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Outback NSW Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Walls of China, Mungo

Outback NSW

Take a journey to Outback New South Wales and discover spectacular landscapes, classic outback towns, and good old fashioned country hospitality.

To the far west of New South Wales is Broken Hill with a strong mining heritage and vibrant arts community, the locals are friendly and the landscapes are fascinating. Join a tour and let the local guides show you the very best of the outback.

Orange is a quaint town with outstanding regional cuisine and wine. The local cafés and restaurants make the most of this and you can purchase your own from the farmers markets held in the showground on the second Saturday of each month.

Wagga Wagga, the largest inland city in New South Wales, is located 470 kilometres southwest of Sydney. Here you will experience a vibrant artistic community and café culture. Take some time to browse the National Art Glass Gallery which has a world-class collection of 400 pieces.

Six hours drive south of Sydney is Albury, sitting beside the iconic Murray River and nestled amongst a collection of historic villages.

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Outback NSW: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Cobar Heritage Walk

The Cobar Heritage Walk starts at the Great Cobar Heritage Centre. Walkers should allow about an hour for the Heritage Walk, which takes in most of Cobar's points of interests and many of its old buildings. Traverse all the points of interest in Cobar, from the grand old buildings of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, to the accommodation used by the miners and the managers residences.

A detailed map is available from the Great Cobar Heritage Information Centre.

Various locations in Cobar
Cobar, NSW, 2835

Located 0.1K from Outback NSW

Cobar Miners Heritage Park

Just over the road from the Great Cobar Heritage Centre, the park was completed in August 2002 to commemorate the miners who lost their lives in Cobar mines.

Some of the objects which can be viewed at the park are: a two metre bronze sculpture of a miner, a restored stamper battery from the Mount Boppy Mine, a fifteen metre high poppet-head from the New Cobar Mine, a loader from the CSA Mine and the headframe and winder from the Old Chesney Mine.

Lewis Street
Cobar, NSW, 2835

Located 0.2K from Outback NSW

Great Cobar Heritage Centre

The Great Cobar Heritage Centre is the former Administration Building (circa 1910) of the Great Cobar Copper Mine. The centre captures the essence of Cobar, housing an outstanding collection of exhibits which date from the early 1870s to the present day.

Inside the amazing collection of artefacts reveal the extraordinary diverse range of local heritage.

Barrier Highway
Cobar, NSW, 2835

Located 0.2K from Outback NSW

The Kidman Way

Travelling along the Kidman Way you will witness changing landscape, meet characters and enjoy a relaxing journey. The Kidman Way touring route takes you through the heart of NSW, taking in Jerilderie in the south to Barringun in the north.

Travel by car, caravan or motorhome, by yourself, with friends or family, there is something for everyone along the road.

Leave your worries behind.

Barrier Hwy
Cobar, NSW, 2835

Located 2.8K from Outback NSW

Fort Bourke Hill Lookout and Open Cut Mine

Fort Bourke Hill stands to the east of the Cobar township and rising to 300 metres above sea level, it affords the visitor a wonderful vista of the Cobar landscape. See the open pit and entrance to the underground mine from a well constructed viewing platform.

Fort Bourke Hill is the historical site of Cobar's first gold Mine, the New Cobar Gold Mine. Peak Gold Mines operates an underground mine at Fort Bourke.

Limited access to the lookout is possible by contacting the Cobar Heritage Centre on (02) 6836 2448.

Off Kidman Way,
South of Cobar
Cobar, NSW, 2835

Located 6.0K from Outback NSW

Outback NSW: Travel Tips

Cobar Visitor Information Centre

Call into the Cobar Visitor Information Centre for information on Cobar and the surrounding area. The friendly staff can provide you with a range of information on local attractions, upcoming events, assistance with accommodation and other services as required. Maps and brochures are also available, together with a selection of souvenirs and other merchandise.

Barrier Highway
Cobar, NSW, 2835

Located 2.1K from Outback NSW