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Bannister: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Crookwell Wind Farm


The Crookwell Wind Farm is located five minutes drive from the heart of Crookwell township. The wind farm consists of eight wind turbines, and was the first grid connected wind farm in Australia when built by Pacific Power in 1998. They are only 45 metres high. Improvements in technology means the newer turbines are 145 metres high, making these look very small.

Stop at the viewing area where the information boards will tell you more about this remarkable example of renewable energy

Crookwell Wind Farm currently supplies electricity to Country Energy's Green Power customers. If you look 10 kilometres further ahead into the valley, you will see more turbines which are over 175 metres high, in comparison to the Crookwell Wind Farm turbine's height of 45 metres.




Goulburn Road
Crookwell, NSW, 2583

Located 13.6K from Bannister

Alpaca Products Australia


Ever wondered about these inquisitive animals? Now's your chance to get up close and personal with one. Alpaca Products Australia is a working Alpaca farm, where you can get close, observe and learn about these extraordinary animals. They subscribe to low stress herd management resulting in healthy, calm and trusting animals.

Where are they from? Why are they good for Australia? What products are produced? Visit them and find out.

The alpaca farm is perfect for coach and touring groups. It is located only five minutes from Crookwell's town centre in New South Wales.

Feeding times are 10am and 2pm in winter, or 3pm in warmer months. Please ring to arrange your visit.




24 Reservoir Road
Crookwell, NSW, 2583

Located 15.1K from Bannister

Bannister: Events

Crookwell AP and H Show


In the early days of the district, the agriculturalists and pastoralists felt a need to be able to exhibit their produce to the community and beyond. In 1878 they met and formed the A and P Society and proceeded to hold their first Show Day. It was a resounding success and became an annual event. A Horticultural Society has also been formed by another group and became incorporated. The name changed to the AP and H Society in 1902.

This will be Crookwell's 138th Show.


Event Dates
2016
      6th Feb
      7th Feb


Goulburn Street
Crookwell, NSW, 2583

Located 14.3K from Bannister

Bake and Brew


Come to Crookwell Showgrounds for the fifth annual Bake and Brew, where local and visiting campfire cooks and home brewers will be showing off their skills. There will also be bonfires, storytelling, bush poetry, and music.

A Bush Poets Breakfast is held on Sunday morning. Potential cooks are asked to contact the organisers on the details supplied.

Overnight camping is available at the showgrounds, but bookings are required.



Event Dates
2016
      21st May
      22nd May


Crookwell Showgrounds,
East Street
Crookwell, NSW, 2583

Located 14.5K from Bannister

Crookwell Lions Club Christmas Markets


Crookwell Lions Club Christmas Markets, formerly known as Santa's Hideaway Markets, are an annual event. The markets are held at the Crookwell Pool Park, outside the Crookwell Swimming Pool.

There will be cakes, toys, gifts and craft stalls. The Lions famous Chocolate Wheel with prizes galore. Santa will be there from 1pm till 2pm so come along and have some fun.

Lions - working together for the community by the community.


Event Dates
2016
      26th Nov


200 Goulburn Street
Crookwell, NSW, 2583

Located 15.0K from Bannister

Crookwell Australia Day


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Enjoy Australia Day at Crookwell with a family atmosphere in the air. Enjoy breakfast in the park, entertainment, and a family fun day with the presentation of Crookwell Australia Day Awards in Memorial Park, Spring Street.

There will be a breakfast and morning tea cooked and prepared by local Rotarians, Lions and the CWA. So bring your loved ones and enjoy a morning in the park with the Upper Lachlan Shire community.



Event Dates
2016
      26th Jan
2017
      26th Jan


Spring Street
Crookwell, NSW, 2583

Located 15.4K from Bannister

Crookwell Garden Festival


Come and experience the beauty of 11 cool climate gardens in Crookwell and surrounds. Talk to garden owners, meet fellow garden enthusiasts and enjoy country hospitality. The Garden Lovers Market on Saturday will sell an array of garden related products: plants, trees, tools, garden art, furniture and much more.


Event Dates
2016
      5th Nov
      6th Nov
      6th Nov


Denison Street
Crookwell, NSW, 2583

Located 15.5K from Bannister

Crookwell Potato Festival


Crookwell Potato Festival is educational and entertaining for all ages! Visit Crookwell and soak up the friendly country welcome. Come for a day or stay overnight. Learn from an expert potato farmer how the most popular vegetable reaches your table. You may be very surprised how much technology is utilised for efficient production.

Enjoy the entertainment, cooking demonstrations, markets galore, meet 'Albert' the working horse. Listen to a budding poets. Tap your feet to the marching bands and other music, or mellow out at the Patata Cafe.

There are kids activities and entertainment and plenty to keep the boys interested with cars, bikes and machinery. So much to do! Come along a join the fun.


Event Dates
2016
      4th Mar
      5th Mar
      6th Mar


Robinson Street
Crookwell, NSW, 2583

Located 15.5K from Bannister

Mary Gilmore Weekend


Mary Gilmore Weekend is a cultural event held in memory of the locally born Dame Mary Gilmore.

The weekend showcases artists, poets, musicians, singers and entertainers. Join in for a fun filled weekend. Enjoy the cafes and browse the speciality shops.

Opening Night Friday fifth August kicks off with the Opening of the Art Show.

For more information please visit the Upper Lachlan tourism website.


Event Dates
2016
      12th Aug
      13th Aug
      14th Aug


36 Goulburn Street
Crookwell, NSW, 2583

Located 15.6K from Bannister

Bannister: Travel Tips

Crookwell Visitor Information Centre


Crookwell Visitor Information Centre is located in the main street of Crookwell and showcases local art and craft, specialising in woollen and alpaca products. There is also a great selection of local produce and much much more.

The friendly staff can provide you with maps and information on local attractions, accommodation and interesting places to visit.




36 Goulburn Street,
Corner Goulburn Street and Roberts Street
Crookwell, NSW, 2583

Located 15.6K from Bannister

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