Coolah Things to Do
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...more
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 in Coolah's main street. They are a picture during Autumn and I believe they hold an Autumn leaves festival.The area around Coolah is very pretty with many English trees...more
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, very nice of her!The library has...more
Along The Black Stump 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...more
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...more
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...more
THE BLACK STUMP INN: CHEAP MEALS
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!Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Budget Travel
- Food and Dining
NONI K'S: A Coolah Discovery
Now I just crossed the road to look at the coffee shop offering and I spied Noni's. "This looks nice I thought..Is it new?" Well apparently not altogether....maybe last year Leonie was not open...but she had reopened. We had missed Coolah for a year or two being overseas so..........
But what matters is the range of gifts....ladies clothes...homewares....baby wear.....the list is endless it seems....and such nice things.
Noni K's is open
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday............. 9am to 12.30pm
Now I did not have my camera when I was in Coolah...shame on me but I have some shots of Noni at Hartwood....and also mine host Hele with a scarf necklace...and I bought one of these too for a gift..and the last group photo shows one of the ladies who helps in the shop...so you will know everyone won't you? So goody goody here is a photo of Noni and her shop.
What to buy: Well I bought a tractor ornament with coathooks for a man's birthday gift...that was first....then I spied the long sleeved T Shirts with the collar I just love and I even wore the T shirt home(back to Hartwood home)...a lovely pink...so nice that I phoned Noni for another one and joy oh joy she was coming out to the Festival (Hartwood Camp Fires and Country Music)and would bring it out to me and so I ordered a pair of bamboo yellow socks as I had forgotten to bring yellow shoes to go with one outfit....well a space problem really.
Then I also ordered two of the windcheaters I had noticed on my visit for gifts...birthdays coming up...oh and then I actually took back some purple bamboo socks for VT member thripence who was camping in her newly decorated van...WOW....what a haul.
And not to be outdone I heard that Hele (mine host) had found some pencil spirit level things that would be ideal for my sons-in-law so thripence did me a favour and called in and picked a couple up for me on her way south...lucky for me!..
What to pay: Really the prices were very reasonable for such good quality.Related to:
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
Coolah Warnings and Dangers
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...more
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 it...more
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 a crash! We saw many cars getting around with dents and I am sure you wouldn't like a dent in a hire...more
Coolah Off The Beaten Path
Coolah Tops National Park is located 30kms from Coolah. When in Coolah, look for the Brown tourist sign directing you in the direction of the park.The tourist drive at the beginning is along the valley on a one lane bitumen road. We met Cattle along here who were not used to cars, and its the School bus run too, so you may meet the School bus, we...more
To reach these waterfalls, take the first road to the right when reaching the road junction in the National Park. This led us to a small picnic area where there was room to park our car. Located here were picnic tables and chairs, a shelter, BBQ's and Toilets.An information board told us what to expect, 500 steps down a steep hill was part of the...more
Isn't he gorgeous, well, I thought so when I first set eyes on this Wallaby!We had just emerged from the track to the Norfolk Waterfalls, when I happened to see this Wallaby feeding in the grass on the edge of the carpark. On the notice board, it did say Red Necked Wallabies may be seen, so I was very happy to see one!The Red-necked wallaby has...more