From the fantastic Utes in the Paddock sculptures to fishing on Australia’s fourth-longest river and water sports on a popular lake, Condobolin is an exciting country town near Parkes. Enjoy a fabulous events calendar,  the lively Condobolin Show in August is a thrill for the whole family.

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About Condobolin

On the banks of the Lachlan River, Condobolin is a beautiful country town in the Parkes region of Country NSW. You’ll find wonderful things to do and see, from fishing on Australia’s fourth-longest river and water sports to intriguing sculptures, cultural heritage and exciting events.

A wonderful destination for a riverside escape, getting to Condobolin is easy. Scenic drives across the breathtaking countryside from Parkes, Forbes or West Wyalong are only 70 minutes. You’ll find a range of places to stay, from a caravan park to classic country pubs and comfortable motels.

Utes in the Paddock, Condobolin - Image DNSW; Dee Kramer

Just outside the town is Gum Bend Lake, a popular waterway for waterskiing, windsurfing and sailing. There is a dedicated swimming area and picnic tables, free barbecues and other amenities. The kids will love the children’s playground and there is a shared cycling and walking track into town.

Utes in the Paddock is a cool sculpture attraction of classic Holden pickups painted by famous Australian artists. Check out the events calendar for cross-country motor races and picnic racing carnivals. The Condobolin Show in August is a lively agricultural fair and fun for the whole family.

Established as a river-crossing stopover for drovers in the 19th century, the area is the traditional land of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal people. You can browse local indigenous arts at the Wiradjuri Study Centre. For spectacular panoramic views of the region, climb to the top of nearby Mount Tilga.

Fly into Parkes Airport

Family at the airport

Parkes Airport is located 5 km from Parkes’ town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip west. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express services the airport with around 18 weekly direct flights to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Parkes.


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