Quirindi is a comfortable four hour drive from Sydney and is situated midway between the famous wine growing area of the Hunter Valley and the cooler climate vineyards of the New England. Quirindi is also ideally located within four hours of Australia’s magnificent coastal resorts of Forster, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. Quirindi is the “Gateway to the North-West” with the Kamilaroi Highway commencing in the township and ending at Bourke.
Quirindi has some of the best sporting facilities in the north-west with 4 superb sporting ovals catering for cricket, rugby, soccer and netball. Other main sporting complexes include the racecourse, better known as “The Randwick of the North”, Polo grounds, a 9 hole Golf Course, two Tennis Clubs, three Bowling greens, archery range, gun club and swimming complex.
Only 15 minutes from Quirindi is the Old Quipolly Dam which is rapidly becoming a “bird-watchers” paradise. A third of all Australian birds can be seen in this area. This Flora & Fauna Sanctuary and its relatively undisturbed location attract both waterfowl and woodland birds.
The Quirindi area is renowned for its agricultural industries including grain growing and livestock production. Industry bodies regularly hold seminars, workshops and field days in the midst of the famous Liverpool Plains surrounding Quirindi, with tours of this area a must for the visitor.