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