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Beckom

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

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

Ardlethan Agricultural Show


This year Ardlethan Show Society will be celebrating 107 years.

Throughout the day you can expect to see a great mix of traditional and modern country show events including:

Rocket Demonstration by Canberra Rocket Club, Whip-cracking, Cooking demonstrations, Stockman's (Horse) Time Trials, Miss Showgirl Competition, Canine Fashion Parade, Entertainment by country music artists, Team Penning, Horse Jumping and Ring events, Youth Encouragement and Fun Ring
Tractor Pull, Children's activities including face-painting, Movies by Moonlight and more.
Pavilion with Cooking, Flowers, Photography, Art, Craft, Wool, Vegetables, Wool, Caged Birds, Poultry, Sheep .
Recycling Competition, Kelpie Dog Sculpture and Market Stalls.

This event is proudly brought to you by Ardlethan Show Society Inc.


Event Dates
2017
      16th Sep


Chard's Lane
Ardlethan, NSW, 2701

Located 4.2K from Beckom

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