On the Golden Highway, halfway between Dubbo and Newcastle, Merriwa is favourite stop over for many travellers. Merriwa connects to Mudgee, Dunedoo, and Dubbo in the west, and to Willow Tree in the North.

Settled in 1839, Merriwa flourishes as an agriculture centre. The Festival of the Fleeces celebrates this rich agricultural history and held on the June long weekend each year. The highlight is the ‘Running of the Sheep’ complete with their red socks.

In the centre of town you will find the Old Colonial Cottage, originally built in 1847 and home of the Merriwa Historical Society and Museum.



Vennacher Street
Phone: (02) 6521 7046
Fax: (02) 6521 7086
Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces
Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces

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For those visiting Merriwa, short term parking can be found at Sollys Lane, behind the Visitors Information Centre.  Parking is for self-contained vehicles only and is limited. The Merriwa RSL Club Free Camp also offers parking for overnight stays,  best suited to those who are self sufficient or fully self contained.  The entry is signposted with access is via Bow Street and into the laneway behind the club. Potable water and a dump point are outside the caravan park, 29 Blaxland Street.

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