A small outback town in the Riverina region of New South Wales
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About Rankins Springs
Approximately 80kms north of Griffith and 560kms west of Sydney lays the small town of Rankins Springs. The town has a current population of approximately 250 people and is part of Carrathool Shire in the Riverina region of New South Wales.
The town was established in 1869 around the springs at the foot of the Conapaira Range, however the springs are now closed (although they still appear in very wet weather) and the current township is located 10kms south-east of original position.
Surrounded by 4 state forests – Lachlan Range, Jimberoo, Conapaira East and Conapaira South, the local area is perfect for bushwalking, photography and bird watching . There are dedicated bird watching sites around Rankins Springs as the area is home to many Australian Bird Species including the Glossy Black Cockatoo, Major Mitchell Cockatoo and the Painted Honeyeater.
The town boasts a General Store, Post Office, Primary School, Railway, Golf Course, Tennis Court as well as other recreational club houses. Sheep, Beef Cattle and Grain Farming are the main industries of Rankins Springs.
Accommodation in Rankins Springs includes caravan park, hotel and motel types of accommodation.