Henry's Quirindi History
Welcome to Henry’s Quirindi, a delightful complex of tranquil gardens, peaceful rooms and spacious living areas.
Once, Henry’s Quirindi was an Aged Care Hostel known as Elmswood. This came about in 1977 when the Methodist Church donated their land and buildings, including the elegant church, to Quirindi Retirement Homes Limited, on the stipulation that these resources would be used for Aged Care. Due to the changes in Government Aged Care Regulations, in 2009, a modern Aged Care Facility, Eloura was opened. Following a period of transition Elmswood was closed. After much consideration, it was important that this well-loved Community owned facility continued to have relevance. The Committee hit upon an impressive idea. Following extensive research, realising that more quality accommodation was required in our region, the Henry’s Quirindi concept was born. Since its conversion to a Motel, Henry’s Quirindi has continually been refurbished as funds become available. Surplus revenue can then be channelled back to Quirindi Care Services (Eloura) for the benefit of the whole community
Henry’s Quirindi provides a home-away-from-home feel that is second to none. The entire complex is on ground level. Every room opens into wide, carpeted hallways. The big kitchen is open to everyone, allowing guests the means to prepare their own home-cooked meals if they would like to. The massive dining room is perfect for conferences as well as room for families and ample room for eating those home-cooked meals. Relax and unwind on your own verandah, or strike up a conversation with other guests in the loungeroom. Carefully tended, extensive gardens enhance the tranquillity of Henry’s, creating a delightful backdrop for the covered BBQ area and each of our motel rooms.
You will be delighted with our picturesque area. Quirindi is nestled amongst rolling hills in the heart of the Liverpool Plains and possesses a rich history waiting for you to discover. For the train enthusiast, visit the miniature railway or the rail museum in nearby Werris Creek. A must-see when you are in Quirindi is the famous Who’d A Thought It Lookout from which you will experience panoramic views of the Liverpool Plains. As you head up to the top or on the way down, be sure to stop by Bob’s Shed - the treasure trove of memorabilia to be found there has to be seen to be believed. Fascinating information awaits every Australian at the First Fleet Memorial Gardens in nearby Wallabadah.
For all these reasons and more, when you are travelling through our region, make sure Quirindi is on your itinerary. The friendly, helpful staff at Henry’s Quirindi will assist you with finding these many and varied attractions around the area, and ensure your stay with us is the best on your trip.