Coolah is the next town encounted when traveling to (or from) Binnaway to Dunedoo. Coolah is an attractive town that has a few things going for it. Firstly it is near the infamous ‘black stump’, has some attractive buildings and a Vietnam War Hero. Coolah also services a rich rural base.

The Black Stump tourist location at the north of the town (12k) is totally understated and will be easily missed. Look out for the black stump.

Because there are no major regional towns in the area, and no major roads pass through it, the Coolah region is very quiet, safe and bucolic

The Coolah area was first settled by pastoralists around 1840.

Coolah Post Office opened on 1 January 1849. Coolah was served by a branch railway from March 1920 until May 1975

The Cadbury Company introduced a citrus-flavored energy drink in the US in 2006 named Coolah Energy. The text on the packaging for this product refers to the Australian Cadbury Schweppes product Solo as its inspiration, along with the lifestyle of the inhabitants of the town of Coolah.

The text from the Coolah Energy reads;

‘Coolah is a village in Australia where everyone's got a little more energy. They paint. Play rugby. Sing. Throw darts. Dance. And they drink Solo, the beverage with a lemon tang that was the inspiration for Coolah Energy. We added Australian Boronia, Taurine and B-Vitamins to make this one bonzer drink. So pop the top and give it a bash! Welcome to the land of Coolah.’

The Coolah War Memorial is acknowledged at two major locations; near the hospital and the ANZAC Park. Paul Large is noted at both.

The main Congregational churches all represented in Coolah. The Anglican and old Catholic  are nearly 150 years old.

There are two very old pubs. Both NSW classics.

While Coolah is off the main roads there also other towns in the area, and a visit is recommended.

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