Binnaway is a small country town that is on the Dunedoo Coonabarabran route. This small service town lies on the banks of the Castlereagh River. The town has some quite nice features, and although finding the economics tough there is a spirit of enterprise.
The road linking these two towns closely follows the meandering Castlereagh River. There are many pleasant areas to stop beside the road and on the river banks to have a picnic. Binnaway is also located near the similarly sized small town of Mendooran.
The name Binnaway may derive from an Aboriginal term which means peppermint tree. The first landholder in the areas was Charles Naseby who claimed 50 acres (200,000 m˛) in 1869. The village of Binnaway was initially set up on his land with a plan for the town being laid out in 1876. A street in the town is named Renshaw Street after the former Premier of New South Wales Jack Renshaw who grew up and went to school in the area.
A film called The Shiralee which starred Peter Finch was filmed around Binnaway in the 1950s.
Binnaway was also home to Frank Bourke's famous White Rose Orchestra and the big Piano.