BINGARA

About Bingara

Bingara is a quiet, historic, gold and diamond-mining town set in the Gwydir River Valley. Surrounded by cypress-covered mountains it is a popular with anglers and fossickers. Gold, sapphires and tourmalines are still occasionally found in the river and local creeks.

The district is known for its fine wool, beef cattle and mixed farming. The town attracts people interested in the horrific story of the Myall Creek Massacre and those interested in the history of Greek cafes and cinemas in regional New South Wales.
Read more on the Aussie Towns website

Find out more about Bingara area from these links…

Accommodation

Staying at:Site 1 Gwydir River Common Free Camping AreaWikiCamps Link
Address:See map below
Google Maps route:Approx 102kms & 1hr 13mins from Moree
Arrival date:Friday 7th May 2021
Staying for:2 nights
Departure date:Sunday 9th May 2021
Accom notes:

Here’s a great YouTube video of a local horse at the Bingara campsite who came to visit some campers beside the river…

https://youtu.be/NS-7FRmosh8

Places of interest in the area

Tourist Info

The nearest tourist info centre is the Bingara Visitor Information Centre, located in The Roxy Theatre, Maitland Street Bingara - 2.4km south of the Bingara campground. Tel: (02) 6724 0066

Here’s some suggestions of places to visit and things to do around Bingara:

Take a walk into town

This beautiful country town is really worth a stroll to check it out. Take in the Roxy Theatre (Tourist Info Centre) and visit the fantastic café and try out their great cakes.

A series of murals have been painted on the sides of significant heritage buildings depicting various cultural aspects of the area’s historical past. All were painted by renowned Tasmanian artists and each takes you on a sentimental walk through Bingara’s early history. Read more on the Bingara website.

Bingara Soundtrail

The Bingara geo-locative Soundtrail is the latest creative notch in the belt for a town that continues to adapt and grow. This Bingara Soundtrail is underpinned by extensive research and community goodwill and has support from far and wide.  From the Greek café owners to the kids on the river or the extraordinary veteran stories down Finch Street, the Bingara audio walk is a sonic tour-de-force with stories for everyone.

  • Find out more at the Tourist Information Centre, located in the Roxy Theatre (details above).

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is the brainchild of bronze sculptor, Kerry Cannon. The park features three galleries; the largest gallery boasts a mezzanine with an art library. The galleries exhibit both paintings and sculptures by Kerry and many local artists. There’s also a sculpture walk and a bush walk which leads to “Ceramic Break”.

Ceramic Break is an uninspiring rock mound where a participatory artwork is in progress. People are encouraged to bring a ceramic pot to the mound and break it!

  • Located on Fossickers Way, Warialda Rail – 28.3km north of Bingara
  • Entry is $5.00/adult and hours are 10 am – 5pm Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun. You can also purchase artwork.
  • Have a look at the websiteor call (02) 6729 4147 for further details

HF Batterham Memorial Lookout

Take a short drive or very steep, arduous walk if you are feeling very energetic to HF Batterham Memorial Lookout, where you will experience breathtaking views over the township of Bingara, Halls Creek and the Gwydir River valleys.

All Nations Hill Gold Mine Stamper Battery

This can be found at the southern end of town and was established around 1860 and continued to operate until 1948. There’s not much left now except for the main attraction – the massive stamper battery.

Three Creeks Gold Mine

This is a working Gold Mine that allows you to step back in time to the mining days of old.

Bingara Museum

The museum complex comprises several buildings, the main one was originally the Post Office Hotel.

Nearest Supermarkets & Bottle Shops