Official Visitor Website


Visitors to Carrathool (located 53km East of Hay), can make use of the local park, or stop for a cold drink or meal at the Family Hotel.

The history of Carrathool over the last century is interwoven with that of the river trade, the development of rail and the building of the bridge across the Murrumbidgee River.

Pinker's Beach 3 km South East of the town on the Murrumbidgee River is an attractive sandy beach perfect for picnics and camping and rest stops, or to throw a line in for a spot of fishing. www.carrathool.nsw.gov.au/visiting-our-area/carrathool

The highlight of the district calendar is the Carrathool Races, held annually in February. Also known as "The Best of the Bough Shed Tracks", the Carrathool Races attracts up to 2500 race goers annually. The Carrathool Jockey Club was established in 1883 and has been successfully carrying on the tradition of country racing in western NSW for over 130 years. www.carrathoolraces.com.au.