Nestled amongst the hills, Upper Horton is a place with a big spirit and a dynamic community.
Upper Horton is an easy scenic drive from Bingara via the Killarney Gap Road to Narrabri, an alternative assess road is from Barraba. The village of Upper Horton is set between the permanent waters of the Horton River and the Cobbadah Creek.
With an elevation of 384 metres, it is the highest settlement in the Gwydir Shire, and is still pleasant in high summer. It offers visitors a well-established campsite and picnic area, as well as the Sporting Club for a cold beer at the end of a long day.
Surrounded by excellent sightseeing, bird watching and bush walking opportunities, sport has really put Upper Horton on the map! The campdraft and rodeo held over the New Year period attracts visitors from across the state, whilst the working dog trials recently celebrated their 35th anniversary and include the ever popular dog high jump. Cricket, tennis and motorbike ‘Pony Express’ events are also held throughout the year.
Close by, the Horton River is the ideal spot for a refreshing dip, or to fish for Murray Cod and Yellow Belly.