A popular stop-off for travel between Sydney and Adelaide, Tooleybuc is another NSW border town that used to enjoy visits from gambling-starved Victorians keen for a go at the pokies back in the 1980s (“Try your luck at Tooleybuc”).
These days, it’s the pretty riverside parks and the fishing that draw most visitors. Pull over on your journey along the Murray River Road for a quick rest. Bridge fans will love the timber truss and steel lift-span bridge over the Murray River. The bridge is well-known (to bridge fans) for its sophisticated design and construction.
But the main attraction must be the Giant Mallee Root (the biggest stump in NSW and second largest in the world according to the Guinness World Records – damn you Ouyen!). Of course, the second-largest Mallee root in the world actually means the second largest in the Mallee, but don’t tell the Guinness Book that! You can also learn more than you need to know about the rare and endangered Dinosaur Ant. Both are on display at the Sports Club.