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Rural Villages

Explore our small villages

Discover hidden gems when you visit the rural villages North of the Murray, which are also home to some of the region’s biggest grain producers. The townships of Balldale, Buraja-Lowesdale, Coreen, Daysdale, Hopefield, Rennie, Savernake, Rand, Morundah and Boree Creek may be small, but they sure make up for it in their rich history and country hospitality.

Winding around real working farms, the tranquil environment of these townships will leave you feeling relaxed and rested. Travel at your own pace as you journey through the countryside and take in the beautiful landscape. During the winter months, you can enjoy a home game of AFL at one of the local football grounds. Get into the action with a hot pie or sausage roll and watch the local rivals go head to head.

Rural art and culture

Balldale’s Owls Eye Museum is one thing you don’t want to pass by. Including vintage tractors, military vehicles and everything in between, this museum is a collector’s dream.

You'll fall in love with the vibrant and community-focussed village of Morundah. A purpose-built theatre hosts annual opera performances along with other events. The opera alone attracts people from all over the region and beyond. The theatre also hosts an annual ball, an annual market day and a biannual educational workshop for children. It’s the kind of place that sums up our region: resourceful, community-centred and delightfully unexpected.

Morundah is proud of its public art and is home to the iconic “Toolbox”. This horse sculpture was commissioned by the residents of Morundah to commemorate 100 years of both registered and bush picnic horse racing in the village. It was made by local artist Andrew Whitehead of Urana and forms part of the unique sculpture trail through the area.

The villages are the best place to get to know the locals. If you love nothing more than sitting down for a chat, the hotels at Balldale, Rand, Morundah and Boree Creek have cold drinks, good food and even better company. You’re sure to find some local and visiting characters here who are bound to share a story or two!

Make the most of the accommodation options in our villages for a truly unique, authentic and special experience, from farm stay properties and B&B’s, to the local hotels. Enjoy comfort, home-cooked food and excellent hospitality all in the one spot.

Whether you’re in the region for one day or one week, we guarantee you’ll be pleased you paid our villages a visit.

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Buckingbong Reserve

Buckingbong Reserve is located seven kilometres along Buckingbong Road from the Sturt Highway and…

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Balldale Hotel

Classic country hotel, beautifully renovated. Enjoy their country hospitality join them for a drink…

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Hardworking Horse Sculpture

The "Hardworking Horse" sculpture at Daysdale, situated in the picnic area across from the Exchange…

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Last Train from Boree Sculpture

In May 2021, a new tribute to the late Tim Fischer was unveiled in Boree Creek. The scrap metal…

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Orchid in a Teacup Sculpture

Oaklands is home to a unique threatened orchid: the Oaklands Diuris. To celebrate and raise…

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Redlands Hill Flora and Fauna Reserve

Redlands Hill Reserve, located near Corowa NSW, represents a Grey Box Grassy Woodlands, which is…

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Swagman and Rusty Sculpture

The Swagman and Rusty sculpture was commissioned by the Boree Creek Town Improvement Committee to…

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Shearing the Rams Trail

Tom Roberts' legacy looms large North of the Murray. The famed Australian artist spent a…

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Shearing of the Ram Sculpture

Urana artist Andrew Whitehead was commissioned in 2018 by Federation Council to create a lifesize…

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Savernake Station Tour

Alexander and Ann Sloane have drawn upon the extensive archival, natural and historic assets of…

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Toolbox Horse and Jockey Sculpture

Toolbox was commissioned by the Morundah Bush Entertainment Committee (MBEC), The Morundah Town…

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Oaklands Recreation Reserve

A community hub for the sports clubs of Oaklands for decades, the land for the Oaklands Recreation…

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Oaklands RV Park

Located at the intersection of Milthorpe and Hunter Street in Oaklands NSW, the Oaklands RV Park…

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Oaklands Vintage Machinery Museum

If all things machinery is your passion or love the local history, a visit to the Oaklands Vintage…

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Oaklands War Memorial Swimming Pool

The Oaklands Swimming Pool is set within the centre of town, walking distance from the main street.…