What's on in Central West NSW


The Central West Region in the heart of New South Wales boasts a blend of agriculture, wine makers, historic villages, mining, National Parks and forests and outstanding natural beauty. It encompasses the locality west of the Blue Mountains and Sydney, north of the Riverina and south of the New England Region. The foremost towns and villages in the region are Lithgow, Parkes, Bathurst, Forbes and Orange. South of Bathurst are the spectacular Abercrombie Caves that are very popular with touirists. The locality has a rich heritage including some renowned bushrangers and links to the major gold-rush era in New South Wales. The historic goldrush villages Hill End, Sofala, Ophir, Gulgong and Rylestone showcase this era with many buildings from this era still preserved and used in the towns. The local museums are worth visting. The area also has a rich Aboriginal heritage and many fine examples of Aboriginal rock paintings on display. Cowra and Mudgee have recently become well known for their vineyards and wine. Many of the local wineries offer wine tastings at their cellar door outlets, some with cafes and restaurants. In the major township of Dubbo is the world famous Western Plains Zoo, which has an open-plain display of over 1,400 animals from many countries throughout the world. The Central West district is also very famous for astronomy research and includes the Parkes Radio Telescope and the Anglo Australian Observatory at Sliding Springs, Coonabarabran. There are several other lesser known observatories located in the region, situated at Dubbo, Bathurst, Gilgandra and Cowra. The Central West Region includes more than eight Nature Reserves and twelve National Parks. Amongst the most famous is the Warrumbungle National Park established about 30 km west of Coonabarabran. These parks offer wonderful opportunities for magnificent scenery, native fauna and flora, photography, camping, mountain bike rides, bushwalking and rock climbing. The area is also renowned for gliding and hot-air ballooning.

See What's on in Towns in the Region:

Bathurst, Canowindra, Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Cowra, Dubbo, Forbes, Gilgandra, Hill End, Mudgee, Narromine, Orange, Parkes, Wellington


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Pastoral Hotel Dubbo
Macquarie Inn, Dubbo
Amaroo Hotel, Dubbo
The Monkey Bar, Dubbo
Coachman Hotel Motel, Parkes
Trundle Hotel
Dubbo RSL Memorial Club
Dubbo Railway Bowling Club
Gosford RSL Club
Gosford RSL Club
Westside Hotel, Dubbo West
Commercial Hotel Dubbo
Royal Hotel, Narromine
Grand Hotel, Wellington ‎
Jack Duggans Irish Pub
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Bathurst Observatory Research Facility
Orange Ex-Services Club
Quality Hotel Bathurst
Panthers Bathurst
Hydro Majestic Hotel
Zig Zag Railway Co-Op
The Knickerbocker Hotel
Oxford Hotel
The Family Hotel
Imperial Hotel Mount Victoria
Citigate Mount Panorama Bathurst
Australia Cinema 4
Lithgow Workmen's Club
Jenolan Caves Resort
Ashcroft's Licensed Restaurant
Eagle View Escape
Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Lolli Redini Restaurant
Kubba Roonga Guest House
Quality Inn St. Mounts
Gardners Inn Hotel
Comfort Inn Governor Macquarie
The Hill End Lodge Motel
Bathurst R.S.L. Club
Jack Duggans Irish Pub
Bathurst City Panthers Bowling Club
Orange Ex-Services Club
Panthers Bathurst
GT Angus Bar and Grill
Gardners Inn Hotel
The Knickerbocker Hotel
Orange Jazz Club Inc.
Ophir Tavern
Kelly's Rugby Hotel, Orange
Muzz Music, Orange
Gladstone Hotel, Orange
Occidental Hotel, Orange Dining
Central Hotel, Ungarie Dining
The Bushmans Tavern, Parkes
West Wyalong S & C Sports Club
Town & Country Tavern, Ungarie
Club House Hotel, Wellington
Exchange Hotel, Grenfell
Commercial Hotel, Parkes
Top Town Tavern, West Wyalong
Cowra Services Club
Cowra Bowling & Recreation Club
Cowra Golf Club
Cowra Hotel
Cowra Service Club
Imperial Hotel
Lachlan Hotel
Railway Hotel, Cowra
Court House Hotel, Mudgee
Federal Hotel, Mudgee
Lawson Park Hotel, Mudgee
Mudgee Bowling Club
Mudgee Golf Club
Paragon Hotel, Mudgee
Woolpack Hotel, Mudgee
Broadway Hotel, Parkes
Cambridge Hotel, Parkes
Coachman Hotel-Motel, Parkes
Commercial Hotel, Parkes
Grand Hotel Parkes
Parkes Bowling Club
Parkes Hotel
Royal Hotel, Parkes
Star Hotel, Parkes
The Bushmans Tavern, Parkes


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