Murrurundi Travel Guide

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Murrurundi Things to Do

  • a magic garden & gallerie

    This was one of my bigest surprises in Murrurundi: a small house with lots of great works of art inside of it and around the house in a great garden and even a cafe, that is better described in my restaurant-tips !See more pics of these works of art in my travelogues !

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  • a large hall dating back to 1897

    This large hall dates back to the year 1897. I could not find any further description or name of this building, so it might have been a church maybe once or simply a hall for dances, concerts etc. Anyway, it is one of the most beautiful buildings of the times of the gold-rush in Murrurundi and might be worth seeing, while you explore this village !

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  • Rosemerta: a garden like a fairytale

    Dont miss to take a look at this lovely garden, in the backside of the village, not far from the trainstation ! This house seems to be deserted and the garden might need some more care, but in a way thats also a big part of its very special charm !Did you realize, that many of these flowers etc. were made of horse-shoes and that the bird in my 2nd...

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  • a suspension-bridge for pedestrians

    There is a wooden suspension-bridge over a small river that obviously might turn into a rapid river in case of floods, like they seem to occur quite often. I was in Murrurundi after 3 days of heavy rainfalls, and even when my pics look very sunny, there were floods at many places, also on that river.That bridge had an interesting construction and...

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  • a steam-tracktor, a cannon & more

    In front of the town museum inside the former "Literary Institute" of Murrurundi you can see an old steam-engine, an ordinary tracktor and a cannon from WW I. All of these exhibits are quite interesting and you can see them, even when the museum is closed !

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  • The Literary Institute is the...

    The fromer "Literary Institute" was transformed into the town-museum and in front of it you will see a place, where prisoners were presented to the public, fixed by their head and both hands into this wooden fixtures and people passing by could spit at them and what-ever...

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  • When you enter Murrurundi

    On both sides of town you will see some great sculptures made by local artists, so it does not matter from which side you get there and at both places you will also find a place to park your car, get out and take some photos !The one in my 2 first photos certainly refers to bush-ranger Ben Hall, who lived here!

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  • Bushranger Ben Hall's former house

    The former house of Ben Hall - (he was one of the most notorious bushrangers of the time of the gold-rush) - will now show some exhibits behind the windows and it also houses the public toilet - what a carreer ! ;-)Take a look there and learn something about such local heros, who got monuments in various villages and graves that are still decorated...

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  • Murrurundi - the future

    Murrurundi's position means that it will survive. It sits beneath the pass over the Liverpool Range and traffic these days is slowly increasing. Mining and grey nomads provide much of the impetus and the changing main street reflects that.Service stations have reduced in number and two cafes I used to love have gone but, in the latter's place is a...

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Murrurundi Restaurants

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    by globetrott Written Feb 22, 2012

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    Would you have expected such a romantic bar in such a tiny building ? I really did not, because I got there mainly for the many great works of art that I saw on display in the garden.

    Favorite Dish: I had an espresso on the terrace and a nice chat with the lady, who is also the artist, who made many of these great works of art.
    Dont miss to take a look at the terrace as well, it looks very romantic and lots of art-birds are flying there as well !

    the bar inside the Art Gallery 2 simple tables on a shady terrace the shades are naturally grown trees the cafe-terrace seen from the garden the tiny bar
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Murrurundi Shopping

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    by globetrott Updated Jul 15, 2014

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    This shop dates back to the year 1872 - that is quite old for NSW - and I did some shopping there for my travel in a motorhome around NSW.

    What to buy: It is a well-sorted supermarket with almost everything that a tourist will need.

    What to pay: Prices are the same as in the rest of the country, BUT of course you have to considder that Australia in general is quite expensive when it comes to food !

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Murrurundi Local Customs

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    by globetrott Updated Feb 9, 2012

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    Take your time, when walking through Murrurundi and take some extra time when you are searching for some of the most beautiful letterboxes that I saw in all of NSW. There are some really good artists living in that town and there also seems to be some competition of having fancy letterboxes like here in my pictures !
    I will post a lot more pictures of these letterboxes in my travelogues here !

    a flying pig the magic dragon Nr.1 another magic dragon a knight nesting birds around the letterbox
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Murrurundi Off The Beaten Path

  • the old wooden churchhouse

    You will find a lot of churches in Murrurundi and this one - next to the town-museum - was turned into a museum as well and an exhibition-hall. They had a bridal exhibition there inside that church and I was able to take some photos of its interior through the windows.

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  • the first town well and pump

    This was the very first well and pump of Murrurundi and it was built at this place, in the very centre of the village in 1844. It was place to take the water from there into the houses and in the 1920s this trough was added for animals, mainly dogs and horses. You will find this well next to the church of the "Uniting Church" and opposite of the...

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Murrurundi Sports & Outdoors

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    by globetrott Written Feb 21, 2012

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    There is quite a large area for sports in Murrurundi : There even seems to be a horse-racingtrack, see it in my main picture here. And at the opposite side of the street you will find a cricket-field (see it in my last 2 photos)

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Murrurundi Favorites

  • Beginning of a legend

    In August 1845 the following notice was posted in the Government Gazette:'Whereas, it has been represented to the government that Benjamin Hall of Murrurundi, and Alexander Paterson, lately in charge of Mr. John Chilcott 's station; at Doughboy Hollow, against both of whom warrants have been issued for their apprehension on charges of horse...

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  • Mid 19th century

    In the late 1840's a visitor passing through Murrurundi described the area:'Murrurundi affords a fair specimen of an inland town. We were greeted with the sight of something green; for the rain, probably attracted by the hills, often drives through the deep valleys as through so many open tunnels. We have two inns both well built; and one is kept...

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