1. Cranky Rock Nature Reserve
Location: 8km east of Warialda on the Gwydir Highway. The turn off is signposted.Nestled in tranquil natural bushland setting, Cranky Rock Reserve features a fascinating jumble of granite boulders balanced at the edges of Reedy Creek. A picturesque location for a picnic, camping, hiking and enjoying the scenery and wildlife. There are free gas BBQs, picnic shelter, playground and kiosk.
2. Koorilgur Nature Walk
Location: From Apex Park in the west to Rotary Park in the east on the southern edge of town. The name Koorilgur was derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘low scrub and bush’. The walk was developed for those who enjoy bushwalking, wildflowers, birdwatching and nature. The area also holds historical significance for mining and sandstone cutting. A map and brochure is available from the tourist centre and there are various length walks available.
3. Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
Location: 15km south of Warialda. The park features a collection of bronze sculptures by local artist Kerry Cannon as well as three stylish galleries of art exhibitions. One gallery features a mezzanine art library and life-size allosaur. For opening hours please see brochure available at Visitor Centre. Entry fee: $5.00 adults, and $1.00 under 15yrs
4. Scenic Walk on Reedy Creek
Location: Reedy Creek runs through town. Warialda features an abundance of native bird life, particularly along the Reedy Creek through town. Brochure available from the tourist centre including comprehensive species list and map.
5. Carinda House Cultural Centre
Location: 23 Stephen St (next to the service station). The oldest two storey building in the town, Carinda is a fine example of a 19th Century pioneer family building. It is now run by volunteers as a craft gallery with local crafts, baking, jams, preserves, baby wear, hand knits, unique stationery, souvenirs and exhibitions.
6. Historic Town Walk
Location: In and around Warialda, guided tours available or take a self-guided tour brochure. Warialda is one of the oldest towns in New South Wales and was gazetted in 1849 and has an abundance of historical buildings including the Court House, Council Chambers, Post Office, Motts Butchery and Catholic Convent.
7. Pioneer Cemetery
Location: The cemetery park is located at the southern end of Stephen Street at the Queen Street intersection. This pioneer cemetery was closed to burials about 1900, the new cemetery in Mosquito Creek Road having opened about a decade earlier.
Location: Around Warialda. Warialda is one of the towns on the Fossickers Way and semi precious gems and minerals such as amethyst, jasper, agate, quartz and petrified and opalised wood can be found in the area. Fossicking areas are located in the surrounding State Forest and at the saleyards. A fossicking map is available at the visitor centre.
10. The Infamous Bikini Tree.
Location: North of Warialda on Yetman Road. The Bikini tree first came to life in 1997, when High School teacher Sharon Gilmour felt drawn to paint a bikini on a gum tree a few km north of Warialda which bore a striking resemblance to a woman’s figure. Since then the Bikini tree has worn many different bikinis of both local and international themes.
11. Wombat Statue
Location: Warialda Recreation Ground Holden Street.The statue was created by Kerry Cannon and donated to the Warialda Football club in September 2004 after many years at no fixed abode the wombat finally found a permanent residence on the wall at Legends Park on October 12th 2008.
12. Ezzy’s Crossing
Ideal for water activities and camping, the area boasts a sand beach to the waters edge and is a haven for wildlife. Featuring great fishing sites along the banks, the area is stocked with fingerlings by local clubs on a yearly basis.
Location: adjacent to the Gwydir Highway, 15 minutes west of Warialda on the banks of the Gwydir River, with an area of approximately 42.83ha or 107 acres.
Other Warialda attractions include the Warialda Honey Festival, Myall Creek Massacre Site, the Historic Town Walk, and the Pioneer Cemetery. For more information contact Warialda Visitor Information Centre on 02 6729 0046.