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Quirindi

(4.9/5 based on 30+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, museums
Quirindi is a small town on the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia, in Liverpool Plains Shire. At the, Quirindi had a population of 2,580. It is known as the Gateway to the North West — being the nearest link to Gunnedah to the west and Tamworth to the North. The local economy is based on agriculture, with broadacre farming dominant on the black soil plains to the west and livestock grazing in the hilly eastern part of the district.The town is on the Kamilaroi Highway 15km northwest of its junction with the New England Highway at Willow Tree.HistoryThe Indigenous Kamilaroi people lived in the area for many thousands of years. The name Quirindi comes from the Gamilaraay language, with a number of meanings having been attributed it, which include ‘nest in the hills’, ‘place where fish breed’ and ‘dead tree on mountain top’. Early spellings of the name included ‘Cuerindi’ and ‘Kuwherindi’.Quirindi Post Office opened on 1 January 1858. The town was gazetted on 19 February 1884.SportQuirindi has excellent sporting facilities, with several sporting ovals catering for athletics, cricket, both codes of rugby, soccer, basketball and netball. Other sporting complexes include the racecourse, better known as "The Randwick of the North", polo grounds, rodeo, campdrafting, a 9 hole Golf Course, two Tennis Clubs, three Bowling greens, gun club and swimming complex.
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