BOGGABRI

Boggabri is the next i town within the New England area to visit. An interesting small town this is. Boggabri is the half way town from Gunnedah at that next i town of Narrabri. Boggabri from an economic perspective has been hit for six by the two larger centres.

Boggabri has just recently celebrated its 150th Anniversary.

Within this small community it is clear a high degree of pride is present.

The name Boggabri comes from Gamilaraay bagaaybaraay, literally "having creeks". The same "creek" element is found in the name of Boggabilla.

The Namoi River passes through Boggabri. Fishing is a popular activity on the Namoi River.

There is a security museum that might be

Boggabri's main tourist attraction is Gin's Leap, so-called after a story of an Aboriginal girl who jumped from the cliff while trying to escape a group of men in the 17th or 18th century.

Boggabri is also home to the 'John Prior Multi-Purpose Health Service', a state of the art medical centre named after one of Boggabri's most prominent residents, Dr John Prior.

Boggabri railway station is situated on the Mungindi (or North West) railway line, 515 km from Sydney. The station opened in 1882 consists of a station building on a single side platform, a passing loop and small goods yard. Currently a single daily Xplorer diesel railmotor operating between Sydney and Moree serves the station.

The two Boggabri hotels are both over 100 years old.

The Boggabri War Memorial is a worthy acknowledgement given the size of the town.

The Anglican and Catholic Churches are significant mid-20th century buildings.

When visiting Boggabri be sure to take the time to visit the great pubs. But only if the timing is right. Think carefully whether a diversion is required to visit.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course