Set amid rich farming lands on the Great Dividing Range, Crookwell is a thriving country town where green rolling hills and natural wonders combine with early settler heritage and a fascinating rural past. Owing to its spectacular vantage point more than 900m above sea level in the Upper Lachlan region, this is a place of diverse seasons, blessed with mild summers, colourful, engaging autumns, and occasional winter snow. This landscape and climate made the town prosperous through potato farming, but it is Crookwell’s hidden treasures that make it a destination well worth discovering.
Step into the township of Crookwell and you could almost believe you are taking a step back in time. Its wide streets are speckled with architectural remnants of the town’s lush goldmining and bushranging history, with many of its public buildings dating back to the boom era of the 1870s.
Accommodation options are varied, and range from caravan and camping grounds through to farmstays, bed-and-breakfasts and cottages. A quaint selection of restaurants, cafes and teahouses provide great food and coffee, and offer a delightful intermission to exploring the bountiful town streets. Located in the picturesque Southern Tablelands, Crookwell lies just two-and-a-half hours from Sydney and one hour from Canberra, making for a unique getaway steeped in natural beauty and exciting heritage.