CROOKWELL

Crookwell is an attractive small town north west of Goulburn. The town is not on any major destination routes so that determines a diversion is necessary. That diversion is well worth the effort. Crookwell is a neat and proud community.

Most employment is based on rural industries, there being a very strong agriculturally based economy. The district is renowned for potato farming, or 'spud digging', hence people who reside in Crookwell are often referred to as 'spud diggers'.

Crookwell is also home to NSW's first wind farm. The wind farm consisting of 8 poles is located 8 minutes out of Crookwell on the Goulburn road. The "windmill" operates automatically when there is 15 km/h wind and shuts off when wind speed reaches 72 km/h. There is controversy about its aesthetic appeal amongst Crookwell and surrounding residents, and forms a curious tourist attraction amidst the general decline of sheep farming and the continued drought in the area.

The Catholic Church is a magnificent heritage building.

The other denominations are represented.

The Crookwell War Memorial is in the town gardens.

The Hotels in Crookwell are vintage pub buildings.

The Crookwell Museum is in  the old rail station

Crookwell is such a nice town a stopover is recommended.

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