Tooraweenah is a tranquil rural village nestled at the foothills of the Warrumbungle Mountains. Just two minutes off the Newell Highway, the village has accommodation, services, hospitality, colourful characters and spectacular scenery that will encourage you to stay. An important part of Tooraweenah’s history is the Kookaburra March which took place in 1916, a recruiting march which travelled via Mendooran and terminated at Bathurst. Also of historical interest, aviation buffs will remember Arthur Butler, who, during his epic flight from London to Australia in 1931, landed his Comper Swift near Tooraweenah taxiing to the general store to refuel.
There is much to do and enjoy in the village, whether it be taking an easy stroll and experiencing living history, talking to the locals and discovering the characters, finding a quiet place to sketch your favourite view or enjoying a yarn and meal at the Tooraweenah Mountain View Hotel. Tooraweenah is the southern gateway to the Warrumbungles, an area of forested ridges, barren spires, and deep gorges. It is ideal for the bush walker and backpacker, for photographers and bird watchers, or for just admiring the spectacular scenery. Walking tracks cater for all capabilities.
Tooraweenah is home to a number of interesting agricultural enterprises, including emu, buffalo, free range eggs and aquaculture. Tours of these properties can be arranged for groups.
Tooraweenah has a population of 105 people. The township is serviced by a number of businesses, these are:
Mountain View Hotel/Motel Ph:(02) 6848 1017
Tooraweenah Trading Co Ph: (02) 6847 481011
Tooraweenah Telecentre Ph: (02) 6848 1154
Crossroads Service Station: Ph: (02) 6848 1186
Tooraweenah Store and Post Office: Ph: (02) 6848 1136
Tooraweenah Motors Ph: (02) 6848 1182
Tooraweenah also has a golf course, operational air field, showground, historical buildings and churches, community hall, tennis courts and playground.
Tooraweenah Public School caters for local school children from kindergarten to Year 6.
Tooraweenah has a range of accommodation including a hotel, caravan park, cabins and Farmstays. For further information on accommodation in Tooraweenah visit the Accommodaton Page.
Annual events include the Tooraweenah Show in October and the Endurance Ride held in April.
Other villages located in the district include Curban, Armatree, Biddon and Bearbung.