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
Coordinates 32°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
Population 454 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2818
Location
LGA(s) Western Plains Regional Council
County Lincoln
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 Western Plains Regional Council. It is located 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]

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

Railway Station[edit]

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

Mountain Biking[edit]

Geurie is the home of two (soon to be three) trail areas suitable for jogging, horse riding and particularly 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.

Dubbo Mountain Bike Club is very active at Geurie running monthly races, maintaining trails and working closely with Wellington Council and the Central West LHPA which are the land managers for the areas of public land where trails occur.

Road Cycling[edit]

Guerie is the centre of an extensive network of quiet, quality roads that covers undulating to hilly country and offers road cyclists excellent areas in which 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Geurie (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.wellingtontimes.com.au/story/213691/historic-pictures-show-geuries-past/
  3. ^ "Western timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [Updated 15 June 2013].