Visit our region

Hilltops Region, located just over an hour north-west of Canberra in southern NSW. The thriving destinations of Young, Boorowa, Harden and Jugiong and our quaint local villages, tell distinctive Australian histories.

Harden Murrumburrah

Explore a rich history spanning the gold rush era, visits from bushrangers and the first Australian Light Horse, complemented by old-world charm and warm country hospitality.

Murrumburrah was founded on Murimboola Creek in the 1840s. In 1877 a major station on the Sydney-Melbourne railway line was established a mile up the hill. Murrumburrah remained the township, while the station became known as Harden. In 1885 a branch line servicing Young and beyond was opened. Workers employed in the railway workshops built to service the trains expanded the Harden population.

Top 10 Things to do in Harden Murrumburrah

  1. Harden Murrumburrah Silo Art by Heesco
  2. Light Horse Memorial
  3. Bill the Bastard Statue – Australia’s Greatest Warhorse
  4. Harden House of Honey
  5. Harden Murrumburrah Museum
  6. Newson & Coddington Park
  7. Which Craft & Coffee Cottage
  8. Harden CWA
  9. Jacksons Bakery & Cafe
  10. Harden Country Club


Harden Murrumburrah offers a range of accommodation to suit everyone. Whether you’re looking for a motel, bed and breakfast or self-contained cottage, powered/unpowered site with camping facilities. We recommend booking early as the town often books out for the Harden Kite Festival weekend.

Visitor Information

For more information on accommodation, attractions and things to do in the area, contact the Hilltops Region Visitor Information Centre’s and the friendly staff will assist you with all the local information you need.

Harden Murrumburrah Information Centre
History Hall, Albury Street, Harden Murrumburrah NSW 2587
Phone: 1800 628 233