In the charming country town of Condobolin, you’ll find plenty of cultural heritage, fun water sports and the iconic Utes in the Paddock art installation, among other things to do. Located on the Lachlan River, Australia’s fourth-longest river, Condobolin is a good spot for fishing.

A great destination for a riverside escape, you’ll find a range of places to stay, including a caravan park, country pubs and comfortable motels. Explore the picturesque Parkes region on a scenic drive to the nearby towns of Parkes, Forbes or West Wyalong. All are only 70 minutes away.

A sunrise reflecting off the Lachlan River, Condobolin, NSW

Gum Bend Lake is a popular waterway for waterskiing, windsurfing and sailing. There is a dedicated swimming area and picnic tables, free barbecues and other amenities. The kids will love the children’s playground, and there is a shared cycling and walking track into town.

Utes in the Paddock is a cool sculpture installation of classic Holden pickups painted by famous Australian artists. Time your visit for the cross-country motor races, picnic racing carnivals or Condobolin Show in August, which is a lively agricultural fair. Check out the lively events calendar.

Wakeboarding on Gum Bend Lake, Condobolin

Established as a river-crossing stopover for drovers in the 19th century, the area is the traditional land of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal people. Browse local indigenous arts at the Wiradjuri Study Centre. For panoramic views of the region, climb to the top of nearby Mount Tilga.

The shimmering Lake Cargelligo is about an hour’s drive west of Condobolin. The large, tranquil waterway by a town of the same name is perfect for a range of water sports, including kayaking, waterskiing and fishing. There is also a shared walking and cycling track along the pretty foreshore.