Trundle is an easy 55 km drive north-west of Parkes where you will find a rural community with production comprised mostly of wheat, sheep, and cattle farming. Trundle is well known for the annual Bush Tucker Day and the ABBA Festival, but a visit any other time of the year will guarantee you a cold beer and country hospitality.
The town’s iconic Trundle Hotel is National Estate listed, and boasts the longest veranda in NSW (87.6 metres) on the widest main street in the state (60 metres). Whilst there has been a hotel on the site since 1888, the current building was constructed in 1912. Its construction from pise mud or compacted earth rendered with cement is unique to Trundle with many other houses in the town built the same way. The ceilings are from pressed metal. Danielle Ward has owned the pub for nine years and with her enthusiasm for restoration, the hotel received a $90,000 grant to help fix it up. The hotel is also the sponsor of three footy teams, and a proud supporter of the annual ABBA Festival.
Tullamore is an hour away from Parkes and is surrounded by picturesque farmland and low rolling hills. The area now known as Tullamore was first called Bullock Creek in 1870 and then Gobondery in 1895. George Tully, who came from Tullamore in Ireland, built a hotel and called it Tullies Exchange Hotel and pressed the point that the town be named Tullamore. He succeeded and the town has been called Tullamore ever since. The Tullamore Hotel embodies the energy of the country with the laid-back atmosphere of a living room. Troy and Anna have owned
the pub for seven years and has since supported local events, provided free showers to truckies and in return receives great loyalty from the community. The hotel is the soul of the town – where the beer is cold, yarns are spun and history begins.
If you’re looking for somewhere to spend your afternoon, Tullamore Bowling Club is the place to be! It has a quiet, relaxing and friendly atmosphere and welcomes all visitors. Tullamore Auto Centre not only offers petrol and diesel, batteries, repairs, tyres and NRMA services, but it is also a place you can stop for hot fresh food.