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Warialda (population 1120 in 2011) is a village in the New England region in New South Wales, Australia.

Understand[edit]

Situated on the banks of Warialda Creek, the town's name means "Place of Wild Honey" in the local aboriginal language. The original inhabitants of the region were the Weraerai Aborigines and the first whites in the area were probably escaped convicts. Warialda is the birthplace of Elizabeth Kenny, world-renowned pioneer in the treatment of poliomyelitis. Farms around Warialda produce wheat, sorghum, barley, sheep, and beef cattle.

Cranky Rock, Warialda

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Warialda is on the intersection of the highways B95 (Fossickers Way) and B76 (Gwydir Highway).

By coach[edit]

NSW Trainlink operates a rail coach that departs Tuesdays from Armidale at 5:50PM and arrives at Tingha at 6:48PM (Route 337), and departs Tuesdays from Inverell at 6:20AM and arrives at Bundarra at 6:50AM (Route 338). The coach stop is in front of the Police Station in Opal Street. A timetable for the coach can be downloaded here. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

  • NSW Trainlink - regular bookings, +61 13 22 32. Daily 7AM-10PM.
  • NSW Trainlink - multi-trip and Discovery Pass, +61 13 22 32. Daily 7AM-10PM.
  • Inverell (Windsong Travel), 45 Byron Street (between Subway and Imperial Hotel), +61 2 6722 3011. M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 9AM-noon. The coach does not stop here - it stops at the Inverell Visitor Information Centre (Transit Centre), 11-31 Campbell Street.
  • Armidale (Railway Station), Brown Street, +61 13 22 32. M-F 7:30AM-3:30PM, Sa 7:30-11:30AM.
  • Armidale (Flight Centre), Shop 3a, 108 Dangar Street, +61 2 6771 5474. M-F 9AM-5:30PM, Sa 9AM-noon. The coach does not stop here, it stops at the Railway Station.

By air[edit]

The nearest airport with scheduled services is at Armidale.

Get around[edit]

The nearest car rental agencies are in Moree and Inverell.

Fuel[edit]

Public telephones[edit]

  • corner of Opal and Ruby Streets (next to petrol station).

Public toilets[edit]

  • Tingha Fire Brigade, 20 Ruby Street. Open daylight hours. Wheelchair access.
  • Symes Park, Opal Street (between Sapphire and Amethyst Streets). Open 24 hours.
  • Tingha Cemetery, 21 Garnet Street (southern end of Sapphire Street). Open 24 hours

See[edit]

  • Wing Hing Long Heritage Emporium, 21 Ruby Street (opposite Royal Hotel), +61 2. Former store established by a Chinese tin miner, now a museum on the NSW State Heritage Register. By appointment. $3 per person
  • Stonewoman Aboriginal Area (9 km south of Tingha via New Valley Road, Kempton Road, Long Gully Road,). This area hold special cultural signifcance for the local Aboriginal people. Car parking. No facilities. 750 m walk to cultural site. No pets. No smoking.

Do[edit]

  • Tingha Tin Festival. Celebrates the discovery of nearby tin which established the village. Held in November.
  • 1 Green Valley Park, 161 Jones Road (11 km southeast of Tingha via New Valley Road), +61 2 6723 3370. Open daily except Christmas Day 9:30AM-5PM. Holiday and entertainment park. Day entry (excluding Christmas Day) as well as accommodation. $15 per person, $8 per senior, free for children under 2.

Buy[edit]

  • Tingha Store & Newsagency, 21 Ruby Street (opposite Fire Brigade, next to Royal Hotel), +61 2 6723 3434.

Services[edit]

  • Tingha Multipurpose Service Hospital, 13997 Guyra Road (northern outskirts of Tingha), +61 2 6723 3266.

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Contact[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Glen Innes - 75 km northeast of Tingha via Guyra Road, Old Mill Road, Stannifer Road, Elsmore Road (turn right), Dodds Lane, Gwydir Highway (turn right) (1 hr 3 min)
  • Guyra - 64 km southeast of Tingha via Guyra Road (41 min); 63 km southwest of Tingha via New Valley Road, Moreduns Dams Road, Tenterden Road, Guyra Road (56 min)
  • Armidale - 101 km southeast of Tingha via Guyra Road, Guyra, New England Highway (1 hr 7 min)
  • Tamworth - 196 km south of Tingha via Thunderbolts Way, Guyra, New England Highway (2 hr 15 min)
  • Bundarra - 35 km southwest of Tingha via Howells Road, Thunderbolts Way (turn left) (26 min)
  • Barraba - 104 km southwest of Tingha via Howells Road, Thunderbolts Way (turn left), Bundarra, Barraba Road, Gulf Creek Road, McIntyre Road, Woodsreef Road (turn right), B95 (turn left) (1 hr 36 min)
  • Bingara - 95 km west of Tingha via Guyra Road, Bundarra Road, Inverell, Gwydir Highway, Delungra Bypass Road, Bingara Road (1 hr 10 min)
  • Inverell - 27 km north of Tingha via Guyra Road, Bundarra Road (22 min)