With a rolling landscape, superb food and wine and a fascinating heritage, Quirindi and the Tamworth region will win you over with its laidback country charm.
Here’s just a small selection of the things to see and do in the local area.
Quirindi RSL Golf Club
Unwind over a few rounds of golf on this 18 hole course with dual tees, superb grass greens and spacious clubhouse. Also play around on the Big Hole course or try your hand at Putt Putt golf.
Quirindi Rural Heritage Village and Museum
The Quirindi Rural Heritage Village is situated three kilometres west of Quirindi on the Kamilaroi Highway. It has been designed to collect, preserve, restore, interpret and exhibit artefacts that relate to the history, heritage and culture of the Liverpool Plains. Try out the old fashioned telephone line or marvel at the horse carriages and sulkies. The exhibits are so lovingly designed they bring history back to life. In association with the village, a Classic Car and Enthusiasts Club has been formed which holds monthly social days.
The Rural Heritage Village is also home to the Quirindi Village Miniature Railway, where a HO gauge model railway takes visitors on a 650 metre, scenic round trip on the fourth Sunday of every month. The new tunnel is a fantastic addition to the trip! The Miniature Railway runs every 4th Sunday per month from 10am to 3pm. Closed shoes must be worn.
Australian Rail and Monument Museum - Werris Creek
Werris Creek is the first and last railway town in NSW and is located on a major railway junction, about 15km from Quirindi. The Werris Creek railway station is the third largest in NSW. It houses the Werris Creek Rail Journeys Museum, which makes this town's railway past come back to life. The stunning displays are a credit to the tireless volunteers who made this museum happen. Constant upgrades and new displays will make the visitor come back again and again. Any donations go towards upgrading and maintaining the museum.
The Australian Railway Monument commemorates railway men and women who have lost their lives in railway accidents since 1850. The landscaped monument area features six three metre stainless steel sculptures of railway workers created by Australian Artist Dominique Sutton, an amphitheatre for public concerts and over 2400 names on walls of remembrance.
First and Second Fleet Memorial Gardens - Wallabadah
The First and Second Fleet Memorial is the only garden memorial to the First and Second Fleets in Australia. Carved by stone mason, Ray Collins, the names of all those who came out to Australia on these epic journeys are found on tablets along the garden pathway. The stories of those who arrived on the ships, their life, and first encounters with the Australian country are presented throughout the Garden.
The memorial lies on the banks of Quirindi Creek, the perfect location to stop, take a break, picnic and be inspired while learning more about the history of Australia. Adjoined to the Memorial Garden is a free camping area with barbecues, tables and amenities as well as a children's playground.
Take a stroll down Memory Lane in Bob's Shed where you can find an old time General Store stocked with authentic 40s and 50s items, admire the collection of historic pub items in the Railway Hotel and visit Peter Brocks World - an amazing tribute to an Australian icon. Bob will tell you stories attached to his collection, which just adds to the quirk of the place.
Who’d A Thought It Lookout
Be sure to visit Who’d A Thought It Lookout on the outskirts of Quirindi. It gives you a 360o view of the magnificent Liverpool Plains, Great Dividing Range and township of Quirindi like never before.
Quirindi Arts & Craft Shop
Doubling up as an Information Centre, the Arts & Craft Shop is located in the historic National Trust Railway Station building. An army of dedicated volunteers sell a wide range of locally hand-crafted items including needlework, art, woodwork, lead lighting, pottery, jewellery, knitting, card-making as well as jams, pickles, local honey and biscuits.
Quirindi Cycle Paths and Skate Park
The Quirindi Cycle path starts at the R.S.L Park near Henry Street and winds along Quirindi Creek to the skate park at Rose Lee Park. There is outdoor exercise equipment along the way. Walk, run or cycle along the path, have a go at the equipment and enjoy the fresh air.
Quipolly Dam Recreation Area & Bird Hide
The Quipolly Recreation Area is the perfect spot for a picnic, a spot of fishing or simply to chill out. There are picnic tables, a toilet with disabled access and walking paths. Bring your own BBQ. Follow the road past the recreation area to the old quipolli dam, where you find the bird hide. A flora and fauna sanctuary, a “must” for the bird lover! The Liverpool Plains is known for its many and varied bird species such as the Diamond Firetail and Black-chinned Honeyeater. This dam is known worldwide and has a newly constructed Bird Hide on the edge of the dam. The Bird Hide overlooks this pristine flora and fauna sanctuary. According to some sources the dam filled with silt during the 1940′s, attributed to the rabbit plagues and developed a habitat which attracts both water and woodland birds. The sanctuary continues upstream along the creek for about 1km.