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Carroll is a small village on the Oxley Highway, 20 kilometres east of Gunnedah. Carroll is situated on the banks of The Namoi River which runs approximately parallel to the highway. Carroll is located 10 minutes from Lake Keepit on the Oxley Highway. The surrounding area is part of the Liverpool Plains region. The district produces cotton, wheat, other grains, fat lambs and beef cattle.

Carroll Cotton is a local cotton gin that provides growers of the upper Namoi valley cotton processing services. Carroll Cotton was established in September 1995.

Facilities include a general shop, fuel outlet, public toilets and picnic areas.

Carroll is an Aboriginal word for 'forked tree'.

The Olympic eventing horses, Kibah Tic-Tic, a noted dual gold medal winner and Kibah Sandstone (gold medalist in team and individual 1992, gold 2000) were bred on Kibah, a property close to the village.

Carroll: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Lake Keepit Water Park

Lake Keepit Water Park is located in the Lake Keepit Inland Waters Holiday Park, which is situated off the Oxley Highway about 30 kilometres out of Gunnedah on the Tamworth Road.

This park features an enclosed water park, two playgrounds with swing sets, barbecue facilities, a toddler pool, pontoon, and lots of shade and places to run around. Great for both the young an old.

Visitors can enter the park and use the facilities, even if they aren't staying on site. Day use fees apply.

Keepit Dam Road
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Located 11.0K from Carroll

Kitchener Park

Kitchener Park is located in Conadilly Street and features a playground, sporting oval and grandstands, canteen (which is available through hire), and lots of shade.

Sporting events are regularly held here and this venue can be hired from the Gunnedah Shire Council. For more information on hiring this venue, please call the phone number provided.

Conadilly Street
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Located 17.5K from Carroll

Porcupine Lookout

Porcupine Lookout is located two kilometres from town, off Apex Road.

The access road to the summit of the lookout was a construction project of the Gunnedah Apex Club. The northern platform overlooks the town and beyond to the Nandewar Ranges, over 100 kilometres away. To the right are the hills of Kelvin and the Kelvin State Forest. 'Nobby's Rock' is a notable feature that stands out in the afternoon sun. To the south is the panoramic view of the rich agricultural land of the Breeza and Pullaming plains, in times of flood this area presents a picture of a huge inland sea that lasts for many days at a time.

The name 'Porcupine' dates back to the early days. Aboriginals of the Kamilaroi Tribe called the hill 'Bindea' which means 'the place where shrubs with leaves like a porcupine quill grow'.

Apex Drive
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Located 17.6K from Carroll

Bindea Walking Track

To get an even better view of Gunnedah and the Namoi and Mooki River valleys, follow the trails along the Bindea Walking Track. The Track has two walks that vary in length.

The Tower Walk will take about an hour to complete and is a pleasant stroll through the towns parks and gardens and residential areas.

The Porcupine Walk is a little more rugged and takes you through the natural bush environment and Porcupine Reserve. This walk will take you about two hours to complete and there are picnic and barbecue areas along the route.

A brochure is available at the Visitor Information Centre.

Anzac Park and Porcupine Lookout,
81 Chandos Street
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Located 17.8K from Carroll

McDonagh Park

McDonagh Park is also known by the locals as "The Secret Park" due to its hidden location. You may be lucky enough to find this park through one of two entry ways - one via Baker Street and the other via George Street.

McDonagh Park includes a large grassed playing area and a playground, and is great for a quiet play with the kids.

Baker Street
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Located 17.9K from Carroll

Red Chief Memorial

This is a memorial to Cumbo Gunnerah, the legendary great aboriginal warrior and leader of the Gunn-e-dar people of the Kamilaroi tribe. He was buried in a carved tree in the late 1700s. The tree and his remains were removed and are now housed in the Australian Museum in Sydney. A plaque now marks the site of where the tree was situated. 'The Red Chief', a book written by Ion Idriess depicts the life story of this great aboriginal warrior.

The Red Chief's remains and the carved tree have been handed over to the Red Chief Local Aboriginal Land Council in Gunnedah, to be displayed in the George Griffith memorial building built by the Land Council.

Abbott Street
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Located 18.0K from Carroll

Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club

The Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club offers two bowling greens, full club facilities, and Two Rivers Brasserie which is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The Club hosts regular live entertainment, bingo, raffles, member's draws.

Gunnedah is five hours drive inland along the picturesque New England and Kamilaroi Highways from Sydney and 7.5 hours from Brisbane. It is situated in the heart of the Namoi Valley with the nearest regional centre being Tamworth, 'the Country Music Capital of Australia'.

313 Conadilly Street
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Located 18.0K from Carroll

Koalas in Gunnedah

Gunnedah Shire Council and Landcare Groups have encouraged and nurtured the growth of the koala colony by initiating the planting and expansion of tree corridors, which allow the koalas access in and around the town district.

Due to the abundant variety of favoured eucalyptus and freedom from disease, Gunnedah's koala population is increasing, and the locals and visitors alike feel privileged to have access to these endangered Australian icons.

The basalt topped hills around Gunnedah and across the Shire provide perfect soils for growing koala's favourite trees.

A koala is often seen in the River Red Gum across the street from the Visitor Information Centre. Other popular koala hang-outs include St Xaviers School, Tourism Caravan Park, along Stock Road walking/cycle track, the Bindea Walking Track on Porcupine Lookout, TAFE Campus grounds, and the western end of the showground complex.

81 Chandos Street
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Located 18.1K from Carroll

Carroll: Events

Anzac Day

ANZAC Day is marked throughout the country each year on April 25, regardless of the day on which it falls. It is a solemn day of remembrance of those soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli in 1915.

The Gunnedah Shire has its own rich history of service and sacrifice, and throughout the Anzac Centenary, locals will remember not only the original Anzacs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but commemorate and pay homage to the contribution of its own servicemen and women, with a program of special events and activities.

Conadilly Street
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Located 18.2K from Carroll

Carroll: Travel Tips

Carroll is located 10 minutes from Lake Keepit on the Oxley Highway; and 10 minutes from Gunnedah. They have a Service Station, petrol and picnic areas available.

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