Baradine Travel Guide

  • Main street, Baradine
    Main street, Baradine
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  • One of the exhibits in the centre
    One of the exhibits in the centre
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  • Bronzed aborigine sculpture from below
    Bronzed aborigine sculpture from below
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Baradine Things to Do

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    Tattersalls Hotel in Wellington Street

    by iandsmith Written Sep 8, 2011

    The Tattersalls Hotel dates back at least until 1921 and is one of a few prominent buildings in Baradine.

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    Bronzed aborigine sculpture from below 4 more images

    by iandsmith Written Sep 5, 2011

    This is a relatively new attraction in Australia. It's about 25 kms out of town on mainly dirt road.
    The trail can be along the top of Dandry Gorge, where the sculptures are, or you can do the full loop (recommended) and see some of the lovely sandstone at the base and also view two of the sculptures. The walk takes about an hour and is only difficult at the end of the loop where you have to walk up a moderately steep slope.

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Baradine Restaurants

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    Items for sale out the back at Freckles

    by iandsmith Written Sep 11, 2011

    It's great to see initiative in a place like Baradine. For the town to draw tourists and thus survive it has to have a few things and a cafe with ambience is a great help.
    It is staffed by enthusiastic locals and has for sale lots of items out the back, from crockery to farm implements.

    Favorite Dish: I only had hot chocolate and cake there so I can't comment on the other food but what I had was well done and other reports I heard were favourable.

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    Baradine R.S.L. Hall

    by iandsmith Written Sep 8, 2011

    Favorite thing: I found this building of interest. It reflects Australia's past in a vivid manner.
    The latin inscription means "Faithful to the Urn" or, in other words, the ashes of the war dead.

    Fondest memory: This building is the R.S.L. hall which stands for Returned Soldiers League and a time when that aspect of history was writ large upon Australia's landscape. Many towns have R.S.L. buildings that are licensed premises and trade heavily on poker machines (slot machines in other countries) and are run as a business and pay token service to their military heritage, many stopping for the playing of the Ode at 9 p.m. then it's straight back into the pokies.
    This hall obviously does not fit into that category and today can be used for community events.

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    One of the exhibits in the centre

    by iandsmith Written Sep 8, 2011

    Favorite thing: European occupation of the area around Baradine commenced in 1837 when James Walker established a run called Barradean. Barradean and Baradine arevariants of an Aboriginal word meaning “red wallaby”.
    The early town of Baradine originally formed part of an area of 40 acres reserved from the original run, and it was proclaimed a town in 1864. As the forest industries developed after World War I, Baradine grew accordingly. The inter-war period saw rapid development of the town and its institutions. All of the town’s churches and many of its existing commercial
    buildings were constructed during this period.

    Fondest memory: It's one of those country towns that is hanging in there, tourism beckons as one of its saviours and the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre certainly goes some way to helping the town in that regard. A visit to this centre will enlighten you as to what's happening in the forest nearby and what you might look for and visit during your stay.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Road Trip

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