Pop. 2830; 393 km NW of
Sydney; 62 kms S of Tamworth.
This town is built on a
plateau in the Liverpool Ranges, and is the centre for a prosperous
mixed farming area. The local polo team has become well known for its
high standard of play, and a carnival is held each August.
Who'd A Thought It
Lookout is said to take its name from a pub which no longer exists.
Apparently, a traveller was so surprised to come across a hotel he
said 'Who'd A Thought It?'
The town is famous for
the quality of its sunflowers, and is regarded as being the best area
for growing this important agricultural product.
Information Centre, Railway Station, Quirindi, 2343. Tel. (02) 6746 1096.