Werris Creek Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by globetrott
  • Things to Do
    by globetrott
  • Things to Do
    by globetrott

Werris Creek Things to Do

  • WATCH THE COAL TRAINS

    Werris Creek has an operating coalmine located 4kms from town on the Quirindi road. The mine produces around 2 millions tonnes per annum which is transported from mine by rail to the Port of Newcastle.I'm not sure if it's still happening, but these coal trains are so long that they block the level crossing at Werris Creek. Luckily, this didn't...

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  • RAIL JOURNEYS MUSEUM & RAILWAY STATION

    Rail Journeys Museum and the Railway Station are both located in the Werris Creek railway station. I didn't want to visit this museum, but I did admire the beautifully painted Victorian Free Classical style architecture of the building. This huge Station has three two-storey Victorian style buildings linked together and is the most impressive...

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  • JUNCTION PARK

    Junction park was a nice green area between the main street and railway line. Located in the park is an interesting sculpture known as "The Fettler," the person who was responsible for laying and repairing tracks along the thousands of kilometres of railway lines in Australia.

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  • MAIN STREET OF WERRIS CREEK

    It was a week-day when we drove the main street, a rather quiet day by the looks of it!Werris Creek road is the main street which runs parallel to the railway line, only a park separating the two. I noticed quite a few oldish buildings so decided to do a walk along this part of the street. As I walked, I stopped and tried to read the plaques...

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  • The railway came to Werris Creek in 1877

    In 1877 the Great Northern Railway-line built the station in Werris Creek and they found this town to be the very best place for a junction for a sideline to Gunnedah and so Werris Creek became one of the most important stations of that area - you can still see that nowadays by the giant station-buildings.In the 1950s around 700 people were working...

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  • The Railway Museum

    While the trainstation is still used for passanger-trains as well, most people come to the station of Werris Creek by buses and private cars, as it is a nice train-museum with a lot of interesting exhibits of the early days of trains, see some pictures here and some more in my travelogues as well !

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  • step on the "path of service"

    You will find a special kind of tribute to the people who were working for the train in Werris Creek and you will find their names written on the bricks in a small park next to the station-building. It is called the "path of service"

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  • The village of Werris Creek

    There are some interesting houses in the old colonial style as well in Werris Creek and you will find most of them around the train-station.I was there at the end of November and they started with the x-mas-decorations, for me as an Austrian, who always connects x-mas-feelings with snow and cold weather is was quite unusual to see this on such a...

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  • Lest we forget

    "lest we forget" is the name of a monument that you will find in almost any village in New South Wales and it is the monument to remember the victims and the ones who fought for their country in the wars.The monument in Werris Creek has a clocktower with quite a strange architecture and 2 cannons, that were left back by the german troops somewehere...

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Werris Creek Transportation

  • go to Werris Creek by car

    When you have a car it is very convenient to get to Werris Creek. You will find a lot of parking-spaces around the train-station and also in the village. The only problem might be that all of them are - with a very few exceptions - in the open sun, a fact that was already a big problem at the end of November, that is the beginning of spring in the...

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  • Get to Werris Creek by train

    Yes, Werris Creek is still a train-station where people can take the train from and to ! That sounds strange for europeans, but in Australia a lot of stations will be deserted nowadays and used only for cargo-trains, while passenger trains will just pass through without stopping.b.t.w: the train in my main picture is out of service now and shown in...

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Werris Creek Local Customs

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    by globetrott Updated Feb 26, 2012

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    This was a funny surprise not far from Werris Creek at the beginning of a side-street that obviously leads to the houses of these 11 families and the postman will save a lot of time, when he does not need to drive to each of these houses seperately, but can drop the letters here conveniently into the different Letter-boxes.

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Werris Creek Favorites

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    by balhannah Updated May 27, 2015

    Favorite thing: The road from Werris Creek to Premer is a good one if your looking for free or cheap camping.
    Where we stayed we liked although we checked out the other sites for another time.

    At the small town of Caroona, is a free camp on mowed grass beside the Caroona Hall. You can stay here for 48hours, there are toilets and wi-fi and Mobile phone signal. Dogs are allowed.
    We thought it ok.

    We saw another free camp at Spring Ridge, then the most popular one at the town of Premer.
    This is at the Premer Lions Park. A donation is required at the Honesty box. The club bar is open on Friday nights. Toilets, showers, water, picnic tables, bbqs, power, wi-fi and mobile phone reception and dogs are allowed. No wonder this is the most popular free camp on this road.
    Another one to remember!

    Caroona Hall where camping is allowed
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