35 Jerilderie Street, Jerilderie NSW 2716
On the banks of the Billabong Creek, Jerilderie is in the beautiful Riverina region and the only NSW town raided by colonial bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang. You’ll find plenty of things to do and see in this historic town, with its heritage sites, splendid lake, recreational facilities and country charm.
Begin your historical adventure with a tour, the Ned Kelly Rail Trail of 1879, and discover how the Kelly Gang held up the town. You can pick up a brochure for the self-guided tour of 16 sites from the Sticky Fingers Candy Shop, which houses the visitor information centre, or book a guided tour.
Ned Kelly attempted to have his 56-page Jerilderie letter published in the Old Printery Building, home to the Bolt Exhibition about bushrangers. The manifesto was used as the basis for author Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang, a novel that won the prestigious Man Booker Prize.
On the Newell Highway, Jerilderie is less than two hours’ drive west of Wagga Wagga and 90 minutes south of Griffith. Fine merino wool and merino studs are important to the Jerilderie area and fresh produce grown includes tomatoes, olives and organic wine grapes. The town is a road trip from Sydney and Melbourne and the southern gateway to Kidman Way, an inland touring route.
Accommodation options include bed and breakfasts, motels, country pubs and caravan and camping sites. Free barbecue facilities and a children’s playground are available at Luke Park, next to Lake Jerilderie, a popular spot for water sports. Steel Wings is big windmill in Luke Park.
There are plenty of other recreational attractions, including golf, tennis and lawn bowls. In September is the Jerilderie Gold Cup Races. The young and young at heart will be delighted with a train ride on the mini railway with Jerilderie Steam Rail, on the second Sunday of the month.
Eat, Stay and Play in Jerilderie
Sticky Fingers Lolly Shop Ice-creamery & Visitor Information Services 63 Jerilderie St. 0448 878 597 A sweet lover’s heaven, with visitor information and souvenirs- adjacent to cleanest public toilets in NSW.
Jerilderie Sports & Golf Club Newell Highway 03 5886 1445 Golf on a terrific little country course, bar, absolute value Chinese Meals, Open 7 days per week.
Royal Mail Boutique Hotel and Café 16-20 Jerilderie St 03 5886 0066 www.royalmailhoteljerilderie.com.au Traditional accommodation, shared bathroom. Warm hospitality, café and restaurant service. Dine amongst the Ned Kelly memorabilia.
Jerilderie Bakery 57 Jerilderie St Open 6 days per week. A ‘must’ stop for coffee, pies, cakes, and fresh baked bread.
Colony Inn Hotel Motel 26 Jerilderie St Ph. 03 5886 1220 Pub food with thought and a touch of flair, value motel accommodation.
Jerilderie Hotel 60 Jerilderie St 03 5886 1370 Traditional country pub, no fuss meals and pub accommodation. Pizza on Sunday night.
Jerilderie Café Fish and Chips Take-Away affordable eating, dine in or take-out, located next to IGA.
Fairways Bed & Breakfast Jerilderie www.fairwaysbb.com.au Lux accommodation, gourmet breakfast, Golfing and Rural escapes, quiet retreat in an abundant garden setting.
Jerilderie Motor Inn 03 5886 1360 firstname.lastname@example.org Wonderfully clean and welcoming, dip into the pool, stroll Lake Jerilderie, dine in the main street.
Do Book Inn Bed and Breakfast 03 5886 1513 Centrally located in the heritage precinct, a delightful retro and restful cottage on the banks of the Billabong Creek.
Jerilderie Budget Motel 03 5886 1301 www.budgetmotelchain.com.au Your pet friendly stop-over, comfortable, conveniently located on Newell Highway, next to BP service Station for good food and supplies.
Greenview Motel 03 5886 1360 Budget motel room stopover with the convenience of a co-located fuel stop and cooked to-order or take-away food.
Jerilderie Caravan Park 121 Jerilderie St 03 58861366 A beautifully maintained park with all the amenities you expect, located in the sporting precinct with meals available at the Sports Club. Motel and cabin accommodation, clean, green and quiet.
Icon Event: Jerilderie Gold Cup Traditional Annual Racing Day September (Race Day Photo supplied)