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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

Murrumburrah: Events

Gold Trails Colonial Festival

The Harden Gold Trail and Colonial Festival kicks off with a Bush Dinner Dance which is held at the Mechanic's Institute located in Neill Street, Harden. There is lots to see and do including gold panning, bushranger re-enactments, historical displays, a billy cart derby, art show, Aboriginal Dreamtime storytelling, bush poetry, children's games, maypole and Morris dancing, Colonial dress fashion parade, vintage car display, yummy food to eat and much, much more.

Corner of North Street and Woolrych Street
Murrumburrah, NSW, 2587

Located 0.7K from Murrumburrah

Murrumburrah Harden Show

The annual Murrumburrah Harden Show is fun for the whole family, with agricultural exhibitions, rides, side show alley, horse and dog events, showbags and food.

Event Dates
      9th Sep
      10th Sep

Corner North Street and Woolrych Street
Murrumburrah, NSW, 2587

Located 0.7K from Murrumburrah

Harden Kite Festival

Enter our kite flying competitions to win great cash prizes or join in the ducks-in-a-row record attempt! The aim is to give everyone a day of affordable fun. A special treat this year is the amazing Bungy Trampoline, courtesy of Sibelco, suitable for ages five and over and totally free for the day. Also free is the rock climbing wall, face painting by Deborah Lane, helium balloons, and live music from the Phat Boyz.

Browse our great range of stalls or sit in the shade and watch the fun. There will be a variety of tasty food 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 donation.

Event Dates
      15th Oct

Burley Griffin Way
Harden, NSW, 2587

Located 4.2K from Murrumburrah

South West Slopes Merino Breeders Field Day

The South West Slopes Merino Breeders Annual Field Day provides a day full of interest and enjoyment for sheep breeders and visitors alike with a wide range of Merino sheep genetics on show. The Stud displays are under cover of marquees at an iconic venue which offers a combination of excellent facilities and local history. This year the Field Day will be held at St Clements Retreat at Kalangan Road, Galong New South Wales.

Event Dates
      1st Sep

Kalangan Road
Galong, NSW, 2585

Located 17.5K from Murrumburrah

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