Visiting Coleambally

You'll be warmly welcomed to the town of Coleambally!

Revive   Work    Play    Stay

A vibrant and harmonious community with beautiful gardens and streets named after local birds, the town was established in 1968 to service the Coleambally Irrigation Area. It's the State's newest town and was fully planned.

An RV Friendly town, we're located on the Kidman Way between Darlington Point and Jerilderie, and offers a restful place to pause and revitalise.

Coleambally is a thriving centre for agricultural producers. Over 90 businesses are located in the township area, with serviced industrial land readily available to investors.

The Brolga Place retail precinct is right in the heart of the community. Green-space, barbeque and interpretative signs are located within the John McInnes Square. The coffee and cakes at Brolga Place are as warm and sweet as the welcome. Visitors can restock supplies at the IGA supermarket. Tim’s Meats is an authentic country butchery with on-premise smoked meats and sausages a ‘must try’. Catch the pharmacy, grab a haircut or browse the specialty stores for gifts, framing, quilting and sewing supplies.

There is a strong sense of community and pride in Coleambally. High levels of volunteerism make the biennial Taste Coleambally and Riverina Vintage Machinery Rally stand-out events for visitors and locals. Sporting and community events engage all age groups and interests throughout the year.

Coleambally offers visitors a place to revive, rest and stay whilst travelling along The Kidman Way.


Visitor attractions

Brolga Coleambally statue

Proudly welcoming visitors to the town is the metal sculpture of the Brolga. While rare in the area, this elusive bird is occasionally seen. The town entranceway celebrates this magnificent bird in metal sculpture form.

Bucyrus Erie Dragline

The Bucyrus Erie dragline, an amazing piece of construction machinery, is located in the Lions Park at the entrance to town (on the corner of Kingfisher Avenue and Kidman Way). It truly represents the beginnings of Coleambally, as without this excavator to construct the extensive irrigation system, the town would not exist.

The enormous dragline is one of four machines that were imported from the USA and used to excavate the main channels in the Murray Valley.

After finishing the Malawa canal in the Murray Valley, it was brought to Coleambally to commence the canal work in the local area. On completion the machine was driven to the Lions Park. It's still in working order, and comes back to life when the Riverina Vintage Machinery Club hold their biennial rally in August.

Community Experimental/Demonstration Farm

This farm is Council owned land that is made available to community groups to utilise for cropping. Tours are generally available during the biennial Taste Coleambally Festival. 

Water Wheel display - History of the water wheel and irrigation in our area

This display provides a fascinating insight into the history of the water wheel and irrigation in the Coleambally area. Visitors can view the open air display at any time.

Address: 7 Brolga Place, Coleambally.

Wine glass water tower

Sitting atop a sand hill in the town centre, the unique water tower can be seen over the tops of the cypress trees. Debate the shape and nominate it as a wine glass or a schooner. Its mosaic depicts the history and amenities of Coleambally.

The site offers great facilities for a picnic.

Location: Kingfisher Avenue, Coleambally.

Yarrow Park Olive Grove and Vineyard

Coleambally is home to the highly acclaimed and award winning Yarrow Park Olive Grove & Vineyard.

This boutique family owned olive grove and vineyard has been operating since 2005, with all products grown on the estate.

Bruce and Sandra offer tastings from their cellar door of hand crafted wine, olive oil and vinegars. Be sure to get a bottle of their award winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  

There is also a barbecue area available in a delightful garden setting.

Address: Kyola Road off the Kidman Way, just a few kilometres from the town entranceway.

More information: Bruce Dalgliesh on 0429 444 074 or send an email.

You can also check out their Facebook page.


Walking  Hiking  Cycling  Twitching

Walking tracks are located in the forest reserves that surround the town. Kangaroos are often seen at dusk and dawn, feeding on the ovals and reserves.

Coleambally and surrounds is a bird watcher's delight! It's home to an extensive array of fauna and flora including the threatened species the Superb Parrot and the Southern Bell Frog. Rice fields provide a valuable feeding habitat for many species of water birds, including bitterns, sandpipers, ibis, herons and egrets.

Brolga, although rare, are found in and around Coleambally. The town entranceway celebrates this magnificent bird in metal sculpture form.


Our parks and recreation areas

Lions Park, at the entrance to town, is an ideal spot for a refreshing break with a gas BBQ, amenities and an excellent playground for children.

Wander over and examine the Bucyrus Erie dragline excavator, an amazing piece of construction machinery (see more information about the dragline in 'Visitor attractions').

John McInnes Square in Brolga Place was constructed in 1988 as a Bicentennial project. The pergola is made from local red gum timber covered with wisteria. Modern public toilets are located here along with plenty of seating and a barbecue. Children can also have a blast at the highly visible Skate Park.


Events and Festivals

Taste Coleambally

Taste Coleambally is a biennial food and farm festival showcasing the unique Coleambally community and everything it has to offer, from farming and produce to country spirit and creativity.

The Festival grew from a dedicated group of locals wanting to show consumers how they grow food for Australia and the world in a sustainable and productive manner. Coleambally Irrigation is one of the most water efficient delivery systems in Australia and each year one average farm feeds an amazing 4,516 people. You can read more here.

Riverina Vintage Machinery Club Rally, Coleambally

This event is also held every second year (alternate years to Taste Coleambally). Held over two days, it features the starting of the giant Bucyrus dragline at Coleambally's entrance, a vehicle trek, vintage tractor pull and many displays. 


Shopping

Brolga Place is the retail centre. Banking services, an IGA supermarket, butcher, post office, newsagent, a niche fabric haberdashery specialising in quilting and craft supplies, hair salon, coffee shops, and a picture framing and giftware business provide interest. There is a pharmacy, accounting and legal service providers. You'll also find a great range of places to eat.


Where to dine

Coleambally offers a range of cuisines with dine in and takeaway options available.

The Brolga Hotel Motel
Brolga Place
COLEAMBALLY
T: 02 6954 4009
W: http://www.brolgahotelmotel.com.au/bistro.html
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Coleambally Community Club - The Panda Restaurant 
Australian, Chinese & Thai Cuisine
3 Falcon Road
COLEAMBALLY
T: 02 6954 4170
W: http://www.colyclub.com/restaurant

Coly Roadhouse and Service Station
12 Kingfisher Avenue (past Brolga Place)
COLEAMBALLY
T: 02 6954 4010

TT'S Cafe
Brolga Place
COLEAMBALLY
T: 02 6954 4330


Where to stay in Coleambally

Check out Coleambally's accommodation below:

Coleambally is an RV Friendly Town. A dump point is available for blackwater waste at the Lions Park at the town entranceway.

Brolga Hotel & Motel
Brolga Place
T: 02 69 544009
E: brolgahotel@gmail.com
Website 

Coleambally Caravan Park
66 Kingfisher Avenue
T: 02 6954 4100
W: http://www.coleamballycaravanpark.com.au/Located in a natural bush setting, the Coleambally Caravan Park provides peaceful visitor caravan/cabin accommodation for both short and long term stays with both powered and unpowered sites available for vans and motorhomes.

Coleambally Motel
77 Kingfisher Avenue
T: 0428 544 322 (Gwynn)
Website

Serviced short-stay houses 
Various locations in Coleambally
Available weekly or long-term
T: 0428 544 322 (Gwynn)


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