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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 7.8K from Suntop

The Lion of Waterloo


The Lion of Waterloo is believed to be the oldest licensed hotel west of the Blue Mountains that is still standing.
Dating back to 1841, The Lion of Waterloo was a popular destination for coaches, station hands, settlers and later miners.
Cobb and Co coaches would regularly stop here to change horses and refresh passengers before continuing on their journey.
Today the Lion is a charming tavern and restaurant.




Montefiores Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 10.9K from Suntop

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 11.2K from Suntop

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 11.2K from Suntop

Suntop: Events

The Lion of Waterloo - Australia's last pistol duel


The Lion of Waterloo in Wellington was built in 1841 and licensed in 1842 and is the oldest tavern still operating west of the Blue Mountains. The Lion of Waterloo was once a passenger stop for the Cobb and Co* and is touted as the site of the last pistol duel in Australia in 1854.

Today this piece of Wellington's history is a licensed tavern that offers friendly, old world charm with a great range of meals serving locals and visitors alike.

Join patrons at the Lion of Waterloo in Montefiores for live music and a re-enactment of the infamous pistol duel between Dr Curtis and Mr Sheridan.

*Cobb and Co became famous during the late 1800s for its horse and coach transport network across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. It provided gold escorts, mail services, passenger and freight lines to a number of towns and settlements including Wellington.




Montefiores Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 10.9K from Suntop

Wellington Bicentenary SpringFest Parade


SpringFest is bringing the biggest town street parade to Wellington yet!

Once again they will be celebrating their town with a nod to the past, present and future. Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to line Nanima Crescent and witness the spectacle that will be the Wellington Bicentenary SpringFest Parade.

The colourful parade will provide entertainment for people of all ages as the town band, gophers, Fowler Steam Engine, cars and floats roll through town. And there's a terrific opportunity for everyone to be involved this year as the SpringFest committee are encouraging participants and spectators to dress in period theme!

Marshalling will take place in Gisborne Street, Wellington from 9am.


Event Dates
2017
      23rd Sep


Lee Street and Nanima Crescent
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.1K from Suntop

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.




Percy Street
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.2K from Suntop

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 11.2K from Suntop

Wellington Caves Bicentenary Tours


As Wellington proudly celebrates its past, present and future the Wellington Caves are inviting visitors to come and experience a Free tour of the historic attraction.

Tourists have been visiting the Wellington Caves since about 1885 and there is evidence of these early tours scattered throughout. Come and join one of the experienced guides and hear their incredible accounts of days gone by.

Wellington Caves is offering free tours on Saturday August 19. If you would like to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to experience one of Wellington's premier tourist attractions for free all you need to do is attend the Wellington Bicentenary Celebrations in Cameron Park and register at the Wellington Caves stand. Once registered there are buses that will take you to and from the Caves. They will depart Cameron Park 30 minutes prior to the tour start time and bring you back to Cameron Park at the conclusion of your tour.

The Wellington Caves stand in Cameron Park will also feature a Wellington Caves display where you will learn about the giant animals that once roamed Australia and how scientists have been unearthing their bones at the Wellington Caves since the 1880's.




Nanima Crescent
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 11.2K from Suntop

Suntop: 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 11.1K from Suntop

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