au cabonne Ph: 02 6344 1008 www.cabonnecountry.com grenfell Ph: 02 6343 1612 www.grenfell.org.au orange Ph: 1800 069 466 www.visitorange.com.au wellington Ph: 1800 621 614 www.visitwellington.com.au

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villages and unique settings. This is the birthplace of the real NSw, home of the Gold Rush, Banjo Paterson and henry Lawson. Discover pre-historic attractions like the wellington Caves and the Canowindra Devonian Fish Fossils or taste the latest dining options in award winning restaurants. you can enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Bathurst and Orange or blend it with the clean high country air of a dozen National Parks. you might even get to race a guinea pig, photograph a V8 Supercar or throw a gumboot! Food and wine We welcome you to share our food, visit our farm gates and markets and taste our wines. You might like to learn from our chefs in a master class or pick fresh fruit straight from an orchard. In Central NSW you can connect directly with the producers of the finest, freshest produce... enjoy! The established wines of the Orange Wine Region are exceptional quality, high altitude, cool climate wines. Pick up your copy of the Cellar Door guide, select one of the tempting trails and head out. You’ll sample some of the best reds, whites and dessert wines in Australia. Make sure you try one of the latest sparkling varieties too.

You may also find yourself at one of the boutique cellar doors around Canowindra or Bathurst. Here you can meet the local vignerons and sample the results of their passion. Look out for locally produced ciders too. Plus we actually have local brewers and distillers offering a range of beers, gin, vodka and even grappa! Farmer’s Markets are held each week around the region offering the freshest produce and a chance to meet our growers, our artisans and our chefs. Every new season brings a new harvest – try our famous apples, pears, berries, olive oil, honey, venison or saltbush lamb. With a wide range of eateries available you can experience everything from fine dining (with several “hatted” restaurants), to warm and welcoming pub grub. You might choose a bustling city wine bar or kick back and enjoy the views from a country retreat. A perfect get-away for a couple or an opportunity to share the experience with good friends.

Bring the Family Discover a hidden world beneath the ground at the Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine. The world-renowned site features two of the most magnificent show caves – the Cathedral and Garden caves. Located alongside the caves is the Phosphate Mine, a completely restored underground mine from a bygone era. Put on your hard hat and enter a new world.


Try your luck at gold panning – those elusive gold specks would make a great souvenir! The Bathurst Goldfields, Ophir Reserve, Stuart Town and Sofala are great options for fossickers. Hill End is also a great place to relive some of the magic of the gold rush.

corrugated iron that has been flattened to cover more area and offcuts of wire, joined to make usable lengths.

Younger travellers can try their skills in a sandpit “fossil dig” and giant games board at the Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra. Or look T-Rex in the eye at the Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum in Bathurst.

You might find a quiet spot to pop in a fishing line and wait for that first bite at Lake Burrendong or along the Macquarie River. Alternatively, you can try your hand at sailing on Carcoar Dam or camping in the Nangar National Park.

Look out for the “Most Wanted Murals” in Eugowra or spot the Animals on Bikes as you wander through Cumnock and Yeoval on your way to Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Grenfell’s Wallengreen Sculpture Gardens, where recycled materials have been reworked into creative artworks, will delight visitors of all ages. Conquer the swings, tunnels and bridges of the region’s Adventure Playgrounds or feed the ducks on local ponds and lakes. There’s plenty of skate-board ramps along the way as well!

Enjoy Nature Try birdwatching, bushwalking or camping at one of the region's many national parks and state forests. Many of them offer free camping with toilets and BBQ facilities provided too. Try a great family day out bushwalking on Mt Canobolas or Mt Arthur Reserve. It’s a great way to stretch the legs. Explore the Weddin Mountains National Park for Seaton’s Farm, a fully maintained depression era farm with classic examples of Aussie ingenuity including

The view West from atop the Goobang ridge is well worth the drive too.

Feel free to ‘get on your bike’ – it’s one of the best ways to soak up the scenery too and there are plenty of roadside stalls and stores for cyclists to discover.

Discover the history Along every rural drive, on every village street, you’ll see relics of our colonial past. Beautifully restored gems like Molong’s Cobb & Co Coach House, Stoke House in Carcoar or the majestic Duntryleague in Orange. In Bathurst, Australia’s oldest inland settlement, you’ll find Miss Traill’s House, Ben Chifley’s former home and Abercrombie House. Enjoy too the antique architecture of villages like Carcoar, Millthorpe, Rockley, Grenfell or Canowindra offering up a unique glimpse of times past. Take a heritage walk or relive these stories at a village museum or historic site dotted along your drive. While in Wellington, enjoy an ale at the Lion of Waterloo, which is believed to be the oldest pub this side of the Blue Mountains.

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Sumptuous sunsets

Take in the sunset overlooking golden fields, a lake or national parks.

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Meet the winemaker and share a glass of award winning wine at over 35 cellar doors.

Cruise a lap of the world famous Mount Panorama motor racing circuit and visit the National Motor Racing Museum.

On the Gold Trail

Relive Australia's colonial history with a bushranger legend or a spot of gold prospecting.

Kid's adventure land

Let the kids discover the great outdoors, the local wildlife or some prehistoric sites.

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Shaded area indicates Central Tablelands Gold, gold and more gold! From the first diggings at Ophir and the poppet heads of Lucknow to the gigantic open cut of Cadia, gold has helped shape our landscape. Almost every city and town can trace our history through the rich vein of the local Gold Trails. Villages like Hill End, Sofala, Millthorpe and Carcoar offer a link to the gold rush days. When bushrangers like Ben Hall and Frank Gardiner roamed the hills, striking gold of their own when they robbed the mail coach at Escort Rocks near Eugowra, 150 years ago. They say some of this treasure might still lay buried in the Weddin Mountains! Don’t miss the marvellous display in Millthorpe’s Golden Memories Museum.

february 12 Hour Race, Bathurst Slow Summer, Orange Sofala Show

In Manildra there awaits a real treat, the Amusu Theatre. You can still catch a screening at one of Australia's oldest picture theatres or find a souvenir of your own favourite movie at the amazing Movie Poster Museum, next door.

march NSW Sheep Dog Trials, Molong Wellington Vintage Fair and Swap Meet Wellington Boot Racing Carnival Man From Ironbark Festival, Stuart Town

Of course many believe Bathurst is the home of motor racing and visitors always enjoy a lap around the famous Mount Panorama circuit. It is a public road so enjoy the view from the mountain top and be sure to stop off at the National Motor Racing Museum. The Chrysler Car Museum in Grenfell and Charlie McCarron’s Holden collection in Canowindra should also be on your to-do list.

april F.O.O.D Week, Orange & Cabonne Bathurst Motor Festival Hot Air Balloon Challenge, Canowindra B2B Cyclo Challenge, Bathurst Hill End Open Day Millthorpe Markets

Taking us even further back in time is the fabulous display of bones and stones at the

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Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum, where T-Rex stands tall in all his splendour. While long before the dinosaurs (360 million years ago!), the mighty inland rivers of this region were full of bizarre and dangerous creatures. The Age of Fishes Museum brings this period to life with their audio tour and display.

Unique Events January Black Wattle Fair, Mumbil

may Bathurst Royal Show Wellington Show Millamolong Polo Carnival

June Henry Lawson Festival and Guinea Pig Races, Grenfell July Village market days august Frost Fest, Orange September Caragabal Sheep Races, Grenfell Edgell Bathurst Jog Millthorpe Garden Ramble Grenfell Jockey Club Races october Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama Wine Week, Orange & Cabonne Carnival of Cups Harness Racing, Eugowra Inland See of Sound, Bathurst Meet U in Molong Motorcycle Expo Grenfell Gold Fest Australian National Field Days, Borenore november Carcoar Cup Running Event december Millthorpe Markets Carols in the Cave, Wellington


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Forbes A golden opportunity to break on the Newell

A very popular mid-way break on the Newell highway, Forbes is nestled on the Lachlan River in the heart of the luscious Lachlan Valley. The historic town is celebrated for its magnificent heritage buildings, beautiful natural environment and distinctive local attractions. Things to Do Forbes offers a great range of attractions so you can do as much or as little as you like. The town is situated on Lake Forbes, a natural lagoon on the Lachlan River, offering 4.8km of walking and cycle tracks, abundant birdlife, shaded picnic areas, BBQ facilities, a playground and an RV rest area. The Lachlan River also offers many great spots for picnics, fishing and bushwalking.

Visitor Information Centre forbes Visitor information centre Railway Station, Union Street Ph: 02 6850 2300 www.forbes.nsw.gov.au

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Forbes has gained quite a reputation as a boutique shopping capital, and with an extensive range of quality locally owned stores it is easy to see why. There is also a great range of quality art and craft on offer or you can get your motor running at McFeeters Motor Museum housing a private collection of meticulously restored motor vehicles, cellar door and cafe.

R&R Forbes attracts many outdoors and sports lovers with a great range of recreational options. Get active with a round of golf, a game of squash or lawn bowls, a spot of fishing or a splash at the Olympic pool. Why not grab your hiking boots, a picnic, a camera, or a canvas and head into the outdoors. For bird watching enthusiasts Forbes offers The Gum Swamp Bird Hide which is home to over 70 bird species. For a unique sight-seeing adventure, head to Ootha (70km west of Forbes) to check out the quirky ‘Utes in the Paddock’ exhibition, featuring Holden utes transformed by some of Australia’s most renowned artists. Pick up a driving map at the Forbes Railway Arts & Visitor Information Centre.

history and heritage Forbes is famous for its historic buildings and important heritage places, many listed by the National Trust of Australia (NSW) and some which you will recognise from the hit film ‘The Dish’. Pick up a copy of the Centenary of Federation Heritage Trail brochure at the Forbes Railway Arts & Visitor Information Centre and follow

the markers throughout the town learning about the remarkable places and people that contributed to the development of Forbes. One of these was Ben Hall, who was amongst Australia’s most notorious bushrangers. Hall was linked with hundreds of robberies during his three year bushranging career in the 1860s. Find out more about the legend of Ben Hall with a visit to the Forbes Historical Museum on Cross Street (open 2pm to 4pm daily) and to the Ben Hall Experience Room at the Forbes Railway Arts & Visitor Information Centre. Pick up a driving map to the place where Ben Hall was shot dead by a police party in May 1865. Hall is buried at the Forbes General Cemetery on Churchill Street.

RV Friendly Forbes has established a great reputation amongst the caravan, campervan and motorhome communities as a friendly and welcoming town, and has become a very popular half way stop on the Newell Highway. As an RV Friendly Town Forbes offers a range of amenities, caravan parks and rest areas making it a perfect destination for the mobile traveller.

Events and Conferences Forbes has developed a range of modern venues and facilities for small to medium sized conferences, meetings and events. These facilities packaged with a great range of accommodation, dining, attractions and services make Forbes a popular pit stop for both corporate and private events ranging from car rallies to weddings and everything in between.


Dine Forbes features a great selection of local dining options. Enjoy a relaxed meal at a cosy café or restaurant, enjoy hearty fare and a yarn with a friendly local at one of the town’s pubs, pick up takeaway or make a picnic to enjoy leisurely at your own quiet spot.

Places to Stay Forbes offers country hospitality and a great range of places to stay. Enjoy the comfort of up to 4 star motel rooms or self-contained cabins, be a special guest at a B&B or relax with a beer at a local pub. A range of holiday parks offer great amenities for RVs and there is a rest area for safe R & R while touring the region.

Accommodation adrian motel 3 Dowling Street ph: 02 6852 2611 e: adrianfb@bigpond.net.au Located 850m from the CBD, single, double and family rooms available, includes all the essentials plus pool, licensed restaurant and room service. country club caravan park 33 Sam Street ph: 02 6852 1957 e: cccpark@cccpark.com www.familyparks.com.au Powered sites, ensuite units, town water, hot showers, laundry, BBQ, public telephone, pets welcomed on leash (not in units or cabins).

country mile motor inn 14 Cross Street ph: 02 6852 4099 e: countrymilemotorinn@exemail.com.au Golden Chain, quiet, off highway location. Close to town centre, modern amenities, queen beds, air conditioning, pool, FREE Austar, wireless internet access, easy walk to clubs and restaurants. econolodge ben hall motor inn 5 – 7 Cross Street ph: 02 6851 2345 e: benhall@westserv.net.au www.choicehotels.com.au Quiet, off highway. Close to CBD and restaurants. Queen, double and family rooms, air conditioning, breakfast and dinner to units, free AUSTAR, wireless broadband, triple sheeting ensures a luxurious sleep experience. plainsman motel 22 Sherriff Street, Newell Highway (opposite Services Club) ph: 02 6852 2466 e: comforbes@exemail.com.au Situated in the heart of Forbes, opposite the Forbes Services Club, this delightful motel has 41 rooms, all ground level, deluxe, family, spas, disabled and 2 bedroom  self-contained units.  Facilities include swimming pool,  BBQ, free cable TV, wireless internet and conference facilities. We also welcome groups and bus tours.

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This Natural Lagoon offers 4.8km of walking and cycle tracks, abundant birdlife, shaded picnic areas, BBQ facilities, play grounds, and an RV rest area. Be tempted by a unique mix of locally owned boutiques plus familiar brands and all the major services. It is easy to see why Forbes has gained a reputation as a boutique shopping capital. Take in the history of the Forbes Cemetery and view the graves of local identities for a fascinating insight into Forbes’s past. Located at Forbes Cemetery, is the historical graves of Ben Hall and Kate Foster (nee Kelly). The development of Forbes began back in the 1860s when the gold rush settlement began. Take a self-paced walking tour and admire the historical churches, hotels and other significant buildings around town.

McFeeters Motor Museum

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Vandenberg hotel Court Street ph: 02 6852 2015

. . . a contemporary shopping experience for the discerning visitor

Historical Hotel overlooking Victoria Park right in the centre of town. Accommodation available with 12 refurbished rooms including veranda access and reasonable rates. Indulge in a delicious meal from our Char grill restaurant with counter meals also on the menu. Join us on the weekend to enjoy live entertainment.

Attractions forbes railway arts & Visitor information centre Union Street (old railway station) ph: 02 6852 4155 open daily 9am – 5pm. Come and browse through the historic railway station and view our range of souvenirs, gifts and handicrafts. Enjoy the Ben Hall Experience Room with exhibits and a DVD presentation. Visitor information services include free brochures and maps, accommodation information, what’s on, what to see and do.

Services forbes country bakehouse & X-tension 15 Templar Street ph: 02 6852 3388 Bakery: bread, pies, sandwiches, espresso. X-tension: table service, menu, specials. mezzanine Style 23 Rankin Street ph: 02 6851 4056

www.boutiqueforbes.com.au Forbes hosts a wide variety of specialty stores all within walking distance, making it the ideal shopping destination. Check out our wide range including homewares, furniture, fashion, lingerie and sleepwear, jewellery, fashion accessories, bags, shoes, menswear, eyewear, fragrance, skincare and cosmetics, haircare, giftware and more.

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Beautiful historic building. Modern, unique and friendly coffee house. Excellent coffee, evolving seasonal menu, gelato made on site. Open 7 days.

on the banks of the Lachlan

Why not spend a day checking out all Forbes has to offer?

You know you want to!

88 Reymond Street FORBES NSW 2871 AuStRAliA NRMA Park Rating (AAA) 3.5 Stars Cabins to 4 Star Villas Freecall: 1800 303 431 Email to: manager@apexriversidepark.com.au www.apexriversidepark.com.au FORBES

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Parkes The Elvis Capital of Australia

whilst in Parkes visit the iconic CSIRO Radio Telescope "The Dish" for an educational and out of world experience, don your blue suede shoes for the annual Elvis Festival or year-round at The king’s Castle Elvis exhibit, or simply experience the thriving commercial centre with its exceptional array of quality shops. The henry Parkes Centre is Parkes’ newest attraction that offers a ‘one stop shop’ for visitors to Parkes and houses four unique collections as well as the Visitor Information Centre, to provide a truly memorable experience. Parkes Shire has something for everyone with a host of services, quality accommodation and dining.

Visitor Information Centre parkes Visitor information centre Henry Parkes Centre, Newell Highway, Parkes Ph: 02 6862 6000 or 1800 624 365 Fax: 02 6862 1023 E: tourism@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.visitparkes.com.au

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Events Calendar January CountryLink Parkes Elvis Festival Australia Day Celebrations & Harness Racing Parkes Jockey Club Gold Cup february National Local Government Touch Football march Parkes Field Day Rotary Golf Tournament Australian Marbles Championships april Tractor Start-Up Day ANZAC Day commemorations June (Long weekend) Parkes Picnic Races Parkes & District Kennel Club Championships Australian Scale Aerobatics Championships July Astrofest auguSt Parkes Agricultural Show September Back Yamma Bigfoot (Mountain Bike Race) Parkes Open Golf Tournament october 2PK Parkes Country Music Festival Antique Motorcycle Rally Spiniflix – Australasian Film Festival Northparkes GP Cup Parkes Swap Meet & Car Enthusiasts Weekend december Christmas Parade, Carols & Carnival

The Parkes area saw its beginnings in 1862 when the discovery of gold led to a hastily erected ‘canvas’ town known as “Currajong”. A further discovery of gold in 1871 at the nearby Bushman’s Gold Mine helped the district to become one of the richest gold producing areas in the colony. In 1873 the then Prime Minister of New South Wales, Sir Henry Parkes, showed his interest in the district by visiting the diggings. On December 1, 1873 the name of the settlement was changed from Bushmans to Parkes in honour of the great statesman. As mining diminished in importance, the plough, the combine and the harvester became the new symbols of progress. Today Parkes is well known for its economic strengths and diversity in the industries of mining (with a large Rio Tinto Gold/Copper Mine located north-west of town), agriculture, tourism, retail and its developing status as a national transport logistics hub. Parkes is an ideal location to stop for a break from your travels with easy access to the many services on offer in town. You will find it relatively easy to find parking (even for long vehicles) within close distance to the retail centre. With Woolworths, Coles, Big W and Target, plus a unique range of specialty stores, banks and essential services – Parkes will be sure to fulfil your travelling needs. Whilst in Parkes you are also encouraged to enjoy our surrounds and attractions. Memorial Hill, with vehicular access from Bushman Street provides the best vantage point for magnificent views over Parkes and the surrounding


farmlands. Also worth a visit is Bushman's Hill, the site of one of Parkes’ first gold mines which operated over 100 years ago. Bushman’s Hill can be accessed from Wentworth Street or the Newell Highway and is an enjoyable place to stretch the legs, with walking tracks to the top of the hill passing by some interesting historical relics. Other great parks to stop and relax, with amenities including free sheltered BBQs, play equipment and picnic facilities are Kelly Reserve and Lions Park. Call in to the Visitor Information Centre for your free map, advice on things to do and see, and visitor guide, or to pick up a souvenir or keepsake. open: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm. Sat to Sun 10am to 4pm. after hours: 24 hour tourism touchscreen radio: tune in to FM88 for Visitor Radio rV dump point: Located in Kelly Reserve, corner Newell Highway and Thomas Street.

Attractions cSiro parkes radio telescope Visitors centre 473 Telescope Road, Parkes ph: 02 6861 1777 e: parkes-vdc@csiro.au www.csiro.au/parkes CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, one of the premier attractions in the western region, is a world famous scientific icon, the location of a hit movie and a great place to have coffee and a meal. Built virtually in the shadow of The Dish, the Discovery Centre and Dish Café boast a great view of the Telescope. The Centre features interactive displays and exhibits, and a 3D theatre with adventures across the Solar System.

Enjoy a coffee stop or a meal at the Dish Café or make use of the free BBQ and picnic facilities. goobang national park Forbes NPWS Office ph: 02 6851 4429 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Goobang National Park is located 30km north-east of Parkes in Central NSW, near the townships of Peak Hill and Tomingley. Make these towns your base to explore the natural beauty of Goobang National Park. You can go picnicking, bush walking or backpack camping. Caloma Trig lookout offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. There are camping and picnic areas at Wanda Wandong and Greenbah camping areas. For Wanda Wandong campground, follow the road signs located north of Tomingley on the Newell Highway. For Greenbah Creek camping area, follow the road signs located 8km south of Peak Hill on the Newell Highway on to the unpaved Peak Hill – Baldry Road to the park entrance. Travel between the camping areas through the park and enjoy the wonderful display of native wildlife, natural woodlands and spring wildflowers set amongst rugged hills, bold escarpments, and moist valley flats and creeklines. Parkes and Peak Hill Visitor Information Centres stock Goobang brochures. Other inviting National Parks in the area include Nangar National Park near Eugowra and Weddin Mountains National Park near Grenfell.

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Parkes Radio Telescope

Marvel at the iconic Dish, get hands-on in the Discovery Centre and enjoy great coffee and scones at the on-site Café. Open daily, free entry.

Henry Parkes Centre

4 unique collections, including Elvis Exhibit, Motor Museum, Local History and Antique Machinery. Housed within the Visitor Information Centre. Open daily.

Sir Henry Parkes Statue

Walk the main street, grab a coffee and have a photo with Parkes’ namesake, the impressive Sir Henry Parkes statue on the corner of Clarinda & Dalton Streets.

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Village communities

Enjoy the panoramic views and vista from the top, explore walking trails or let the kids enjoy the impressive play equipment.

Explore the delightful villages of Bogan Gate, Trundle, Tullamore and Peak Hill and enjoy quintessential country landscapes and hospitality.

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henry parkes centre Newell Highway, Parkes ph: 02 6862 6000 fax: 02 6862 1023 e: tourism@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.visitparkes.com.au The new and impressive Henry Parkes Centre is a major cultural precinct incorporating the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and 4 unique Museum experiences including the impressive changing displays of local history in the Henry Parkes Museum and the extensive Pioneer Park Antique Machinery collection. Regular events and start ups are held for groups. Local history enquiries are also very welcome. Parkes Motor Museum is an impressive display of cars, motorcycles and other memorabilia never seen before on public display and featuring the last Cadillac (1976 Seville) purchased and owned by Elvis Presley, now owned by Greg Page, renowned for his role in the yellow skivvy with hit children’s group The Wiggles. The King’s Castle, a collection of Elvis’ personal memorabilia features over 100 items including elaborate jewellery, clothing, books, documents and also audio commentary by Elvis’ long-time friend, Joe Esposito. The collection has been loaned to Parkes by collector Greg Page. The Henry Parkes Centre is located on the northern side of town. open daily. Weekdays: 9am to 4pm. weekends: 10am to 4pm. Last visitors half an hour before complex closes. Free entry to the Visitor Information Centre. parkes olympic Swimming pool Dalton Street, Parkes ph: 02 6861 2333 Beat the heat in the newly upgraded 50 metre outdoor pool and shaded children’s pool, or relax in the grassy picnic and BBQ areas. Canteen facilities also available. Open October–April each year.

Events countrylink parkes elvis festival PO Box 611, Parkes ph: 02 6862 6000 e: parkeselvisfestival@hotmail.com www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au This iconic festival is held annually during the second week of January. The major 5 day festival incorporates the whole of Parkes with 150 events including the famous Elvis Street Parade, Feature Concerts and Elvis Gospel Service. parkes & district country music association PO Box 303, Parkes ph: 02 6862 4128 or 02 6862 1471 fax: 02 6862 3593 e: lindy.charlton@bigpond.com

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The 2PK Parkes Country Music Festival is held annually on the October Long Weekend. The Festival boasts feature artists and groups, 2 day talent quest, concerts, family functions, buskers and poets. The Association also stages regular monthly functions.

Clubs & Eating dish café Parkes Radio Telescope Road, Parkes ph: 02 6862 1566 e: dishcafe@live.com www.dishcafe.com.au the dish café – it's not a world away. Enjoy a handcrafted pie, jam and scones or a smooth organic coffee under the Parkes Radio Telescope. (Open 7 days, 8.30am–4.15pm). mcdonald's family restaurant Newell Highway, Parkes ph: 02 6862 5544 fax: 02 6862 5505 5am–10pm Sun–Wed. 5am–11pm Thurs–Sat Parkes McDonald's is conveniently located on the Newell Highway and features a McCafé. Caravans and coaches welcome. Easy parking, kid's playground, fast and friendly service, baby change, disabled facilities. Break your trip and stop in today. parkes golf club 99 London Road, Parkes ph: 02 6862 2044 fax: 02 6862 2509 e: pksgolf@westserv.net.au www.parkesgolfclub.com.au Turn at Saleyards Road off the Newell Highway in south Parkes. 18 Hole Championship Course, Grass Greens, Watered Fairways, Electric Golf Carts – this course is a real hidden gem. Regular tournaments and challenges. Premier venue for weddings and functions. Visitors most welcome. parkes leagues club 194 Clarinda Street, Parkes ph: 02 6862 1499 fax: 02 6862 5593 e: functions@parkesleagues.com.au Open from 10am Mon–Sat & 10.30am Sunday. Australian Cuisine Bistro open for lunch and dinner daily. TAB, Keno, Indoor Bowls, Raffles and Entertainment. Function facilities for 5–600 guests. Kid's room and family friendly. Wheelchair access.

Accommodation all Settlers motor inn – ★★★ 20 Welcome Street, Parkes ph: 02 6862 2022 fax: 02 6862 4266 e: parkesallsettlers1@bigpond.com Quiet, close to centre of town, opposite Services Club, A/C, flat screen TVs, DVD, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities,

Q/S Bed, electric blanket, pool, AUSTAR, off street parking, family rooms and 2 B/R units. Very clean and comfortable. Come and say Hello to Louise and Bob. bushmans motor inn – ★★★★ 9–13 Peak Hill Road, Parkes ph: 02 6862 2199 fax: 02 6862 5261 e: bookings@bushmans.net.au www.bushmansmotorinn.com.au 30 units all ground floor, king, queen, spa and family units. Split A/C, HD flat screen TVs, mini bar, free guest laundry, WiFi, pool, AUSTAR, bar and restaurant open 7 days. Conference and business facilities available. clarinda motel – ★★★ / ★★★ 72 Clarinda Street, Parkes ph: 02 6862 1655 fax: 6862 3773 e: clarinda@westserv.net.au Golden Chain 23 reverse cycle A/C. All facilities, pool, AUSTAR, WiFi avail, electric blankets, standard, deluxe and family units, flat screen TVs. 600 metres from clubs and shops. Seniors welcome. All rooms non-smoking. No pets. coachman hotel motel – ★★★ 48 Welcome Street, Parkes ph: 02 6862 2622 fax: 02 6862 1839 e: coachman@westserv.net.au www.coachman.com.au Quiet, centre of town. Motel separate from Hotel. Off street parking. 36 A/C units with microwaves. Restaurant, BBQ, pool and all hotel facilities. Families welcome. comfort inn parkes international motor inn – ★★★★ 18–32 Peak Hill Road, Parkes ph: 02 6862 5222 fax: 02 6862 2988 e: info@parkesinternational.com.au www.parkesinternational.com.au 26 units all ground floor, king, queen, spa and family units. Split A/C, HD flat screen TVs, mini bar, free guest laundry, WiFi, pool, AUSTAR, cocktail bar and restaurant open 6 days. Conference and business facilities available. country comfort parkes – ★★★ 54-56 Newell Highway, Parkes ph: 02 6863 4333 fax: 02 6863 5883 e: ccparkes1@bigpond.com 36 units, including family rooms. Restaurant and bar. Indoor heated pool and spa. Free AUSTAR, internet and guest laundry. Flat screen TVs and reverse cycle A/C. Stay in a family motel where top class service is our standard. court Street motel – ★★★ 10 Court Street, Parkes ph: 02 6862 3844 fax: (02) 6862 1839 e: courtst@westserv.net.au www.courtstmotel.com.au


Quality accommodation right in the centre of town. 14 spacious and comfortable units, quiet location. Balconies to all rooms, undercover parking. Alfresco dining with licensed bar. currajong caravan park 15–21 Peak Hill Road, Parkes ph/fax: 02 6862 3400 e: info@currajongcaravanpark.com.au www.currajongcaravanpark.com.au Inground swimming pool, modern amenities, pet friendly, 300m walk to Henry Parkes Centre, 1.5km from CBD. New Camp Kitchen, on site cabins, Drive thru powered sites. Under new ownership. el mexicali motel – ★★★ 10 Station Street, Parkes ph: 02 6862 2555 fax: 02 6862 1139 e: elmex@dodo.com.au 12 reverse cycle A/C units, close to shops, clubs. Off highway, overlooking park, pool, laundry. Self-dial phones, free broadband internet in rooms. Electric blankets. Clean and comfortable. Gail and Mick welcome you. hamilton’s henry parkes motor inn – ★★★ 25 Welcome Street, Parkes ph: 02 6862 4644 fax: 02 6862 4388 e: info@henryparkesmotorinn.com www.henryparkesmotorinn.com

Quiet, yet central – short walk to shops, restaurants, clubs, pubs, Government offices. Comfortably appointed suites – microwave – flat screen TV and wireless internet. Opposite Post Office – next door to Cooke Park. kadina bed & breakfast – ★★★★ 22 Mengarvie Road, Parkes ph: 02 6862 3995 fax: 02 6862 6451 e: kadinabb@bigpond.net.au www.kadinabnb.com Stay at “Kadina”, award winning accommodation. Relax, be pampered, gourmet breakfasts in quiet luxurious surroundings. Soak away the travel in the hot tub. Dinner by arrangement. Off street parking. Wireless internet available. Home away from home. parkes hotel 1 Welcome Street, Parkes ph: 02 6862 2498 fax: 02 6863 4169 e: parkeshotel@iinet.net.au Great bistro and restaurant meals. Open for lunch and dinner. Accommodation – clean, air conditioned rooms. Icy cold drinks. Turn right (heading north) just after McDonald's. parkview motor inn – ★★★ 34 Forbes Road, Parkes ph: 02 6862 2888 fax: 02 6862 5306

e: parkviewmotorinn@bigpond.com.au www.parkviewmotorinn.net.au Parkview Motor Inn consists of 40 spacious ground floor rooms close to the main CBD. Deluxe, standard and 2 bedroom units, ample parking, licensed restaurant and conference facilities. Spicer caravan park – ★★★ Corner Victoria and Albert Streets, Parkes ph: 02 6862 6162 fax: 02 6862 6230 e: enquiries@spicerparkcaravanpark.com.au Fully contained cabins, powered van sites, tent sites, quality amenities. Quiet location, close to town. Children’s play area. Free BBQs, friendly host. Station motel – ★★★★ 82 Peak Hill Road (Newell Highway), Parkes ph: 02 6862 8444 fax: 02 6862 8400 e: reservations@stationmotel.com.au www.stationhotels.com.au Parkes’ newest Motel. Next door to Parkes Visitor Information Centre – north of Parkes. Superior king beds, twin, family and easy access units. All have LCD TV, DVD. Free AUSTAR, free wireless broadband, modern licensed restaurant and bar, room service available.

The Dish

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Visitors Centre • Friendly staff • 3D theatre • Interactive displays and exhibits • Dish Café • Free BBQ and picnic facilities • Clean Amenities

Open 7 days 8:30am - 4:15pm Free Entry 20 kms North of Parkes along the Newell Highway

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Parkes’ newest attraction, the Henry Parkes Centre is a major cultural tourism precinct that offers a ‘one stop shop’ for visitors to Parkes. The Henry Parkes Centre incorporates the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and four unique collections including:

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The King’s Castle Elvis Exhibit Parkes Motor Museum Henry Parkes Museum (traditional history collection) Antique Machinery Collection

The Henry Parkes Centre is located on the Newell Highway on the northern side of Parkes with drive-through on-site parking for long vehicles. HENRY PARKES CENTRE MUSEUMS OPEN 7 DAYS 9.00am - 4.00pm weekdays 10.00am - 4.00pm weekends / public holidays PARKES VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Newell Highway, Parkes OPEN 7 DAYS 9.00am - 5.00pm weekdays 10.00am - 4.00pm weekends / public holidays

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Phone: 02 6862 6000 Fax: 02 6862 1023 Email: tourism@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.visitparkes.com.au

Tour “The Bogan Link” by travelling west from Parkes or Forbes to explore Bogan Gate, Trundle and Tullamore.

BOGAN GATE Located about 30km to the west of Parkes, Bogan Gate is a progressive little village featuring a quaint Pub open daily and a Craft Shop in the old Railway Station which is open weekends and public holidays. Plan your counter lunch at the pub, following a trip to view Utes in the Paddock at Ootha. A great rest stop for the weary traveller is Burrawang Park, where you will find a children’s playground and BBQ facilities.

TRUNDLE Trundle is situated 65km north-west of Parkes. Picture yourself here standing on New South Wales’ widest main street, next to the longest wooden verandah in Australia! This famous verandah belongs to the Heritage Listed Trundle Hotel. The 2-storey hotel was built out of pise mud, rendered with cement and adorned with a 90 metre long wooden verandah. There are no problems with making an angle park in Trundle. Forbes Street lays claim to being one of Australia’s widest main streets, measuring 66 metres (216 ft) across. The annual Trundle

Bush Tucker Day is a yearly highlight on the first weekend of September. Accommodation: Hotel, Cabins and Camping (at Showground).

29 Cardigan Street, Tullamore ph: 02 6892 5558 (Closed Mon/Tues) rVdumppoint: Locatedat theTullamoreShowground.

trundle information Clarke’s Garage 2 Parkes Street, Trundle ph: 02 6892 1093 rV dump point: Located at the Trundle Showground.

The Bogan Link offers a quiet alternative loop for those looking for a change or a small break from the Newell Highway, and provides you with an opportunity to discover these unique villages and explore the hidden secrets and their surrounding rural landscapes which change with the seasons.

TULLAMORE Tullamore is best known for its Tullamore Irish Festival. What does the Tullamore in Australia have in common with the Tullamore in Ireland?... not a lot geographically – but they sure know how to party like the Irish!! This annual festival is held over Easter and celebrates Tullamore’s strong Irish links, as many Irish born settlers moved into the area in the 1900s. Memorial Park offers playground facilities and rest rooms. Accommodation: Hotel, B&B and Camping (at Showground). tullamore information tullamore Coffee Shop, Museum & Art Gallery

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Events Calendar eaSter Tullamore Irish Festival July Trundle ABBA Festival auguSt Annual Shows, Trundle & Tullamore Trundle Proclamation Day September Trundle Bush Tucker Day Men's Golf Tournament, Bogan Gate


Peak Hill The town with a heart of gold

Located between Parkes and Dubbo, Peak hill offers travellers an enticing break. Stop a while, stretch your legs and enjoy the main street’s craft, antiques and coffee shops. Peak hill is centrally located for overnight stays and day tripping to nearby attractions such as the Zoo, The Dish and Goobang National Park. Peak Hill’s history is linked with the discovery of gold in 1889. The story of Peak Hill’s golden history is interestingly displayed at the Visitor Information Centre, which is a great place to pick up locally made cakes, preserves or a souvenir, along with antiques, collectables and memorabilia for you to enjoy here and throughout town.

Visitor Information Centre peak hill Visitor information centre Peak Hill Country Craft Centre 62 Caswell Street, Peak Hill Ph: 02 6869 1981 Open: 7 days 9.30am to 4.30pm rV dump point: Located in Warrah Road behind Lindner Oval

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The Peak Hill Tourist Drive from the Visitor Information Centre will guide you to explore treasures such as Australia’s first vertical cement wheat silos (1918) which are still operating today, and the hospital, which is visible on the southern approach to town, built in 1904 and now listed with the National Trust. If you’re looking for a picnic spot, Memorial Park (on the main street adjacent to the Bowling Club) is well maintained with gardens, picnic tables, free BBQ, and toilets; or the picturesque Commercial Gardens in the town centre, with tables and toilets. The Bogan River and Weir, 6km west of town, is popular with campers, twitchers, photographers and fishermen. Plenty of offroad parking for recreational vehicles. The Golf Club boasts incredible views, overlooking the stunning Hervey Ranges to the east. The Fauna and Flora Reserve features a variety of birdlife and flora with spectacular sunsets viewed from the wooden footbridge.

Attractions goobang national park ph: 02 6851 4429 Forbes NPWS Office www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Make Peak Hill your base as you explore the natural beauty of Goobang National Park by picnicking, bush walking or backpack camping. Caloma Trig lookout offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. There are camping and picnic areas at Wanda Wandong and Greenbah camping areas. Parkes and Peak Hill Visitor Information Centres stock Goobang brochures.

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Peak Hill Open Cut Gold Mine

Explore the huge open cut pit from the viewing platform and enjoy a bush walk around the various trails. Enter from Mingelo Street. Open daily, free entry.

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Free camping, bush walks, lookouts and picnic facilities. Maps from Peak Hill & Parkes Visitor Information Centres.

Cruise the main street, admire art deco facades, and uncover forgotten antiques in one of the collectables shops whilst enjoying a coffee.

Big Fish Fossil Hut

A must see for dinosaur and fossil lovers. Located at the Peak Hill Caravan Park in Ween Street.

Bogan Weir

Lovely spot for a sheltered picnic and great photographic opportunities. 6km west of town.

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peak hill open cut gold mine experience Off Mingelo Street, Peak Hill ph: (02) 6862 6000 Open Daily from 9.00am-4.00pm. Free Entry. The Open Cut Gold Mine Experience will lead you on a trail of discovery through the recent and historic gold mine workings on the scenic hillside overlooking Peak Hill. Enjoy views into the open cuts and panoramic views over the countryside. Self-guided walking trails, with a 5 minute walk to the viewing platform, or longer scenic walking trails, depending on time and fitness. Maps and information are available at the Peak Hill Visitor Information Centre. the big fish fossil hut 2 Ween Street, Peak Hill (Peak Hill Caravan Park) ph: 02 6869 1422 e: info@peakhillcaravanpark.com.au Open 8.00am-9.00pm daily. Collection includes a wide range of specimens representing ancient wildlife groups. Don’t miss the 4.5m long Big Fish Fossil. Free to guests of the Peak Hill Caravan Park. Small entry fee for non-guests.

Clubs & Eating peak hill ex-Services & citizens club Caswell Street, Peak Hill

ph: 02 6869 1276 fax: 02 6869 1015 e: peakhillx@bigpond.com Self Service TAB for Members & Guests. Dining Room opened Wed to Monday (closed Tuesdays), Keno Poker Machines. 86 cino at peak hill 86 Caswell Street, Peak Hill ph: 02 6869 1100 fax: 02 6869 1448 e: hfas@bigpond.com Enjoy real coffee, leaf teas, seasonal light lunches, generous sandwiches, traditional cream teas. Take a relaxing break in our lovely Federation shop located in the heart of the main street, near the crossing. Closed Sundays.

Accommodation country roads motor inn 34-36 Caswell Street, Peak Hill ph: 02 6869 1688 fax: 02 6869 1504 e: westwinds@activ8.net.au All ground floor. Located close to clubs and shops. Queen beds, flat screen TVs with DVD player, tea/coffee making, microwave available on request. Disabled unit, family units. Pool. Pets welcome outside units. double d caravan park 42 Bogan Street, Peak Hill ph: 02 6869 1797 fax: 02 6869 1772

e: ddcaravanpark@yahoo.com.au www.ddcaravanparkonline.com The quiet one, off the highway. Fully self contained units with linen supplied. Tea, coffee & A/C comfort away from the noise. Drive through sites – on concrete pads and grassy surrounds. TV cables and free BBQ. No pets allowed. oasis motel 150-152 Caswell St. (Newell Hway), Peak Hill ph: 02 6869 1383 fax: 02 6869 1567 12 units, clean and comfortable. Four family units sleeping up to 7. Reverse cycle A/C, TV, radio, queen beds, electric blankets, tea/coffee making facilities, toaster, microwave, BBQ area in lovely gardens. Room for trailers. Pets welcome outside units. Tariff from $66.00. peak hill caravan park – ★★★ 2 Ween Street, Peak Hill ph: 02 6869 1422 or 041peakhill e: info@peakhillcaravanpark.com.au www.peakhillcaravanpark.com.au Ensuite cabins with cooking facilities, complimentary tea and coffee, reverse cycle A/C and TV. Drive through powered sites suitable for big rigs. Pets welcome. Resident owners Pauline & Leighton will strive to make your stay most enjoyable.

THE BIG FISH FOSSIL HUT Located within the

Peak Hill Caravan Park 2 Ween Street Peak Hill The specimens include some major groups of invertebrates such as trilobites and ammonites, through to the rise of fish, amphibians and dinosaurs. One dinosaur case features a giant rib of a sauropod dinosaur, similar to those discovered in Queensland over the past couple of years. The gigantic “star” of this collection is the largest fossil fish on display anywhere in Australia. It is called Xiphactinus, and lived during the time of the dinosaurs. This specimen is about 4.5 metres long and we imagine every fishing fanatic travelling the Newell Highway will want to see it close up. Open 8.00 AM - 9.00PM daily Drop in as you’re passing, free entry to caravan park guests Group bookings 02 6869 1422 info@peakhillcaravanpark.com.au 036 PEAk hILL


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This attractive country town is less than 30 minutes west of Dubbo and has a long history among aeronautical enthusiasts. The historic local aerodrome houses the Narromine Aviation Museum and is home to a locally built wright Brothers Flyer replica. The landscape is dotted with quaint country pubs, fabulous fishing spots along the Macquarie River and many beautiful gardens and reserves. Narromine offers an alternative route for those travelling between Parkes and Gilgandra, giving you ample reasons to break your journey at one of our well presented motels, historical B&Bs, or even a farm stay. Narromine has a well appointed Caravan Park at the Aerodrome, conveniently situated near the Aviation Museum and Aero Club. Narromine has plenty of places to grab a quick snack or to sit down and enjoy a full meal, and beautiful parks to

Visitor Information Centre narromine Visitor information centre 37 Burroway Street, Narromine Ph: 02 6889 9980 www.narromine.nsw. gov.au Open Monday–Friday 9am–4pm

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picnic in. Tom Perry Park features a rotunda, life size statue of Glenn McGrath and is close to the cenotaph, town clock and historic railway. Across the road from the park sits an old railway turntable and other historic shops. Down by the river Rotary Park has BBQ facilities, fenced off play areas for the children and boat ramp. Evenings and early mornings are filled with the sounds of cockatoos and galahs while kookaburras at the Golf Club fill the air with merriment. For nature lovers and walkers there is the Wetlands just out of town, with lakes, wildlife and flora. Walking tracks take you around the lakes, as well as back into town, down the Mitchell Highway to Lions Park, or past the golf course on Warren Road. When you arrive in Narromine pop into the Visitor Information Centre at 37 Burroway Street to pick up a brochure and map. Free internet is also available for seniors. toMINGLEY With a population of 50, this quaint village is the southern gateway to the Narromine Shire, and is also adjacent to the entry to Goobang National Park. Goobang National Park offers some fantastic 4WD tracks and scenic bushwalking, set amongst 42,000ha. Camping grounds, basic facilities and picnic areas are also available. Further information can be obtained from the Narromine Visitor Information Centre. If you’re travelling along the Newell Highway, stop and stretch your legs in the peace and quiet of Tomingley before continuing your journey. Enjoy a counter meal or take time out for a relaxing picnic in the Dicken Park gazebo and BBQ area. You’ll be glad you did.

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Narromine Aerodrome Ph: 02 6889 713 Open Daily (except Tuesday) 10 – 5pm.

‘Villa Nova’ Ph: 02 6889 1885 Open every day during flowering season mid September – November (except Saturday) 8am – 6pm. Open by appointment December – mid September for sales.

Lime Grove & Cafe

Mitchell Highway Ph: 02 6889 1962 Australia’s largest lime orchard and well worth a visit. Open everyday 9am – 6pm.

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Edgerton Nursery

Off Parkes Road, past the showground and follow the signs. Ph: 02 6889 1135 or 0409 688 941 Open everyday (except Tuesday and Wednesday).

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of Smiles' Take some time to visit the 'City

Discover why Dubbo is one of the most popular holiday destinations in inland NSw. with so much to see and do, from well known world class attractions through to hidden gems, there is something for everyone. whether it’s time for an action packed family holiday, a getaway with friends or a quiet weekend escape – Dubbo has quality accommodation to suit. Great places to wine and dine and you’re always welcomed with a friendly smile. Dubbo is approximately halfway between Melbourne and Brisbane and makes an ideal interstate stop over. The City has established itself as a short break destination in its own right and you’ll quickly discover that one night is not enough to experience all that Dubbo has to offer.

Visitor Information Centre dubbo Visitors information centre Corner Macquarie Street & Newell Highway Ph: 02 6801 4450 www.dubbo.com.au

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No visit to Dubbo is complete without a visit to Dubbo’s iconic attraction, Taronga Western Plains Zoo. In 2012, the Zoo celebrated its 35th year! That’s 35 years of memories for over eight million visitors who have passed through the gates since 1977. Today it is home to well over 700 animals including Giraffes, Rhinos and Elephants. It is widely recognised as Australia’s greatest open range zoo and is a place most visitors have a fond memory of, whether it be of a close encounter with an animal, of time spent with family members and friends, or the thrill of exploring the Zoo by bike or electric cart. The Zoo layout is unique, with a 6km ring road that can be traversed by car, bike or electric cart (both available for hire) or on foot. The Zoo also offers mobility scooters (or Zooters!) A range of daily activities including free keeper talks and animal feeds, as well as behind the scenes tours and encounters, ensure there is always plenty to see and do. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days, giving visitors ample time to access all that is on offer. One of the most popular parts of the Zoo is the Savannah Visitor Plaza. This free access area features Zoo information, shop, café, playground and free barbecues. This is all set in landscaped, park-like surrounds overlooking the Savannah Lake and Primate Islands, home to Ring-tailed Lemurs and Spider Monkeys. The area also includes a free mobile home service point for your added convenience. Captivate the family with a trip back into the days of early pioneers. Let the team at the Old Dubbo Gaol take you back in time with

their comical theatrical performances and characters in colonial costumes. The kids will learn all about life in the 1800s and use their own detective skills to find clues throughout the Gaol with Super Sleuth – they’ll be learning the history of Australia’s convict past and won’t even know it! International shows, comedians, open mic nights, musicals and rock stars – Dubbo welcomes a range of live shows and brilliant performers. The City is home to one of regional Australia’s leading event venues, the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC) which boasts an 800-seat auditorium and a 500-seat theatre. The DRTCC has an incredible program of shows from opera, comedy and choirs to rock concerts, children’s shows and local theatre. Dubbo has an abundance of native parklands, river walks and cultural heritage weaving through the cityscape. A unique way to explore the City and surrounding villages is on a ‘Trike Adventure’. Feel the wind in your hair as you’re taken around on a very special guided tour. Explore the rich cultural heritage of Dubbo with the Terramungamine Rock Grooves or walk the banks of the Macquarie River and read the story of Tracker Riley, named in honour of legendary Aboriginal tracker, Sergeant Alec Riley. For a taste of modern culture, visit the Western Plains Cultural Centre, with free entry to most exhibits the Centre is an award winning facility, and the biggest gallery space west of the Blue Mountains. For those in need of some serious retail therapy, Dubbo is alive with speciality boutiques, cafés and


major department stores. Whether you prefer the assurance of national and international brands or the joy of discovering that one off accessory, you’re in for a treat! In Dubbo you will find well known stores and brands alongside speciality boutiques and regional produce – all with smiling local service. Take time to relax at the end of your busy day with a local drop from one of the City’s wineries. Lose yourself in the sprawling country views and fabulous local food and wine. With a constant stream of travellers arriving, it’s no surprise that locals have elevated country hospitality to an art form. Dubbo has a variety of places to rest your head after a long day exploring. Bunk down in a safari lodge, splurge on a private suite complete with room service or hang your hat in a comfy budget-wise family motel. The City is also home to two of the nation’s most well known Holiday Park brands – BIG4 and Top Tourist Parks – both offer a range of cabin options and great onsite amenities for the whole family. In Dubbo you can enjoy a world of eating options from traditional Australian fare to tasty Thai, irresistible Italian, fresh Vietnamese, scrumptious Spanish or spicy Indian cuisine. For fresh food on-the-go visit the Village Bakery Cafe for oven fresh, award-winning Aussie meat pies, gourmet French garden salad baguettes, delicious cakes and pastries. Dubbo has everything to make you smile, so take some time to relax, time to shop, time to indulge and time to explore what this great City has to offer.

Accommodation Cattlemans Country Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments – ★★★★ 8 Whylandra Street (Newell Highway), Dubbo Ph: 02 6884 5222 Fax: 02 6884 5299 www.cattlemans.com.au Dubbo’s only 4.5 star (AAA rated) motel and serviced apartment complex with over 120 rooms to choose from and a fully licensed 300 seat restaurant. Akuna Motor Inn – ★★★★ 109 – 111 Whylandra Street (Newell Highway) Ph: 02 6885 4422 Fax: 02 6885 3422 www.akunamotorinn.com.au Choose from sixteen immaculate rooms featuring Austar 32” TVs, tea and coffee facilities, room service, breakfast and dinner 7 days. Located 2km from Taronga Western Plains Zoo and 1km from the City centre. Midstate Motor Park – ★★★ Newell Highway North, Dubbo Ph: 02 6882 1155 Fax: 02 6884 4120 www.midstatemotorpark.com.au Stay with Midstate Motor Park on your Newell Highway journey. Ensuite cabins from $85 – $125pn, self-contained motel-style units from $85 – $95pn, Powered sites from $28 – $30pn and additional people $7 – $10pn. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Feed the big cats, get up close with the elephants and rhinos and laugh with the meerkats. Enjoy getting to know all the animals at Dubbo’s world famous open range Zoo. www.taronga.org.au

Old Dubbo Gaol

Don’t miss an opportunity to step into the shoes of a 19th century prisoner and take a guided tour. Watch out for the resident ghosts and hear tales of daring escapes! www.olddubbogaol.com.au

Western Plains Cultural Centre

View exhibitions of national importance in this award winning, dynamic art and cultural space – the largest gallery in NSW west of the Blue Mountains. www.wpccdubbo.org.au

Lazy River Estate

One of Dubbo’s three vineyards, Lazy River Estate is a place to make lasting memories, to inspire creative thinking and to relax and unwind. www.lazyriverestate.com.au

Trike Adventures

Take an adventure on three wheels; enjoy adventurous zoo safaris, cruisy outback lunches, smooth sunset or evening tours and daring joy rides. www.trikeadventures.com.au The newell visiTor guide

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Food & wine lazy river estate 20R Old Dubbo Road, Dubbo Ph: 02 6882 2111 www.lazyriverestate.com.au Located on the banks of the Macquarie River on the outskirts of Dubbo, Lazy River offers a fantastic dining experience for brunch and lunch (Friday and Saturday).

Adventure trike adventures Ph: 1300 TRIKES (1300 874 537) www.trikeadventures.com.au See Dubbo on the back of an awesome four-seater Trike, cruise around magnificent parklands and the picturesque Macquarie riverscape and immerse yourself in Indigenous street art. Pick up and drop off anywhere in Dubbo.

Village Bakery Cafe M’mmmm, discover ‘Australia’s Best’ award-winning 100% beef pies, mouth-watering cakes, breads, pastries and oven fresh garden salad baguettes. Top it off with fresh, smooth espresso coffee and a range of cool drinks. Open from 6am daily for dine in or takeaway, with full restroom facilities and easy access parking. 113 Darling Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 5454 f (02) 6884 1800 e sales@villagebakerycafe.com.au w www.villagebakerycafe.com.au

• Group tours educational, visitor and corporate tours available • special events and functions • theatrical performances • reGular chanGinG exhibitions • fun children’s activities

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Dubbo City Holiday Park includes all the benefits of a first rate caravan park – without the crippling price tag. We have accommodation to suit all your needs from tent space or caravan sites, through to motel-style family units. Guests can check-in 24 hours a day, so no matter what time you arrive in Dubbo we will have accommodation ready for you and your family. During your stay take some time to enjoy the free BBQ facilities, splash in the pool, swing, slide and climb in the playground and bounce on our giant jumping pillow!

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BIG4 DUBBO PARKLANDS An award winning Oasis right near Taronga Western Plains Zoo! The perfect base for your Zoo experience and close to all that Dubbo has to offer. Heated swimming pool

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BIG4 Dubbo Parklands boasts luxury cabins, glamorous camping with Serengeti suites, van and RV sites, and picturesque camping grounds. Enjoy a BBQ with friends, visit one of the great restaurants nearby or relax by the pool while the kids enjoy the giant jumping pillow. There are lots of activities for the family including walking and cycling trails by the river. Explore the beautiful Japanese gardens, discover the historic Old Dubbo Gaol and meet the animals at the Zoo.

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BIG4 Dubbo Parklands Macquarie suites

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Walk on the wild side At Taronga Western Plains Zoo, you’ll find yourself surrounded by magnificent wildlife in wide open plains. Whether you walk, ride, hire a cart or simply relax in the stunning free access Savannah Visitor Plaza, it’s a fun way to spend time together, away from it all. Visit our website and start planning your adventure today! taronga.org.au Open everyday 9am – 4pm P: (02) 6881 1400 Obley Rd, Dubbo

Manera Heights Country Living Overnight, weekly and long stay accommodation. Spacious two-room self-contained apartments, three-bedroom cottage, sleeps up to 11 guests. Security light and off-street parking. Wheelchair apartment available. Air-conditioning, pool, BBQ and laundry. Suitable for families and professionals. TV, DVD, Austar and phone in all apartments. Internet available. Opposite Dubbo Base Hospital and TAFE, close to Charles Sturt University.

Western Plain Cultural Centre GALLERY . MUSEUM . CAFE 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo W. wpccdubbo.org.au E . info@wpccdubbo.org.au T. 02 6801 4444 F. 02 6801 4449

Corner Myall Street and Cobbora Road, Dubbo

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Gilgandra home of the Coo-ee March

Coo-eeeeee, come join us, for our history, our Art, our Culture and our relaxing way of life. A popular stop on the Newell, located perfectly in the centre of New South wales, Gilgandra is at the junction of three major highways, Newell, Oxley and Castlereagh. A charming town, offering a selection of affordable accommodation,restaurants, cafes, bakery, events, sightseeing, attractions and entertainment. A great place to stop and stretch your legs, or spend a few days discovering this region. Amidst the Gilgandra Newell route, is the historic little village of Tooraweenah, which is nestled at the foothills of the Warrumbungles, meander through the scenic Warrumbungle Drive onto Coonabarabran.

Visitor Information Centre gilgandra coo-ee heritage centre Newell Highway Ph: 02 6817 8700 E: tourism@gilgandra.nsw.gov.au www.gilgandra.nsw.gov.au

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Attractions gilgandra rural museum, newell highway ph: 02 6847 0806 www.ruralmuseum.org.au Open 9am – 4pm daily.

the next grind coffee & gallery Newell Highway (Inside Aminya Nursery) ph: 02 6847 2707 e: debbiemackie8@hotmail.com www.thenextgrind.com.au NSW & ACT café champion 2009.

gilgandra Speedway Newell Highway (5km south of town) ph: 02 6847 1300 e: secretary@gilspeedway.org.au www.facebook.com/gilgandraSpeedway Monthly Meetings from Oct – April.

rock cake bakery 18a Miller Street ph: 02 6847 1774 e: j.rockcake@bigpond.com Open 7 days from 7am – 4:30pm weekdays, 8am – 2pm Sat, 8:30am – 11:30am Sun.

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gilgandra bowling club Newell Highway ph: 02 6847 2105 e: gilbowl@exemail.com.au Open 7 days. gilgandra Services club 33 Morris Street ph: 02 6847 2135 e: admin@gilservices.com.au www.gilgandraservicesclub.com.au Open 10am every day except Christmas day.

Cafes homestyle diner & takeaway (at Coles Express – Shell Truckport) Newell Highway ph: 02 6847 2775 Home cooked meals, home made desserts, Best Cappuccino – Open 6am – Midnight.

alfa motel – ★★★ Newell Highway ph: 02 6847 1188 e: alfamotel@live.com.au www.alfamotel.com.au Owner Operated 9 units. Dinner and breakfast to rooms. coo-ee motel – ★★★ 8 Hargraves Lane, just off Newell Highway ph: 02 6847 2981 e: cooeemotel4@bigpond.com www.cooeemotel.com 12 ground floor units, undercover parking. orana windmill motel – ★★★ 36 Warren Road (Oxley Highway) ph: 02 6847 2404 e: oranawindmillmotel@bigpond.com.au www.oranawindmillmotel.com.au 18 a/c ground floor units. 2 bedroom suite and family units.


Silver oaks motel – ★★★ Newell Highway ph: 02 6847 0111 e: silveroaksmotel@gmail.com www.silveroaksmotel.com Pet friendly. Indian/Mexican Restaurant, next door to Bowling Club. akropolis motel and barneys caravan park – ★★★ 173 Lower Miller Street, Castlereagh Highway ph: 02 6847 2636 Motel and park set in quiet location with BBQ, laundry facilities, kiosk and grassed area. bungalow motel – ★★★ Newell Highway ph: 02 6847 1271 www.thebungalowmotel.com 10 units, split system a/c, fridge, tea/coffee facilities, TV, electric blankets and BBQ. gilgandra lodge – ★★★ 178 Warren Road (Oxley Highway) ph: 02 6847 2431 e: gilgandralodge@exemail.com.au www.gilgandralodge.com.au Spacious rooms all with kitchens, full stoves etc. Village motor inn Newell Highway ph: 02 6847 1433 e: smurfvillage@bigpond.com www.villagemotorinn.com.au 32 units, licensed restaurant, breakfast to rooms, reverse cycle a/c.

Bed & Breakfast anna’s place 13 Morris Street ph: 02 6847 2790 e: mnmcg@bigpond.com www.totaltravel.yahoo.com Set in a quiet location, 2 minute walk to main shopping area, park and services club. chinnock bed & breakfast 12 Morris Street ph: 02 6847 0470 e: sandymcg@hwy.com.au Quiet location. Country style Bed & Breakfast offering privacy and relaxation.

Caravan Parks gilgandra caravan park – ★★★ Newell Highway ph: 02 6847 2423 e: gilgandracaravanpark@bigpond.com.au www.rotarycaravanpark.com.au Set back from the highway, 5 min. walk to town. Budget–Deluxe ensuite cabins, air conditioned. rest – a – while caravan park – ★★ 108 Miller Street (Castlereagh Highway) ph: 02 6847 2254 Situated in the main street of Gilgandra, 3 min. walk to the Services Club.

Pubs railway hotel 6 Bundy Street ph: 02 6847 2026 e: railwayhotelgilgandra@bigpond.com.au The Historical Railway Hotel is over 100 years old. royal hotel 73 Miller Street ph: 02 6847 2004 e: rh.gil@bigpond.com The Royal Hotel and 100 year old grape vine, features a restaurant with affordable meals.

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History, Art & Culture

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Natural Wonders & Gardens

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Thrills & Spills

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Warrumbungle National Park, Flora Reserve, Orana Cactus World, and Breelong National Park.

Gilgandra Speedway Oct – Nov and Easter Rodeo.

Miller Street & CBD

Antiques, Local Arts, Crafts and a great range of Local Businesses and Services.

Windmill Walk

Windmill Walk to Hunter Park for the Skate Park, Skate Bowl and Outdoor Pool.

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Open 10am every day except C hristmas 33 Morris Street (parallel to main street) Ph: 02 6847 2135 www.gilgandraservicesclub.com.au tatts hotel 70 Warren Road e: tattshotel@exemail.com.au Bistro open 7 days, lunch & dinner, great specials.

ARMAtREE A quaint little village located on the Castlereagh Highway, Armatree is home to Alexander Henry Buckley VC Winner and the Armatree Hotel which has stood the test of time. armatree hotel Merrigal Street, Armatree e: armatreehotel@bigpond.com www.armatreehotel.com.au Located between Gilgandra and Gulargambone on the Castlereagh Highway.

tooRAWEENAh Southern gateway to warrumbungle national park A tranquil rural village nestled in the foothills of the Warrumbungle National Park, just two minutes off the Newell Highway. Tooraweenah has a range of accommodation and services. Full of history, walk the history trail and meet colourful characters. Visit a great little pub to really enjoy the country atmosphere. Take the scenic route to the Warrumbungle National Park, off the highway. Activities include tennis, bushwalking and golf on a nine hole course.

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An integral part of Tooraweenah’s history was the Kookaburra March in 1916 and Aviation history when Arthur Butler established Arthur Butler Airways, an inland service here in 1938. You can continue on to the National Park through Tooraweenah and enjoy a picturesque drive onto Coonabarabran. Tooraweenah viewing platform is located between the Newell Highway and Tooraweenah Village on Tourist Route 1. It is the perfect place to paint, photograph or simply appreciate the magnificent features of the Warrumbungles. mountain View hotel motel Denham Street ph: 02 6848 1017 Historical Pub with a great little motel, set at the foothills of the Warrumbungle Mountains. tooraweenah caravan park Bridge Street, Tooraweenah ph: 02 6848 1133 e: tooraweenah@gsh.net.au www.tooraweenahcaravanpark.com Only 37km to Warrumbungle National Park. Pet friendly, with off leash area and Doggy Day Care available for patrons. tooraweenah cross road cabins Newell Highway ph: 02 6848 1186 Ideal family accommodation with inground pool.


Copeton Waters State Park

Self contained cabins n powered Sites n camping n tennis courts n adventure playground n water Splash park n giant Jumping pillow n function centre & kiosk This is truly a total recreational experience with boating, skiing, sailing, great fishing, safe swimming areas, boat ramps, many picnic areas, good clean amenities, walking tracks and unique flora and fauna. This magnificent park is located adjacent to the dam wall, at the western end of the Lake and is an excellent area for the whole family for a day, weekend or a long holiday.

powered sites and unlimited camping areas. The bunkhouse can accommodate up to 44 people and has its own kitchen facilities. A modern camp kitchen is also available for hire and is a great place for a reunion or party. The park also has laundries, many amenities blocks with hot showers and disabled facilities. Electric, gas and wood barbeques and picnic tables are located throughout the park.

The park covers 900ha of forest and open grassland and offers deluxe and standard self contained cabins, on-site vans, numerous

Also a feature is the new Northcott Centre with its well stocked kiosk where morning, afternoon teas and lunches are available

together with grocery lines, fuel, gas refills, firewood purchases, ice, bait and fishing tackle. The conference rooms are available for hire and are adjustable to cater for groups of all sizes up to 100. Two free tennis courts and a six hole golf course are provided to our visitors as well as the adventure playground, water splash park and a giant jumping pillow – catering for kids of all ages.

for those seeking to book accommodation or obtain further information, please ring copeton waters State park Ph: 02 6723 6269 Fax: 02 6723 6207 E: copetonwaters@bigpond.com

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Warrumbungle Shire

warrumbungle Shire straddles the Newell and is a place of many contrasts with great ways to fill your day .. and night.. Coonabarabran is the Astronomy Capital of Australia, and hosts Australia’s largest optical astronomy research centre, Siding Spring Observatory. A visit to Siding Spring shows the work of astronomers but an evening at Warrumbungle Observatory is your chance to try your hand at night sky viewing – completing the total astronomy experience. With three very different national parks, there is something for everyone – camping and picnicking, treks or strolls and amazing scenery.

Visitor Information Centre coonabarabran Visitor information centre Newell Highway, Coonabarabran NSW 2357 Ph: 02 6849 2144 Fax: 02 6842 2766 Freecall: 1800 242 881 E: coonavic@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au www.warrumbungleregion.com.au

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Take a short break or travel the universe, order a long black or a tea bag, educational, inspirational, challenging and relaxing .. this is the life of Warrumbungle Shire .. we’ve got it all.

COONABARABRAN attractionS: crystal kingdom Newell Highway, Coonabarabran ph: 02 6842 1927 www.crystalkingdom.com.au Crystal Kingdom is a fascinating mineral museum, home to the world-class “Minerals of the Warrumbungles” Exhibition. This colourful display showcases rare minerals, fossils and crystals, all from the local area. ENTRY IS FREE. Jewellery lovers and collectors will enjoy browsing the crystals, fossils and gemstone jewellery available at the retail outlet, all at reasonable prices. Guided group tours are available – prior booking required. OPEN 7 days, 8am-5pm (closed Christmas Day). Located 1km north of the VIC. newcastle hats Lot 21, Ulan Street, Coonabarabran ph: 02 6842 5014 www.newcastlehats.com.au Newcastle Hats is the home of the original washable, squashable hat. Visit a working factory making cool, comfortable and hardworking hats in colours and styles for a variety of uses including sport, kids, gardening and travel; factory seconds available for sale.

Open to the public Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm; group tours available – prior booking required. pilliga pottery Borrambitty Rd, Coonabarabran ph: 02 6842 2239 (34kms nth of Coonabarabran – last 10kms unsealed) www.pilligapottery.com.au Nestled on the edge of the vast Pilliga is NSW’s largest pottery, a hidden gem of artistic vision and energy featuring eco-architecture and the peace of the Australian bush. Utilising a highly unique decorative style resulting in a “leadlight effect” on locally manufactured terracotta clays, Pilliga Pottery pieces are all individually hand built and finished. Free demonstrations are always on, and visitors can relax in the Blue Wren Bush Café with great coffee and scones or a delicious wood-fired pizza, all before departing with their chosen pottery piece from the extensive range. Pilliga Pottery offers even more with farmstay accommodation, horse trail riding, pottery classes and bird watching tours available. Open daily from 9am-5pm. Siding Spring observatory & exploratory Off Timor Road, Coonabarabran ph: 02 6842 6211 (27kms west of Coonabarabran) www.rsaa.anu.edu.au/observatories/ siding-spring-observatory Large white domes dot the mountain-top overlooking the Warrumbungle Ranges. This is Siding Spring Observatory, Australia’s largest centre for optical astronomy research.


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Renowned amongst astronomers worldwide who vie for time on the powerful telescopes, Siding Spring has been at the forefront of astronomy discoveries for almost fifty years. The hands-on “Exploratory Centre”, open daily from 9.30am-4pm, is a place to learn fascinating facts about the universe; a café and astro-focussed gift shop complete The Exploratory Centre. The AAT Visitors Gallery provides opportunities to see the massive 3.9 metre telescope. Visitors should note that Siding Spring is a research facility and closed to the public from 4pm each day; for night time viewing try Warrumbungle Observatory. Also note: the last 4kms to the observatory are windy and towing is not permitted along this road. Warrumbungle National Park Timor Road – John Renshaw Parkway, Coonabarabran Ph: 02 6825 4364 (37kms west of Coonabarabran on Tourist Drive 1) Peaks, spires and rugged mountain scenery dominate the spectacular Warrumbungle National Park – the remnants of ancient volcanic action which occurred between 17 and 13 million years ago followed by erosion of the vast sandstone landscape. The park is an ideal destination for families, bushwalkers and photographers who enjoy the challenge of exploring or simply enjoying the peace and solitude of a place of great beauty. With excellent

camping, caravanning (powered sites available) and picnic facilities and more than 50kms of walking trails suitable for easy walking or longer hikes, the Warrumbungles is a great opportunity to get up close to wildlife in its natural habitat. The Warrumbungles is where east meets west and so is home to hundreds of bird species. The Visitor Centre located in the park is open each day from 9-4pm with an informative display re-telling stories of the geological and cultural histories of the area. Maps and gifts as well as Annual Parks Passes can be purchased. Camping fees are payable at the Centre. ACCOMMODATION: All Travellers Motor Inn – ★★★ Newell Highway, Coonabarabran Ph: 02 6842 1133 www.alltravellers.com.au Central to restaurants, club and shops. Ground floor units with AUSTAR, Microwave, RC/AC, Pool. 27 Nandi – self rated •••• 27 Nandi Street, Coonabarabran Ph: 0438 427 879 Relax in the space and style of this selfcontained accommodation; 4BR sleeps 1-8; Overnight or Weekly. Clock Tower Motor Inn – ★★★ 47 Dalgarno Street, Coonabarabran Ph: 02 6842 2444 Motel in quiet location with ground floor units, central to shops and restaurants.

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Experience not 1 but 3 great national parks ...

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Explore the universe ...

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The Warrumbungles, Coolah Tops and The Pilliga..enjoy bushwalking, camping, native fauna and flora or simply indulge yourself in nature.

at Siding Spring Observatory or take a guided night sky tour at Warrumbungle Observatory.

A gentle walk through wildflowers and woodlands along Dandry Gorge to view five sculptural pieces depicting indigenous connection with the land.

Take time to experience the culture of Warrumbungle Shire ...

Pandora Gallery, Crystal Kingdom, Pilliga Pottery, Flix in the Stix, quirky cafes, wineries and distilleries, great country pubs and real Aussies to meet.

Be part of our great events ...

country race meetings and shows, art exhibitions, sporting events, outdoor concerts and festivals – there’s something happening every day!

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warrumbungle mountain motel and function centre 882 Timor Road, Coonabarabran ph: 02 6842 1832

cultural heritage – the Pilliga like you’ve never seen before.

16 units in a quiet, peaceful location 9kms from town on national park road; catering for groups and conferences; marquee and function centre.

While there ask the staff about “Sculptures in the Scrub” – a hidden gem featuring five amazing sculptural pieces along spectacular Dandry Gorge, bringing the cultural history of the Pilliga to life.

SerViceS: coona bakery 67 John Street, Coonabarabran ph: 02 6842 1002

SerViceS: rural transaction centre 13-15 Wellington Street, Baradine ph: 02 6843 1166

Open from 6.30am, freshly baked pies, breads, cakes and slices. Fresh cut sandwiches, coffee.

Visitor Information, Broadband Internet Services, Business Services, Library, Centrelink Employment Agency.

eat it café & takeaway 43 Dalgarno Street, Coonabarabran ph: 02 6842 3123 Fish & chips, burgers, sandwiches, kebabs, cappuccino, meals.

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BINNAwAy accommodation: pumphouse camping ground Bullinda Street, Binnaway ph: 02 6844 1893

attractionS: pilliga forest discovery centre 50-58 Wellington Street, Baradine ph: 02 6843 4011

A community operated free camping facility with coin operated power outlets and hot showers; very clean; located on the Castlereagh.

Discover the hidden secrets of the Pilliga and the stories of yesteryear with a fun and entertaining exhibition. This architecturally designed, environmentally sustainable centre will capture the imagination of visitors young and old. Featuring the latest in interactive displays and technology, your “walk in the forest” will reveal fauna, flora and Aboriginal

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SerViceS: country elegance giftware 36 Binnia Street, Coolah ph: 02 6377 1820 Classic giftware range to suit all tastes and all gift giving.

h o haynes 51-53 Binnia Street, Coolah ph: 02 6377 1125 IGA Supermarket, Liquor, Deli, Fruit & Veg, Newsagency, Lotto, Gifts. Open Mon-Fri 8am6.30pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 8am-11am.

DUNEDOO accommodation: dunedoo caravan park Bolaro Street, Dunedoo ph: 02 6375 1455 or 0448 992 372 Onsite vans and cabins, shady, grassy sites with clean amenities, laundry and camp kitchen. redbank gums b&b – ★★★ 41 Wargundy Street, Dunedoo ph: 02 6375 1218 or 0428 751 218 Self contained 3 b/room unit or 3x1 b/room units – a/c, wireless broadband, pets welcome, close to shops and all amenities.


Gunnedah koala Capital of the world

Situated in the hub of one of Australia’s richest agricultural regions – the Liverpool Plains, Gunnedah is fast becoming the ideal stop over or winter weekend getaway. with a perfect mix of history, nature and genuine country hospitality, Gunnedah offers something for every weekend wanderer.

Gunnedah is proudly home to one of the largest and healthiest koala populations in the country, with wild koalas often seen strolling along streets or lazing in park trees. If you luck out in spotting a koala in the wild, getting close to these beautiful Australian icons can become a reality at Waterways Wildlife Park.

Visitor Information Centre gunnedah Visitor information centre Anzac Park, South Street, Gunnedah NSW 2380 Ph: 02 6740 2230 or Freecall: 1800 koalaS E: tourism@infogunnedah.com.au www.gunnedah.nsw.gov.au

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W ith it s rich agricultural vistas and breathtaking Australian landscapes, Gunnedah is said to be the inspiration behind Dorothea Mackellar’s poem ‘My Country’. Take a photo with the life size statue of Dorothea Mackellar that stands in Anzac Park and journey Gunnedah’s newest drive tour, The Poets Drive. Beyond the green and furry, Gunnedah also has many other attractions including several important memorials and museums. Be sure to visit The Rural Museum featuring one of the largest displays of vintage machinery in the country and The Water Tower Museum which houses the history and essence of Gunnedah. For water lovers, Lake Keepit State Park is a family and fisherman’s paradise, two thirds the size of Sydney Harbour with a bevy of fish to angle and onsite cabin and camping accommodation. The Plains of Plenty showcases local treasures, home grown produce and arts and craft – ideal for that special gift or Gunnedah keepsake. Finding a place to lay your head is an easy task with a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets. With your dining and entertainment needs covered you’re in for an easy stay with new found friends. Van towing adventurers are also covered with relaxed caravan friendly accommodation options available. Visit www.gunnedah.nsw.gov.au or contact 1800 koalaS (1800 562 527)

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Spot a Koala in the wild

Call into the Visitor Centre for recent sightings. You may even spot one strolling down the street!

Dorothea Mackellar

Anzac Park is home to the Dorothea Mackellar statue, author of 'My Country'. Dorothea would frequently visit her brothers' properties and these visits inspired her to write many poems about the district.

Museums

Visit the Gunnedah Rural Museum and Water Tower Museum where you will find an impressive collection of artefacts and memorabilia telling the story of Gunnedah and its colourful past.

Panoramic Vistas

Pensioners Hill and Porcupine Lookout give the visitor a bird's eye view over the town and the Liverpool Plains.

Lake Keepit State Park

Majestic Lake Keepit is a family and fisherman’s paradise, two thirds the size of Sydney Harbour, with a bevy of fish including Silver and Golden Perch, Murray Cod and Catfish. ThE NEwELL VISITOR GUIDE

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Narrabri heart of the North west

The untamed beauty of Mt kaputar National Park, the Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths, the Pilliga Forest and the wondrous CSIRO Australia Telescope are just a few suggestions of how to spend your time in the Narrabri Shire. your stay can be as active or laidback as you like in this attractive country town. Set in the heart of the rich Namoi Valley, Narrabri Shire is home to 14,000 residents who enjoy shopping, good sporting facilities and a great way of life. Attractions narrabri Situated on the banks of the Namoi River, Narrabri is a bustling town offering a wonderful

Visitor Information Centre narrabri Shire Visitor information centre Newell Highway Ph: 02 6799 6760 Toll Free: 1800 659 931 Fax: 02 6799 6766 E: tourism@narrabri.nsw.gov.au www.visitnarrabri.com.au

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selection of shops, restaurants, museums and attractions. the crossing theatre Newell Highway ph: 02 6792 4654 www.crossingtheatre.com.au Two state of the art movie cinemas featuring the latest release movies, a 1000 seat auditorium, café coffee shop and art gallery, housing the Narrabri Shire Civic Art Collection, travelling exhibits, functions and meeting rooms. mt kaputar national park National Parks and Wildlife Services, Narrabri ph: 02 6792 7300 fax: 02 6792 1133 Ever since the early pioneers gazed at the lofty range just east of Narrabri, planning to turn it into an alpine retreat, the distinctive Mt Kaputar National Park, with its chimney shaped plug and deep gorges, has beckoned all who pass anywhere near it. An all weather road leads right to the 1512 metre summit of the “ecological island”. A wide diversity of flora and fauna can be found along the 11 marked walking tracks and spectacular views await. From the top of the Mt Kaputar lookout one tenth of New South Wales can be viewed on a clear day! The two camping areas offer hot showers gas/ electric barbeques and there are three cabins within the park. Unfortunately caravans cannot travel into the park because of the narrow road. Sawn rockS, Mother Nature’s masterpiece, is located within Mt Kaputar National Park. Sawn

Rocks was formed approximately 21 million years ago (give or take a few thousand years). This very accessible basalt rock formation is just north of Narrabri on the Bingara road. About half an hour’s drive and an easy ten minute walk leads you to Sawn Rocks, where you’d think a stonemason had just knocked off for the day. There is a barbeque and picnic area, and toilets. wee waa The oldest town in the Namoi Valley with distinctive architecture such as the Imperial Hotel and the Court House. Boutique shopping and a visit to the local Namoi Echo Museum and Seplin Estate Wines. yarrie lake Yarrie Lake Road m: 0427 666 105 ph: 02 6799 6760 Yarrie Lake on the edge of the Pilliga Scrub is a paradise for camping, bird watching, water sports or just catching a craybob. Great for caravans, motor homes or tents. Toilets, hot showers, shelters, picnic tables and camp oven pits and BBQs provided. Full time caretaker/powered and unpowered sites. No pets permitted. pilliga bore baths Pilliga Road, Pilliga Pilliga Bore Baths is a popular stopover for those wanting to relax and enjoy the therapeutic 37 degree hot artesian bore bath springs. Free camping and caravanning is permitted, pet friendly, BBQ and toilets (no power available).


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pilliga forest Pilliga Discovery Centre, Baradine ph: 02 6843 4011 fax: 02 6843 4050 Those travelling the highway between Narrabri and Coonabarabran will be familiar with the immense Pilliga Forest. The forest is the largest remaining native forest on the Australian continent. It straddles the highway for most of the 120km and reveals an amazing variety of native trees and plants providing food and shelter for native birds and animals. Enjoy one of the many forest drives. Picnic facilities are available at the Salt Caves. Bird lists and bird drives are available at the Visitor Information Centre or The Pilliga Discovery Centre, Baradine. boggabri Boggabri is a historic small country town with big community spirit offering a unique country lifestyle. Home of the Boggabri Drovers Campfire (April).

Accommodation

bellview motel Cnr Newell Highway & Barwon Street, Narrabri ph: 02 6792 3844 fax: 02 6792 3957 e: admin@bellviewmotelnarrabri.com.au www.bellviewmotelnarrabri.com.au 24 Modern ground floor units with air conditioning, snack bars, Austar and friendly country service. Tropical swimming pool, BBQ area and off street parking. Walking distance to Bowling Club, Crossing Theatre, Convention Centre and main street with shops, banks, supermarkets, KFC, McDonald's. club motor inn/narrabri bowling club ltd Corner Killarney and Barwon Street, Narrabri ph: 02 6792 3191 fax: 02 6792 6454 e: clubmotorinn@onestream.com.au www.clubmotorinn.com.au Narrabri’s newest motel. All air conditioned ground floor units, queen beds, disabled rooms, family rooms, pool, tea and coffee, Austar, internet, main street access – walk thru to the Bowling Club with charge back facilities available, near to KFC and McDonald's.

aaron inn 137 Barwan Street, Narrabri (Newell Highway) ph: 02 6792 4000 fax: 02 6792 1354 e: admin@aaroninnmotel.com.au www.aaroninnmotel.com.au

Southern cross motel 24 Maitland Street, Narrabri ph: 02 6792 3838 fax: 02 67924848 e: southerncrossmotel@gmail.com

Offering 11 Luxury ground floor units, 200m to Narrabri Bowling club, KFC and McDonald's. Easy walk to cinemas and Main Street. Pool, BBQ, queen beds, colour TV, Free Austar, wireless internet and air conditioning and microwave in all rooms.

Offering 30 ground floor luxury units, free WiFi, family units available. Pool, BBQ, in a quiet location off the Highway. Spacious undercover parking available. Opposite RSL where charge back is available with restaurant. Close to shops and sporting facilities.

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Mt Kaputar National Park

From the expansive views from the 1512m summit of Mount Kaputar to the remarkable organ pipes of Sawn Rocks this National Park is not to be missed!

Pilliga Bore Baths

The therapeutic value of this mineral rich water has long been recognised by locals and visitors who make regular pilgrimage to the 37 degree pool to soak away the aches and pains.

CSIRO Australia Telescope

Discover the magic that draws scientists from around the world in their quest to unlock the secrets of the universe at the most advanced radio telescope in the southern hemisphere.

Yarrie Lake

This saucer shaped expanse of water on the edge of the Pilliga Forest is thought to have been formed by a falling meteor many thousands of years ago. Whatever its origins its existence is much appreciated by locals, visitors and wildlife alike.

Historical Museums

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tommo’s motel Newell Highway (South Side), Narrabri ph: 02 6792 1922 fax: 02 6792 4235 reservations: 1800 641 922 e: tommos@ceinternet.com.au www.tommosmotorlodge.com.au “The Best Hospitality on the Newell” Quiet ground floor units, queen beds, air con, microwave available, Austar, tea/coffee making facilities, BBQ, spacious grounds, pool, broadband, boat and trailer parking. Auto Club and Seniors discount. Family owned and operated. narrabri motel & caravan park Newell Highway, Narrabri ph: 02 6792 2593 fax: 02 6792 4559 email: info@narrabrimotel.com.au www.narrabrimotel.com.au We offer a wide variety of accommodation. From drive through powered sites, camping sites, new superior self-contained ensuite cabins, self-contained deluxe ensuite cabins and standard cabins, 2½ star motel accommodation and 3½ star two bedroom family units. Our facilities also include 2 BBQ areas, 1 camp kitchen, inground pool, amenities block and guest laundry. Full linen is supplied in ensuite cabins, in our standard cabin linen can be supplied with a small charge. Undercover parking for various accommodation is available. Please give us a call for any enquiry you may have. We are pet friendly – rules apply.

big Sky caravan park 11–35 Tibbereena Street, Narrabri ph: 02 6792 1294 e: bigskycp@bigpond.com www.bigskycaravanpark.com.au

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Clean, Green, Friendly, Serene. We are situated OFF the highway on the banks of Narrabri Creek, next to town pool and an easy walk to main street shops, banks, restaurants, theatre, pubs, RSL and with bowls and golf clubs nearby. Seniors concession. Sorry no pets allowed.

Take a step back in time and enjoy the magical décor of Narrabri’s early pioneer years. Sit back, relax and enjoy the bush thunderstorm simulation whilst enjoying great company and sumptuous food. We offer an amazingly diverse menu, from sensational steaks and seafood to simple fare, with a super kids meal deal.

highway tourist Village Newell Highway ph: 02 6792 1438 fax: 02 6792 3010 e: hightouristvillage@bigpond.com Top Tourist Park CCIA, CRVA member. Owner operated by Barbara and Craig Rothwell. 4 Star Park with cabins and ensuite cabins supplied with bedding, drive through sites, solar heated pool, BBQ. Play area and camp kitchen and free Internet connection. Pets welcome. Selina b & b 35A Selina Street, Narrabri ph: 02 6792 6148 m: 0429 933 114 e: rjbuzz@bigpond.com 2 rooms with queen size bed and ensuite (one room suitable for a family). Walking distance to the CBD, air-conditioning, TV, pool table, table tennis and family room. Full breakfast either served at the breakfast bar or on the balcony. Selina Street is a new home, only 5 years old.

narrabri rSl club Maitland Street, Narrabri ph: 02 6792 1202 fax: 02 6792 6418 www.narrabrirsl.com.au

mcdonald's family restaurant Newell Highway p: 02 6792 4396 Open 6am – 10pm, McCafé 7 days. Caravan and coaches welcome, easy parking, kid's playground. Fast and friendly service, baby change and disabled facilities.

Services edgeroi fuel Shop Newell Highway, Edgeroi ph: 02 67938375 Located on the Newell Highway 26km north of Narrabri the Edgeroi Fuel Shop is a great place to stop and rest with clean toilet facilities, children’s play area and park area with shaded gazebo. We sell fuel, take-away hot and cold food, pies, fresh sandwiches, groceries, tea and coffee, ice creams, drinks, newspapers, spare parts and oil, ice, take-away beer, wine and mixed spirits.

Window on the Universe CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array is the most advanced radio telescope in the southern hemisphere, located 25km west of Narrabri at the Paul Wild Observatory. The instrument detects radio waves from space which are converted to images for interpretation by visiting scientists from around the world. These signals reveal structures and objects in space that are not visible through an optical telescope and help to unlock the secrets of the universe. The Compact Array consists of six 22m dish antennas that work together to simulate a much larger antenna, allowing astronomers to observe very fine details. Five of the antennas sit on a giant railway track 3km long and are often moved to different configurations. The observatory also hosts telescopes for the University of Sydney, the University of Birmingham and a solar observatory of IPS Radio and Space Services. A Visitor Centre is situated on site in pleasant bush surroundings with free gas BBQs, picnic facilities and amenities, but no refreshments are sold. Exhibits provide information about astronomy, the telescope and how the instrument works; including a video presentation, garden sculptures and outdoor interactive displays. The viewing platform provides a great outlook to track where one or more antennas are usually located nearby. The Centre is open each day during daylight hours but normally unstaffed. General admission is free. Yarrie Lake Road (02) 6790 4070

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The Gwydir Shire is located along the Fossickers way and offers a picturesque alternate route to travellers on the Newell highway. The recently sealed Killarney Gap road linking Gwydir Shire to Narrabri is a fantastic way to experience the naturally beautiful geological wonders waiting for you to come and explore. From rolling plains to flowing rivers to rugged mountains, Gwydir Shire is peaceful and friendly and there is no shortage of places to eat including the fully restored Greek café in Bingara, local hotels, sporting and RSL clubs and cafés throughout the Shire.

Visitor Information Centres warialda Visitor information centre Cnr. Gwydir Hwy and Holden Street Warialda NSW 2402 Contact: Mandy or Chris Ph: 02 6729 0046 or Fax: 02 6729 1400 www.warialdansw.com.au bingara Visitor information centre The Roxy Complex, 74 Maitland Street, Bingara NSW 2404 Contact: Jenny Ph: 02 6724 0066 or Fax: 02 6724 1726 www.bingara.com.au

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Accommodation and Camping Throughout the Shire there are many great places to stay including caravan parks, cabins and free camping areas, motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts and farm stays. Some places are pet friendly but it is advised to check first. Gwydir Shire offers free camping in many beautiful locations. You can find out where by visiting our Visitor Information Centres. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with all of your enquiries. The Bingara Riverside Caravan Park is situated in an idyllic position opposite the Gorgeous Gwydir River. Level grassed sites are available if you have your own caravan or you can hire one of our clean and well maintained, powered on-site vans. An on-site van with en-suite is available for disabled visitors. Camp sites are also available. Contact Chris and Margaret Butler for all enquiries on: Ph: 02 6724 0081 – M: 0427 241 300 – Keera Rd, Bingara NSW 2404. Warialda Caravan Park is a safe and friendly place to stay with its park-like setting with wellkept lawn, powered or unpowered sites for vans and tents, three on-site cabins (linen hire available) and laundry facilities. Pets are welcome in the park provided they are kept under control at all times. Contact the Tourist Office for all enquiries on: Ph: 67290046 – M: 0427 291 008 – Cnr Holden St & Gwydir Hwy, Warialda NSW 2402.

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The Roxy Theatre and Greek Cafe

Step back in time to the 1930s and experience the beautifully restored Roxy Theatre and Cafe. The Roxy is a magnificent example of art deco architecture and Greek grandeur not to be missed. Tours run daily from the Bingara Visitor Information Centre.

3 Creeks Goldmine

Spend a few hours or a whole day with Paul and Joy learning all you need to know about fossicking for gold in the Gwydir Shire. While you're there, why not take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful Australian bush setting. 3 Creeks is only 15 minutes from Bingara and suitable for all ages.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park

There is something for everyone at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park. Bring the family and enjoy the exhibitions in 3 stylish galleries, one of which includes a life size Allosaur and his friends. Ceramic Break has ample parking for buses and caravans so large groups are welcome.

Copeton Dam and the Gwydir River

Enjoy camping, fishing, kayaking, water skiing and swimming in numerous picturesque locations along the Gwydir River and at Copeton Dam. Copeton Dam also has a cafe/kiosk and meeting rooms as well as play equipment for the kids.

Cranky Rock and the Glacial Area

Cranky Rock and the Glacial Area are stunning naturally formed rock formations in the Gwydir Shire offering great areas for the photographer or bush walker. Both are must see attractions in the Gwydir Shire. ThE newell NEwELL highway VISITOR GUIDE guide

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Inverell w here it feels like home

when you’re travelling along the Newell highway why not take a short drive east and visit Inverell. This great town is located on the banks of the Macintyre River in a picturesque valley on the western edge of the Northern Tablelands. The retail sector of Inverell, framed by avenues of lovely trees, allows the shopper to enjoy wandering along the footpath and soak in the ambience of the main streets. There is a mix of national chains and charming boutique shops and it is a must to call into one of the local eating establishments to enjoy a cuppa and a bite to eat at one of the cafes, restaurants and pubs. Good old country hospitality awaits you. Inverell has many wonderful attractions, from a walk in the national parks/flora and fauna areas, horse riding, fishing, water sports, all types of

outdoor activities and of course fossicking for the beautiful blue Inverell sapphire. There are many displays, exhibitions and demonstrations on show around the Shire. From history at the Pioneer Village, tours through Newstead homestead, vineyards/winery, the olive industry and lovely arts and crafts, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Attractions history – national transport museum This museum consists of a growing and ever changing display of all vehicle types and related items. The museum is very proud of the many beautiful vehicles on site which includes popular makes and some rare and exotic creations on display. Some makes on display are Dayton, Moon, Diana, Turcat Mery, Chenard Wackler and Bristol which can only be seen at this museum. It is always changing with additions being displayed through the year. inverell pioneer Village

Visitor Information Centre tourism inverell 11-31 Campbell Street, Inverell NSW 2360 Ph: 02 6728 8161 Fax: 02 6728 8166 E: tourism@inverell.nsw.gov.au www.inverell.com.au

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Take a walk down Inverell’s pioneering past with its authentic buildings, working engines and a fantastic range of memorabilia from around the district. Fabulous displays are housed with the buildings which include the War Museum, Gem & Mineral Display, Photographic and Camera Display, Local Government Museum, Lock Collection which is very unique and so much more. Not to be out done is a fantastic range of steam engines (some working), horse drawn vehicles from

large station wagons to graceful carriages of the gentry from days gone by. See the district’s proud past all located within the Village. newstead homestead tours Visit this historic home, garden and Shearing Shed in a lovely valley east of Inverell. Situated on the banks of the Newstead Creek, the house and garden have many layers of history. Once the home of the Anderson and Bucknell Families, their stories come alive through the interpretation panels created by the NSW History Houses Trust. Although the house is unfurnished, private collections provide information and photos of life on one of the earliest properties. The tour outlines the property from 1838 and also includes a visit to the Shearing Shed immortalised by artist TOM ROBERTS in his painting “The Golden Fleece”.

Fossicking Fossicking is available at several locations, free of charge, where you can try your luck looking for sapphires, zircons, quartz crystals, tin crystals, tourmaline and even diamonds. If you need a little help there are private parks located around the area where they will help you with equipment, advice and demonstrations on how to sieve to get these fabulous gems and minerals. 7 Oaks Fossicking Park & Frazer Creek Sapphires are two great destinations for the fossicker. There are people on hand to show you all about rock hunting and how to go about it


correctly. With everything on site, these private properties are open for you to try your luck. View the local sapphires and other gems at The Gem Centre, Billabong Blue Sapphires, DeJon Sapphire Centre, Inverell Gem & Mineral Shop and all Jewellery Shops in town. A lot of these sites also have a cutter on hand to show you how they start from a rough stone through to the sparkling finished product.

The Great Outdoors There are a number of great parks around where you can either stay the night or spend a pleasant day trekking. Kwiambal National Park lies north west of Inverell 25km from the township of Ashford. The park is located at the junction of the Macintyre and Severn Rivers. This woodland park includes rugged gorge country, waterfalls, walking tracks and Limestone Caves which are home to some rare bats and, of course, limestone formations. All weather gravel roads lead to the lookouts at the Macintyre Falls area and why not stay the night at the Lemon Tree Flat picnic and camping area which has toilets and bbqs right beside the Severn River. Don’t forget to bring all your own supplies for your stay. You can now stay in cottages at the park as well. These are very well appointed and cater from families up to large groups. Bookings can be made at the Tenterfield National Parks Office. Kings Plains National Park to the east of Inverell is a rocky woodland best known for its still pools

and seasonal waterfalls. This is an important conservation area which protects mature old ironbark trees and cypress pines. Camping is available with no facilities. Barayamal National Park is accessed only by foot through the Lake Inverell Reserve. This park has the grassy white box which it protects. This tree was usually the first to be cleared for farming. This area, since been under conservation law, has seen native wildlife flourish and visitors can now appreciate the walking track through the park. Lake Inverell was formed when the Macintyre River was dammed upstream from Inverell to supply water to the town. Since 1983 water has been piped from Copeton Dam, so Lake Inverell is now a beautiful wildlife refuge, recreation area and a very popular birdwatching location. This area has bbqs, toilets, picnic tables and walking tracks which allows for a great day out close to town. Goonoowigall Reserve is located in scenic granite country with low hills and large boulders. The main entrance located just south of town offers a number of picnic areas, toilets and 10km of walking tracks which covers scenic and historic sites. Birdlife is abundant and also present are rock wallabies, swamp wallabies and kangaroos. Pindari Dam is a lovely part of the world north of Inverell and is a boating and fishing haven. Streams running into the dam offer the angler good fishing and a good spot to camp. Solar powered showers, toilets, picnic and bbq areas, and boat ramp are provided.

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Wineries and Olives

Take a trip back in time and delve into Inverell’s pioneering past.

You don’t have to be a vehicle enthusiast to enjoy the amazing displays at one of the largest transport museums on the eastern seaboard.

At three times the size of Sydney Harbour, Copeton Waters State Park is a must for any visitor to the area.

Tantalise your taste buds with some of the delicious local produce.

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Copeton Dam Northern Foreshores is just 17km from Inverell with powered sites and plenty of bush camping available with an amenities block located within the park. Good fishing, skiing, birdwatching and maybe a fossick around the dam awaits your next visit. Playground, picnic areas, boat ramp and an onsite Manager is there to assist you. Please note that dogs are not permitted. Copeton State Park is a huge area surrounding the dam of 900 hectares with accommodation, powered sites, amenities scattered throughout the park, bunkhouse, administration centre featuring a well stocked kiosk, laundry, tennis courts, playgrounds, water spray park, golf course, camp kitchen and of course all water activities to be enjoyed.

Arts – Crafts – Antiques – woodturning Inverell has some very talented people which allows for some fantastic works to be displayed and sold. The Inverell Art Gallery allows many of these people to showcase their works in the Gallery and throughout the year they will often have special exhibitions from local and visiting artists. New England Wood Turning is a short drive south to Gilgai. Here you will see a true craftsman at work and take in some of his great creations. Rob is also a very good didgeridoo maker and an accomplished player. There are also a couple of Antique Shops in the area which have some fantastic items from the local area and beyond.

wine – Olives The New England Area is now a recognised wine region and we are very lucky to have several vineyards/wineries within our Shire. The wines are unique due to the cool climate and high altitude and, in fact, a long history of wine production goes back to 1870 when George Wyndham, founder of Wyndham Estate Wines, planted vines just north of Inverell. New England Estate Wines, Gilgai Estate, Zappa Wines & Reedy Creek Vineyard all offer Cellar Door Sales with sampling before buying and Mt. Topper Vineyard is open by appointment. A big variety of both reds and whites are available along with tasty fortified wines and liqueurs. In fact the vineyards grow some rare and exotic grapes to tantalise all tastebuds. Wine and olives go hand in hand and Inverell has many olive groves planted in the hillsides around the district. Olives of Beaulieu allows you to walk through the grove and sample many varieties of oils and olives and learn the benefits of using olive oil products.

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Places to Eat

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This rich agricultural area allows the local produce from the district to be served in the local restaurants, cafes and cosy country pubs. Of course many restaurants serve the district’s wines which go beautifully with a locally grown steak.

national transport museum Taylor Ave, Inverell 2360 ph: 02 6721 2270

Lovely little cafes dotted throughout the business centre offer a lovely experience and of course a good coffee, all with a smile.

Accommodation Often the most important decision to make is where to lay your head for the night. Inverell has a full range that will meet all needs, from the budget conscious with several caravan parks and country pubs available. Another way is to stay in one of the cottages which are located throughout the town and district. This allows you to self cater and this type suits families requiring a little extra room. A great selection of motels all have excellent facilities and offer all the services that you would expect. The standard ranges from budget through to four star. We have some lovely historic homes that offer B&B style accommodation, which gives you a special, personal touch. Don’t forget the camp sites scattered throughout the shire in some beautiful and peaceful spots.

new england estate wines Gwydir Highway, Delungra 2403 ph: 02 6724 8508 olives of beaulieu Copeton Dam Road, Inverell 2360 ph: 02 6722 1458 the gem centre 108 Byron Street, Inverell 2360 ph: 02 6722 1290 deJon Sapphire centre Glen Innes Road, Inverell 2360 ph: 02 6723 2222 Zappa wines/dumaresq Valley Vineyard Bruxner Highway, Bonshaw 2361 ph: 02 6737 5281 inverell pioneer Village Tingha Road, Inverell 2360 ph: 02 6722 1717 new england woodturning Ponds Road, Gilgai 2360 ph: 02 6723 1350 7 oaks fossicking park Rickeys Lane, Inverell 2360 ph: 02 6725 1582 inverell art gallery Evans Street, Inverell 2360 ph: 02 6722 4983


Frazer Creek Sapphires Kings Plains Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6721 0500

Cousins Motor Inn Glen Innes Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 3566

Wing Hing Long Museum Ruby Street, Tingha 2369 Ph: 02 6712 3532

Inverell Motel 49-57 Otho Street, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 2077

Inverell Gem & Mineral Shop Ring Street, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6721 0009 Inverell Jewellers Otho Street, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 1886 Copeton Water State park Copeton Dam via Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6723 6269 Copeton Dam Northern Foreshores Auburn Vale Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6723 0250 National Parks & Wildlife Ph: 02 6736 4298 Gilgai Estate Winery 15233 Guyra Road, Gilgai 2360 Ph: 02 6723 1204 Newstead Tours Via Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 4612

Inverell Terrace Motor Lodge 28 Warialda Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 5200 Sapphire City Motor Inn 34 Glen Innes Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 2500 Top of the Town Motel 137 Warialda Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 4044 Royal Hotel/Motel 280 Byron Street, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 2811

Bed & Breakfast/Cottages Blair Athol Estate B&B 6km west, Blair Athol Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 4288 Postmans Cottage 6 Brae Street, Inverell 2360 Ph: 0427 929 901

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Kwiambal National Park Cottages Ashford 2361 Ph: 02 6736 4298

The Club Motel 58-62 Evans Street, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6721 0800

Rumbalara Cottage Kookaburra Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 4055

Albion Hill Cottage 80 Glen Innes Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 0432 500 339 Inverell Serviced Apartments 22 Sweaney Street, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 5373 Muckadillia Homestay McNeils Lane, Inverell 2360 Ph: 0412 660 993

Caravan/Tourist Parks/Camping Copeton Northern Foreshores Auburn Vale Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6723 0250 Copeton Waters State Park Cabins, Caravan & Camping Via Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6723 6269 Fossickers Rest Tourist Park Lake Inverell Drive, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 2261 Inverell Caravan Park Glen Innes Road, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 3036 Sapphire City Caravan Park Moore Street, Inverell 2360 Ph: 02 6722 1830 National Parks Ph: 02 6736 4298

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Moree Plains Artesian water Country

welcome to the Moree Plains – home of Artesian water Country – a progressive and dynamic Shire situated at the heart of the northern wheat belt and recognised nationally as “Australia’s Artesian Spa Capital”. Relax in one of our famous Artesian Spas, before enjoying a self-guided heritage walk, join one of our guided Agritours featuring the largest pecan nut farm in the Southern Hemisphere, learn how to grow a pair of jeans on a cotton farm and gin tour or take the time to stop for a pampering massage... Perhaps visit one of our wonderful art galleries and view the fantastic local and travelling exhibitions… Whether you’re planning a short or long visit or perhaps looking to relocate to a life less complicated, contact the Moree Visitor Information Centre for friendly, local advice.

Visitor Information Centre tourism moree Corner Gwydir and Newell Highway Moree NSW 2400 Ph: 02 6757 3350 Fax: (02) 6757 3355 E: info@moreetourism.com.au www.moreetourism.com.au

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Attractions boomi artesian baths Corner Boomi and Werrina Streets, Boomi ph: 02 6753 5336 (Business Hours) Boomi is located near the NSW and QLD border. We have a 25m cold Artesian Pool, a wading pool and a Hot Artesian Spa Pool with spa jets that will soothe those aches and pains. Adjacent to the pool we have a caravan park, coffee shop/general store, BBQ area and tennis courts. Come and enjoy. moree motorcycle club Boolooroo Raceway, Newell Highway, North Moree e: info@moreemotorcycleclub.com www.moreemotorcycleclub.com Boolooroo Raceway is a high standard, fully irrigated, perfectly groomed motocross track offering various events, including Club days and Interclub days supporting both motocross and enduro riding. As the 2010 and 2011 Rockstar MX Nationals ‘Venue of the Year’ Boolooroo Raceway has also held State and National Titles. One of the highlight annual events is the Boolooroo Open. Check out www.moreemotorcycleclub.com for more info. moree artesian aquatic centre Anne Street, Moree ph: 02 6757 3450 (see our ad) mungindi hot pool 62 Bucknell Street, Mungindi ph: 02 6753 2389 www.mungindi.org.au

café gali & yaama ganu gallery 211 Balo Street, Moree ph: 02 6794 3280 fax: 02 6752 4001 e: info@yaamaganu.com.au www.yaamaganu.com.au The Yaama Ganu Centre houses an Aboriginal Art Gallery and café trading as Café Gali. The delicious gourmet menu has been designed by our chef, renowned Sydney restaurateur Toby Osmond, and together with our wholly Aboriginal team keeps the café open 7 days a week. The café also sells a diverse range of Aboriginal gift wares.

Accommodation alexander motor inn – ★★★ Corner Newell Highway and Alice Street, Moree ph: 02 6752 4222 fax: 02 6752 4244 e: info@alexandermotorinnmoree.com.au www.alexandermotorinnmoree.com.au 22 clean, comfortable and sound proofed ground floor units all with R/C air conditioning. Complimentary Austar and Wi-Fi to all rooms. Hairdryer, iron and ironing boards, tea and coffee facilities, toaster and fridge. A-la-carte restaurant open Monday to Thursday, room service available on those days. Grass, pool and BBQ area. Off street parking with surveillance cameras and security lighting. We can cater for trailer and small to medium trucks. artesian & trio apartments 317 Warialda St & 308 Morton St, Moree ph: 0418 186 040 or 02 6752 7613 e: marinko.vulic@yahoo.com.au www.moreetourism.com.au


Fully self-contained quality apartments, available all year, weekly rates available. Budget affordable accommodation. Walking distance to Moree Artesian Spa Baths. Free Wi-Fi at Trio Apartments. Call for rates and bookings. Come and enjoy this friendly spot! Min 3 night stay. Weekly rates from $60 per person/per week. golden harvest motor inn – ★★★ 366 Frome Street, Moree ph: 1300 734 405 or 02 6752 2200 fax: 02 6752 2104 e: reception@goldenharvestmotorinn.com.au www.moreemotels.com The "Jewel of the Newell". 27 Spacious, modern décor ensuite units. Total relaxation. Austar (M). Wi-Fi. Business Assist. Ground floor units with undercover parking choice, family suites, queen size beds. CC-TV/Fire compliant. Stroll to the Thermal pools or laze by the pool, meet and greet by the BBQ in manicured gardens. burke & wills motor inn – ★★★ 2 Mungindi Road, Moree ph: 02 6752 3377 fax: 02 6752 5373 e: burkeandwillsmoree@bigpond.com www.burkeandwillsmotorinn.com.au The Burke & Wills Motor Inn is located on 6 acres the northern side of Moree, across from the Racecourse. We have 74 ground floor rooms and ample space for parking. Our Explorers Restaurant is open six nights a week with seating for 80 people and a menu to die for! Would you like a dip? We have a 20 metre saltwater lap pool and a BBQ area. Hope to see you soon.

gwydir carapark & artesian thermal pools – ★★★ Newell Highway, Moree ph: 02 6752 2723 e: gwydircarapark@bigpond.com.au www.gwydircarapark.com.au The only caravan park in Moree with 4 Artesian Thermal pools and one cold Artesian pool conveniently located on site. The Gwydir Carapark features: Powered sites – including drive thru sites, ensuite cabins, 1 & 2 room ensuite villas, TV room, tennis court, 4 clean spacious amenities and an onsite kiosk with delicious meals. Opening soon...14 new motel units. molika Springs motel – ★★★ 314 Warialda Street, Moree ph/fax: 02 6752 7066 e: molikasprings@hotmail.com www.molikaspringsmotel.biz Self-contained units, undercover parking, lockable gates, internet access upon request, digital television, laundry facilities and EFTPOS facilities also available. winchester motel – ★★★ Newell Highway, Moree ph: 02 6752 4666 fax: 02 6752 3753 e: winchestermotel@bigpond.com www.winchester.budgetmotelchain.com.au Good old fashioned hospitality. Close to Spa Baths, restaurants and town centre. 15 clean, comfortable ground floor units. Family rooms available, Austar, laundry, microwave. Free WiFi, reverse cycle air-conditioning. In-ground pool and BBQ facilities onsite. Pet friendly room

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Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre, Boomi Pool & Mungindi Pool

Rest, relax & rejuvenate in one of the Hot Artesian Spas & Pools in the Moree Plains…

Guided Moree Heritage & Art Deco Walking Tour

Combining the 1920’s architecture & the history of Moree on a guided walk through our beautiful CBD.

Guided Agricultural Tours

The tour options include the largest Pecan Nut Farm in the Southern Hemisphere; cotton gin & farm tours or perhaps a visit to an olive grove.

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Visit one of our Galleries

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Indulge

Contemporary & Indigenous art by Indigenous & Non-Indigenous artists… Permanent & travelling, local and national exhibitions… Be inspired…

Divine International cuisine, wine, specialty boutiques, spectacular parks, beauty salons, fishing, golf and much more.

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at additional costs. Good home cooked dinners and a big boy breakfast delivered to your room. Secure parking and security cameras.

open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 30 years’ hospitality experience.

mehi river Van park 28 Oak Street, Moree ph: 1800 331 666 Situated on the banks of the Mehi River offering guests ensuite cabins and studios with reverse cycle a/c, shady, powered and unpowered sites. Relax and unwind in our Thermal Spas or take a cool dip in the saltwater pool before cooking your dinner on the free gas BBQ. 1km from town centre.

amaroo tavern Amaroo Drive, Moree ph: 02 6752 4911 fax: 02 6751 1007 e: amaroo.tavern@bigpond.com

dragon phoenix motel & restaurant – ★★★ Corner Newell Highway & Adelaide St, Moree ph: 02 6752 5555 fax: 02 6752 5575 e: info@dragonphoenix.com.au www.dragonphoenix.com.au We are passionate to provide a delightful experience. Enjoy and relax in our 64 ground floor units with 34 serviced apartments due for completion in 2013. Convenient and central location, 5 mins walk to Tourism centre. Two onsite private “Artesian Thermal Spa” pools with 3 more on the way and regular cold pool. Licensed Chinese & Steakhouse restaurant

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Eating Out

Amaroo Tavern – home of the ‘Big Plane’. Open 7 days a week. Sports Bar – latest Tab, Keno and trackside facilities. Bistro, wood fired pizzas, beer garden with children’s playground. Wednesday night Trivia – Free entry, cash prizes, cash bingo Wednesdays 10am. $7 steaks every day. café omega 145 Balo Street, Moree ph: 02 6751 1300 e: cnbudway@bigpond.com Open 7 Days from 7am. Breakfast and Lunch, licensed restaurant, family orientated, functions catered. Gourmet sandwiches, focaccias, pasta, Italian and seafood cuisine.

Business Services brett o’neill auto repairs 321 Gosport Street , Moree ph: 02 6752 7733 fax: 02 6752 7700 e: bretto@bigpond.net.au www.brettoneillautorepairs.com.au

Brett O’Neill Auto Repairs offers the very best in all types of vehicle servicing and mechanical repairs including Caravans and Trailers. As an Authorised Repco Service Centre we also perform: 150 Point Check; Auto Electrical; Brake and Clutch; Diesel Repairs; EFI; LPG Installation and Repairs and provide Pink, Blue and Green Slips. Brett O’Neill Auto Repairs is also Trojan Authorised. hill fitzsimmons pty ltd 337-343 Frome Street, Moree ph: 02 6752 1777 fax: 02 6752 5225 e: doug@hillfitz.com.au www.hillfitz.com.au Hill Fitzsimmons caters for all your vehicle needs including: NRMA Office Insurance & Motoring Services, Caltex Service Station and Subaru & Isuzu Dealership. Sales: 0467 521 777. After Hours Tow: 0427 651 211. NRMA Road Service: 13 11 11 lainey’s Storage facility & receivable depot 1 Brown Street, Boggabilla ph: 0417 419 323 e: eburnett19@gmail.com Overcrowded and need space? Going on an around the world trip? Between houses or relocating? At Lainey’s, we store most things! Call Elaine to discuss your storage requirements. Lainey’s can be found in Boggabilla NSW.


Goondiwindi A great place to visit, an even better place to live

with its border location on the majestic Macintyre River at the junction of six highways, Goondiwindi is a very popular stop-over destination for visitors. A vibrant, contemporary town with excellent facilities and amenities, the river frontage provides a unique and tranquil setting for one of Queensland’s fastest growing rural communities.

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Tree-lined streets, attractive parks and gardens, extensive sporting facilities and well-maintained public buildings demonstrate a strong sense of community spirit and pride. Housing quality is quite outstanding. The town offers a wide range of shopping, dining, accommodation and entertainment experiences. For residents, a relaxed lifestyle featuring sport, hospitality, entertainment, history and outdoor pursuits is part of the appeal.

comfort inn Ph: 07 4671 2888 or 132 400

Visitor Information Centre goondiwindi Visitor information centre Corner of McLean & Bowen Streets Ph: 07 4671 2653 E: vic@goondiwindi.qld.au www.goondiwindi.qld.au Open 7 days per week from 9–5 with the exception of Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day.

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Goondiwindi has an excellent variety of accommodation to suit all budgets, from 4 star luxury to bed & breakfast, cabins and camping. ascot lodge motor inn Ph: 07 4671 5566 or 1800 766 176 binalong motel Ph: 07 4671 1777

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boggabilla motel Ph: 07 4676 2107 or 1800 060 147 border motel Ph: 07 4671 1688 country roads motor inn Ph: 07 4671 3930 goondiwindi motel Ph: 07 4671 1544

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gunsynd motor inn Ph: 07 4671 1555 or 1800 660 644 macintyre motor inn Ph: 07 4671 2477 or 1800 631 920 the town house motor inn Ph: 07 4671 1855 the Jolly Swagman motor inn Ph: 07 4671 4560 or 1800 241 560 railway hotel-motel Ph: 07 4671 1577 royal hotel-motel Ph: 07 4671 1877

rivergums caravan park Ph: 07 4671 1383 bronte house b&b Ph: 07 4671 3772

River Walk

The level 4km walkway along the majestic, tree-lined Macintyre River features a series of interpretive signs about the environmental, social, economic, historical and cultural aspects of the river.

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Botanic Garden of the Western Woodlands

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Goondiwindi Natural Heritage and Water Park

Victoria hotel Ph: 07 4671 1007

big4 goondiwindi Ph: 07 4671 2900 or 1300 725 915

The Visitor Information Centre, Gunsynd Statue and Museum, Customs House and Tree of Knowledge. This area celebrates and commemorates the famous race horse the “Goondiwindi Grey” along with some of the area’s pioneer history at Customs House.

Marshall and Herbert Streets

queensland hotel Ph: 07 4671 2011 goondiwindi top tourist park Ph: 07 4671 2566 or 1800 429 166

Visitor Precinct

The Central Business District offers an excellent range of shopping experiences. A variety of cafes, restaurants and hotels cater for all tastes in food and drink.

Established in 1988, this 25 hectare site with a lake and island features a growing collection of plants that are native to the Darling Basin.

The 210 hectare recreational water park provides a great opportunity for water sports of all kinds along with walking tracks and bird habitats. ThE NEwELL newellVISITOR highway GUIDE guide 063063


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