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Willow Tree Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Places nearby Willow Tree

Willow Tree

On the New England Highway between Murrurundi and Quirindi, Willow Tree is in a prestigious grazing and farming district up in the Liverpool Ranges at the northern extremities of the scenic and productive Hunter Valley. This is prime thoroughbred country where white rail fences are predominant and regally bred bloodstock is prepared for the sale ring, the racetrack or the mating yards.

It was in the clean paddocks of the Willow Tree area that the first organised game of polo was played in Australia and Quirindi, 16km up the road, continues to hold an annual polo carnival in early August.

To the west of Willow Tree are the Wallabadah Nature Reserve and Ben Hall"s Gap National Park. Here the notorious bushranger, who gave the park its name, would occasionally hide out. Hall"s father, an ex-convict also named Benjamin, owned a property at Murrurundi and the young bushranger spent his early years there.

The New England Highway, on which Willow Tree sits, takes an abrupt right hand swerve about 2km west of town and then heads for the major city of Tamworth - Australia"s beating heart of country music - some 70km away. Turn off the highway and head north-west and about 95km later you"ll reach another big country town - Gunnedah.

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Willow Tree: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bob's Shed


Take a stroll down Memory Lane in Bob's Shed where you can find an old time General Store stocked with authentic 40s and 50s items, admire the collection of historic pub items in the Railway Hotel and visit Peter Brocks World - an amazing tribute to an Australian icon. Bob will tell you stories attached to his collection, which just adds to the quirk of the place. If you have been to Bob's Shed before, visit again! Bob is a long way off completing his collection! New items or sections can be found all the time, so maybe it's time to revisit!




35 Ray Carter Drive
Quirindi, NSW, 2343

Located 15.7K from Willow Tree

First and Second Fleet Memorial Garden


Eleven garden beds representing the ships of the First Fleet lead by Arthur Phillips to settle Australia are arranged around a garden bed in the shape of Australia. Each little garden features sand-stone tablets with the names inscribed of the persons who sailed that particular ship. A winding cobble stone path connects all the gardens and leads to a story board with a list of all participants as well as some personal logs and memoirs of convicts and sailors.

The personal accounts bring the privations and difficulties faced by teh early settlers to life and brings a human face to those epic journeys.
The Second Fleet Section of the Garden explains the difference between the two journeys and adds continuation to the First Fleet Story.

This Memorial Garden is a great reminder of Australia's colonial past and a tribute to the hard work of our forefathers who made this country to what it is today.




New England Highway,
New England Highway
Wallabadah, NSW, 2343

Located 15.9K from Willow Tree

Willow Tree: Events

Quirindi Rodeo


Quirindi puts on a show at this family-friendly event featuring Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Rope and Tie, Steer Undecorating and more.

The local trick riding team, High Velocity Trick Riding will be performing, there will be a DJ and a barbecue, and the bar will be open Saturday night.

The Rodeo starts at 10am on Saturday with the main performances starting at 5pm.


Event Dates
2019
      16th Feb


Wallabadah Road
Quirindi, NSW, 2343

Located 14.7K from Willow Tree

Quirindi Spring Show


Quirindi proudly shows off everything its vibrant community has on offer at the annual Quirindi Spring Show. See everything from arts and crafts, cooking, sewing, horticulture to horsemanship, cattle, poultry, pets and sheep.

The Quirindi Show Girl will be announced on Saturday, which is the main day of the show. Friday and Sunday will feature horse and cattle events. On Saturday there is the Woodchop Competition, Ute Show, Bull and Steer Ride, Horse events, cooking competitions and lots of entertainment. Side Show Alley is open all weekend.

On Sunday there will be market stalls, horse events and cattle judging as well as the pet show!

The Show has become bigger and better every year for the past three years, don't miss it!


Event Dates
2018
      8th Sep
      8th Sep
      9th Sep
      9th Sep


Wallabadah Road
Quirindi, NSW, 2343

Located 15.0K from Willow Tree

Wallabadah New Years Day Races


Wallabadah New Years Day Races is one of the longest running race meets in the country, having been held every year since 1852. A traditional bush racing experience and a great day of family fun. There is a jumping castle and face painting for the kids and Rodney the Clown will be roaming about spreading smiles and laughs. There is a bar and food stalls as well as ice-cream to keep you cool.

Doll up and enter the Fashion of the Fields Competition or participate in the Stick-Horse Race - a big hit at its inaugural 2018 run. Head along and enjoy the the thrill of a country race meeting.


Event Dates
2019
      1st Jan


Coach Street,
Wallabadah Jockey Club
Wallabadah, NSW, 2343

Located 15.1K from Willow Tree

Quirindi Military Tattoo


The sounds of pipes and drums and the colour and entertainment of marching bands will fill Quirindi's Longfield Oval for this joint initiative of the Quirindi RSL Sub Branch, the Quirindi and District Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and the Liverpool Plains Shire Council. There will be market stalls, food and music from 3pm with the actual concert starting at 7.30pm.
Come along when Quirindi is filled with the sounds of bagpipes and drums!


Event Dates
2019
      2nd Feb


Henry Street
Quirindi, NSW, 2343

Located 16.0K from Willow Tree

Willow Tree: Travel Tips

Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre


Call into the Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre, the friendly staff are happy to help you with your enquiry and assist you to experience and enjoy the unique rural lifestyle of the region. The foyer of the Visitor Information Centre greets the visitor with a historic desk which was owned by the AA company who ran Warrah Station in the early 1930s. Read about the local history or learn about agriculture from a stunning wall display.

Their knowledgeable staff can give you advice and help with itineraries well beyond their own area, and are happy to share their knowledge - they also love a challenge! Your stop is enhanced by their 'Kamilaroi, a Highway a People' display, and the historic Sunshine Header. They offer a range of souvenirs and gifts, locally made produce and crafts and Kamilaroi art items.

You can't go wrong travelling through Liverpool Plains with 'a postcard around every corner', starting right here!




New England Highway,
King George V Park
Willow Tree, NSW, 2339

Located 0.0K from Willow Tree

Murrurundi Visitor Information Centre


Be sure to stop into the Murrurundi Visitor Information Centre on your next trip to Murrurundi.

The friendly staff can provide you with a range of information on local attractions, upcoming events, assistance with accommodation, and other services as required.

Maps and brochures are also available, together with a selection of souvenirs and other merchandise.




113 Mayne Street
Murrurundi, NSW, 2338

Located 16.4K from Willow Tree