The quaint township of Trangie, with a population of 1000, is just 34km west of Narromine on the Mitchell Highway, and is home to some of the most authentic country pubs. These pubs all exude old world charm and date back to the early 1900’s. (Trangie Hotel est. 1883, Royal Hotel est. 1900, and Imperial Hotel est.1916). Stop and enjoy a counter lunch at these hotels and experience the real Aussie pub atmosphere.
While in Trangie, take a look at the antiaircraft gun and navy submarine torpedo located outside the United Services Memorial Club, which were donated to the club by visiting servicemen. Other donations include various flags and a surface to air missile. Call into the Club to see the memorabilia on display.
On the eastern edge of town is the Goan Cowal or Waterhole which is “Home of the Big Billy”– take time to relax and enjoy a picnic or barbeque. Shade shelters, playground, plenty of parking and restroom facilities are available.
Trangie has a rich history from the Cobb & Co Trail with the old staging post still in town. If you are a fire truck buff then a “must see’ is the old town fire truck 1918 - Garford fire engine which is housed in a refurbished shopfront in the mainstreet.
- Cotton Gin Tour: Trangie is an agricultural town and if you are in the area during cotton season make sure you book in for a tour of the cotton gin (usually April to June) – contact The Trangie Caravan Park for further information.
- Wungunja Cultural Centre: The centre provides an insight into our indigenous heritage and showcases a number of artefacts including a carved ceremonial tree and old log cabin.
- Boutiques and Cafes: Trangie is home to a number of boutiques and cafes offering special treasures, clothing, plants, toys and much more!
EVENTS IN TRANGIE
Trangie hosts a number of annual events including;
- Pink Pigeon - Held annually in December and January, the Pink Pigeon Festival includes a golf day, sheep auction, bowls event and homing Pigeon Race.
- Gold Cup - Held in March annually the small race meeting is a great way to meet the locals
- Trangie Truck and Tractor Show - Held biennially, the Truck and Tractor show attracts over 2,500 people, 200 trucks, 100 tractors and 100 cars, motorbikes and stationary engines.
- Macquarie Picnic Races - Held in December annually, the Picnic Races triples Trangie's population attracting over 3,500 people