Situated just 20 minutes west of Temora, this 1920s heritage village offers the traveller a glimpse of living history tucked away in modern rural Australia.
The main street has been renovated to preserve the central avenue of peppercorn trees, a central plaza offers picnic tables and seating, the commercial centre is little changed from the peak of the village’s prosperity in the 1920s and several of the vintage petrol bowsers have been restored and re-instated.
The village today caters for all essential requirements and shopping for antiques, old wares, collectables, pre-loved clothing and bric a brac. Historic village walks, the Broken Dam historic trail along the Mirrool Creek and Echoes of Ariah Park museum offer an insight into a by-gone era.
The heart of a strong and diverse rural community which produces cereals, oilseeds, wool, beef, fat lambs, stud stock and pigs, Ariah Park can count “Babe” as a favourite son, born and raised here before leaving to find fame on the silver screen.
Bushwalkers and birdwatching enthusiasts will enjoy the Ingalba National Park, Pucawan Nature Reserve, Big Bush Nature Reserve, Mandamah and Yarranjerry State Forests and the stock route along the Mirrool Creek, habitats of native birds, animals, flora and fauna, all located within 30 minutes of Ariah Park