Marulan is the next town along the Hume Highway when traveling south. Marulan has many historic links and markets itself quite correctly as an historic community. Heritage is clearly important. Marulan has suffered to a greater degree of economic decline with the Hume Highway by-pass than most of the other towns on this busy route.

In the early years of European settlement at Sydney, exploration southwest of Sydney was slow. In 1818, Hamilton Hume and James Meehan reached the Goulburn plains for the first time. Governor Lachlan Macquarie ordered the construction of the Great South Road (the basis of the northern end of the Hume Highway) in 1819 from Picton to the Goulburn Plains.

In the early days Marulan was known as Mooroowoolen, and the current name is a by-product of time.

The remaining trading hotel is a heritage building. The other old pub is closed, but the building still stands.

All of the Churches and the Catholic offer are historic and old buildings.

The Marulan War Memorial is located in the centre of the strip.

The Marulan Museum is located in the old administrative building.

A stopover to check out this town is in order. Get the timing right and a refreshment in the pub will go down well.

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