From blazing sunflowers to thrilling rodeo, Quirindi and surrounds are captivating. You’ll discover striking landscapes, charming towns and intriguing heritage in this beautiful district in northwest NSW. The Quirindi Rodeo in February is a spectacular show, with bronco riding, trick riding and much more.

Vast fields of sunflowers shine from December to March around the district on the fertile Liverpool Plains, one of Australia’s richest agricultural regions near Tamworth. You’ll find plenty of places to stay in Quirindi and neighbouring towns, including of Willow Tree, Wallabadah and Werris Creek.

Rail Journeys Museum, Quirindi

Pop into the Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre in Willow Tree for tips on all the wonderful things to do and see in the area. At the Willow Tree Inn enjoy a delicious paddock-to-plate experience at Graze, savouring beef and lamb reared on Colley Creek pastures only two km away.

Bountiful produce is a highlight of the Quirindi Spring Show, a fun three days in September. A short drive north of Quirindi is Quipolly Dam, where there are barbecues and picnic tables. This sanctuary is home for many bird species, including diamond firetails and the black-chinned honeyeaters.

Graze Restaurant - Willow Tree Inn - Quirindi

Getting to Quirindi is easy, with the drive from Tamworth 50 minutes and from Sydney a little over four hours. You can take a scenic train trip from Sydney to Willow Creek, Quirindi and Werris Creek, via the Upper Hunter. You can also fly from Sydney to Tamworth Airport, where you can rent a car.

You can explore the district’s fascinating colonial and indigenous heritage at the Quirindi Rural Heritage Village, where the whole family can ride on a miniature railway. The annual Vintage Machinery and Miniature Railway Rally and Swap Meet in May is great fun for families, too.

For extraordinary railway heritage and history, visit the Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum at the grand Werris Creek Station, the third-largest in NSW. The monument commemorates railway men and women who have lost their lives in railway accidents since 1850.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Kiama Farmers Market

    Wednesday 28 February 2018 to Wednesday 28 March 2018 , Kiama

    The Kiama Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday at Surf Beach, located on Manning Street. You couldn’t wish for a more picturesque backdrop for your weekly shopping expedition! The market is started each week by the “ringing” of the b…

    28 Feb - 28 Mar
  2. High Tea at Bella Char Restaurant

    Saturday 03 March 2018 to Saturday 07 July 2018 , Gerringong

    Come along and enjoy High Tea at Bella Char Restaurant - Mercure Resort Gerringong. It is held on the first and third Saturday of every month, from 12noon until 3pm. The price includes a scrumptious selection of Chef's sweet and savou…

    03 Mar - 07 Jul
  3. Healthy Livin Festival

    Saturday 03 March 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Kiama

    They've teamed up with one of the largest mental health movements in the country, Livin, to deliver a huge weekend of fitness, health and wellness in Kiama on the first weekend of March 2018. Moodi Dennaoui, Tanya Poppett and Kev Toonen l…

    03 Mar - 04 Mar
  4. Kiama Arts Trail Open Weekend

    Sunday 04 March 2018 , Kiama

    The Kiama Arts Trail takes you through some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia, where you can visit award winning artists’ studios and galleries. Entry to each of the venues is free. With a range of artwork and a wide variet…

    04 Mar
  5. Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival

    Friday 09 March 2018 to Sunday 11 March 2018 , Kiama

    Kiama and the surrounding area will be a music lover's haven again over the second weekend of March 2018 with everything from Jazz, Blues, Swing, Roots, Boogie, Gypsy, Rumba, and Rag and Honky Tonk on offer. From concerts in the park to c…

    09 Mar - 11 Mar