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.
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Fly into Parkes Airport
Parkes Airport is located 5 km from the Parkes’ town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip east. 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.
Lachlan River at Condoblin. Image Lachlan Shire Council
Aerial view of Lake Cargelligo. Image Lachlan Shire Council
Condoblin Community Centre with arts and craft shop. Image Lachlan Shire Council