The Carrathool Shire covers a number of historic, quintessential rural towns and boasts two national parks and a rich agricultural history.

The town of Hillston is home to the Red Dust and Paddy Melons Gallery. The gallery showcases paintings, sculptures and craftwork of the Hillston Creative Arts Council, inspired by the unique local flora, fauna and scenery, the gallery is also the Visitor Information Centre for the area. Take a stroll over the swinging bridge down to the Desatholon Park and walking track. A drive out to town in any direction will take you past the various crops and agricultural activities from the area, including traditional cereal crops, sheep and cattle, potatoes, cotton, cherries, almonds as well as various other fruits and vegetables. Lake Woorabinda is home to seasonal birdlife, as well as, water skiing in the summer months.

Only a short distance away is the Willandra National Park, home to the Willandra Homestead and Woolshed and a surrounding habitat home to over 170 species of birds. Formerly a famous Merino Stud it is now preserved and open to visitors.  And if the weather is nice, take a dip at Pinkers Beach in the riverside village of Carrathool.

Goolgowi is located 50kms from Griffith on the intersection of the Midwestern highway and Kidman Way. Traditionally a wheat and wool farming area, recent years have seen a diversification into olives, walnuts, almonds, citrus and chicken broilers farms.

Rankins Springs has a great bird walking track, for visitors who what to stretch their legs. 

Merriwagga boasts the "tallest bar in the southern hemisphere" so why not take a ride out there one weekend?

In October, you'll be surprised by the Spring in the Springs Festival which brings people together to celebrate the area, through photographic displays, Dinner Under the Stars, a fun run, Lions Train, BBQ and children's activities.

Visit the Carrathool Shire Council website for more tourism information or find the contact details for the Hillston Visitor Information Centre here.