About Warren Region

The Macquarie Marshes, undoubtedly the most significant wetland complex in Australia, are located 110 km north of Warren, and are listed on the Ramsar Convention as a wetland area of international importance.

The Shire also boasts many internationally renowned Merino Studs such as Haddon Rig, Raby and Egelabra, just to name a few.  The area is extremely flat except for occasional granite outcrops, the largest being Mt Foster (250m) and Mt Harris (240m).  Both of these are in a close proximity and are offshoots of the Warrumbungle Range, which may be seen in the distance.  The elevation of Warren is 197m and the general slope of the land is less than 3 degrees.

History:  Both Oxley (1818) and Sturt (1828) passed where the present town of Warren is located in their quest to solve the riddle of the rivers and, of course, the Macquarie Marshes are associated with the myth of the Great Inland Sea.  Thomas Mitchell also explored the lower region and the Marshes.  The early history is comparatively well documented and much photographic material is available from the Warren Shire Library.  The town was gazetted on 30th June 1861.

Climate:  Generally the summers are hot and the winters mild and sunny.  Hot days are experienced during the summer with temperatures exceeding 40 degress not uncommon.  However, humidity is usually low and the evenings are mostly pleasant by comparision.  Winters are cool to mild with cold nights and sunny days.  Frosts are common in winter but are rarely severe and do not remain long after sunrise.  The temperature rarely falls below 2 degrees.  Autumn and spring are considered idyllic.  The district lies within the 381-457mm rainfall meridians.  Winds are light to moderate and the nights are usually very still.

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