"Coolah Loves Easter Country Music" Coolah by wise23girl

Coolah Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 74 photos

The Life Blood of Coolah

Just up the road a piece ,maybe 30 K, for the last 25 years at Easter Time Hartwood Camp Fires and Country Music Festival brings prosperity to Coolah.

Now it is almost all in the one main street...everything that is. And on one corner there is a sort of place that sells plants and shrubs and now has quite a respectable coffee shop. Oh NO! GONE now...what a shame...

What I did enjoy was the almost old fashioned main store where you could buy clothes and hardware and grog and ....well everything.

Last time they had streamlined it a bit...pity. But we will be there in 2012 so I will report back.

Where is Coolah

Well it has to be 'off the beaten track' as it is between Gunnedah and Dunedoo.

Have you heard of Dubbo where 4 major roads cross ?...Well from Dunedoo you can drive to Dubbo.

Well anyway Coolah is in New South Wales Australia. look for the Golden Highway "Your Inland Adventure Trail"... Just find a map then and do a bit of exploring...but not in the heat of summer.

There is more to Coolah

There is heaps more in this district which I will follow up at Easter...so stay tuned.
But you can look here in the mean time.

Coolah is Black Stump Country and if you are interested in this story read more here

Coolah is the original location from where the phrase "beyond the black stump" was coined. You’ll find a roadside rest area featuring a black stump on the Gunnedah road, just outside of town.

Coolah is also the gateway to Coolah Tops National Park, one of the best kept secrets in New South Wales. The Park is home to rare flora and fauna and contains some outstanding botanical features such as giant grass trees and snow gums.

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  • In a nutshell:A lot to find...but you need to stop
  • Last visit to Coolah: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated Nov 19, 2013
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    Great that they have kept the festival going for 25 years now!

  • CatherineReichardt's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Hey Marg I thought that I wrote about some pretty out of the way places, but I am in the presence of a master!
    Hope you're feeling a bit better, and here's a big thumbs up!

  • tropicrd's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Brings back lots of memories of years gone bye...I love giant grass trees.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Giant Grass trees - I missed them when travelling in Australia !

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