Agriculture in Condobolin
Established as a river-crossing stopover for drovers, Condobolin was gazetted in 1859. It remains a pastoral township where wheat, sheep and cattle farming still predominate. The Condobolin Agricultural Show, in August, is a lively country event featuring rural displays, exhibitions and competitions.
Condobolin is an ideal place for relaxing by the river, taking in the area's natural beauty and exploring Aboriginal art and heritage.
You'll experience classic Country NSW hospitality in this township located on the banks of the Lachlan River, about 100 km west of Parkes. The name Condobolin comes from the Aboriginal name for hop bush, a native bush common to the area that bears fruit resembling hops.
Discover the wide open spaces around Condobolin on a country drive. Go sailing, windsurfing or waterskiing on Gum Bend Lake, a river diversion created specifically for water sports. Or climb Mount Tilga, which is 8 km to the north and considered to be the State's true geographical centre, for spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. And don't miss the famous âDish' at Parkes â the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope.