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Made famous by Banjo Patterson's poem 'Hay and Hell and Booligal', the village of Booligal is a small cluster of houses on the tree-lined Lachlan River. It is surrounded by open expanses of grass plain and saltbush that stretch to the curve of the horizon in the distance, broken only by grazing kangaroos and emus, while hawks, wedge-tail eagles and galahs soar overhead. The village boasts a general store and post office, a cricket oval for the occasional social game, shaded eating areas, playground and toilet facilities. A primary school, complete with tennis courts, has recently reopened with one teacher. And of course, what country town would be complete without a hotel? The Booligal Hotel provides travelers with beverages, BBQs and beds, often in that order. Explorer and surveyor, John Oxley, was the first to discover the wide plains beyond the Lachlan River. Booligal became an important staging post for the Cobb and Co network in the golden era of the squatters when 100 000 acre sheep stations were held for a shilling an acre- today's 10 cents! The John Oxley Memorial was erected in the township in 1967 to commemorate the explorer's journey down the Lachlan River. Booligal, which is Aboriginal for 'windy place', is also the home of the Booligal Sheep Races.

Booligal: Events

Booligal Sheep Races

Enjoy a great fun family day out at the annual Booligal Sheep Races.

Relax on the green lawn of the Booligal Cricket Ground, enjoy the barbecue and the thrill of racing your sheep. There are great prizes throughout the day.

The day kicks off with the Best Decorated Sheep Judging and then the races begin. Don't worry if your sheep is not a finalist as there is a chance to buy a sheep in a heat in the sheep auction in the middle of the day. Get a syndicate together and your sheep could be the winner of the Booligal Cup!

It's a great event to get involved in as all proceeds go to local charities. Come along and see how the locals have fun in the outback.

Camping spots available. Entertainment also at Booligal Hotel.

Event Dates
      11th Apr

Booligal Cricket Ground
Booligal, NSW, 2711

Located 24.6K from Booligal

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