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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

Sofala Bookshop (Slado's Recycled Books)

Slado's Recycled Books has been established since the mid 1990s and until October 2016 was located on George Street, Bathurst.

They are now located on Denison Street, Sofala - an historic gold mining village situated on the Bathurst - Mudgee road.

There are over 10,000 books across most genres including Australiana, modern fiction, crime, war, self help, art, craft, gardening, cooking, railways, fishing, nature, children's, poetry and the list goes on.

You will find first editions and rare books, plus there is a search system where staff will seek out that elusive book that you have been looking for to finish off a collection - they have an additional 20 000+ books off site.

Today, Slado's Recycled Books is more commonly known as Sofala Bookshop.

Visit them when you come to Sofala you never know what 'gem' you could find!

34 Denison Street
Sofala, NSW, 2795

Located 6.7K 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

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