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 located about 60km southwest of Tamworth, in the heart of the Liverpool Ranges. This region is regarded as some of the richest agricultural land in Country NSW, supporting everything from olive plantations to rolling fields of sunflowers.
Explore Quirindi with a walk down the historic main street; the footpath has been stamped with Liverpool Plains' cattle brandings from the past century. Drop into the Quirindi Rural Heritage Village and Miniature Railway for a primer on the area’s rich history, and on the fourth Sunday of the month, you can take a scenic road trip on the HO gauge model railway.
Pop in to Bob’s Shed, where for $6 per person, you can experience the ‘General Store’ of days gone by. And if you’re visiting in September, don't miss the Quirindi Spring Show. For 360 degree views over the Tamworth region, make your way to Who’d a Thought It Lookout with spectacular views of the Great Dividing Range.
Discover more of the Tamworth area by joining a tour, or drop into Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre for more ideas, or take a road trip to Quirindi. Check the events calendar before you leave to see what's happening during your visit.