First Fleet Memorial Gardens


Address: New England Highway, Wallabadah 2343
 Phone: 02) 67461096 (Quirindi Visitor Centre)
 Open: 7 days, Sunrise to Sunset
 Cost: Free

Come and explore the beginnings of our Australian nation by the peaceful banks of Quirindi Creek. The Award winning First Fleet Memorial garden is a tribute to the European settlers who began what is now modern Australia. The garden features extracts from the logs of actual participants describing the early history of the colony and the treacherous voyage to Australia.

Hand carved tablets, by master stonemason Ray Collins, list the names of passengers, the crew, convicts, and civilians who travelled on the eleven ships of the first Fleet. Read of the tales from those who were on the voyage and explore the list of livestock and provisions that were brought.

After walking around The Gardens, why not picnic under the graceful stand of Australian native Shea Oaks adorning the banks of the Quirindi Creek. Picnic facilities including barbeques, children’s play area and amenities are all easily accessible. The Gardens are open Monday to Sunday from sunrise to sunset. School and bus groups are welcome.