Kootingal is a growing satellite town of Tamworth. In truth that is what it probably is and certainly in a few years will be seen that way. But as at this date and after son=me research people from Kootingal are from Kootingal. Kootingal is just 16k from Tamworth on the New England Hgy. The town is actually quite old, but is now marketed as something quite different.

Founded as an Aboriginal mission, Kootingal traces its name roots to the local Aboriginal Kamilaroi language.

It is an agricultural based town, with lucerne, fruit, and vegetable, chicken and egg farms. It is nestled in a small rich alluvial valley in the Moonbi Range, part of the Great Dividing Range. Kootingal is located on the northern bank of a bend in the Cockburn River. Kootingal is located between the villages of Moonbi to the north and Nemingha to the south. It is located

Kootingal holds an annual Pumpkin Festival and Outdoor Leisure Show in April each year. Kootingal has three congregational churches that serve the community.

The Anglican, Catholic and the Presbyterian.

The town has just the single pub.

The Kootingal War Memorial is an old WW1 cenotaph that truly gives away the age of the town.

For travellers there is really know need to take the Kootingal diversion.

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