Murrurundi is almost completely surrounded by mountains of the Liverpool Range, and is located on the Pages River, a tributary of the Hunter River. The town has a population of around 900 people.
The journey by road (four hours) or by rail to Murrurundi from Sydney is picturesque. When you see horses galloping in the green paddocks of stud farms such as Emirates Park, you are almost there. Or if you travel an hour south from Tamworth, as the New England Highway winds down the Liverpool Range to a 60 km per hour zone, slow down, wind down the window and take a deep breath.
To find the Michael Reid Murrurundi gallery, turn off the New England Highway and park on the verge, a little way down Boyd Street. Open (and close) the gate and follow the gravel path to the gallery forecourt.