On the banks of the Billabong Creek, Jerilderie is in the beautiful Riverina region and the only NSW town raided by colonial bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang. You’ll find plenty of things to do and see in this historic town, with its heritage sites, splendid lake, recreational facilities and country charm.

Begin your historical adventure with a tour, the Ned Kelly Rail Trail of 1879, and discover how the Kelly Gang held up the town. You can pick up a brochure for the self-guided tour of 16 sites from the Sticky Fingers Candy Shop, which houses the visitor information centre, or book a guided tour.

Ned Kelly attempted to have his 56-page Jerilderie letter published in the Old Printery Building, home to the Bolt Exhibition about bushrangers. The manifesto was used as the basis for author Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang, a novel that won the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

Ned Kelly Raid Trail, Jerilderie

On the Newell Highway, Jerilderie is less than two hours’ drive west of Wagga Wagga and 90 minutes south of Griffith. Fine merino wool and merino studs are important to the Jerilderie area and fresh produce grown includes tomatoes, olives and organic wine grapes. The town is a road trip from Sydney and Melbourne and the southern gateway to Kidman Way, an inland touring route.

Accommodation options include bed and breakfasts, motels, country pubs and caravan and camping sites. Free barbecue facilities and a children’s playground are available at Luke Park, next to Lake Jerilderie, a popular spot for water sports. Steel Wings is big windmill in Luke Park.

There are plenty of other recreational attractions, including golf, tennis and lawn bowls. In September is the Jerilderie Gold Cup Races. The young and young at heart will be delighted with a train ride on the mini railway with Jerilderie Steam Rail, on the second Sunday of the month.

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  1. Denman Farmers Market

    Saturday 03 March 2018 to Saturday 07 April 2018 , Denman

    The Denman Farmers Market is a genuine producers market in the heart of the Hunter Valley, held on the first Saturday of the month. Located a short drive from Muswellbrook, Denman offers the best in local produce including wine, cheese, …

    03 Mar - 07 Apr
  2. Scone Horse Trials

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018 , Scone

    Since 1979 the Scone Horse Trials Inc. committee have hosted the Olympic Equestrian sport of Eventing at Broomfield near Scone. Two events are staged each year, in spring and autumn. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 the NSW State Eventing Champions…

    11 Mar
  3. Upper Hunter Regional Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018 , Muswellbrook

    The Upper Hunter Regional Show is held annually two weeks prior to Easter. It encourages inclusion from all schools in the area, as well as being a social hub for community interaction and volunteering. The show encourages social interac…

    17 Mar - 18 Mar
  4. Warbirds Over Scone

    Sunday 25 March 2018 , Scone

    Upper Hunter Shire Council in conjunction with Vintage Fighter Restorations, Scone Aero Club, Pay's Air Service and Paul Bennet Air Shows presents the return of Warbirds Over Scone. Come along and see iconic warbird flights and formations,…

    25 Mar
  5. Scone Horse Festival

    Friday 04 May 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018 , Scone

    Scone is the Horse Capital of Australia and the Scone Horse Festival celebrates the place where horses reign and where each year many people from within the region and from far afield come to share the community's pride in the area and thei…

    04 May - 13 May