Boggabri is the centre of a wool, wheat and cotton-producing region on the Namoi River, 115km north-west of Tamworth. Set between the Namoi River and the foothills to the Nandewar Range, it is also good fossicking, fishing and hunting country.
Local landmarks Barbers Lagoon and Barbers Pinnacle take their names from George ‘The Barber’ Clark, a runaway convict who holed-up with local Aboriginal tribes in the 1820s.
Clark’s stories of The Kindur, a great inland river, were partly responsible for surveyor and explorer Thomas Mitchell’s epochal voyages of discovery into the Lachlan, Murrumbidgee, Murray and Darling river systems in the 1830s.
The town's signature buildings include the Royal Hotel - a two-storey structure in classic Aussie bush style with a latticed balcony set above the wide, shade veranda - and the palm-shrouded court house.
A number of hot fishing spots on the Namoi River will reward the patient angler. Boggabri hosts the big Gum Tree Clay Pigeon Shoot over the October Labor Day Weekend.