Geurie, New South Wales

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Geurie
New South Wales
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Geurie is located in New South Wales
Geurie
Geurie
Coordinates32°24′S 148°50′E / 32.400°S 148.833°E / -32.400; 148.833Coordinates: 32°24′S 148°50′E / 32.400°S 148.833°E / -32.400; 148.833
Population454 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2818
Location
LGA(s)Dubbo Regional Council
CountyLincoln
State electorate(s)Dubbo
Federal Division(s)Parkes

Geurie is a small village in central-west New South Wales, Australia in the local government area of Dubbo Regional Council. It is between Wellington and Dubbo in the Orana Region of the State. It is on the Main Western railway line and served by a daily NSW TrainLink XPT service between Sydney and Dubbo. At the 2011 census, Geurie had a population of 454.[1]

Geurie was the scene of a notable train crash when the ‘Bourke mail’ train collided with the engine of a stationary goods train on Friday 23 August 1963 at 9pm.[2]

Railway station[edit]

Geurie railway station is served by a daily NSW TrainLink XPT service which runs between Sydney and Dubbo.[3]

Mountain biking[edit]

Geurie has three trail areas suitable for jogging, horse riding and mountain biking. Geurie's Bald Hill - an extinct volcano - has almost 10 km of single track established and sign posted. Geurie Quarry has almost 5 km of trails and the Geurie Oaks Flat venue has approximately 20 km of trail.[citation needed]

Dubbo Mountain Bike Club hosts monthly races at Geurie. It maintains trails and works with the Dubbo Regional Council and the Central West LHPA[clarification needed] which are the land managers for the areas of public land where trails occur.[citation needed]

Road cycling[edit]

Guerie is the centre of a network of undulating to hilly roads suitable for road cyclists to train and race. Dubbo Veterans' Cycle Club regularly races on two courses adjacent to the village and many cyclists regularly train on the nearby roads.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Geurie (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 April 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Hotham, Farren (28 June 2012). "Historic pictures show Geurie's past". Wellington Times. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 30 September 2018.