DENILIQUIN

Deniliquin is one of those places where you relate to the locals; boy has this town got it right. And the response is; yes, we are very proud of what we have. Deniliquin is town that is on the crossroads of a number of highways, plus, as a rule the region is a rich agricultural producer.

Deniliquin is really looking after its heritage characteristics. Have a look at this.

In 1843 the entrepreneur and speculator Benjamin Boyd acquired land in the vicinity of present-day Deniliquin (probably via his agent Augustus Morris). The location was known as The Sand hills. The reason for the change is not readily accounted.

In 1853, William John Wills of the Burke and Wills expedition worked as a shepherd at the Royal Bank sheep station near Deniliquin.

As Deniliquin was established on the convergence of major stock routes between the colonies of Queensland, New South Wales and the Victorian gold rush centres of Victoria, it soon became an important river crossing and the first bridge was built over the Edward River in 1861. The Deniliquin and Moama Railway Company built a private railway in 1879 to connect with Moama, across the Murray River from the busy river port of Echuca, connected by rail to Melbourne. So, the groundwork was in place for future growth.

The churches in Deniliquin with exception of the Anglican are great testaments to the turn of the century building design.

The hotels likewise are a credit to the past and historic preservation.

The Deniliquin War Memorial has a great profile in the cbd.

The Museum is also a heritage building.

The gardens, waterways, the river plus the heritage management put Deniliquin right up there as a great town. Allow a few days to enjoy.

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