Population 1204

Warialda is a historic town in a rich farming district. Its location on Warialda Creek gives the town a charm and contributes to its lush greenery. The origin of Warialda's name is uncertain but is thought to mean 'place of wild honey' and is presumed to be in the language of the original inhabitants, the Weraerai people.

Visitor Information

Heritage Centre, Hope St; (02) 6729 0046.

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

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  • Inverell

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  • Moree

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In Town

Carinda House: historic home, now a craft shop featuring local work; Stephen St.

Pioneer Cemetery: historic graves from as early as the 1850s in a bushland setting; Queen and Stephen sts.

Heritage Centre: visitor centre and Well's Family Gem and Mineral collection; Hope St.

Koorilgur Nature Walk: 3.6 km stroll through areas of wildflowers and birdlife; self-guide brochure from visitor centre.

Self-guide historical walk: historic town buildings in Stephen and Hope sts; brochure from visitor centre.


Cranky Rock Nature Reserve It is rumoured that during the gold rush a 'cranky' Chinese man, after being challenged about a wrongdoing, jumped to his death from the highest of the balancing granite boulders. Today you'll find picnic spots, camping, fossicking, wildflowers and wildlife. A suspension bridge leads to an observation deck above Reedy Creek for breathtaking views. 8 km E.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Copeton 57 km

Lake Copeton has an excellent catchment area, fed by the Gwydir River and runoff from the New England Tablelands. The lake is about 46 km west of Inverell on the Gwydir Highway. Its dam wall was constructed primarily to... Find out more

Campsites around town

Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve 8 km

Located 8 km east of Warialda on the Gwydir Hwy, Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve is characterised by a visually arresting assembly of granite boulders, picnic facilities, a kiosk and bush shower. Visitors can follow a... Find out more

Gwydir River camping areas 41 km

Bingara is a quaint and friendly town, 100 km north-east of Narrabri on the Gwydir River. There’s a 10 km area eastward from the town on Keera Rd where casual riverside bush camping is available. You can swim, fish... Find out more

Copeton Northern Foreshores Reserve camping area 57 km

On the northern shores of Copeton Dam, across the water from Copeton Waters State Park, this is a wonderful spot for fishing, waterskiing, fossicking, boating and birdwatching. At only 17 km south-west of Inverell via... Find out more

Copeton Waters State Park camping area 57 km

What can’t you do here? Canoeing, sailing, golf, fishing, walking and cricket are just a few of the activities on offer for daytrippers or multi-day visitors alike. There’s even a waterslide. There are cabins... Find out more

Rocky Creek Glacial camping areas 58 km

Rocky Creek is a picturesque string of placid waterholes formed by glacial activity about 290 million years ago. There are numerous camping areas scattered along the creek, but they’re pretty basic; bring your own... Find out more

Lemon Tree Flat camping area 59 km

To reach the camping area, follow Wallangra Rd north from Ashford and turn onto Limestone Rd. Parts of the road are unsealed, so if it’s been raining check with the parks office for road conditions. You can set up... Find out more

Pindari Dam camping area 68 km

Pindari Dam is 22 km east of Ashford on the Severn River, accessed via Pindari Dam Rd. The small camping area is perched just above the dam with lovely water views. It offers easy access to aquatic activities such as... Find out more

Kings Plains Creek camping area 79 km

A broad, sweeping grassed area ringed with ironbark woodlands, this camping area can be reached via Jindalee Rd from Kings Plains Rd west of Wellingrove. Turn west about 2.5 km from Jindalee. There’s a short walk... Find out more

Ironbark camping area 79 km

A small natural clearing amid woodland beside Kings Plains Creek, the Ironbark camping area is about 800 m along the road from Kings Plains Creek camping area. It’s got vehicle-based camping (2WD in dry weather... Find out more

Little Creek Recreation Reserve 86 km

You’ll find this small camping area 20 km north-west of Barraba via Trevallyn Rd. Barraba is on the Fossickers Way, and offers visitors plenty of activities such as swimming, boating and fishing at Split Rock... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Gwydir Carapark 71 km

This park is located on the southern approach to Moree, about 3 km from the town centre. It has good amenities but its most attractive feature is the hot mineral spa and pool. A relaxing dip in a thermal pool is very... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Rose Cottage Guest House

Rose Cottage is a charming, self-contained three-bedroom weatherboard cottage, a short walk from the town centre. There are two double beds, a queen and single beds, making this property ideal for families and groups.... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Koorligur rest area 2 km

3km E of Warialda (R) or 58km W of Inverell (L)

Just off the highway among some trees.

Cunninghams rest area 2 km

78km E of Moree (L) or 2km W of Warialda (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Dumboy Creek rest area 24 km

25km SE of Warialda (R) or 36km NW of Inverell (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Bells rest area 43 km

46km SE of Warialda (R) or 15km NW of Inverell (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Gum Flat camping area 49 km

T/O 25km E of Moree (L) or 55km W of Warialda (R)

Secluded area 3km (unsealed) north of the highway on the riverbank.

Runnymede rest area 61 km

4km E of Inverell (L) or 63km W of Glenn Innes (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Boolooroo rest area 66 km

8km NE of Moree (L) or 106km SW of Boggabilla (R)

Adjacent to the highway and under a couple of trees.

Gil Gil Creek rest area 68 km

39km N of Moree (L) or 75km S of Boggabilla (R)

Just off the highway among a couple of trees.

Moree Park Area 71 km

North side of town

Parking area just off the highway. Good facilities. Limited shade.

North Star rest area 84 km

85km N of Moree (R) or 29km S of Boggabilla (L)

Well off the highway among a few trees.

Tookey Creek rest area 85 km

48km S of Moree (L)

Adjacent to the highway and surrounded by scrub. For southbound only.

Swan Brook rest area 87 km

33km E of Inverell (R) or 34km W of Glen Innes (L)

Just off the highway on the east side of the bridge.

What's on around town

Agricultural Show: May.

Warialda Off-Road 200: motor race; Sept.

Honey Festival: Nov.

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