From any direction Merriwa is a great spot to take a rural adventure break.

On the Golden Highway halfway between Dubbo and Newcastle, Merriwa connects to Mudgee, Dunedoo and Dubbo in the west, and to Willow Tree in the north. Settled in 1839, Merriwa flourishes as an agricultural centre.

Merriwa has many fine examples of colonial architecture, from homesteads, courthouse and police station, to hotels and churches. Many of these can be discovered on th Merriwa Town Walk map available from Merriwa Visitor Information Centre. Be sure to visit the Old Colonial Cottage, originally built in 1847 and home to the Merriwa Historical Society and Museum.

Merriwa also offers a fascinating bottle museum with more than 5,000 bottles, ranging from handmade bottles and the round bottom torpedo bottles of the early 1800’s, to the famous marble stoppered cordial bottles of the 1870’s.

Not far from Merriwa is the Battery Rock a collection of spectacular basalt rock formations estimated to be around 35 million years old. These rock formations are a natural phenomenon, known as columnar jointing. They are basalt rocks formed from volcanic lava. This formation is fascinating and is a great place to stop for a picnic.

The Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces celebrates the rich agricultural history and the highlight is the ‘running of the sheep’, complete with their red socks. The festival is held on the June Long weekend each year.

VIC

MERRIWA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

Vennacher Street
Phone: (02) 6521 7046
Fax: (02) 6521 7086
Email:
merriwavic@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au
Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces
Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces
Explore  & Experience
Merriwa Silo Art

Look out for the large silo mural

Merriwa-Springtime-Show

Experience the Merriwa Agricultural Show

Merriwa Museum

Visit the Historical Museum and the welcoming centre

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Sample local produce

RV Friendly Town

RV Friendly Town

Merriwa provides 24 hour parking for self-contained vehicles at no cost in Sollys Lane, behind the Visitors Information Centre. Potable water and a dump point are outside the caravan park on Dutton Street.

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