Rugby is the most eastern village in The Hilltops Region, an easy half an hour from Boorowa on the western granite slopes of the Great Dividing Range, where the Five Mile Creek runs parallel to the Main Street of the sleepy little Village of which has a population of around 50 people.
Rugby is the eastern most village in the Hilltops Region and is just 30 minutes west of Crookwell. The first settlers of Rugby struggled to clear the dense bushland to create pasture for grazing on Rugby’s plains. Today, the area produces some of the finest merino wool in NSW. Great fishing spots can be found near the village, the Oldmangunyah Creek merges with the Lachlan River to the East. There is a wonderful resting area for RVs in the middle of the village with a covered electric barbeque and a disabled toilet.
THE ROAD TO LAMBING FLAT
Rugby was founded in the 1830's as Mewburn and changed it's name to Rugby later in the 1800's. It was a stopping point for the gold seekers heading to the Lambing Flat goldfields in Young. There are a few heritage listed buildings still to be seen in the village; St Aidan's Anglican Church, the old Police station, the Memorial Hall and showground. Rugby was founded on sheep, wool, and cattle farming. The village conducts a moving Dawn Anzac Service - reputed to be one of the best services in the area attracting people from far and wide. Enjoy a picturesque drive to Rugby between Crookwell and Boorowa to the very hilly and picturesque granite belt of the Hilltops Region, only an hour and a half from Canberra.