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Wattle Flat

Originally a farming area and located 34km north of Bathurst, Wattle Flat became a thriving gold town in 1855, when gold was discovered in the area. The population soared during this time to some 40,000 miners. The town was centered around 5 hotels, 2 stores, 2 schools, a Church of England and a Catholic church. Present Today Wattle Flat is a beautiful country village with distinguished old huts and cottages as well as many historic mines and diggings. Sensational flora and fauna are features of the area with comfortable accommodation all within a stone's throw. What to do and see This rustic rumbling village's main street is full of interesting old buildings, including the Old Court House and Police Station. Wattle Flat general store offers the traveller a welcoming morning or afternoon tea. The store has a wide range of supplies including special gift lines. Apple Dumpling Cottage is full of interesting items for sale, including general craft and collectables. Open weekends and holidays. The famous local race carnival, ムThe Bronze Thong', is held every January at the Wattle Flat Racecourse. It features a full day of country horse racing and other fascinating and fun family activities. Wattle Flat's Heritage Lands contain several hectares of ムArgyle Apple' (eucalyptus cinera) trees, one of the largest stands in the central west. They are small (15m) distinctive trees with attractive blue-grey foliage. ムBuurree', meaning wattle in the Wiradjuri community, is the walking trail of the Heritage Lands. The 3 hour return trip features spectacular views of Wattle Flat and Sofala from the hill top. Kangaroos, echidnas, wombats, goannas and many native birds join you on your walk. There are also 4WD tracks meandering through the reserve. Facilities/Services Facilities and services include a general store for all of your refreshments and petrol should you need to fill up. Some accommodation facilities can be found in the area..

Wattle Flat: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Blacksmith's Corner


Blacksmith's Corner is located in the old gold mining village of Wattle Flat which is 10 kilometres south of the historic and well known village of Sofala.

This landmark was once the original blacksmith shop and Cobb and Co stop in the 1880s.
Stop off and have a look at the old Australiana artefacts or walk across to the local arts and craft centre.

The General Store offers a cuppa and there is the rural and hardware store for any camping needs.

Take time to visit the Heritage Lands and do some bush walking along the Boree Track.




3823 Sofala Road
Wattle Flat, NSW, 2795

Located 0.0K from Wattle Flat

Turon Technology Museum


Winner of a National Trust Heritage Award, The Turon Technology Museum offers something for everyone - from the steam engine enthusiast to children discovering the wider world of technology.

Situated in a secluded area off the Ilford-Sofala Road and just midway between the towns is the Turon Technology Museum, also known as the Museum of Power, which displays some of the fascinating engines and engineering behind the Industrial Revolution.

You will discover that the truth about this most important revolution is very different to your school book history.

The museum focuses on the power technology from 1850 to 1950, including steam turbines, a marine diesel engine and compressors. Many of the engines are in working order and those in the steam display are operational.

Kiosk, toilets, picnic area, parking are available.

Group bookings are essential and catering is available by arrangement.




5833 Sofala Road
Sofala, NSW, 2795

Located 16.2K from Wattle Flat

Wattle Flat: Events

Wattle Flat Bronze Thong


The 2016 Wattle Flat Bronze Thong is coming back with a new one day format 10am till late! Enjoy horse racing, live bands, wood chopping, Ute muster, Calcutta goat racing, novelty events and of course the thong throwing championship! Live music headlined by popular local band 'The Works' to keep you dancing into the night! Stalls, BBQ and spit roast, food for the kids plus great coffee available all day and into the night!


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct


3502 Limekilns Road
Wattle Flat, NSW, 2795

Located 3.8K from Wattle Flat

Sofala and District Agriculture and Horticulture Show


The Sofala district looks forward to showcasing some of the district's best arts and crafts, as well as flowers, birds, poultry and, of course, their vegetables at the Sofala and District Agriculture and Horticulture Show. Come along for the food and entertainment which will include puppet shows, a snake display, helicopter rides and lots more.






Sofala Showground
Sofala, NSW, 2795

Located 6.5K from Wattle Flat

Brucedale Twilight Concert


The Brucedale Twilight Concert is a highlight of the Bathurst and region music calendar which is held each March. Performances are staged on the veranda of the historic Brucedale house and feature local musicians and bands. Bring a picnic basket, rug or chairs and enjoy a beautiful evening of classical music under the stars. Tickets available at the gate.




1361 Sofala Road
Peel, NSW, 2795

Located 20.1K from Wattle Flat

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