Cobar is a flourishing town built around the thriving mining and pastoral industries. Mining commenced here in the 1870s and today the town is an important source of copper, lead, silver, zinc and gold. Find out about Cobar's past at the Great Cobar Heritage.
Mining has long been the lifeblood of Cobar, and the wealth that followed its discovery influenced the many fine buildings still in existence. Among the many reminders of its past glory is the Great Cobar Open Cut, originally an open-cut 100-m deep mine.
Follow the self-guided Cobar Heritage Walk and Centenary of Federation Walking Track to uncover the town’s history. View the open-cut mine and Cobar’s surroundings from Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, the site of the town’s first gold mine.
Explore the Aboriginal rock art at Mount Grenfell, where three main rock shelters feature more than 1,000 images.