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Curlwaa: Where To Go / Sightseeing

ODonnell Park at Curlwaa


O'Donnell Park at Curlwaa is a picturesque park on the banks of the Murray River. It is a scenic place to enjoy a picnic, let the children try out the playground or simply relax from a long drive.

The park is named after Larry O'Donnell, a prominent Curlwaa man. Mr O'Donnell worked tirelessly for the good of the settlement and its industries, particularly those of dried fruits, water and salinity issues.

In the park also is a monument erected in 1959 to thank and recognise all those who worked tirelessly to save Curlwaa from inundation of the 1956 flood waters.




Silver City Highway
Curlwaa, NSW, 2648

Located 2.3K from Curlwaa

Possum Statue


The 'Possum' lived for 50 years as a hermit around the Wentworth area.

A life size statue of a man known as 'The Possum', who when disgruntled by life during the "Great Depression" (1929) took to living off the land around Wentworth. He slept in trees (thus his name), walked many miles, swam the rivers, living the life of a hermit and avoided human contact for some 50 years before his death at the age of 81.

A proud man, 'Possum' worked for graziers in exchange for food and clothing, although he would always wait until the folk had left for town before he began his work. He was known to upset some of the property owners when he let the dogs loose because he felt sorry for them.

Hear his story via voca-phone by placing 20 cents in the green metal box close to the statue.




Fotherby Park,
Silver City Highway
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.2K from Curlwaa

PS Ruby Wentworth


Step back in time as you are welcomed onboard the authentic 1907 heritage paddlesteamer PS Ruby, operating from the Murray Darling Junction. Feel a tinge of excitement and adventure as the steam chambers breathe life into the powerful paddles propelling the 205 ton riverboat. Note the lovingly restored woodwork and polished brass fittings and be amazed by the 132 foot nine inch vessel that only dips two and a half feet into the water below. Imagine how the outback opened up through the Murray and Darling rivers. Fuel had to grow out of the surrounding bush to fire up the boiler.

Now the billabongs and lagoons are teeming with bird life and the spectacle of cruising on a commercially surveyed New South Wales heritage paddlesteamer is a unique opportunity.

Volunteers are thrilled to welcome visitors aboard for guided and self-guided tours on various days.




Fotherby Park,
Silver City Highway
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.2K from Curlwaa

Captain John Egge Statue


John Egge was born in Shanghai China in 1830. As a young man he worked a sampan on the Yangtze River. At 16 he sailed to Australia as cabin boy with Captain Francis Cadell.

Egge was the cook on Cadell's PS Lady Augusta which raced with Captain Randall's vessel, PS Mary Ann in 1853.

In 1866 he chartered his first river boat PS Treviot. By 1870, Egge was established as one of the biggest traders on the Murray Darling and his on-shore business interests had expanded at the same rate as his river trade.

Captain Egge died in Wentworth in 1901, and is buried in Wentworth Cemetery.

A bronze statue of Captain John Egge was unveiled at the Wentworth Wharf on 12 June 2009 during the 150th Anniversary of Wentworth. The statue was commissioned by the Wentworth Branch of the National Trust and sculpted by Lynne Edey.





Port of Wentworth,
Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.4K from Curlwaa

Rivertrack Studios and Gallery


Rivertrack Studios and Gallery are designers and manufacturers of handmade sterling silver jewellery, wood carving, and fine art.

Unique one of a kind jewellery made with sterling silver and incorporating titanium, wood and semi-precious stones. Artist Dee Craig has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts and Applied Design. As well as being an accomplished silversmith, Dee carves walking poles from local woods and grows and decorates gourds. Her work is mostly inspired by the local environment and she uses ethically sourced materials where possible.




127B Darling Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.5K from Curlwaa

Wentworth Wharf


The Wentworth Wharf was originally built in 1879 using local timber and was a major landmark of the town - a hive of industry. Boats, large and small were to become a 'way of life' in the town on the junction of the Darling and Murray Rivers. Throughout the riverboat era Wentworth was the busiest inland port within NSW (third busiest port after Sydney and Newcastle). During one week 31 steamers were docked at the wharf.

The original wharf deteriorated and was demolished in 1983. A replica was built (including the little customs office) and now stands in its place.




Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.5K from Curlwaa

Curlwaa: Events

Wentworth Melbourne Cup Races


Enjoy having a flutter on the local races, join in the fun of the Fashions on the Field and catch up with friends at this great annual social event.

Not everyone can get to the real thing so the next best way to celebrate the Race that stops a Nation is to go to the Race Meeting that stops the Country! Yes the famous Wenty Races.

Wentworth District Racing Club's one and only race meeting for the year is held on Melbourne Cup Day. Refer to the website for programme details.


Event Dates
2017
      4th Nov


Armstrong Avenue,
Wentworth Showgrounds
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 3.9K from Curlwaa

Wentworth Show


As always, the Wentworth Show offers a great family day out for visitors and locals alike, highlighting country living. Pavilion displays include cookery, preserves and produce, floral art, fine arts, photography, needlework and school displays.

A feast for the senses, Wentworth and District Community Bank Food and Wine Marquee will feature a wide variety of tastings and sales for both food and wine.

There will be horses in action, sheep and wool displays, beaut ute and shearing competitions, sheep and yard dog trials, trade exhibits and side shows. There's a treasure hunt to amuse the children and the ever popular animal nursery.

Junior Miss Showgirl, competitions such as wearable art, art sculpture competitions, dog jumping and whip cracking that will create a special atmosphere at this unique country show with the usual show rides and show food vans.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Aug
      27th Aug


Armstrong Avenue,
Wentworth Showgrounds
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 3.9K from Curlwaa

Henley On The Darling Rowing Regatta


This year, this event will be held on the Saturday for the Wentworth Regatta and Sunday for the Mildura Regatta both at Wentworth. Wentworth Rowing Club has an extremely long history with the townships with a 100 year connection with the sport. This event attracts top rowers from far and wide.


Event Dates
2017
      16th Apr


Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.5K from Curlwaa

Curlwaa: Travel Tips

Wentworth Visitor Information Centre


Call into the Visitor Information Centre to pick up your Drive Trail Map and discover the attractions that others miss. The friendly and helpful team will guide you around the area and do their absolute best to answer all your travelling queries.

Wentworth Shire is a region of great diversity and it offers you the opportunity to experience an introduction to outback Australia.

It is a land of rivers, creeks and lagoons; of windmills, bores and waterholes. There are miles of saltbush, acacia, casuarina and mallee, wide flat plains, drifting desert sands, red roads and cobalt blue skies.

Magnificent ancient eucalyptus trees that are regal, gnarled and twisted, plentiful wildflowers, kangaroos of grey, blue or red, eagles, hawks, parrots and the beautiful little azure blue finches all make up the unique landscape of this exciting region.




66 Darling Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.5K from Curlwaa

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