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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

Dripstone: Events

Mumbil Black Wattle Fair


The Mumbil Blackwattle Fair is an annual event held over the October long weekend.

Featuring the famous 'Chuck Akubra' 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, billy cart races, fishing competition, (every player wins a prize) chocolate wheel, raffles.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Oct


Burrendong Way
Mumbil, NSW, 2820

Located 6.8K from Dripstone

Rumble in Mumbil Charity Bike Show


Enjoy a relaxed family day out at the Rumbil in Mumbil Bike Show at Griffo's Burrendong Hotel Mumbil . Open to all classes of bikes from vintage through to custom made. Entrants will be awarded commemorative medallions for participation and winners will receive trophies.

Revel in the family fair atmosphere with a sausage sizzle, beef and gravy rolls, egg and bacon rolls, pop corn, fairy floss, ice cream for the kids, jumping castle and face painting.

Live entertainment from Little Jim.

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Variety Children's Charity and Mumbil Public School.


Event Dates
2017
      30th Sep


36 Railway Parade
Mumbil, NSW, 2820

Located 9.9K from Dripstone

Rumble In Mubil Car Show


Enjoy a relaxed family day out at the Rumble in Mumbil Car Show. Highlights will include lovingly restored vintage vehicles, rumbling muscle cars and hot rods with all entrants receiving commemorative medallions for participation and vying for trophies!

Browse market stalls, enjoy delicious beef and gravy rolls, egg and bacon rolls or a sausage sizzle and keep the kids entertained with face painting and jumping castles.

Live entertainment to be announced!

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Variety Children's Charity and Mumbil Public School.


Event Dates
2017
      20th Aug


36 Railway Parade
Mumbil, NSW, 2820

Located 9.9K 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
2017
      1st Oct


Burrendong Way
Mumbil, NSW, 2820

Located 10.1K from Dripstone

Wellington Bicentenary Welcome Dinner


One of Wellington's many historic buildings, Hermitage Hill, will open its doors and warmly welcome locals and visitors to a weekend of festivities to celebrate the Bicentenary.

As you ascend the stairs, take in the stunning architecture and gardens, listen to the talents of local musicians or capture a memory to take home in the elegant photo booth.

Indulge your senses with a decadent four course meal and relive yesteryear as you dress to impress in your Sunday best from the past 200 years! The best dressed gent and lady will take away a prize for their efforts.

The Bicentenary Committee is proud to have the support of The Grange Restaurant, Hermitage Hill who will be donating AUD10 from each ticket sold from the evening to Wellington District Hospital.

Tickets on sale from the Wellington Visitor Information Centre early July.




135 Maxwell Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 10.3K 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
2017
      2nd Sep
      2nd Sep
      3rd Sep
      3rd Sep


135 Maxwell Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 10.3K from Dripstone

Burrendong Dam 50th Anniversary Celebrations - Official Ceremony


WaterNSW is inviting former dam builders to mark the 50th anniversary of the construction of Burrendong Dam.

An official ceremony will be held at Burrendong Dam on Friday August 18 to mark this important milestone and includes a lunch and guided tour of the dam for former dam builders and their partners. The event will also include a commemoration to those men who lost their lives during the construction.

Attendance at the event is by invitation only and there will be no public access to the site on that day. Guests will be collected from the Wellington Showground and transported by chartered bus to the dam for the ceremony. The broader community are invited to celebrate the anniversary the following day with free guided bus tours departing Wellington.

Former dam builders are invited to contact Pip Goldsmith at the email or phone number provided to attend the official event on Friday.




Fashion Mount Road
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 10.8K from Dripstone

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