Arts, culture and heritage in Culcairn
This classic country town has many heritage-listed buildings to admire. Of particular note are The Culcairn Hotel, built in 1891 and boasting striking leadlight windows, and the Station Master's Residence, built in 1883.
From 1862 until 1865, the Culcairn area was the stamping ground of notorious bushranger Dan "Mad Dog" Morgan. Morgan's stand-off at Round Hill Station in 1864 resulted in the death of station overseer John McLean and a bounty of 1,000 pounds being placed on Morgan's head. Climb to the summit of Morgan's Lookout and admire the pattern of the paddocks below.
With plenty of rest spots along the way, and timber sleepers for seating, the Culcairn Bike and Walking track suits all levels of fitness and is a great way to explore the town. The seven-kilometre loop track is split into sections. Don't miss a casual lunch in the delightful gardens at the rear of historic Culcairn Hotel.