things to see & do
244 New England Highway, Murrurundi NSW 2338, australia.
Ph:- +61 2 6546 6044, M:- 0405 013 145
The town of Murrurundi was set out in 1840. St Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Race Club and racecourse were formed the following year, and the seventh national school in Australia was built in 1849. By 1867 the population was around 350. A number of the buildings are National Trust listed.
There are a number of popular local events to enjoy throughout the year, such as the annual ‘King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge’, regular Team Penning, Camp Drafts and Barrel Racing, sheepdog and cattle dog trials, regular art shows at Haydon Hall, the Michael Reid Gallery and Upstairs Art. Also the bi-annual operatic recitals and the Norvill Art Show with its $16,000 prize for Australian Landscape Painting.
A visit to Murrurundi would not be complete without a bushwalk to the ‘Eye of the Needle’ from Paradise Park, just a short drive from our property.
Close to Paradise Park, you will find the Murrurundi Golf Club, a picturesque nine-hole golf course with dirt greens. Three all weather tennis courts located near the oval are available for hire by arrangement.
Day trips (don’t forget your camera!!)
Driving in any direction from Murrurundi can be described as a ‘scenic drive’ and there are many options for a great day out for the ‘not too faint hearted’! Photographic opportunities are endless!
A great drive can be had via the Timor Caves to the Packer property at Ellerston, then on to the base of the Barrington Tops and a quiet drink at the historic (1890’s) Victoria Hotel at Moonan Flat. The trip home crosses the headwaters of the Hunter River as you pass Belltrees and Gundy on the way to Scone.
A popular day trip to Nundle via Timor and Crawney Tops, takes you to the head of the picturesque Isis River Valley. After a great lunch at the Peel Inn, Nundle’s 1860 Pub, the return journey via the highway brings you back through the village of Wallabadah, about 40 kms to our north. It is home to a wonderful memorial park to all those who arrived in Botany Bay on the eleven ships of the First Fleet in 1788. Recently, the names of those who arrived on the six ships of the ‘Second Fleet’ were added. It is definitely worth a visit! Australia’s first country racing club was established at Wallabadah back in 1852 and the New Year’s Day 2011 Wallabadah Cup will be the 159th running of the event!
The trip to Merriwa via Swinging Ridges Road and Warrah Creek through beautiful grazing country, then back via Bunnan and Scone onto the highway is another great country drive with spectacular vistas.
This air conditioned Family Room is equipped with basic amenities like hairdryer, opening windows etc and can accommodate a maximum of 5 guests only. pricing includes 2 adults and you can add 1 more adult in 15$ and 2 children in 10$ each.
- Opening windows
- Non-Smoking Only
- Ironing equipment
- Alarm Clock