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Mendooran

Mendooran's location off the busy highways has its advantages. This quiet rural village on the edge of the Goonoo National Park offers a sense of peace and safety to the weary traveller. Mendooran derives its name from the original run, Mendooran, and mention is made of the settlement on the Castlereagh in Banjo Patterson's Poem "The Travelling Post Office".

Known as a mural town, artist Karin Duce has painted the main street with colourful murals reflecting country life and Mendooran's history. A great place for a short break in your journey or to spend a night or two at the Mendooran rest area with free camping by the Castlereagh River, showing its strength and sandy origins. There is a great country pub and loads of local personalities to entertain you. Also they have a local grocery shop with a small rang of groceries to suit your needs. Shopping at Mendooran helps the economy in their country town.
The post office has information to make your visit to the Warrumbungle Shire an experience to remember.

Mendooran is only 75 kilometres from Coonabarabran township which leads to the Warrumbungle National Park and Siding Spring Observatory.

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Mendooran: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mendooran Mural Town


Take a leisurely stroll through the village of Mendooran while gazing at the large murals throughout the township. Many of the murals were painted by former resident artist, Karen Duce. Don't miss the great bullock scene on the pub corner depicting a dray packed high with wool bales, hauled by a team of bullocks. This settlement is the oldest on the Castlereagh River and is something of a mecca for horse sports, with an annual rodeo and the Mendooran Cup, which has been held annually for more than 153 years.

Free camping is also available at Mendooran Rest Area with toilet and cold showers only, no dump point facilities are available. If you are camping and want to have a break away from cooking, visit the Royal Hotel for a good country meal and this will also entitle you to a nice hot shower.




Bundalla Street
Mendooran, NSW, 2842

Located 0.4K from Mendooran

Blue Sky Cheese


With the help of local talent and produce, two Mendooran residents have turned dreams into a reality with their new cheese making business.

Blue Sky Cheese is a small cheese factory making Castlereagh Camembert and Pepper Tree Feta. Creators Pip Archer and Deb Kiem currently make three kilograms of cheese per week in the commercial kitchen at the Mendooran Showground.

Pip Archer and Deb Kiem met through working at the local Show and found a connection through cheese.




Dalglish Street
Mendooran, NSW, 2842

Located 1.1K from Mendooran

Mendooran: Events

World Whisky Day - Blues, Booze and Barbecue


Black Gate Distillery Mendooran will once again be celebrating World Whisky Day.

An assortment of smoked and barbecued meats and sides on offer throughout the day, specialist Australian and International whisky flights, local craft beers and ciders and live entertainment. Tickets will be available online at the end of March 2020. Camping available, contact them for more details.
Come and join them for a great day.


Event Dates
2020
      16th May


72 Forrest Road
Mendooran, NSW, 2842

Located 1.3K from Mendooran

Mendooran Show


Mendooran Annual Agricultural Show will feature equestrian events, pavilion, sheep and cattle, shearing display, tractor pull and novelty events for the adults and children including Iran Man or Woman and a tug-o-war.

At the end of the show you can gather around the bar and catch up with old mates, family and friends.

The show will be open from early until late.

Please contact Pip Archer on the phone number provided for further details.


Event Dates
2020
      28th Mar


Mendooran, NSW, 2842

Located 1.3K from Mendooran