Cobar Area


Historic Cobar

Located near the 'Old Res', Cobar's first water supply, is the ancient formation of Devil's Rock, accessed by a one-kilometre bushwalking track.

  • Mining machinery, Mining Tours
  • Palace Hotel, Broken Hill

About Cobar Area

Cobar and Nyngan are located on the eastern edge of Outback NSW. Cobar is at the crossroads of the Barrier Highway and Kidman Way; Nyngan is at the junction of the Mitchell and Barrier highways. The Barrier Highway starts from Nyngan on its journey through Outback NSW to Broken Hill.

Remnants of Cobar's rich mining tradition can be seen in the old mines and at Fort Bourke Hill. When there's good rain, bird-watching at the Macquarie Marshes, 64 km north of Nyngan is a must-do experience. You can also wander along a self-guided heritage trail to see many fine 19th-century buildings around Nyngan.


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Local areas

  • Cobar Discover the town's rich mining history on heritage walks and admire Aboriginal rock art.
  • Nyngan Visit the Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum in Nyngan, which is at the centre of a prime agricultural and wool-growing region.