The Boomi is located up on the border on the New South Wales side of the McIntyre River.
Boomi is a quiet village located approx 90km North West of Moree in NSW and 92km south west of Goondiwindi in QLD and is accessible by a bitumen road.
Boomi is approx. 400km due west of Byron Bay. Travellers making the trek from the east to the west coast or from Bourke to Byron are welcome to call in for a hot spa and a cold beer for lunch or dinner.
The average annual rainfall has been 22 inches (550 mm) but the recordings show that the pattern over the years has not been consistent. The. climate varies from long hot summers, when the temperatures can reach 110 deg (43″C) and storms begin the summer rain often resulting in floods, to the winter months, which produce light rain and only occasionally result in floods. Cold nights in winter can go down to OC causing frequent frosts, but the days are pleasant on the whole. Spring and autumn are short.
The feature of the area is its flatness, referred to as the “black soil plains”, but really it has a mixture with grey/brown loam, interspersed with sand ridges.
It is a flood-prone region with the McIntyre River falling one foot per mile between Goondiwindi and Mungindi, as it flows in a south-westerly direction. A flood peak at Goondiwindi can be expected a week later at the Kanowna gauge, seventy miles downstream. The McIntyre River has many tributaries; floods, flows and diversions affect and benefit the rich grazing and farming land.
The plains were once lightly forested with mainly gum, coolibah, box, wilga, belah, myall, pine and leopardwood trees. Many of these early timbers were used for buildings and fences. The region is renowned for its good merino sheep (21 micron wool) and quality cattle. Although this is marginal, graziers have been able to diversify into farming. Large scale clearing has become broadacre farming, producing premium grade wheat, oats, barley and fodder crops.
In 2007 100 plus community members formed a not for profit cooperative with the aim of providing a convenience store and café for Boomi.
A Co-op owned Caravan Park and camping facility with modern ablution block is located adjacent to the Pool complex.
The Boomi Community Co-Op Pty Ltd operates a shop and caravan park 7 days/week.
The shop/cafe has all the needs of travellers and locals, from groceries to hot food and cappuccinos. The Co-op has also provided a 24hr diesel fuel facility in conjunction with IOR Petroleum.
Please enquire about special packages combining pool entry and caravan park for travellers staying for more than 3 days
Historical tours are available numbers permitting
The Boomi Co-op would like to thank all the people who have donated time and money to this project. The Moree Plains Shire Council has given constant support to our project. FRRR (Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal) funded the ablution block and other items and recently Monsanto has contributed to our Solar project. BATS (Boomi Amateur Thespian Society) has been a constant source of funding for our co-op and many other groups in our area. On top of this we have received financial and other support from caravanners who admire what we are doing for our community and want to be a part of it.
Just visiting us and enjoying our little village is itself a wonderful help and we really appreciate it.<br>