Culcairn is one of a number of small towns on the Olympic Highway heading from Albury to Wagga Wagga. Culcairn is an old town that in an earlier era would have been the hub of a vibrant rural community. To Culcairn's credit the historic past is being preserved.

The village of Culcairn dates back to the 1800s. A fact which resounds in the number of fine colonial buildings that is still intact. Of particular note are the striking leadlight windows in the Culcairn Hotel, and the Station Master’s Residence, built in 1883. Culcairn was the also the old stomping grounds of notorious bush outlaw Mad Dog Morgan who terrorised the Riverina district in the late 1800’s

Today the 1500 residents of Culcairn survive on a thriving agriculture industry that produces high yields of wheat, wool, clover seed and fat lambs. Water is fed to the town from Australia's largest open artesian domestic water supply. A 37-metre shaft distributes 800 000 litres a day from the massive basin which gives the town the title of 'Oasis of the Riverina'.

The Culcairn War Memorial is displayed at the Culcairn RSL.

Culcairn has all of the main church religions represented.

The Culcairn Station has been restored and the mural celebrating the town’s centennial is worth a good look-over.

Culcairn is a delightful town and the Hotel at a minimum deserves a lengthy visit

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