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Mount Arthur Reserve

On the 18 August 1817 John Oxley and his party were the first Europeans to sight Mount Arthur, Wellesly and Duke. The three peaks form the basis of the Mount Arthur Reserve which is a public recreation area of 1.3 hectares, situated 563 metres above sea level and offers a good view of Wellington and the Wellington Valley.

Bushwalks of one and a half hours to four hours duration are available through native Australian flora. Designated horse trails are also available. There are many picnic areas, but no camping is permitted.

During spring the hills comes alive with bursts of colour from the gold Wattles, Pea Flowers (Dillwinia juniperina) in indigo, purple and red, Bugle Flower in purple clusters and the Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gracilis) provides a wonderful show.

Maps of walking tracks available at Wellington Visitor's Centre.

Showground Road
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 5.2K from Finger Post

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 5.5K from Finger Post

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 5.6K from Finger Post

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 6.2K from Finger Post

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 6.7K from Finger Post

Finger Post: Events

NSW Variety Brydens Lawyers Bash

The Variety bash is not a race or a rally. It's an adventure with mates driving pre 1987 cars through regional parts of Australia that you might otherwise not see, all in support of Variety - the Children's Charity. The Bash is for those with a sense of humour and adventure, who love cars and don't mind getting a little dirty, and most importantly those who want to help make a difference to the lives of Aussie kids in need.

Variety - the Children's Charity is a national not-for-profit organization committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. By giving practical equipment, programs and experiences, Variety helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life to the fullest - simply put, they help kids be kids.

This exciting event will visit Wellington for lunch at the Wellington Primary School and everyone is welcome to come and say "Hi" to the Bashers.

Event Dates
      3rd Aug

Percy Streeet
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 6.6K from Finger Post

John Oxley and the Wellington Valley

The State Library of NSW is a unique cultural institution with an amazing history and internationally renowned collection.

To acknowledge explorer John Oxley 's contribution to Wellington's history, a number of historical items from the State Library's collection will be on display including:

John Oxley's longer journal from his 1817 expedition; A rough draught of the survey chart of New South Wales by John Oxley; A drawing by William Curtis - Corroboree - Wellington, 1847.

Guests will be able to enjoy a talk by State Library of NSW curators and a light lunch.

Please phone the number provided for bookings or further information.

Event Dates
      18th Aug

Percy Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 6.6K from Finger Post

Burrendong Dam - 50 Years On

The Dam was proposed immediately after World War II to improve town water supplies and boost agricultural production in the Macquarie Valley. Construction of the Dam began in 1946 but due to financial constraints was not completed until 1967.

Today, Burrendong Dam is one of the largest inland dams in NSW with a capacity of 1,678,000 mega litres, three times Sydney Harbour. The dam's capacity includes 1,188,000 mega litres of water storage and a potential 489,000 mega litres of air space for flood mitigation.

Macquarie Regional Library is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the dam opening with an exhibition of a number of photographs relating to the construction of Burrendong Dam. Guests will be able to enjoy presentations by a number of guest speakers, including representatives from WaterNSW and a light lunch.

Please phone to book.

Event Dates
      16th Aug

Percy Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 6.6K from Finger Post

Eris Fleming Exhibition

During Wellington's Bicentenary Celebrations, the Wellington Visitor Information Centre will feature works by renowned artist, Eris Fleming.

Eris Fleming is a regional artist whose work reflects the bright Australian outback and the richness of the characters that live there.

Eris has an incredible ability to capture the spirit and eccentricities of country life.

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Cameron Park
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 6.7K from Finger Post

Finger Post: 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 6.7K from Finger Post

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