Boorowa is another of those NSW towns that are off the main thoroughfare and most likely will require a diversion to visit. Now, this town is an OZZIE secret. What a great surprise to find a garden township where appearance is everything. A very pretty place is Boorowa. The town today is in two parts. The old and the new. This pub is on the old main street.

The first European to travel through what is now Boorowa Shire was surveyor, George Evans, in 1815. Unofficial occupation of the district began in 1821 with Rodger Corcoran and fellow convict Ned Ryan.

Governor Gipps proposed the creation of a village named 'Burrowa' in 1842, to be located 9 km north-east of the present site at Kings Plains which had been surveyed in 1828. However, that spot proved unsuitable and the village was established on its present site in 1843.

Anzac War Memorial, Marsden Street Boorowa, built in 1933.


The Hotels of Boorowa are the traditional pubs and great to see are survivors.


The Catholic Church is an historic building and well over a 100 years old.

The other denominations are represented.

The Museum is located in the main street.

The old Court House is a classic for the era. Be sure to check out the tribute to the youth of the town

Be sure to stay over and  make the most of this great small town

Heritage diary



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course