Dubbo is a thriving regional city servicing a geographical area one-third the size of NSW. Dubbo is ideally located at the intersection of major routes for road, rail and air transport. Continual growth has seen the City’s population exceed 41,000 with a catchment population of more than 120,000. It is located at the intersection of the Mitchell, Newell and Golden highways. Dubbo is located approximately 275 m (902 ft) above sea level, 303 km (188 mi) north-west of Sydney (400 km (249 mi) by road) and is a major road and rail freight hub to other parts of New South Wales. It is linked by national highways north to Brisbane, south to Melbourne, east to Sydney and Newcastle, and west to Broken Hill and Adelaide.
Only 260km or a picturesque 3.5 hour drive from Sydney, Orange isn’t just a country town it is regional regional hub that attracts foodies, families and wine connoisseurs from all over. As well as great events throughout the year, there are some wonderful cellar doors to visit, shops to browse and fresh produce to enjoy. With impressive colonial buildings, award-winning restaurants and elegant wine bars, Orange is the perfect escape for fine food and wine and wonderful heritage walks. Enjoy delicious festivals and stroll in beautiful parks and gardens.
When Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon in 1969, it was the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope that broadcast the event around the world. Now visitors travel to this Country NSW destination to learn about the radio telescope as well as astronomy. Apart from galactic mysteries, Parkes itself is also an excellent base for exploring the Central West region, which has an interesting bushranger history and a long tradition as a goldmining centre. At Escort Rock, Eugowra, near Forbes, see where bushranger Frank Gardiner and his gang staged Australia's biggest gold heist. Visit Peak Hill's historic goldmine, enjoy water sports at Lake Cargelligo, and don't miss the climb up Mt Tilga near Condobolin.
Explore the abundance of things to do in the Parkes area, and consider scheduling your visit during one of the fabulous events. Elvis Presley fans should look out for the annual Parkes Elvis Festival, which attracts more than 18,000 visitors, so be sure to have your accommodation sorted. If you miss it, there is also a memorial for The King on his birthday in August.
Known as the astronomy capital of Australia, Coonabarabran is nestled in the foothills of the Warrumbungles, one of the State's most accessible national parks. It has excellent camping facilities and bushwalking treks in the midst of ancient volcanic remnants. With crystal-clear skies, this part of Country NSW is perfect for stargazing. In Coonabarabran, you'll find Australia's largest optical astronomy research facility, Siding Spring Observatory. You can visit the Discovery Centre at the observatory during the daytime only.
Cobar is situated at the crossroads of the Barrier Highway and the Kidman Way. It is a historic town, based on the nearby mining and pastoral industries, close to several National Parks and the perfect place to stop and rest on your outback adventure. Our Caravan Park is the perfect place to pull in, take a break and rest in Cobar. Whether travelling north, south, east or west, Cobar provides the perfect stopover with the opportunity to “stay awhile” and experience all that Cobar has to offer.
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