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Things to see & do around Ariah Park

Ariah Park

Welcome to Ariah Park... the village of wowsers, bowsers and peppercorn trees.

Slip into something more comfortable and sample Ariah Park’s 1920s village lifestyle. Situated just 20 minutes west of Temora at the intersection of Burley Griffin and Mary Gilmore Ways, the relaxed pace of ‘Ariah Park Time’ offers the traveller a welcome respite from the pressure of the daily round. The wide peppercorn tree lined streets shade a commercial centre little changed from the peak of the village’s prosperity in the 1920s.

Our local History Group have collected and collated the following information on the birth and life of Ariah Park.

Ariah Park is a small village with a big heart, and full of secrets and treasures guaranteed to wow any visitor.

Just a short and pleasant drive from almost anywhere in the Riverina and beyond, Ariah Park is the ideal location for a day trip or Sunday drive. Its quaint stores and notable landmarks will transport you back to the roaring '20s when Ariah Park was a bustling hub of activity and agriculture.

Start off your exploration of Ariah Park with a stroll down Coolamon Street where shop fronts are housed in the original structures from early in the 20th Century, and where you are shaded by the century old peppercorns. Along the main street you will notice the petrol bowsers from days gone by and have the opportunity to explore some hidden treasures inside the local stores.

Second Glance & Museum

10am - 12.30pm Monday to Saturday, 10am - 3pm Sunday.

Second Glance offers opportunity to browse through collectables, bric-a-brac, pre-loved clothing and furniture whilst you enjoy a friendly chat with the volunteers who staff this little gem.

 

The White Rose Cafe

9am - 7pm Monday to Friday, 9am - 8pm Saturday, 9am - 2pm Sunday.

The White Rose Cafe provides good old-fashioned cafe food.

 

Ariah Park Bowling & Recreation Club

Daily from 5pm, Sunday 8am - 10am.

 

 

Second Hand Rose

11am - 4pm Wednesday to Sunday. CURRENTY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Second Hand Rose stocks vintage, retro and modern furniture, china, crystal, jewellery, clothing as well as running a book and CD exchange.

 


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.

Recommended Day trips

Ariah Park → Temora → Junee → Ariah Park
Ariah Park → Griffith → Altina Wildlife Park → Ariah Park
Ariah Park → Coolamon → Wagga Wagga


Canola Trail - Coolamon, Junee & Temora

The Canola Trail


Coolamon

Distance from Ariah Park: 56km (39 minutes)

Visit Coolamon website

Coolamon Cheese website

Little Rustic Pantry

Pak Gallery


Junee

Distance from Ariah Park: 80.4km (54 minutes)

Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory

Monte Cristo

The Roundhouse Museum


Wagga Wagga

Distance from Ariah Park: 97km (1 hour)

Visit Wagga Wagga website


Griffith

Distance from Ariah Park: 125km (1hr 23 minutes)

Visit Griffith website


Darlington Point

Distance from Ariah Park: 156km (1 hr 37 minutes)

Altina Wildlife Park


Narrandera

Distance from Ariah Park: 104km (1 hr 2 minutes)

Visit Narrandera website