Visiting our area

Slow down and take time to explore Carrathool Shire.....

Carrathool Shire consists of the town of Hillston, and the surrounding villages of Goolgowi, Merriwagga, Rankins Springs and Carrathool. The Shire boasts two rivers, two national parks, and a booming agricultural industry. From the wide open plains of Willandra National Park, to the Conapaira Ranges at Rankins Springs, the Shire offers an abundance of diversity.

Carrathool Shire is well known for its rich agricultural industry. Traditionally a grazing and cropping area, with new innovations in irrigation, the industry has now expanded into citrus, cotton, viticulture, walnuts, olives, potatoes, lettuce, almonds, cherries, corn, rice and a large cattle feedlot.

Nature and the environment also play a major role in Carrathool Shire, with an abundance of native flora and fauna found throughout the area. On any given day you are bound to see kangaroos, emus, birds of all shapes and sizes, and even the odd echidna!

Sample the country hospitality in one of our five local towns and villages, and discover a calendar of events that highlight rural life. Slow down and take the time to explore Carrathool Shire.

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