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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 disabled access refurbished amenities block, laundry and camp kitchen. The Caravan Park is within walking distance to the Lachlan River & Hillston Ex-Servicemen’s Club. A Dump Point is located adjacent to the Park.
Address: 101-105 High Street, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 2575
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Hillston Motor Inn On High
16 Rooms, disabled access, pool & continental breakfast, charge back meals available (enquire at office)
Address: 198-206 High Street, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 1001

Hillston Motel, Accommodation & Shamrock Restaurant
12 Rooms, free wifi, disabled access, Shamrock Restaurant on Site.
Long/Short Term Accomodation
56 Rooms, TV, Fridge, free wifi, Kitchens & Free Laundry
Address: 25 McGee Street, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 2573

Dhillon Backpackers
8 Cabins
Address: 110 High Street, Hillston
Phone: 0412 161 300

Hillston Backpackers
68 Beds (21 Dormitory Style, 36 in Cabins)
Address: 6 Grattan Street, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 2300
Phone: 0477 077 018
Facebook: @hillstonbackpackers
Website: Hillston Backpackers | Facebook

Kidman Way Motel
13 Rooms, homestyle comfort, hearty breakfast
Opposite Hillston Ex-Servicemen’s Club
Address: 106-108 High Street, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 2151

Tattersals Hotel
5 Rooms,
Lunch: Monday-Friday 12noon-12pm
Dinner: Monday-Friday 6pm-9pm
Address: 185 High Street, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 2456
Phone: 0407 300 042
Phone: 0434 620 194

Clubhouse Hotel
13 Rooms,
Lunch: Monday-Friday 12noon-2pm
Dinner: Monday-Friday 6pm-9pm
Address: 147 High Street, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 1172

Gypsy Rose Cottage
Short/Long Term Accommodation, fully furnished, linen, bed & breakfast option
Address: 160 High Street, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 2212
Phone: 0427 674 331

The Old Bank Guesthouse
Bed & Full Breakfast included, Sleeps 6
Address: 192 High Street, Hillston
Phone: (02) 6967 1773
Facebook: @oldbankhillston

Billabourie Riverside Tourist Park
River front sites-powered & unpowered, amenities with disabled access
Fishing, birdwatching, bushwalking, pet friendly.
Address: “Billabourie” 5801 Mt Grace Road, Wallanthery
Phone: 0427 674 131

Willandra National Park
Bookings Essential, Park entry fee payable, Willandra Cottage-2 bedrooms, Willandra Mens Quarters_Max 24 guests, Campsites-no pets.
Address: Whealbah-Trida Road via Mossgiel Road
Phone: (02) 6966 8100

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 (on lead) and boasts 14 powered drive through grass sites and 5 unpowered sites along with an amenities block. Dump Point in Rear Lane. Site Fees can be paid at the Goolgowi Council Chambers during office hours or the Goolgowi Ex-servicemen’s Club after hours.
Address: Corner Of Combo & Napier Street, Goolgowi
Phone: (02) 6965 1900

Goolgowi Motor Inn
9 Rooms, disabled access
Address: 2 Zara Street, Goolgowi
Phone: 0421 380 208
Phone: 0417 608 522

Goolgowi Highway Motel
12 Rooms
Address: 22-24 Zara Street, Goolgowi
Phone: (02) 6965 1445
Phone: 0455 730 735

Goolgowi Royal Mail Hotel
10 Rooms, Lunch & Dinners available
Address: 1 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
7 Rooms, Dinner available: Friday & Saturday
Address: 9 Mon Street, Merriwagga
Phone: (02) 6965 4457

Old School Caravan Park
2 Cabins, 9 Powered Sites, 2 On-Site Caravans, Amenities, BBQ Area, Recreation/TV Room
Address: 40-50 Marne Street, Merriwagga
Phone: (02) 6965 4484
Phone: 0414 831 110

Rankins Springs

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 16 powered drive through grass sites and unpowered sites along with an amenities block. Site Fees are collected daily by the park attendant. No Bookings Required.
Address: Mid Western Highway, Rankins Springs
Phone: (02) 6965 1900

Rankins Springs Motel
11 Rooms
Address: 4 Boomerang Street, Rankins Springs
Phone: (02) 6966 1183

Selby Organic Farm Stay, Rankins Springs
“The Shack”
Powered Sites, Camping (with power)
Address: “Selby” 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
Various Accommodation options available (no camping or caravan)
Disabled Access
Address: 1823 Carrathool Road, Carrathool
Phone: (02) 6993 5807
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Carrathool Family Hotel
12 Rooms,
Open 12noon-9pm
Lunch: Tuesday-Sunday
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday
Address: 15 Wade Street, Carrathool
Phone: (02) 6993 5117