Collarenebri is known as “The Home of the Cod”for its excellent fishing
There is a jetty and boat ramp down by the River next to the Bowling Club
We have an Airstrip Racetrack Hospital Ambulance Club Police Station Central School Pool Basketball Court Skate Park Pub Motel Chemist Butcher Supermarket Cafe Rural Supplies Post Office Used Furniture Shop Service Station Police Station and Two Churches
145km west of Moree and 75km east of Walgett
Collarenebri is a small country town of 400 people on the Barwon River between Walgett and Moree on the Gwydir Hwy
Its name comes from the local Aboriginal meaning “Place of the Flowers” and was first settled in the mid 1800’s
The town is well serviced with Post Office with Banking facilities Central School which has just had $5 Million spent on it
Theres a Pool, Racetrack,Airstrip (recently resurfaced with new landing lights costing $500,000) Hospital Doctor Ambulance Station Bowling Club with Bistro Police Station Pub Chemist Butcher Small Supermarket Cafe Rural Supplies outlet and used Furniture shop
Colly as its known has two main events every year The annual Mud Trials in April and the Annual Race Meeting in September.
We love Colly and have lived here for 8 years. Its amazing as to the amount of older people who have lived here all their life and that others who have moved away for work or marriage end up coming back to Collarenebri to spend their retirement and final years
I am amazed at the amount of people in their late sixties who went to school here and are still here
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Properties in the Township