Nature in Quirindi
Quirindi is famous for its vast fields of sunflowers that erupt in a blaze of colour from December to March. A short drive away is Quipolly Dam, a world-famous flora and fauna sanctuary where you can see bird species like the diamond firetail and the black-chinned Honeyeater.
Quirindi is 354 km north of Sydney and 63 km south-west of Tamworth in the heart of the Liverpool Ranges. This region is regarded as the richest agricultural area in Country NSW, supporting everything from olive plantations to rolling fields of sunflowers. You can experience authentic rural life at one of several farm stays in the area, or try some of the other accommodation in town.
You can also explore Quirindi â the footpath of the historic main street has been stamped with Liverpool Plains' cattle brandings from the past century. Drop into the Quirindi Rural Heritage Village to get you started. Enjoy a stroll around the First and Second Fleet Memorial Gardens at Wallabadah or spot rare birds from the bird hide at Quipolly Dam. Don't miss the Quirindi Show if you're visiting in September.
Discover more of the Tamworth area by joining a tour, or drop into Tamworth Visitor Information Centre for more ideas. There's no shortage of accommodation â you'll find plenty in towns like Tamworth, Gunnedah and Barraba, and there's an abundance of natural attractions to visit. Check the events calendar before you leave to see what's happening during your visit.
Saturday 2 May to Sunday 3 May 2015
Quirindi Rural Heritage Village Vintage Machinery and Miniature Railway Rally and Swap Meet The Rural Heritage hosts this annua
Local cowboys at Quirindi, New England North West. Image North Sullivan
Koalas and other wildlife can be found at Waterways Wildlife Park in Gunnedah. Image Robert Wallace
Mustering cattle at Karanilla Farm, Quirindi. Image North Sullivan
The Quirindi Coffee Pot caf in Quirindi. Image Paul Foley