Coolah Travel Guide

  • Coolah
    by wise23girl
  • Coolah
    by wise23girl
  • Coolah
    by wise23girl

Coolah Things to Do

  • Camp Fires and Country Music

    Along The Golden Highway in N.S.W Australia.Follow this main link to read all about this wonderful Easter activity at Hartwood a property just north of Coolah. You will find contact numbers and 'how to get there'And here is 25 years of Hartwood in 2012You would probably love the camping but as an alternative there is a Motel in Coolah which is...

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  • Don't Miss The Giant Grass Trees

    So one of Coolahs little surprises is found at Coolah Tops.You need to visit Coolah Tops National Park to discover an amazingly large cluster of towering grasstrees, some of which are estimated to be up to 300 years old! You can walk amidst these giants on a 2 km walking trail, an easy walk.There is a waterfall but it is said to be a fair walk.And...

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  • COOLAH AND THE “BLACK STUMP”

    COOLAH is most famous for, being the home of the famous ‘BLACK STUMP’ which is an icon in Australian folklore. There are several Towns that lay claim to having the Black Stump, but nobody knows who has the real authentic one!“This side of the Black Stump,” or, “Beyond the Black stump” meant “beyond the limits of settlement or civilization.” This...

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  • AUTUMN IN COOLAH

    Autumn is a lovely time to visit Coolah. The air is crisper, cool to cold, it's getting time to snuggle infront of an open fireplace.What I like the best, is all the Autumn leaves, for Coolah has a main street, with deciduous trees down the centre. During Autumn, they are a picture, and I believe they hold an Autumn Leaves festival.The area around...

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  • COOLAH INFORMATION CENTRE & LIBRARY

    This is where I headed, to find out information on Coolah Tops National Park.I was rather lucky, as the centre is only open for limited hours, and I was out of them,BUT........the centre had been opened for a school group. The lady who was locking the doors was kind enough to give me the map and information I needed, so nice of her!The library has...

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  • Visit Tanbar Springs and Mullaley

    Now I promise that at Easter time I will take some photos as we pass through Tanbar Springs (which is not on the data base I might add)There is an old fashioned pub there....and they welcome strangers. And I think there is still a police presence. and a cemetery. ..and you might need the public phone as your mobile (cell) phone may not work... and...

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Coolah Restaurants

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    Black Stump Inn

    by balhannah Updated Jun 26, 2012

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    It was lunch time in Coolah and we were wondering on what to do for lunch. There are two Hotels in Coolah, and both were doing lunches.
    We chose the Black Stump Inn for lunch as on the Menu was Stew with mash and bread roll for $8.

    Into the very old Hotel we went where some very old fashioned radiators were burning to try and heat up the dining room. We sat underneath them and viewed the interior, thinking that if it was renovated, it could be made nice. Our order was taken quickly, and just as quick, our meal came out. It was a good serving and very nice, and a bargain too!
    A good choice, and we will return another time!

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    • Historical Travel
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    • Food and Dining

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Coolah Warnings and Dangers

  • CATTLE ON THE ROAD

    If you happen to do the drive to Coolah Tops National Park, you need to be aware that a lot of the road is unfenced, and there is stock on the land.We came across some large Herefords on the road, we were only driving slow and are used to Cattle, so there wasn't a problem. Further on, there were large herds of Goats, and then in the National Park,...

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  • WILDLIFE IN COOLAH TOPS

    We had been at Coolah Tops National Park for quite a few hours and had only seen Crimson Rosella Parrots and a Red Neck Wallaby.It was about 4pm, and time to head back to camp, when along the dirt road, bounded two big Eastern Grey Kangaroo's, merryily hopping along the road until they decided to head into the bush. No worries, we were only...

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  • REVERSE PARKING

    Coolah is one of those country towns that still has reverse parking. This means rear end of your car to the kerb.Be careful driving through here because of this, as cars stop suddenly infront of you and start reversing into a car park. The result is, seeing many cars getting around with dents, and I am sure you wouldn't like a dent in a hire car!

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Coolah Off The Beaten Path

  • THE GIANT WOMBAT!

    As we head north to Gunnedah, we come to the town of Tambar Springs. Very small town, but quite famous because it was here the first ever complete skeleton of a prehistoric monster called the Diprotodon, was found in Australia. The prehistoric creature is called a Diprotodon, and resembles a giant wombat in appearance, it weighs 3 tons and...

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  • STOP TO ENJOY THE VIEW

    We had finished our walks at the Coolah Tops national park and were heading back to Coolah, when I thought, we must stop to take some photo's of the views in the Valley. I thought they were pretty good.

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  • GIANT GRASS TREES

    I have seen some big Grass Tree's in my time, but these at Coolah Tops, I think beat the lot!The walk to the Grass Trees is a 2km loop, and the reward is seeing some of the oldest grass trees in Australia. They are believed to be more than 300 years old. I stood against some, just to give an idea how tall they really were.There were even a few...

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