Classic Aussie hospitality and lots of fun.
If you're looking to capture a classic photo of an Aussie country town, look no further than Trundle. Picture yourself here, standing on New South Wales' widest main street, next to one of the longest wooden verandahs in Australia!
This famous verandah belongs to the Trundle Hotel, which was built in 1909. The two storey hotel was built out of pise mud, rendered with cement and adorned with an 87 metre long wooden verandah. Today the hotel offers a great spot for a drink, counter meal or accommodation.
There are no problems with angle parking in Trundle - Forbes Street is one of Australia's widest main streets, measuring 60 metres across.
Situated 55km north-west of Parkes, Trundle is a rural community, with production consisting mostly of wheat, sheep and cattle farming. Trundle is well positioned within the Parkes Shire to take advantage of job opportunities at the progressive Northparkes Mines, a major employer in the Shire. Just an easy 40 minute drive away from Northparkes, Trundle offers affordable real estate, excellent schools and a relaxed lifestyle.
Dance your way to Trundle in May for the Annual Trundle ABBA Festival offering something for the whole family with loads of fun and entertainment.
September is a great month to visit Trundle, timing your visit with a great day of fun at the Trundle Bush Tucker Day. Every year the event dishes up a day of fun for participants and spectators, featuring bush cooking competitions, billy boiling sprint, damper throw, live bands and a wholesome program of bush entertainment.
August is also a busy time, when Trundle residents and the surrounding community get together to host the annual agricultural show.
The nearby Black Range is an ideal spot to go bush walking or bird watching. It offers a peaceful and quiet place to enjoy the picnic ground facilities.
Community & Sporting Facilities:
- 18 hole golf course with sand greens.
- tennis courts
- playing fields - Berryman Oval has a BBQ area and play equipment.
- 25 metre pool and children's pool open during the warmer months
- Licensed Clubs, Trundle Ex-Service & Citizen's Club and Golf Club
- Childcare Centre, Public and Private Schools
- Supermarket, café, gift shop, dress shop, hairdresser, hardware store, post office, credit union, insurance broker and Stock and Station Agent , NRMA
- Multipurpose health centre (hospital and doctors surgery)
- Community Technology Centre (CTC) - Internet services, library
The Trundle Tree Change Project
The Trundle Tree Change Project is based on the successful 'rent a farmhouse' scheme of Cumnock and was implemented to reinvigorate the small community and entice people to relocate to Trundle. By renting vacant farmhouses for $1 a week, the community aims to attract new families to the district to ensure the schools and businesses of Trundle survive.
The project has attracted widespread interest on a national and international level. Media interest has also been strong with Andrew Denton's film production company taking an interest in filming the process of the Rent a Farm House Scheme in Trundle. The television series was aired in 2012.
For more information about Trundle visit www.mytrundle.com.au