Be Welcomed in Bogan Gate
Located approximately 30km to the west of Parkes, Bogan Gate is a small rural community situated on the Bogan Way with a population of approximately 250 people. The village lies on the Sydney - Broken Hill rail line, and it is the junction for the Trundle Tottenham Branch line. The world famous ‘Indian Pacific still passes through the station four times a week from Sydney to Perth and return.
The name 'Bogan Gate' is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning "the birthplace of a great leader in an Aboriginal Tribe". The members of the Wiradjuri tribe were known to have a camping ground in close proximity to the Bogan River.
The ‘Gate’ part of the town name was derived from the historic positioning of the boundary gate between the gigantic Burrawang (once 208,000 hectares in size) and Gunningbland sheep and cattle stations. Bogan Gate provided access to the stock routes to the Bogan River country, which lies further to the north – in was an active bushranger territory in the mid 1800’s.
The site of the original ‘Gate’ was about half a mile north of Bogan Gate. It is now located in Memorial Park in the centre of the village.
The Bogan Gate Hotel/Motel offers affordable, quality accommodation with counter meals available for lunch and dinner most days. It is the perfect place to stay or stop for bite to eat or a cold beverage on your way to Trundle for the annual ABBA Festival! Phone: 02 6864 1106
The Bogan Gate Memorial Hall is a versatile community venue with excellent function facilities that is available for hire. Enquiries phone: 02 6864 1126.
Enjoy Devonshire Teas, locally made preserves and pickles, local art and fresh home cooking at the Bogan Gate Arts and Crafts housed in the repurposed Railway Station building. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4.00pm and other times by appointment. Phone 0400 890 325.
A great rest stop for the weary traveller is Burrawang Park where you will find a children's playground and BBQ facilities.
The Golf Club is located 2kms north of the town with a scenic 9 hole course with sand greens. Annual tournaments include a Men’s Open Tournament on the second Sunday in September and a Ladies Open Tournament on the fourth Sunday in May. Social players are welcome on weekends. Contact 02 6864 3233.
Have a stroll through the olive trees at Tumbling Downs and see where the olive oil is produced. Olive oil jams and chutneys are available to purchase. Located on Olive Grove Lane, open by appointment, phone 02 6864 1126