Warren isn't a big town, it has a main street and not a lot more. It has some historical buildings that date to the 19th century.
I found a few Churches, an Anglican, Presbyterian and Catholic Church with a beautiful presbytery, with a really nice lacework verandah. A couple of Hotels date back to 1900.
Macquarie Park, on the banks of the Macquarie River, off Burton St, is lovely spot to stop for a rest, picnic or bbq.
We saw part of the Tiger Bay Wetlands as we were driving along the road. The Wetlands is a natural overflow of the Macquarie River system on the eastern side of town, and is home to 227 bird species. Plenty of water was about, as this area had experienced some good rain.
A walkway along the levee bank with binoculars is an easy way to spot the birds.
Pity we couldnt stop, as being interested in Birds I would have enjoyed sitting, watching and waiting to find the birds that frequent the wetlands. I love all the unusual shapes of the dead trees too!
There is a pamphlet available from the visitors' centre located in the old telephone exchange, next to the post office, at the corner of Burton St (the Oxley Highway) and Cobb St.
It is open weekdays from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10.00 a.m. to noon.
The centre also sells local arts and crafts and has information on local farmstays,
As we entered Warren, a small country town on the Macquarie River, I saw a brown tourist sign for the Warren weir. Weirs are usually pretty, so we followed the dirt road, only to end up at a person's property. We could see the Weir wall, but didn't know how to get there.
We probably came on the wrong side of the river, as on the western side is where the camping and picnicing areas are. There is meant to be good fishing.
If you wish to camp here, contact.....State Water Warren (02) 6847 4186
Well, we didn't see the weir, but the house at the end of the road had an unusual letterbox.
We had been and seen Warren and were heading out of the town when we came across many Sunflowers in full bloom on the road edges.
NO, they weren't planted there, the farmers must have grown Sunflowers as crops, and when the seeds were being transported by truck, they had landed on the road edges.
Imagine being in this area when the paddocks of full of Sunflowers, what a pretty sight that would be!
PS.....I have seen them elsewhere and they are beautiful!
As you get further and further into the farming areas and the outback of Australia, there is a fair chance of sometime meeting oversize vehichles.
There is usually a lead car with flashing lights that warns of the oncoming vehicle. Most are harvesters of some kind, or other farm implements. If you are in a big vehicle, you will need to slow down and go off the edge of the road to allow the vehicle to pass. Some are "really" big.