Liverpool Plains

The Liverpool Plains has a combined population of 7,500 people and incorporates Quirindi and Werris Creek and the smaller villages of Blackville, Caroona, Currabubula, Pine Ridge, Premer, Spring Ridge, Wallabadah and Willow Tree. At the heart of the Liverpool Ranges is Quirindi. Nestled into the foothills of the Great Diving Range it is well known area for its rich black agricultural soils producing olives, sunflowers, sorghum, canola, corn, barley, chickpeas, faba beans, soybeans, maize, lucerne, wheat and cotton. The plains themselves are perfect grazing land for beef and lamb. The region has a rich Aboriginal heritage and is home of the Kamilaroi people.

 

Quirindi is located just off the New England Highway, 354 km north of Sydney and 63 km south-west of Tamworth. The landscape is dotted with spectacular scenery including Wallabadah Rock, lookouts etched into the volcanic formed hills, memorial gardens for the first and second fleet, Heritage and Rural Heritage Museums, Old Quipolly Dam and Bird Hive. The Royal Theatre was first opened in 1930. The majestic building houses a variety of events - live theatre, musical performances, school plays and fortnightly movie screenings. The local produce can be enjoyed by visiting the monthly markets, where food and community come together.

Australia's first railway town, Werris Creek, was established with the railway junction opening in 1877. The original railway station has been refurbished to become a monument to railway in Australia. Nineteen km north of Quirindi the township is overlooked by Mount Terrible.

Wallabadah comes alive on the 1st of January each year with the New Years Day Races with the Akubra Cup Race Day in Quirindi the following month.

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