Goolgowi is one those places, although on a main highway is remote. Relatively close to Griffith, but a long distance to another major centre. That said refreshment at the Royal Mail may beckon.

Goolgowi had a population of 287 people. The town is known for a experiencing one of Australia's fiercest hail storms. Hailstones as large as a midi of beer. There is a bit more history and this plaque awaits you.

Goolgowi Post Office opened on 12 October 1925.

The town water is supplied via a bore and there is a separate non potable water supply to each household. It has a primary school and a 25-metre (27 yd) public swimming pool. General store, 2 Service Stations, Club, Hotel, 2 Motels, several Mechanic workshops and an Engineering Business.

The horse racing trainer, TJ Smith was raised in Goolgowi.

There are two churches in Goolgowi.

Given the size of Goolgowi the War Memorial is a worthy acknowledgement.

Not the sort of place to stop at but if the timing is right a refreshment or coffee is on offer.

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