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Murrumburrah

First settled in the 1830s, the twin towns of Harden and Murrumburrah - 30-odd kilometres north-west along the Burley Griffin Way from Yass - are at the centre of rich stock and gain-producing country on the south-western slopes of NSW. The area's heritage is faithfully represented by the regional Historical Museum's collection which is housed in the impressive School of Arts building. The historical displays include a smithy and wheelright's workshop. Equally fascinating are the heritage displays in the oak and brass-dominated Harden railway station refreshment room precinct. The galleries include a 19th century apothecary's shop, a music room, colonial kitchen and bathroom (complete with thunderbox). The entire display is graphically complemented with an historic photograph exhibition. Although the district is recognised as a major producer of grain, oil seeds and fruit, it is also distinctive for its boutique commercial ventures. There is an asparagus plantation at Jugiong, 30km to the south, while Australia's only mustard-seed oil is produced at a plant near Wombat on the Olympic Way, while picturesque and historic Cootamundra, birthplace of the greatest batsman in the history of cricket, Donald Bradman, is within an hour's drive.

Murrumburrah: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Gold Trail Experience


The Gold Trail Experience museum in historic Murrumburrah takes you through the rich gold history of the local area via interactive touchscreens - with interactive multimedia.

Learn about the area's colourful past with bushrangers, troopers, Chinese and European miners, and all the characters that shaped this great land. A wonderful, informative experience for the whole family.

The museum is located next to Barnes Store Emporium and cafe, serving great coffee and scrumptious fresh homemade food.




354 Albury Street
Murrumburrah, NSW, 2587

Located 0.2K from Murrumburrah

Coddington Park and Roberts Park


Coddington Park is located on the Burley Griffin Way in Murrumburrah. The Murrimboola Creek runs alongside the park. Coddington Park and Roberts Park sporting fields adjoin which makes Coddington Park a busy hub during sporting competitions. Coddington Park is within walking distance of the Albury Street shopping precinct. It is filled with playground and barbecue equipment and public toilets.




Corner Albury Street and Iris Street
Murrumburrah, NSW, 2587

Located 0.3K from Murrumburrah

Light Horse Memorial


The Light Horse Memorial commemorates the birthplace of the First Australian Light Horse at Murrumburrah in 1897.

Bronze sculptures of Corporal William Bradford of the First Australian Light Horse, the 'Retreat at Romani' with horse, 'Bill the Bastard' carrying five men, and a diorama of Beersheba by Murrumburrah sculptor Carl Valerius, granite blocks, nearby is a wall of remembrance and a number of commemorative plaques are set in a garden near Murrimboola Creek.

On August 30 1897, the very first call up muster and enrolments to the First Australian Horse took place at Harden-Murrumburrah. Advertisements were placed in local papers inviting men to join in and they were promised comradeship, sport and good fun. Of the 80 who arrived on the day, 60 local men were picked to join as volunteers. They had prove themselves as competent riders and had to provide their own horses.




Albury Street and Bathurst Street
Harden, NSW, 2587

Located 1.2K from Murrumburrah

Saint Clement's Retreat and Conference Centre


Saint Clement's is a contemporary, well-resourced retreat and conference centre set on 800 acres in a tranquil, picturesque setting.

Conducive to reflection, prayer and study, it is also an ideal conferencing and meetings centre with modern, air conditioned facilities. It has a peaceful ambience that will meet the needs of both individuals and groups.




Kalangan Road
Galong, NSW, 2585

Located 17.5K from Murrumburrah

Wombat Heights Orchard and Grog Shed


Enjoy the experience of picking your own cherries, peaches and sugar plums in season at Wombat Heights Orchard. Sample and buy local produce and gifts from the Grog Shed with a variety of wines, including the famous cherry wine, jams, sauces and chutneys. Not to mention the renowned limoncello and walnut rum as well as the vast range of liqueurs. Also available is a novelty product called 'Wombat Widdle'.

As well as the handmade produce that is made at Wombat Heights, you can sample the fruit as you pick it yourself straight from the tree. There are no entry fees into the orchard and you pay for the fruit that you take - prices per kilogram. There are cool drinks available as well as good amenities and a barbecue in a garden setting, or you can even bring your own picnic.

Coaches are welcome but bookings are essential.




Back Wombat Road
Wombat, NSW, 2587

Located 18.6K from Murrumburrah

Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden


The Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Gardens are located at the Chinaman's Dam reserve just four kilometres from the town centre. Now a well established garden set in a quiet, relaxing and picturesque site, the gardens are the perfect spot for a relaxing morning or afternoon with picnic facilities and barbecues.

After crossing the bridge to the garden and passing the marble lion sculptures guarding the garden entrance, make your way to the garden viewing platform and sit and relax overlooking the garden and the Pool of Tranquillity.

The development of the gardens began in 1992 and was established to recognise the contribution of the Chinese community to the settlement of Young in the 1860s, and to the ongoing contributions of the Chinese community to Australia as a Nation. Informative heritage signs provide information on the establishment of the gardens and the dam.




Pitstone Road
Young, NSW, 2594

Located 23.2K from Murrumburrah

Murrumburrah: Events

Harden Kite Festival


The Harden Kite Festival is an affordable family-friendly event held in the beautiful Hilltops region of NSW. Enter the kite flying competitions suitable for all ages, to share in AUD800 cash prizes or join in the Ducks-in-a Row World Record Kite Challenge!

Featuring free live music and free activities such as the Stunt Jump, a rock climbing wall, face painting by Deborah Lane, balloon twisting and of course kite flying! Bring your own kite or buy one on the day. Browse the great range of interesting market stalls, look at the Classic Cars, join in on the rides and amusements for the kids or simply sit in the shade and watch the fun. There will be a variety of tasty food and good coffee available, or feel free to bring your own picnic.

Don't forget to enter the Bendigo Bank Lucky Gate draw for your chance to win AUD100. Entry is by gold coin donation and is an alcohol free event.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct
      15th Oct
2017
      14th Oct


Burley Griffin Way,
4559
Harden, NSW, 2587

Located 3.2K from Murrumburrah

Harden Picnic Races


The Harden and District Picnic Race Club organise an annual picnic race day for the whole family.

There is a full, six race card featuring the CLAAS Harvest Centre Harden Cup. Local and interstate bookmakers will be available as well as a TAB facility. Screens will be available on site for you to stay and watch the Cox Plate.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct


Burley Griffin Way
Harden, NSW, 2587

Located 7.2K from Murrumburrah

National Cherry Festival and Youth Councils Fun Run


A fringe event of the National Cherry Festival, the Young Youth Council has organised a fun run where five and ten kilometre events will take place, with sections for varying age levels. Beginning and ending at the Chinese Tribute Gardens, the fun run is a great day out for the whole family.

Entry categories and fees are to be confirmed.


Event Dates
2016
      4th Dec


Pitstone Road
Young, NSW, 2594

Located 23.2K from Murrumburrah

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