Federal Hotel

The Federal Hotel offers its regular customers and visitors a range of good quality amenities. The fully stocked bar offers a range of beers, ready to drink cans and bottles and a variety of snack foods. Our dining room is open Monday to Saturday for lunch (12.00-2.00) and dinner (6.00-8.30) with a large menu and daily specials.

Accommodation is available with a range of room options including family rooms ($55.00), doubles ($40.00) and singles ($30.00), some with air conditioning, all with shared facilities. Television hire is available in some of the rooms. All room rates include a self serve continental breakfast of cereal, toast, tea and coffee. A cooked country breakfast is available at an additional cost. Our friendly, helpful staff will make your visit to the Federal Hotel an enjoyable experience.


EFTPOS, ATM, bar service, bottle shop, accommodation, dining room, pool table, poker machines.

Children allowed

In some areas

Accommodation type

Room only – air conditioned

Room configuration

Queen bed + 2 singles (4 rooms), 2 single beds (2 rooms), 1 double (2 rooms) share facilities

Rates per night

Family $55.00, Singles $30.00, Doubles $40.00…

Castle Mountain Farmstay

Comfortable accommodation, home cooked meals, and a working farm experience for $45 per person. Castle Mountain is a 2000 acre sheep and cattle property situated in the North West Slopes and Plains of New South Wales. The Highest point in the district is Castle Mountain at 757 meters and is located in the centre of the property. The Mountain is surrounded by hills covered in Australian natural bush and contains many species of native birds and animals. The western side of Castle Mountain has a 70 meter high escarpment giving spectacular views over the Liverpool Plains and distant mountain ranges.

Peter and Lynda Hatfield run fine wool merino sheep and beef cattle on the property and have developed the Farmstay over the past ten years. In aiming at the budget minded backpacker market they have found that what they offer at Castle Mountain is very attractive to the Australian family seeking a country experience at an affordable price. The pole-framed stone homestead is owner- built and uses timber and stone from the property. It is powered by solar and wind. Home cooked meals are supplied and served in the homestead with the family and other guests.


Guests are welcome to become involved with the day to day farm activities of: feeding animals, milking the cow, collecting the eggs and general farm work, or going bush walking on the many trails, spotting the native birds and animals, or just chilling-out with a good book in a peaceful setting.


The main homestead has a very large common room with sunken lounge, pool table and table tennis. The house is bounded by a wide verandah for relaxing and there is basketball hoop and campfire set in the house yard.

Disabled facilities

Disabled access is available to the ground floor and bathroom of the main homestead.

Children allowed

Children are welcome, rates are half price for under 5 years and free for under 2 years.

Accommodation type


Room configuration

Castle Mountain has single, twin, double and family facilities available, rates are per person regardless of room or season.

Rates per night

$45 per person, $22.50 under 5yrs, Free under 2yrs…

Welcome to the Liverpool Plains

Home of the Kamilaroi people, incorporating Quirindi, Werris Creek, Willow Tree, Premer, Spring Ridge, Currabubula, Wallabadah,Pine Ridge, Mount Parry, Ardglen, Caroona, Walhallow, Tamarang, Colly Blue, Bundella, Yarraman, Blackville, Old Warrah & Piallaway.

Strategically nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, near Sydney, the Central Coast, the Hunter and the Mid-North Coast, Liverpool Plains Shire is the perfect place for that well deserved vacation. A mosaic of colours displayed by the fields of sunflowers, sorghum, canola, corn, lucerne and wheat provide the perfect backdrop whilst travelling through the picturesque hills, valleys and sweeping plains.

Visit the many great attractions including:

  • The award winning Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum
  • The award winning First Fleet Memorial Gardens
  • Who’d A Thought It Lookout
  • Quirindi Rural Heritage Village & Museum
  • Quirindi Historical Society & Museum
  • Quipolly Dam & Bird Hide
  • Stock Brands of the Liverpool Plains

Take the trip to the Liverpool Plains and see why the locals are so proud of their flourishing communities. Experience the true rural lifestyle, friendly country charm and spoil yourself at our unique specialty shops and eateries – you can’t go wrong journeying through the Liverpool Plains.

Be sure to check out the Quirindi Country Drives and Top Attractions brochures.