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towns of Harden and Murrumburrah are located in the Southwest
Slopes region of NSW, 340 km from Sydney (3.5 hours from the CBD),
185 km from Wollongong, or 90 minutes from Canberra, Goulburn or
The Burley Griffin Way (Main Road B94) passes through
Harden-Murrumburrah linking Sydney and the Riverina, Temora,
Wagga Wagga, Griffith and Adelaide. This is a fast, scenic
alternative route between Melbourne and Sydney, and the best
route from Sydney to Wagga Wagga.
Harden Shire offers relaxing, scenic countryside, historic
villages and attractions, sporting activities, events and
boutique outlets selling arts, crafts and fresh produce. Local
wines, fruit, lamb, beef, eggs, virgin olive oil, mustard seed
oil and distinctively flavoured honeys are of exceptional
quality and freshness.
Harden Shire is home to 3,600 people and
consists of the twin towns of Harden and Murrumburrah and the
villages and locales of Galong, Jugiong, Wombat, Cunningar,
Kingsvale, Prunevale, Nubba and Aurville.
Harden-Murrumburrah is an ideal base to explore
the region or attend events in nearby Binalong, Boorowa,
Cootamundra, Temora, Gundagai, Yass and Young
- all under an hour away.
Harden Shire has a Hospital, two medical
centres, pre-schools, four primary schools, a high school,
churches, Olympic swimming pool, golf course, squash courts,
bowling club, tennis courts, racecourse, showground and playing
fields, retirement villages, caravan park, cafes, restaurants,
hotels, motels, a Roman Catholic retreat and the Murrumbidgee
River at Jugiong. Community clubs cater to sports, hobbies and
How to get here
Driving south from Sydney or Wollongong, turn
west off the Hume Highway onto the Burley Griffin Way 12 km
south of Yass Service Centre, signposted to Harden (47 km) &
Temora via Binalong. Murrumburrah is 2 km past Harden.
From Canberra, take the Barton Highway to Yass, then the
Hume Highway south until you turn right onto the Burley Griffin
Coming north from Melbourne, turn left off the Hume
Highway to Wagga for the scenic route via Junee, Cootamundra and
Wallendbeen, or at Jugiong and follow the signs (38 km)
From Wagga or Adelaide, take the
Olympic Highway via Junee and Cootamundra to Wallendbeen, follow
the signs to Harden. For a map, click
XPT trains operate twice daily to Sydney,
Wagga Wagga and Melbourne via Harden, an 'on request' stop.
Countrylink and Greyhound coaches link Canberra,
Harden-Murrumburrah, and Wagga Wagga.
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