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Stuart Town

Stuart Town sprang up when a gold rush was sparked in the 1870s and it has been claimed that there were as many as 6000 persons working the local fields at the peak of gold rush activities. The settlement was originally known as Ironbarks, after the trees in the area. The town was immortalised in Banjo Paterson's rollicking poem, 'The Man From Ironbark'.

Stuart Town's fair is held at Easter each year.

Stuart Town: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Stuart Town Historic Town Walk


Stuart Town was originally called Ironbarks, the village Banjo Paterson used for his poem, 'Man from Ironbark'. The Historic Town Walk encompasses the Open Air Museum, Railway Station, Bicentennial Rock, Cobbler's Cottage, the Ironbark Inn and much, much more!

Pop into the Rural Transaction Centre for a detailed map and further information.

The Historical Walking Tour and Heritage Drive brochures are also available at the Visitor Information Centre in Cameron Park, Wellington which is open Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm and 10am to 2pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.




Molong Street
Stuart Town, NSW, 2820

Located 0.1K from Stuart Town

Goldfields at Ironbarks


Between 1875 and 1914 it is estimated that 140,000 ounces of gold was mined here. You can stroll across The Common and see many old mines. There are over 50 mine shafts and a Chinese oven which is evidence of the strong role Chinese miners played in the development of the Central NSW goldfields.

Today you can fossick and pan for gold at two sites. Details can be obtained at Mookerawa Waters Caravan Park or purchase a Metal Detecting Map 'Gold Relic Sites - Stuart Town Goldfield'.




Wellington Street
Stuart Town, NSW, 2820

Located 0.4K from Stuart Town

Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum


Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum has one of the largest collections of Australian plants in cultivation. Over 50,000 flowering plants, shrubs and trees from more than 2,000 species are growing on 164 hectares overlooking the beautiful Lake Burrendong. The Arboretum's mission is to preserve and promote Australia's unique flora. Many rare and endangered species are being grown there.

The Arboretum was established in 1964, and has proven to be especially successful at growing plants from Western Australia and areas of low rainfall. It has received worldwide recognition for its remarkable collection of Australian plants and its pioneering role in the cultivation and promotion of our unique flora.

At all times there are some native plants in flower but from late winter to early summer the Arboretum explodes into colour as the hakeas, grevilleas and wattles are in bloom.

Indoor plant lovers will love the collection of sub tropical plants.




Tara Road,
(via Wellington)
Mumbil, NSW, 2820

Located 10.5K from Stuart Town

Eris Fleming Gallery


Eris Fleming is one of the great artists of Central NSW with his work being exhibited in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and other major centres across Australia and internationally.

His paintings focus on the fringe dwellers of outback society and their eccentricities, with the artist capturing the spirit of these people and their landscapes. The gallery is set at the base of the Catombal Range about 24 kilometres from Wellington.






344 Woodside Lane
Bakers Swamp, NSW, 2820

Located 18.5K from Stuart Town

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 24.3K from Stuart Town

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 24.4K from Stuart Town

Stuart Town: Events

The Man From Ironbark Festival


The Man From Ironbark Festival is an annual Easter festival in the rustic village of Stuart Town formerly Ironbarks.

Street stalls, street parade, live entertainers, doll, bear and craft expo, poetry in the pub, children's activities, helicopter rides, stage coach rides, art exhibition, historic buildings inspections, morning teas and lunches.

Special events held each year, camping available.




Molong Street
Stuart Town, NSW, 2820

Located 0.1K from Stuart Town

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 9.4K from Stuart Town

Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic


The Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic is strictly a 'catch and release' fishing competition with all native fish being released back into the dam. There will be approximately AUD35,000 worth of prizes to be won over the weekend with the major prize of a boat, motor and trailer package being a lucky draw - just enter, you don't even have to catch a fish!

All funds raised through the Fishing Competition go back into waterway initiatives including fishing education, habitat restoration and restocking.

More information can be found on the website.


Event Dates
2017
      14th Apr
      15th Apr
      16th Apr


Lake Burrendong State Park
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 15.1K from Stuart Town

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