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