Situated in the Liverpool Plains Shire, the country town of Quirindi truly encompasses the spirit of north-west New South Wales. Sitting on the North West Slopes beyond the Great Dividing Range and roughly 70km south of Tamworth, Quirindi is both beautiful and fruitful. An abundance of native flora and fauna thrives in the natural environment of sweeping plains, valleys and scenic hills, creating an idyllic holiday destination.
The Liverpool Plains are renowned as some of the richest agricultural land in Australia, and Quirindi supports the growth of sunflowers, canola, corn and wheat as well as high-quality cattle, sheep and other livestock.
The town’s historic main street inspires curiosity and a visit to the Rural Heritage Village provides an insightful lesson into the development of rural Australia and its extensive farming history. There are more than 2000 exhibits on display, ranging from Aboriginal artefacts through to remnants of early settlers’ lives, including household items, cameras, restored buggies, tractors and more.
For nature enthusiasts, a trip to the Bird Hide at Old Quipolly Dam provides fantastic opportunities for bird watching. Just 14 kilometres east of Quirindi, is a tranquil setting known as Bird Watchers’ Paradise, where more than one-third of Australian birds have been spotted.
Other attractions include the award-winning Australian Rail Monument and Rail Journeys Museum in Werris Creek, the First and Second Fleet Memorial Gardens in Wallabadah, Who’d a Thought It Lookout in Quirindi and Quipolly Dam. The Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre in Willow Tree also features a stunning agricultural display and the Kamilaroi Display, which offers a fascinating insight into the Aboriginal heritage of this area.
The magnificent landscape of Quirindi also encourages relaxation and is perfect for travellers seeking to escape the busyness of city life.
Quirindi offers a selection of comfortable and affordable accommodation options, from caravan parks and self-contained cottages to hotels, making it excellent for family holidays, couples retreats or single travellers’ stop-offs.