Weeknights and Weekends in Quirindi
Last updated November 13, 2023
Every night across the district, in our welcoming pubs, bowling and RSL clubs, you can enjoy raffles, karaoke, trivia, dart and pool comps, live music, DJs and regular social events – the perfect chance to meet some of our very friendly locals!
The Liverpool Plains has a jam-packed calendar of annual events, with highlights including the Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo, the Spring Show, Christmas in the Plains, the sunflower trail (between December and March) and the very popular Quirindi Rodeo.
There’s always something fabulous happening, either in town or in one of our delightful surrounding villages - check out the below websites and kick-start ideas to see what adventures await you in the region.
1st Sat of every month, 9am - 2pm
Station St, Quirindi
The new Quipolly Dam was constructed in 1955, mainly to provide drinking water to the residents of Werris Creek and nature lovers will love old Quipolly Dam, now a habitat for a wonderful array of water and migratory bird species, with the bird hid drawing twitches and photographers from all over the world. Keep an eye out for a soaring sea eagle or the rare diamond firetails and black-chinned honeyeaters, so well as native marsupials like kangaroos, koalas and gliders. This flora and fauna sanctuary is also the perfect spot for a quiet wander along the walking paths, a picnic or a spot of fishing. Picnic tables and toilet.
Borah Creek Road, Quipolli
Take a stroll down memory lane in Bob’s Shed where you’ll find an old-time general store stocked with authentic 40’s and 50’s items, plus an extraordinary collection of nostalgic treasures. There are also cars, motorbikes and model cars galore. By appointment only.
02 6746 2009
35 Ray Carter Dr, Quirindi
Quirindi Rural Heritage Village & Miniature Railway
Set on 13 acres, the village has been designed to collect, preserve, restore and exhibit artefacts celebrating the history and heritage of the region. With over 200 exhibits, including a blacksmith’s shop and working antique farm machinery, it’s a fascinating insight into the lives of the area’s early European settlers.
15 Borambil Rd, Quirindi
Australian Railway Monument & Rail Journeys Museum - 15min drive from Quirindi
This beautifully preserved station is the third largest in NSW and as the first and last railway town in NSW, this unique museum is in the perfect location to bring to life the history of railway men and women. It’s operated by ex-railway workers who tell of the laughs, joys and tears of working on the railway. The Australian Railway Monument commemorates railway men and women who have lost their lives in railway accidents since 1850 and features six evocative three metre stainless steel sculptures of railway workers created by Australian Artist Dominique Sutton, an amphitheatre for public concerts and over 2,400 names on walls of remembrance.
Single Street, Werris Creek
Willow Tree - 15min drive from Quirindi
Little town just down the road with a number of fabulous spots to grab a delicious bite to eat, including:
- Graze Restaurant & Bistro at the Willow Tree Inn – built in 1913, this award-winning venue produces its own lamb and black angus beef on nearby Collee Creek Station and has a lovely outdoor dining area. 18 New England Hwy, Willow Tree
- Plains Pantry Gourmet Grocer – great café with delicious food and coffee, a fantastic selection of local and specialty fresh produce and goods, plus a variety of giftware. 18 New England Hwy, Willow Tree
- Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre – drop in for further information about the area, plus to see “The Kamilaroi - a Highway, a People” display and the historic Sunshine Header. There is also a range of souvenirs and gifts, locally made produce, crafts and Kamilaroi art items. New England Highway, Willow Tree
- Little Willow Lavender Farm - working lavender farm with onside tours, shop and regular events. 60 Recreation Rd, Willow Tree
Art Shack @ Wilgabah – 15min drive from Quirindi
Hosts regular art classes, workshops, exhibitions and special events
107 Baldocks Rd, Wallabadah
Freedom Camping areas
Within the local area there are six campsites managed by Liverpool Plains Shire Council, which are all dog friendly and situated in pleasant rural settings. Each has hot showers, toilets, gas BBQ and plenty of space. All freedom camping locations are unmanned but do have donation boxes at each site, with funds used to maintain the facilities.