Arts, culture and heritage in Nyngan
Explorer Thomas Mitchell camped at the site of the present-day town in 1835 and the town site was surveyed in 1882. Wander the self-guided heritage trail to see many fine 19th-century buildings.
Nyngan lies at the junction of the Mitchell and Barrier highways, near the geographical centre of New South Wales. The Barrier Highway starts from Nyngan on its journey through Outback NSW to Broken Hill. Today Nyngan is at the centre of a prime agricultural and wool-growing region.
Take a drive through Cobb & Co country around Nyngan, past Duck Creek, the Eenaweena Plains and Monkey Bridge. See if you can spot the ruins of the old pub at Monkey. When there's good rain, bird-watching at the Macquarie Marshes, 64 km north of Nyngan is a must-do experience.