Central Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Central Area
Hit the heights of Central NSW and experience a local guide to the rural lifestyle of Australians at the time of Federation and uncover a diverse array of country hospitality with local attractions. Initially colonised by the Wiradjuri people, it's no surprise that the undulating hill region offers nothing less than heritage buildings, sites and stories, as well as untouched native vegetation and picturesque parklands. Pick your own fruit straight from the orchard, explore the narrow, bendy streets of Gulgong or be mesmerised by the tranquillity of exquisite gardens of Central NSW. The things to do are endless!
Travel back in time to Australia's colourful history in a nineteenth century gold rush town with 140 year old historic buildings. Visit attractions like the oldest continually operating opera house in Australia, The Prince of Wales Opera House to check out what's on, or drop by Pioneers Museum which showcases delightful exhibits of Australiana as well as Gulgong's history. Visit the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, 'The Dish', in the fascinating town of Parkes, where you can uncover the secrets of galaxies and pulsars as you learn about the impact of technology through displays and shows.
Wander through nature's handiwork at Wellington Caves, transformed by phosphate mining and fossil collection and be amazed by the calcite crystals and dazzling coral structures at Cathedral and Gaden Caves. Explore the remarkable Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse which confirms how recycling can become something intriguing with its display of about 3000 colourful bottles and ceramic ornaments.
Finally, if you are looking for a satisfying regional feast, hit up the charming town of Orange. With no higher place to grow grapes in Australia than in Orange, Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot never tasted better.
Central Events & What's On
- Lightning Ridge Opal Festival Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club
- 2018 Nyngan Ag Expo Nyngan Race Course & Showground
- 2018 Dubbo Vintage Truck, Tractor & Quilt Show Dubbo Showground
- 2018 Louth Races Louth
- 2018 Mudgee Readers’ Festival Mudgee
- Walgett Bulldust to Bitumen Festival 2018 Walgett
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