About Ariah Park
Situated just 20 minutes west of Temora, this 1920s heritage village offers the traveller a glimpse of living history tucked away in modern rural Australia.
The main street has been renovated to preserve the central avenue of peppercorn trees, a central plaza offers picnic tables and seating, the commercial centre is little changed from the peak of the village’s prosperity in the 1920s and several of the vintage petrol bowsers have been restored and re-instated.
The village today caters for all essential requirements and shopping for antiques, old wares, collectables, pre-loved clothing and bric a brac. Historic village walks, the Broken Dam historic trail along the Mirrool Creek and Echoes of Ariah Park museum offer an insight into a by-gone era.
The heart of a strong and diverse rural community which produces cereals, oilseeds, wool, beef, fat lambs, stud stock and pigs, Ariah Park can count “Babe” as a favourite son, born and raised here before leaving to find fame on the silver screen.
Bushwalkers and birdwatching enthusiasts will enjoy the Ingalba National Park, Pucawan Nature Reserve, Big Bush Nature Reserve, Mandamah and Yarranjerry State Forests and the stock route along the Mirrool Creek, habitats of native birds, animals, flora and fauna, all located within 30 minutes of Ariah Park
Community and Business
Ariah Park Central School – K – 12
Sporting Clubs and Facilities
- Ariah Park Bowling Club. Visiting players welcome. Enquiries ph 6974 1092 or 6974 1193
- Ariah Park Golf Club offers a nine hole golf course. Visiting players welcome. Enquiries phone Captain Barry Harper 6973 2123
- Ariah Park Tennis Club – Synthetic courts available for use by visiting players. Enquiries for night tennis Phone Cameron 6976 2337 or Marilyn 6974 1183.
- Northern Jets Football and Netball Clubs – Australian Rules football and Netball at the Ariah P ark Recreation Ground during the winter months.
- Ariah Park Swimming Pool has a 25 metre pool and toddler and baby pools. Open November to March. Phone 6974 1090
- Ariah Park Aquatic Club – Lake Abortree (see notable landmarks and parks)
- Davey Park has public toilets and disabled facilities. Free electric BBQ and picnic facilities with undercover shelter
- Edis Park has childrens play equipment, picnic tables
- Harper Park has public toilets, playground equipment
- Broken Dam Rest Area is a 5 minute drive north of Ariah Park on Mary Gilmore Way.
- Ample space for motorhomes & caravans to pull over and enjoy a picnic under the shelter
- Lake Arbortree – 6 km north of Ariah Park on Cemetery Road
- St Augustines Anglican Church First and third Saturdays 6.00 pm. Second fourth and fifth Sundays 10 am
- Ariah Park Baptist Church Sunday worship 10.00 am
- Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mass Saturday 6.00 pm
- Temora Kings Church meets in Ariah Park Community Church monthly
Second Glance Open 10.30 am to 3pm. Friendly assistance with
tourist enquiries and Maps for historic walks. AH enquiries Ph 6974 1124 or 6974 1015
Echoes of Ariah Park Open as above by Second Glance volunteers