Nature in Warialda
Warialda is surrounded by picturesque bushland, making it an ideal location for bushwalking and relaxing in natural surrounds. There are numerous places to picnic, and Cranky Rock Nature Reserve is a popular spot for fossicking, birdwatching and exploring. The area also supports a large variety of wildflowers.
This historic small town is on the Reedy Creek along the Fossicker's Way tourist route, which begins at Tamworth and continues north through Manilla, Barraba, Bingara and Warialda. You can still go fossicking in this part of Country NSW for semiprecious stones and gold in the local area â just pick up a map from the Visitor Information Centre. Polish up your knowledge of rough, cut and polished stones at Wells Gem and Mineral Collection in the Warialda Heritage Centre.
At Warialda, you can also follow a self-guided walking tour of the town's historic buildings, or join a guided tour. Stop at Carinda House, built in 1889, now an arts and crafts centre. Pay a visit to the unique Ceramic Break Sculpture Park and check out the latest swimsuit donned by Warialda's curious Bikini Tree.
There are some stunning natural attractions in the town and in the wider Glen Innes and Inverell area â must-sees include Bald Rock National Park, Gibraltar Range National Park and Lake Inverell Reserve.