On the banks of the Lachlan River, Hillston, settled in 1863, is a town with a colourful history, that has been given new life by an extensive irrigation system. Now a major fruit and vegetable producing region, its orchards and citrus groves stand in stark contrast to their parched surroundings. Here you can also experience some of the natural beauty of the Outback, including wildflowers, majestic river red gums, lots of birdlife plus, of course, wildlife including kangaroos and emus.
The Lachlan River meanders its way through the middle of town, with two leafy green parks situated on its banks. Take a stroll over the newly refurbished Pedestrian Suspension Bridge at the Hughie Cameron Park for a closer look, and enjoy Councils 1.2km Riverside Walking Trail or enjoy a spot of fishing down by the Desatholon Park reserve.
There are many reserves located along the Lachlan River which allow access for fishing and camping, please remember to take your rubbish with you so everyone can enjoy our natural environment.
The Lake Woorabinda Precinct is a great place to take a break, the manmade Lake is home to abundant birdlife and water sports during the summer months. Take a stroll around the lake on the walking track. The precinct also includes a 25m swimming pool, open between November and April, covered playground, skate park, fitness equipment, BBQ’s, seating and toilets.
Hillston has an 18-hole sand green golf course located alongside the Lachlan River which welcomes locals and visitors alike.
Hillston has an emerging Art Trail, explore the many murals and artworks dotted around our town including Emu Antic’s located at the Hughie Cameron Park and the mural of our region which is located outside the Hillston Ex-Servicemen’s Club and many more.
Call into the Red Dust & Paddy Melons Community Gallery to find out more information about our town, pick up the ART brochure and DRIVE brochure and enjoy the locally made craft and artwork available in the gallery.