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One of the smaller towns in the Coolamon Shire, Beckom has a population of only 80, but shares in the region's rating as one of the richest agricultural and pastoral districts in the Riverina. Coolamon takes its name from the Aboriginal word for "dish or vessel for holding water," which is particularly apt as the distinctive feature of the original landscape was a cluster of waterholes.

Beckom and its sister Coolamon towns enjoy the best of both worlds - the comfortable, relaxed ambience of rural living, with the facilities, amenities and entertainment of Wagga Wagga within comfortable driving distance.

Coolamon, the administrative centre of the shire, lies at about the halfway mark to Wagga. Wagga, of course, is a major provincial centre and the largest inland city in NSW. The city boasts a fine Art Gallery and Museum and a miniature railway runs through the Botanic Gardens and Zoo on Williams Hill.

Beckom: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Barellan Museum

The Barellan Museum was created to preserve local history. As amateur historians, the Barellan Museum Committee have created these displays to the best of their knowledge and ability and trust that this will be a memorable journey through days for old, for young and old alike, keeping the country spirit alive.

72 Yapunyah Street
Barellan, NSW, 2665

Located 7.4K from Beckom

Barellans Big Tennis Racquet

The 'Big Tennis Racquet' erected in the Evonne Goolagong Park, Yapunyah Street, Barellan, was unveiled in October 2009 during the Barellan Centenary celebrations, as a tribute to the former Barellan local and great Australian tennis player, Evonne Goolagong Cawley. The completed racquet is an exact 20:1 scale model of Evonne's battered wooden signature Dunlop racquet.

Evonne Goolagong Park,
Yapunyah Street
Barellan, NSW, 2665

Located 8.9K from Beckom

Ariah Park 1920s Heritage Village

Step back in time and enjoy a self-guided tour of this well maintained village established at the beginning of the twentieth century. A free 32 page booklet provides the history and stories of buildings within the village, the story of the original settlement at Broken Dam and explains the connection of Dame Mary Gilmore to the area.

Post Office, Supermarket and Pharmacy cater for all essential requirements. Meals available at Ariah Park Hotel and White Rose Cafe. 24 hour fuel and NRMA mechanic. See the ever changing decorated shop windows, visit Second Glance Op Shop and Echoes of Ariah Park Museum.

Bushwalkers and birdwatching enthusiasts will enjoy nearby Ingalba National Forest, Mandamah and Yarranjerry State Forests, nature reserves and Mirrool Creek walking trail.

The village provides facilities for a range of sporting activities. Lake Arbortree, six kilometres north, is a picturesque recreational and picnic area.

Intersection of Burley Griffin and Mary Gilmore Ways
Ariah Park, NSW, 2665

Located 23.9K from Beckom

Beckom: Events

Horsepower Ariah Park

Horsepower is a two day event for ridden and harnessed horses at the historic village of Ariah Park under the National Trust Heritage Festival supported by Temora Shire Council Heritage Committee.

Saturday pleasure ride/drive for ridden horses and horses in harness: 20 kilometre pleasure ride or drive horses in harness commencing from Ariah Park Showground to Lake Arbortree for a picnic lunch.

Sunday: Horse events for harness horses and heavy horses start at 9.00 am at the Ariah Park Showground. Market and food stalls from 10.00 am.
Spectators will step back in time as they watch the light horses, ponies, shetlands and miniatures compete in show driving events and see the magnificent clydesdales compete in tradesmans turnout classes and working clydesdale classes.
Watch the thrilling exciting timed precision driving events and obstathon as horses and drivers negotiate courses as speed.

Rides in sulkies and wagons driven by competing members of the Australian Carriage Driving Society will be available.

There will be market stalls, barbecue lunch and canteen.

Barnes Street
Ariah Park, NSW, 2665

Located 23.7K from Beckom

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