The twin towns of Harden & Murrumburrah lie a comfortable 30 minute drive from Young. The area surrounding Harden is known for its scenic beauty and uninterupted sweeping views. The area is strong in the agricultural area, producing a range of grains and other crops. In spring, the rolling green hills studded with granite outcrops provide an impressive backdrop to a country drive on sealed or unsealed roads when taking a short driving tour from your base in Young.
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
- The twin towns of Harden and Murrumburrah have a delightful old-world feel
- Before European settlement, the Harden area was part of the large territory of the Wiradjuri language group
- The explorer Hamilton Hume passed through in 1824, and a sheep station known as Murrumburra was established soon afterwards
- Harden became an important rail centre after the building of a railway station in 1877, and it wasn't long before the town's commercial centre outstripped its neighbour in size
- In the mid-1850s gold was discovered in the area, leading to the establishment of a supply town called Murrumburrah. Harden was originally a northern suburb
MAKE SURE WHEN YOU ARE IN HARDEN YOU CONSIDER...
- Discovering Harden's historic buildings on a self-guided town tour
- Visiting nearby historic villages for tales of bushrangers and early European settlers
- A browse through antique and collectable stores
- Seeing the trades of yesteryear recreated in the blacksmith’s shop and wheelwright’s premises in the town's historical museum
- Calling into the Harden House of Honey to see the extensive range of bee products on offer
- Visiting the award winning Stocks Native Nursery and staying on for a bite to eat or a cup of coffee
- Have a drink, a bite to eat and perhaps stay the night at the Commercial Hotel in Murrumburrah
For further information please contact the Harden Visitor Information Centre on 02 6386 2343 or visit their website www.harden.com.au