Wellington has long been known for its rich history and breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled in the foothills of the Mount Arthur Reserve where the Bell and Macquarie Rivers meet, this charming town…
Wellington has long been known for its rich history and breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled in the foothills of the Mount Arthur Reserve where the Bell and Macquarie Rivers meet, this charming town is a bona fide nature lover’s paradise.
Wellington was named after the Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Wellington is the second oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains, with Bathurst being the first.
The traditional Aboriginal Binjang People of the Wiradjuri Nation is known to have lived in the Wellington Valley for more than 25,000 years. Many of their descendants still live in and around Wellington.
Wellington is the major centre between the Central Western towns of Orange and Dubbo and is four and a half hours drive from Sydney on the Mitchell Highway.
Major attractions in and around Wellington include the Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine, Gateway Sculpture, Wellington-Osawano Japanese Gardens, Heritage Trails and Drives, Mt Arthur Reserve, Lake Burrendong and Lake Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum.
Pure joy as you wake to the sunrise. Awe as you make it to the snowy peak. A sense of adventure as you motor across red plains. The relief of rejuvenation as you wade into an alpine stream. Connection as you taste native, fragrant leaves. A sense of belonging as you return to your favourite holiday house. Freedom as you dash into the waves. Discover the endless feelings a visit to NSW can inspire.
Destination NSW acknowledges and respects Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and occupants of New South Wales land and water.