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Condobolin is the largest centre in the Lachlan Shire. Known affectionately as モCondoヤ it lies on the banks of the Lachlan River, an hour from Parkes, Forbes, West Wyalong and Lake Cargelligo. Home to around 3,500 people, Condobolin is serviced by well maintained roads which have the added benefit of being free of heavy traffic. Gum Bend Lake, a man made lake three kilometres west of town, is a haven for water skiers, fishermen, bird watchers and campers. Facilities include picnic tables and a toilet and shower block. Its peaceful surroundings make it the perfect place to relax and let the world go by. Mt Tilga, eight kilometres north of Condobolin on the Cobar Road, offers breathtaking 360 degree views and uninterrupted sunrises and sunsets. You can drive almost to the top or try various length bushwalks. A little easier to get to the top of is Reservoir Hill Lookout with views over the town. The Heart of New South Wales Visitor Information and Aboriginal Cultural Centre in William Street have a variety of Indigenous art and craft on display for viewing or purchase. They also have plenty of information on Condobolin and the surrounding area including maps, drives and brochures. Between Condobolin and Euabalong you will find memorials to Explorer John Oxley and the grave of an important Aboriginal Chief who died crossing the river at Goobothery. The original two burial poles are now in the Museum of Australia. The Condobolin Community Centre displays photos and other documents depicting the history and heritage of the area. Upstairs a room has been furnished as a bedroom of bygone years and downstairs local arts and crafts and a magnificent doll collection are also on display. The Lachlander Newspaper was putting their newspaper out on the last operational hot metal printing press in Australia up until January 2004. All of the equipment, which was previously used, has been kept complete and is available for inspection at the Lachlander Museum. The Museum houses working order equipment and machinery, used in the old 'hot metal' method in compiling and printing newspapers. The machinery includes three presses and two intertype machines.


Condobolin: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Lachlander Museum

The Lachlander Museum at 46 Bathurst Street Condobolin was established in 1895 and were printing their newspaper on one of the last operational hot metal printing presses in Australia up until January 2004.

All of the equipment previously used has been kept complete and is available for inspection by appointment at the Lachlander Museum. Machinery includes three presses and two intertype machines.

To make an appointment please phone the friendly staff at The Lachlander on the number supplied.

46 Bathurst Street
Condobolin, NSW, 2877

Located 0.1K from Condobolin

The Condobolin Railway Museum

The Condobolin Railway Museum at Madline Street Condobolin is a must see for train buffs. It houses a diverse collection of old trikes, trailers and railway items as well as other pieces including old motors and horse drawn machinery donated by local people.

Visitors to the museum are most welcome. Ask the staff at Western Plains Regional Development Centre or call the phone number provided to arrange a visit.

Madline Street
Condobolin, NSW, 2877

Located 0.9K from Condobolin

The Wiradjuri Study Centre

The Wiradjuri Study Centre was constructed with the express purpose of promoting the study and understanding of Wiradjuri culture.

The centre offers a local hub for training, development and employment, cultural appreciation, cultural awareness and heritage issues, a keeping place and a space to yarn up.

Local Indigenous art and products are available for purchase.

You are welcome to visit this centre by appointment, please contact them on the phone number provided.

The Wiradjuri Study Centre,
Corner Cunningham Street and McDonnell Street
Condobolin, NSW, 2877

Located 0.9K from Condobolin

Gum Bend Lake

Enjoy Gum Bend Lake, a man made lake three kilometres from Condobolin and when full is 1.75 metres deep.

Opened on 22 October 1988, Gum Bend Lake was a project to commemorate Australia's bicentenary and was jointly funded by the NSW Bicentennial Council, the people of Condobolin and the Lachlan Shire Council. The Gum Bend Lake extension was opened on 20 May 1990, to commemorate the centenary of Local Government in Condobolin.

Gum Bend Lake is ideal for water skiing and also proves popular with bird watchers and for fishing on the nearby Lachlan River. Facilities include picnic tables, free barbecues, playground, toilet and shower facilities and a large rest area to the east of the Lake to take a break and enjoy. To visit Gum Bend Lake travel west on Bathurst Street.

Gum Bend Lake Road
Condobolin, NSW, 2877

Located 3.5K from Condobolin

Mount Tilga

Mount Tilga is eight kilometres north on the Melrose Road and was originally knows in the 1800s as the geographical centre of NSW.

Enjoy the environment at the base of the mountain, or for the more adventurous you may wish to carefully climb to the top, for panoramic 360 degree views of the lower Lachlan Valley.

Mount Tilga ,
Melrose Road
Condobolin, NSW, 2877

Located 12.7K from Condobolin

Kings Grave - Goobothery Monument

Goobothery Monument or Kings Grave is between Condobolin and Euabalong on the Lachlan Valley Way. Surveyor-General John Oxley documented Kings Grave on 29 July 1817 on his return journey when exploring the Lachlan River. This site is a sacred burial site of an Aboriginal chief who drowned while crossing the river in a flood.

On the 21 July 1913 (96 years later) Edmund Milne and a party of men located one of the carved trees still intact and the lower portion of the other. The two carved trees were removed and relocated to the Australian Museum in Sydney and a stone cairn and replica posts were erected to commemorate the Oxley expedition and the discovery of the sacred site. Today the site is over 194 years old.

Lachlan Valley Way
Condobolin, NSW, 2877

Located 20.5K from Condobolin

Condobolin: Events

Condobolin Picnic Races

Come and enjoy the best of country hospitality at one of the Central West's leading country picnic race meets.

Trackside, the race meet boasts a six-race program, with prize money topping AUD8,000 for the hotly contested Condobolin Cup. A stunning line up is expected, with horses travelling from across the Central West and wider region to compete on the day. TAB facilities will be available at the track.

As part of the off-track attractions, the annual Fashions on the Field contest will be held. With four fashion titles up for grabs; including Women's Classic Race Wear, Most Outstanding Millinery, Women's Contemporary Race Wear and Best Dressed Gentlemen, it is sure to attract the most stylish of race goers. Distinguished judges will cast their vote on the day and winners will be awarded fabulous prizes for their flair.

Event Dates
      20th Feb

Diggers Avenue
Condobolin, NSW, 2877

Located 0.1K from Condobolin

Slattery's Auctions Condo 750

The Slattery Auctions Condo 750 consists of 750 kilometres of off road cross country navigational rally. This event caters for Motorbikes, Quads, sidecars, Cars and Buggies and is held annually.

The event attracts competitors, crews and enthusiasts from all over Australia including national and international competitors and has been known to pull the odd celebrity.

Condobolin has great free camping facilities at the SRA grounds and Gum Bend Lake. Admission is free to all official Slattery Auctions Condo 750 events held over the weekend so grab the family and come to Condo for a great weekend of racing entertainment.

Event Dates
      7th Apr
      8th Apr
      9th Apr

Diggers Avenue
Condobolin, NSW, 2877

Located 0.5K from Condobolin

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