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Dripstone: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine

The Phosphate Mine is located at the Wellington Caves Holiday Complex. The mine dates back to 1914, with 6000 tons of phosphate mined during its four years of operation. The phosphate was used as a fertiliser. Megafauna bones dating back to the Pleistocene Period two million years ago, were first discovered at Wellington and many are visible in the mud walls of the mine. Charles Darwin became interested in this discovery as it was influential on his thoughts on evolution.

The restoration and refurbishment of the mine as a tourist attraction began in 1995 opening in 1996. The mine is accessible to those in wheelchairs, prams and the elderly. A tour of the mine takes one hour to complete. Hard hats are supplied and must be worn in the mine.

Mitchell Highway
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 5.8K from Dripstone

Wellington Osawano Japanese Gardens

Visit Wellington Osawano Japanese Gardens located eight kilometres south east of Wellington on the Mitchell Highway. Wander around the manicured gardens, which include a man-made mountain, cascading stream and reflection lake.

The gardens were constructed between February and November 1999. The funding for the project was a gift donated by Osawano Town Council, the design and construction of the gardens was undertaken by Wellington Council. The gardens were officially opened by the Mayor of Osawano Maachi, Mr Tadao Nakasai on 21 November 1999 in conjunction with Wellington Mayor, Mark Griggs.

There are 1,500 individual plant specimens within the gardens comprising 126 different species. The garden is designed to give spring cherry blossom colour, autumn leaf colour and provide shade during the summer months with a most impressive blend of exotic and Australian plants. The Wellington-Osawano Japanese Gardens can be booked for functions and weddings.

Wellington Caves Complex,
Caves Road
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 5.9K from Dripstone

Tharpa Choeling, Wellington Buddhist Centre

Tharpa Choeling, Wellington Buddhist centre was founded by Gelupa lineage western sangha, following the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. They take seriously the 43 ordination vows as given by their ordination master, Geshe Thubten Dawa plus the main Boshisattva vow which incorporates 18 root vows and 46 subsidiary vows. They are not a cultural centre and as such their main focus is study of the Buddha's teachings; the three turnings of the dharma wheel, which they are always happy to share with others.

The Tharpa Choeling Wellington Buddhist centre offers classes in meditation, breathing, relaxation and yoga.

166 Arthur Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 10.6K from Dripstone

Ang and Co

Featuring stylish country home wares and gifts, unique local paintings and garden art, clothing and jewellery. Whether your tastes are traditional, contemporary, bohemian or country you will find something in store which allows you to add your personal imprint on your world. Browse their store and enjoy coffee and delicious bites to eat.
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Percy Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.4K from Dripstone

Dripstone: Events

Carols In The Cave

Carols in the Cave will be held on Sunday December 17. This event is organised by Wellington Uniting Church and is a highly anticipated annual event.

Attendees are asked to arrive at 6.30pm to allow time to walk down the cave, with carols starting at 7pm.

The night will feature 'The Stray Notes' and 'Sing Australia Dubbo'

Speaker: Rev Ross Godfrey

Note: please bring your own chair and/or a rug, no food allowed in the cave.

Event Dates
      17th Dec

Caves Road
Apsley, NSW, 2820

Located 6.0K from Dripstone

Bicentenial of the Birth of Baha'ullah Exhibition

The Wellington Baha'i community is holding a special exhibition to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Birth of Baha'u'llah who founded the Baha'i Faith. The exhibition celebrates Baha'u'llahs vision of the world.

Guests will be welcomed warmly and afternoon tea provided.

The exhibition will be held at the Uniting Church Hall from 1pm - 5pm.

Event Dates
      21st Oct

Corner Arthur and Maxwell Streets
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.1K from Dripstone

Wellington Boot Carnival

The Wellington Boot Racing Carnival is an all weekend spectacular which includes a series of sporting events supporting, promoting and developing Wellington and enhancing the recognition of sports and tourism.

The 'Boot' has grown to become the biggest country race meet in New South Wales where visitors and race goers travel from afar to participate and celebrate in the weekend.

Festivities include: Soldiers Club Calcutta, large betting ring and full TAB facilities, country racing with shaded picnic areas, Magic Millions Yearling Raffle Draw, Miss Wellington Boot and Fashions on the Field, The Carlton Clydesdale Team, jumping castle, full bar and catering facilities.

The Boot is run on the beautiful Wellington Race Course. If you're looking for a fantastic social event as well as a prestigious race day, look no further than the famous Wellington Boot.

Event Dates
      7th Apr
      8th Apr

Showground Road
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.3K from Dripstone

Community Halloween Party: Wellington

PCYC will be holding a Community Halloween Party at the Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club. The Community Halloween Party starts at 6pm and entry is a gold coin donation. The Community Halloween Party is for ages one -16 years of age.
This event will offer a AUD5 meal deal, lucky door prizes, glow sticks and heaps of spooky fun.
*Children must be supervised by an adult.

Event Dates
      27th Oct

75 Arthur Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.5K from Dripstone

Vintage Fair Swap Meet

The Wellington Vintage Fair and Swap Meet is an annual event that attracts thousands of spectators and participants for a day packed with entertainment, activities, old wares, bric-a-brac, parts, swap meet and market stalls, children's rides and reptile display.

The Wellington Vintage Fair and Swap Meet will be held at the Wellington Showground with gates opening at 6am.

Event Dates
      4th Mar

Showground Road
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.5K from Dripstone

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