GOOLOOGONG

Gooloogong is encounted when traveling between Canowindra and Grenfell, or Cowra and Parkes. Gooloogong is a very small cross roads town that serves quite a wide area. From an industry perspective very little has survived but the main street (highway) has a very interesting park that determines travellers should linger awhile.

The village located in central New South Wales. At the 2006 census, Gooloogong and the surrounding area had a population of 852.

Dr William Redfern established a cattle station named Gool-a-gong in the district in the 1820s. Redfern was the personal physician to Governor Macquarie. Little is left at that location as the settlement was relocated to escape flooding. Gooloogong is known for its log cabin hall.

The original village developed on the banks of the Lachlan. All that remains of that settlement is a headstone on the site of the original Anglican Church. The village later moved to higher ground due to flooding.

The War Memorial and various other memorial statements are on display at the roadside/corner park.

The park is like a museum and there is quite a bit to look at here.

All the congregational Churches are represented at Gooloogong. The Catholic making the boldest statement.

The Gooloogong Hotel is a grand and large corner pub and is over 100 years old.

Given the distances are short a short visit and perhaps a refreshment is warranted.

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