QUIRINDI

Quirindi is the second of the ‘I’ towns, but Quirindi is the entry town into the vast New England area of NSW. Plus Quirindi is an exceptional and pretty, friendly and tidy town. Overlooking vast plains of wheat and other crops. When visiting Quirindi be prepared to stay a while, it is that sort of place.

The name Quirindi comes from the Gamilaraay language, with a number of meanings having been attributed it. These include ‘nest in the hills’, ‘place where fish breed’, ‘place of many possums’ and ‘dead tree on mountain top’. Early spelling of the name included ‘Cuerindi’ and ‘Kuwherindi’.

Quirindi is also known as the Gateway to the North West — being the nearest link to Gunnedah to the west and Tamworth to the North. The local economy is based on agriculture, with broadacre farming dominant on the black soil plains to the west and livestock grazing in the hilly eastern part of the district. There is a rich history with the early squatters and graziers.

Heritage management is clearly a high priority in the town., including this cute museum.

The Quirindi has a high profile central War Memorial and a dedication to the wars.

The Anglican, United and Catholic Churches are century year buildings and all classic for the period.

The Commercial Hotel is approaching 150 years. The other pubs are old and NSW traditional

There is a real lot going for this place, be sure to allow plenty of time to enjoy.

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