Hillston is located on the banks of the Lachlan River, approx. 6 hours north of Melbourne, 4 ½ hours south of Bourke and just 1 ½ hours north of Griffith. Located on the main street are banks, cafes, supermarket, newsagency, pharmacy, pubs, Ex-Servicemen’s club, speciality shops and a local art gallery incl. Visitor Information Centre. There is also a swinging bridge, walking trails, skate park and swimming pool.
Hillston Caravan Park
The Hillston Caravan Park is managed and maintained by Council. The caravan park is pet friendly and boasts 6 short term cabins (4 x 2 bedroom cabins), 23 worker cabins, 30 powered grass sites including drive through sites and 10 unpowered sites along with refurbished amenities block and camp kitchen.
Address: Cnr Keats St and Oxley Ave, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 2575
Hillston Motor Inn On High
Address: 206 High St, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 1001
Hillston Motel, Accommodation & Shamrock Restaurant
Address: 25 McGee St, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 2573
Address: 110 High Street, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 1645
Address: 6 Grattan St, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 2300
Website: Hillston Backpackers | Facebook
Billabourie Riverside Tourist Park
Address: “Billabourie” Mt Grace Rd, Willanthry via Hillston
Phone: 0427 674 131
Lake Brewster Weir Campground
The Brewster Weir Campground is a free primitive campground, containing a toilet, picnic facilities and fireplaces. Accessed by 2WD in dry weather only. Directions from Hillston travel along the Kidman Way, turn right onto Lachlan Valley Way (20km), turn left at the Ballyrogan Channel Bridge (14km) then over the grid for a further 2.6km.
Lake Brewster at the right time of day and season can be quite spectacular as many different waterbirds return to Lake Brewster after feeding elsewhere (e.g. cormorants, pelicans, egrets, ibis, spoonbills, ducks, herons).
Goolgowi is located on the crossroads of the Mid Western Hwy and Kidman Way, approx. 5 hours north of Melbourne, 6 ½ hrs west of Sydney and 30 minutes north of Griffith. Located within the village is a service station, post office, hotel, Ex-Servicemen’s club, motels, caravan park, skate park and swimming pool.
Goolgowi Caravan Park
The Goolgowi Caravan Park is maintained by Council. The caravan park is pet friendly and boasts 13 powered drive through grass sites and 5 unpowered sites along with an amenities block. Site Fees can be paid at the Goolgowi Council Chambers during office hours or the Goolgowi Ex-servicemen’s Club after hours.
Address: Cobram St, Goolgowi
Phone: (02) 6965 1900
Goolgowi Motor Inn
Address: 2 Zara St, Goolgowi
Phone: (02) 6965 1138
Goolgowi Highway Motel
Address: 22-24 Zara St, Goolgowi
Phone: (02) 6965 1445
Royal Mail Hotel
Address: Zara St, Goolgowi
Phone: (02) 6965 1406
Merriwagga village is located along the Kidman Way between Hillston and Goolgowi. Visitors can enjoy a drink at the Black Stump Hotel which boasts the tallest bar in the southern hemisphere, hear the legend of the black stump and visit the Black Stump Memorial to Pioneer Women.
Black Stump Hotel
Address: Cnr Mons and Aix Sts, Merriwagga
Phone: (02) 6965 4457
Old School Caravan Park
Address: Marne St, Merriwagga
Phone: 0414 831 110
Rankins Springs Village is located on the Mid Western Highway between Goolgowi and West Wyalong and is approx. 6 hours north of Melbourne, 6 ½ hours west of Sydney and 40 minutes north of Griffith. The village is known for its birds with 7 designated bird hides strategically located around the area and Wally’s Junk Art Gallery. There is also a pub, general store, post office, motel and service station.
Rankins Springs Caravan Park
The Rankins Springs Caravan Park is maintained by Council. The caravan park is pet friendly and boasts powered drive through grass sites and unpowered sites along with an amenities block. Site Fees are collected daily by the park attendant.
Address: Mid Western Hwy, Rankins Springs
Phone: (02) 6965 1900
Rankins Springs Motel
Address: 6 Boomerang St, Rankins Springs
Phone: (02) 6966 1183
Selby Organic Farm Stay, Rankins Springs
Address: 431 The Springs Rd, Rankins Springs
Phone: (02) 6966 1220
Carrathool village is situated on the Riverina plain approx. 5 km north of the Murrumbidgee River and is approx. 5 hours north of Melbourne, 1 hour from Griffith and 40 minutes south of Hay. Visitors to Carrathool can make use of the local park, stop for a cold drink at the Family Hotel or visit Pinker’s Beach on the Murrumbidgee River for a picnic or to throw a line in for a spot of fishing.
Corynnia Station – Farm Stay
Address: 1823 Carrathool Rd, Carrathool
Phone: (02) 6993 5807