Merriwa, New South Wales

Merriwa is a town located in the Upper Hunter Shire, in the far west of the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

New South Wales
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Bettington Street (Golden Highway), the main street of Merriwa, 2017
Merriwa is located in New South Wales
Coordinates32°9′S 150°21′E / 32.150°S 150.350°E / -32.150; 150.350Coordinates: 32°9′S 150°21′E / 32.150°S 150.350°E / -32.150; 150.350
Population1,790 (2011 census)[1]
Location273 km (170 mi) NW of Sydney
LGA(s)Upper Hunter Shire

The town is located on the Golden Highway, 273 kilometres (170 mi) northwest of Sydney and about halfway between Newcastle and Dubbo. At the 2011 census, Merriwa had a population of 1,790 people.[1] Up until 2004, Merriwa was part of the Merriwa Shire local government area, when it was merged with nearby Scone Shire and Murrurundi Shire councils to form the Upper Hunter Council.

Every year, Merriwa hosts a range of events including;

March 2020 marked the first of what is set to be an annual event - The "Le Tour de Merriwa" - an 84 km ride along the newly finished and quite, rural Coulson’s Creek Road towards Willow Tree with what will become an iconic climb up to the Gap!

Entrance sign for the town of Merriwa, NSW

Heritage listingsEdit

Merriwa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Notable peopleEdit

Old Rowley - Melbourne Cup winner 1940

Jockey - Andy Knox

Trainer/Owner - J. A. Scully

Time - 3:26:00. Field - 20

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Merriwa (SSC) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 January 2015.  
  2. ^ "Cottage Museum". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00259. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Merriwa, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons