Welcome to one of the best kept secrets right on the doorstep of the nation’s capital..
A shire of breathtaking beauty, robust seasons, outlandish bushranger history and unique rural charm. Although the Upper Lachlan is just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 30 minutes from Canberra, it has the feel of a secluded rural hideaway, which has been protected from the stresses of city life.
Riding high on the Great Dividing Range at up to 1100m above sea level, the shire experiences the seasons in all their glory. Autumn blazes with fiery oranges, brilliant golden yellows and deep ruby reds. Falling leaves shower the roads and countryside with their fading glory. Winter introduces you to rolling hills blanketed in white powdery snow and the perfect excuse to snuggle up next to a roaring log fire. Spring heralds the arrival of warmer times with masses of exquisite blossoms, bulbs and flowers of every description. Gentle summers allow you to escape the harsh heat and humidity of coastal regions.
With a population of 7500 across the shire the main centre of Crookwell provides all of the main services including a hospital and comprehensive medical services, ambulance, fire brigade and police services, banking, post office and a wide range of shopping experiences.
The various villages are very lucky to be supported by a wide range of community groups including Rotary, Lions, CWA, View Club, various church groups, historical societies, progress associations and chambers of commerce, arts groups and sporting clubs just to name a few.
Whether you are looking for a new place to call home, a romantic getaway or a great family holiday then the Upper Lachlan Shire could be your destination.