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A drive south to the sleepy village of Upper Bingara takes you to the area of Bingara’s golden history. The village was once home to many gold-struck miners and their families who came from all over the world to try their luck. Along the way are numbered triangles on the side of the road which mark the various places of historical and geological interest.

What grows at a metre every 100 years? What can live to be 1,000 years old? What are strange in appearance, uniquely Australian and well adapted to our climate, soils and fire? They are Australian grass trees.

A special place to see the grass trees is along the Upper Bingara Road about midway between the old village and the Barraba end of the Barraba Road loop. Here the grass trees are giants, some as tall as 3 metres to the leaf base and with a spear flower up to 4 metres higher.  

 It’s a great place for photos and for taking visitors, but please don’t damage them, after all, they have stood watch there for centuries...and we should always respect our elders. Please also note that the Grass Trees are on private property... so please leave nothing but footprints and take away only memories and photographs.

Be sure to visit the Three Creeks Tourist Gold Mine on your way.

Visit the Bingara Tourist Information Centre to collect a description sheet (mud map) of the sites before heading to Upper Bingara. 

Batterham Lookout
Take a short drive – or very steep walk if you are feeling very energetic – along the Keera Road to Batterham Lookout, where you will experience breathtaking views over the town and district.
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