Ariah Park history
Ariah Park is a haven for history buffs with several memorial landmarks.
As the birthplace of bulk grain handling in Australia, and with a rich agricultural history, Ariah Park have paid tribute to these foundations with several heritage and history displays and landmarks.
The Wheat Lumper Statue sits proudly on the northern end of Coolamon Street, celebrating the hard labour of the village’s men before bulk grain handling began. Just off Coolamon Street, by the railway, a monumental train carriage stands as a reminder of Ariah Park's contribution to bulk grain handling in Australia.
Davey Park is a beautiful spot in the main street where you will find, not just recreational facilities and amenities, but also a district wool brands display and an early farming equipment collection.
For the adventurer, Broken Dam is a five-minute drive north of Ariah Park on Mary Gilmore Way and offers a 1.3km bushwalking track along the Mirool Creek with interpretive panels marking the sites of early settlement.
For other bushwalking tracks, visitors can consider The Mirool Creek Stock Route, Mandamah State Forest, Yarrenjerry State Forest, Ingalba National Park, Pucawan Nature Reserve, Big Bush Nature Reserve and Lake Artbortree.
No country village would be complete without its quirky characters and unique points of interest, and Ariah Park is no exception.
Kevin and Siggy's Teapot & Saw collection has to be seen to be believed. With decades of gathering teapots, Siggy's collection is impressive. Not wanting to be outdone by his wife, Kevin took up saw collecting and has built up quite a stash. These displays can be viewed by appointment, where you will also receive a light morning or afternoon tea for a small donation to Can Assist, by phoning Kevin on 0458 741 314 or Siggy on 0428 741 314.
"Hazeldean" at Quandary is a 5th generation family farm preserved in time. Guided tours of the Pioneer Cottage which houses memorabilia dating back to the late 1800s as well as a collection of old farming equipment, sulkies, wagons and railway carriages that are used as a B&B. Enjoy an old-fashioned morning tea in the garden of over 200 roses. Tours are by appointment for groups of 5 or more at $12 per person. Phone Rita on 6973 1221 for bookings.