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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

Wellington Patchwork and Craft

Wellington Patchwork and Craft sell a range of craft supplies and hold weekly sewing and craft lessons, together with speciality workshops, open to everyone. It is very popular with visitors and locals alike.

Wellington Patchwork and Craft have gift vouchers, craft items, folk art paints, ribbons, books, patterns and other accessories.

146 Percy Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.5K from Dripstone

Cameron Park

The award winning Cameron Park is in the perfect location right in the middle of Wellington's Central Business District. The park is a great spot to enjoy a picnic, laze under the huge leafy trees or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens. The park has excellent modern playground equipment provided for children of all ages. A highlight is the Suspension Bridge which links Cameron Park to Pioneer Oval and the Sunken Rose Garden.

Cameron Park is also home to a 25 pounder Gun-Howitzer, a Band Rotunda, granite Cenotaph supporting three majestic figures, a cascading fountain, and the Lone Pine grown from a seed from Gallipoli. Cameron Park celebrated its 100th birthday in 2010.

Nanima Crescent,
Corner of Percy Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.6K from Dripstone

Oxley Museum

The John Oxley Museum is a collection of historic artefacts tracing Wellington history from 1830 to present time, containing many photographs and specialty displays.

The museum is housed in the former Bank of NSW building constructed in 1883.

The museum is staffed voluntarily by members of the Wellington Historical Society Incorporated.

Family History enquires are welcome to the Wellington Historical Society.

Warne Street ,
Corner of Percy Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.8K from Dripstone

Cactus Cafe and Gallery

The Cactus Cafe and Gallery displays quality art and crafts in a relaxing and unique setting. It is housed in the former Sacred Heart Infants' School built in 1929-30 and follows the Spanish mission style of architecture popular at that time.

The gallery features over twenty local or home grown artists. There is a wide range of local quality craft for sale and imported Mexican handcrafts, clothing, footwear, jewellery and handbags along with a huge array of local produce and gift ware.

Cactus is licensed enabling you to enjoy a variety of beers and local wines, delicious home cooked food and great coffee while you browse.

33-35 Warne Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.9K from Dripstone

Put the Kettle On

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.

Not planning to be in Wellington any time soon. No worries, you can shop from the comfort of your own home through their web site.

Lee Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 12.5K from Dripstone

Dripstone: Events

Blackwattle Fair

The Mumbil Blackwattle Fair is an annual event.

The main feature of the day is the famous 'Chuck Akubra'. This is a competition where participants literally throw an Akubra hat. The person who throws the hat the furthest wins a hat donated by Akubra.

Other activities on the day include market and food stalls, fashion parade by the Wellington Historical Society, Black Wattle Prince and Princess, (Senior and Junior) fishing competition, (every player wins a prize) chocolate wheel, raffles (win an original painting), and the fire brigade challenge.

There will be music at the Burrendong Hotel 4pm to 8pm.

Event Dates
      1st Oct

Burrendong Way
Mumbil, NSW, 2820

Located 10.1K 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.

Showground Road
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.3K from Dripstone

Dripstone: Travel Tips

Wellington Visitor Information Centre

The Wellington Visitor Information Centre is located in the beautiful, award winning Cameron Park in the centre of Wellington. The Centre is an accredited Information Centre and was first opened in 1971. The centre has recently moved into the more spacious and adjoining 'old Library'.

The Wellington Visitor Information Centre offers a wide variety of local and regional tourist information along with a range of native cosmetics, tea and condiments, local produce and souvenirs.

The friendly and experienced staff at the centre can advise visitors on accommodation, things to see and do, where to eat, and are happy to relay the history of Wellington.

Cameron Park,
Nanima Crescent
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.7K from Dripstone

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