Did you know that Marulan is the only town in the world on the 150th meridian east line of longitude? This is the exact middle of the Eastern Standard Time Zone, where the sun rises at 6am and sets at 6pm every equinox. At the time of the equinox, a day is exactly 12 hours long anywhere on the Meridian line.
If you have time, wander through the village and take a moment to learn about the history of Marulan, QR codes are listed on the descriptive signs outside different buildings of interest. Scan the codes to delve into past adventures from bygone times or click here to choose which you’d most like to see.
Take a walk through the main street, starting outside the village pub, The Terminus Hotel. Our pub offers welcoming hospitality, an extensive menu and an open fire through the colder months. They also offer accommodation inside and free parking for self-contained caravans at the back of the pub.
Stroll in a northerly direction down George Street, past the war memorial and drop into the Post Master’s Cottage gift store and Superfluous Paraphernalia, a treasure trove of old wares brought back to life.
A few steps beyond, you’ll find Marulan Memorial Hall, with a craft store and the wide pathway that leads into Tony Onions Memorial Park. Our recently redesigned park offers a world of entertainment featuring new swings, round-abouts, nature trails, a climbing frame and at the centre the impressive KliX Tree Tops combination slide tower.
For those seeking more fitness than play, further along the path you will discover the challenging KliX Ninja obstacle course. Shade is provided by a combination of mature trees that cover a large section of the main play area and nature trail. A sandstone wall provides an abundance of informal seating complimenting the formal seating scattered throughout the design. It’s a great place to stop, take a toilet break, grab a coffee or a picnic and let the kids burn off some energy.
Across the road there’s the Meridian Cafe serving food with friendly hospitality, and to the right is the George Street Peddlers in the old Coronation Stores, where you’ll find a lovely array of gifts and high quality homewares. They also offer Coronation Cottage Accommodation situated in the heritage building next to the store.
Head south from there to find the George Street Antiques shop tucked in behind Wattle Glen Cottage, jam packed with fabulous pieces from times gone by. Continue on to Marulan Meats, established in 1868 with great quality meats and old-fashioned service. If Yvonne has the pie sign out, then stock up and take some home, they’re delicious!
Next door to the butcher is the Alchemy of Skin, in an old stone cottage, known to the locals as Aunty May’s, an holistic space that offers beauty services and treatments targeted to heal the energy body, align the chakras, and find some insight into the future with a reading.
To the right of the old stone cottage is The Lazy George Cafe, serving Campos coffee, their famous brekkie wraps, big breakfasts and plenty of lunch specials. They sell local produce too, you’ll find fresh eggs from our local Oodlawirra Farm (who also breed Miniature Belted Galloway cattle) and there’s Truffle infused products from The Truffle Boys, who grow award winning truffles under their oak trees, right here in Marulan.
If you wander up from the cafe into the new commercial village hub, there’s The Western Store; stop and browse their bridles, halters, ropes, saddles and rugs for your horse. Don’t have a horse? Then fake it ‘til you make it and get kitted out with a cowboy hat, a pair of boots or some country style clothing.
Next door there’s Little Fairy Tale Hair for a trim or new hairdo and beyond that, The Shed, an emporium filled with recycled furniture, tools, plants and there’s even a tattoo parlour. Finally, you’ll find a well-stocked, friendly IGA, with a bottle shop, fresh roasted chickens, fresh seafood delivered on Thursdays, and everything else in between.
Head back down to George Street, cross the street and turn left to find our Post Office, the Marulan Pharmacy and The Marulan Bakehouse. Around the corner is our friendly vet, Cooinda Veterinary Hospital, with a grooming salon to help keep your four-legged friends beautiful. Opposite the vets is our local real estate agent, Richardson & Wrench, so if you like our village you can peruse their current listings. You’ll find Boutique on George within the real estate premises, with lovely home and giftwares. Located further south on this side are MAD Automotive for vehicle repairs and service.
At the end of George Street there’s Marulan Hire, for machinery hire and just opposite, there’s a rest-stop including park seating and gym equipment to unwind with. Here you’ll find the Marulan Meridian Arch, a sculpture by local artist Sebastian Meijbaum. The sculpture describes the path of the earth around the sun, while the two elements at each end of the structure represent a sundial and a clock, commemorating our unique status as the only town in the world to be situated on the 150° meridian east line.
Head back across the roundabout to find Marulan Rural Supplies, who stock everything for your rural needs, and offer friendly and helpful advice for all things farming. Plus, they stock ‘Horse Deals magazine’ if you decide to buy that horse!
Click here to find out more about our historic sites. We hope you enjoy visiting our lovely village.