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An original Cobb and Coach stagecoach town, Wallabadah offers an impressive history of rural Australia. It is the home of the oldest registered Australian racecourse at 154 years and still holds the famous regional New Years Day races- not to be missed! Today Wallabadah has a lot to offer the traveler. A comfortable country pub, or a picnic at the First Fleet Memorial Gardens is the perfect way to break up a journey. A White Box remnant is also located on the Wallabadah Bird Watching route.

Wallabadah: Where To Go / Sightseeing

First and Second Fleet Memorial Garden

Eleven garden beds representing the ships of the First Fleet lead by Arthur Phillips to settle Australia are arranged around a garden bed in the shape of Australia. Each little garden features sand-stone tablets with the names inscribed of the persons who sailed that particular ship. A winding cobble stone path connects all the gardens and leads to a story board with a list of all participants as well as some personal logs and memoirs of convicts and sailors.

The personal accounts bring the privations and difficulties faced by teh early settlers to life and brings a human face to those epic journeys.
The Second Fleet Section of the Garden explains the difference between the two journeys and adds continuation to the First Fleet Story.

This Memorial Garden is a great reminder of Australia's colonial past and a tribute to the hard work of our forefathers who made this country to what it is today.

New England Highway,
New England Highway
Wallabadah, NSW, 2343

Located 0.3K from Wallabadah

Bob's Shed

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. If you have been to Bob's Shed before, visit again! Bob is a long way off completing his collection! New items or sections can be found all the time, so maybe it's time to revisit!

35 Ray Carter Drive
Quirindi, NSW, 2343

Located 15.8K from Wallabadah

Quirindi Rural Heritage Village

The Quirindi Rural Heritage Village showcases the development of rural Australia and the rich farming district of the Liverpool Plains in particular.

Peruse its 2,000 plus exhibits; from Aboriginal artefacts through to the explorer's early settlers, it demonstrates the trials and tribulations faced by the pioneers of this vast country. Household items (particularly kitchenalia and lacework) and craft of bygone eras, tools, cameras, restored buggies, tractors, steam engines, stationery motors, threshing machines, and lawnmowers are all on display. Butcher, dairy, bakery, milk bar and demonstrative rooms, historic loom, unique model tram set. View machinery sheds, the blacksmith's shop, Church, or take a ride on the 1200 metre miniature railway, which can be booked for birthdays and social occasions.

There is also an excellent coffee shop. The annual machinery enthusiasts rally and swap meet is held on the first weekend in May.

School/social groups are welcome. Disabled toilet facilities are available.

15 Borambil Road,
Three kilometres from Quirindi on Gunnedah Road
Quirindi, NSW, 2343

Located 17.0K from Wallabadah

Wallabadah: Events

Wallabadah New Years Day Races

Wallabadah New Years Day Races is one of the longest running race meets in the country, having been held every year since 1852. A traditional bush racing experience and a great day of family fun. Head along and enjoy the the thrill of a country race meeting!

See you at the 2018 Wallabadah Races.

Event Dates
      1st Jan

Coach Street,
Wallabadah Jockey Club
Wallabadah, NSW, 2343

Located 0.8K from Wallabadah

Quirindi Military Tattoo

The sounds of pipes and drums and the colour and entertainment of marching bands will fill Quirindi's Longfield Oval for this joint initiative of the Quirindi RSL Sub Branch, the Quirindi and District Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and the Liverpool Plains Shire Council. There will be a parade from ANZAC park to the Longfield Oval, market stalls and entry to the event is free. Come along and be amazed as the Governor Macquarie Band led by Pipe Major Barry Gray leads the show.

Event Dates
      3rd Feb

Henry Street
Quirindi, NSW, 2343

Located 14.2K from Wallabadah

Quirindi Rural Heritage Village - Vintage Machinery and Miniature Railway Rally and Swap Meet

The Rural Heritage hosts this annual celebration of tractors and engines, steam engines, cars, and motorbikes. There is a display Blacksmiths shop, lots of stalls and the Miniature Railway runs all weekend.

Events include tractor pull, Main Street procession, working demonstrations, tractor events, wood chop, rally dinner and entertainment.

Catering and bush camping facilities available.

For information or to book a stall call Beryl Mannion.

Event Dates
      5th May
      5th May
      6th May
      6th May

Kamilaroi Highway,
Quirindi Rural Heritage Village
Quirindi, NSW, 2343

Located 17.0K from Wallabadah

King of the Ranges Stockman's Challenge and Bush Festival

King of the Ranges Stockma's Challenge showcases the traditional skills of Australian Stockmen and women through an exciting and intense competition over four days. Competitors accumulate points for cattle work, pack-horse work, bareback riding, target whipcracking, horseshoeing, and cross country jumping. Then finalists further display their skill and courage in catching and leading a wild horse and riding a buckjumper, to determine who will be the next King of the Ranges.

Throughout the King of the Ranges Event, the Bush Festival program features a host of traditional and entertaining activities including fun competitions, displays of horsemanship, demonstrations of bushcraft, live music, great food and good old fashioned country hospitality. The King of the Ranges Stockman's Challenge and Bush Festival offers something for all the family. Enjoy this celebration of Australian bush skills, tradition and heritage in beautiful Murrurundi the "Crown of the Hunter" at the foot of the Liverpool Ranges where the New England Highway leaves the Hunter Valley to cross the Great Dividing Range.

Event Dates
      22nd Feb
      23rd Feb
      24th Feb
      25th Feb

Rosella Street
Murrurundi, NSW, 2338

Located 24.6K from Wallabadah

Wallabadah: Travel Tips

Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre

Call into the Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre, the friendly staff are happy to help you with your enquiry and assist you to experience and enjoy the unique rural lifestyle of the region. The foyer of the Visitor Information Centre greets the visitor with a historic desk which was owned by the AA company who ran Warrah Station in the early 1930s. Read about the local history or learn about agriculture from a stunning wall display.

Their knowledgeable staff can give you advice and help with itineraries well beyond their own area, and are happy to share their knowledge - they also love a challenge! Your stop is enhanced by their 'Kamilaroi, a Highway a People' display, and the historic Sunshine Header. They offer a range of souvenirs and gifts, locally made produce and crafts and Kamilaroi art items.

You can't go wrong travelling through Liverpool Plains with 'a postcard around every corner', starting right here!

New England Highway,
King George V Park
Willow Tree, NSW, 2339

Located 15.6K from Wallabadah

Murrurundi Visitor Information Centre

Be sure to stop into the Murrurundi Visitor Information Centre on your next trip to Murrurundi.

The friendly staff can provide you with a range of information on local attractions, upcoming events, assistance with accommodation, and other services as required.

Maps and brochures are also available, together with a selection of souvenirs and other merchandise.

113 Mayne Street
Murrurundi, NSW, 2338

Located 24.9K from Wallabadah

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