This small country town set in fertile tablelands north of Canberra stages an annual spectacle known as the Running of the Sheep. Part of the annual Irish Woolfest, this event celebrates Boorowa’s colourful Irish heritage and its rich pastoral history. While the Running of the Sheep is the major draw card for visitors, there’s also lots of fun with a street parade, Irish singers and dancers, pipe bands and hot air ballooning.
Other highlights of Boorowa include the beautiful stained glass windows at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church and viewing endangered native bird species at the local aviary. Enjoy a relaxing picnic on the shores of nearby Wyangala Dam.
Boorowa is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Hilltops in New South Wales, it is located approximately 237kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 754.78 square kilometres. Boorowa has a recorded population of 1641 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to Boorowa we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Boorowa and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.