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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

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

Dripstone: Events

Boehme's Hall Christmas In July

The people of Stuart Town will be holding a Christmas In July celebration in the beautiful and historic Boehme's Hall.
There will be something for the whole family as Boehme's Hall undergoes a magical transformation into a winter wonderland. Jingle all the way for a night of fun, entertainment and Christmas themed food, featuring mouthwatering favourites and warming beverages.

Event Dates
      22nd Jul

Bell Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 9.6K from Dripstone

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 Arts and Sculpture Festival

Save the dates for the third annual Wellington Arts and Sculpture Festival!

The Wellington Arts and Sculpture Festival will be held at Hermitage Hill Resort in Wellington.

Two full days of entertainment will accompany an exhibition of Arts and Sculpture in the theme of 'Sound and Movement'.

Event Dates
      2nd Sep
      2nd Sep
      3rd Sep
      3rd Sep

135 Maxwell Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 10.3K from Dripstone

Mt Arthur Challenge

Challenge your limits, run or ride, in the fourth annual Mt Arthur Challenge. Register online and join the hundred of competitors taking on the mountain!

The five kilometre Wallaby Run and nine kilometre Wedgetail Challenge depart the Wellington Showground and ascend Mt Arthur following the marked walking trails taking in narrow bush trails with uneven surfaces and some rocky areas. However, the harshness of the courses is softened by the amazing scenery and spectacular views!

Individuals, families and teams can also take on the 50 kilometre Limestone Ride departing the Wellington Showground, taking in the scenery of Mt Arthur Reserve along Bushranger's Creek Road, onto Arthurville and Suntop. Riders will turn left at Fingerpost and follow Renshaw McGirr Way back to the Showground.

Please note riders will be sharing the road with traffic throughout the course. There will be no road closures.

Registrations close on the last Friday in June, with late registrations open until Wednesday July 12.

Event Dates
      16th Jul

Showground Road
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.5K 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 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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