Cobar Area activities

  1. Bogan River

    The Bogan River was discovered by Charles Sturt in 1829 and is a minor river in the central western region of New South Wales, Australia. The Bogan starts near Forbes and flows generally north-north-west past Nyngan and is a tributary of th…

  2. Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum

    The Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum was built in a disused railway goods shed by a group of retired shearers and the people of Nyngan. Their wish was to inform the public of the important contribution that the shearing industry made and is c…

  3. Mount Grenfell Historic Site

    Mount Grenfell Historic Site in Cubba protects Ngiyampaa rock art. It’s a short walk to this important Aboriginal site, and a more challenging one to a scenic lookout. For thousands of years before Europeans settled in this part of NSW, Ngi…

  4. Cobar Miners Heritage Park

    Just over the road from the Great Cobar Heritage Centre, the park was completed in August 2002 to commemorate the miners who lost their lives in Cobar mines. Some of the objects which can be viewed at the park are: a two metre bronze scu…

  5. Willandra National Park

    Cycle, walk or drive through the various wildlife habitats of Western Rivers in Willandra National Park and discover remnants of the area’s rich pastoral history. Europeans were first attracted to the Willandra area by the river system and …

  6. Peak Gold Mines

    Eight kilometres South of Cobar, on the Kidman Way, is the site of Peak Gold Mines. The original Peak Gold Mine was opened in 1896 and in 1906 was purchased by the Great Cobar Copper Mining Co. At this time, underground mining only proceede…

  7. Merton Motor Trail

    Merton motor trail is a 20 kilometre loop that passes through the various spectacular landscapes and wildlife habitats of the park. Whether you’re driving or cycling, stop along the way to explore remnants of the area’s historic past, both …

  8. Great Cobar Heritage Centre

    The Great Cobar Heritage Centre is the former Administration Building (circa 1910) of the Great Cobar Copper Mine. The centre captures the essence of Cobar, housing an outstanding collection of exhibits which date from the early 1870s to th…

  9. Ngiyampaa Walking Track

    It’s worth the extra effort to hike along the range to the summit of Mount Grenfell, where you’ll find Choy trig station on Ngiyampaa walking track. There are expansive scenic views from the top across this otherwise flat landscape, and alo…

  10. Nyngan Museum

    Nyngan is located on the banks of the Bogan River in Outback New South Wales. In 1990 the Bogan River flooded the township and much history was destroyed. The Museum was established by a wonderful group of locals wanting to collect local fa…

  11. Cobar Heritage Walk

    The Cobar Heritage Walk starts at the Great Cobar Heritage Centre. Walkers should allow about an hour for the Heritage Walk, which takes in most of Cobar's points of interests and many of its old buildings. Traverse all the points of intere…

  12. The Kidman Way

    Travelling along the Kidman Way you will witness changing landscape, meet characters and enjoy a relaxing journey. The Kidman Way touring route takes you through the heart of NSW, taking in Jerilderie in the south to Barringun in the north.…

  13. Mount Grenfell Art Site Walk

    On the rocky overhangs of Mount Grenfell art site walk are human figures, animals, medicine, waterways, land, and Dreaming stories depicted in red, yellow, and ochre pigment, applied with a finger or brush. Ochres come from naturally tinted…

  14. Great Western Hotel

    The Great Western Hotel is a family friendly establishment located in the town of Cobar. The hotel offers bar facilities and dining facilities open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with a coffee shop also open seven days a week, and …

  15. Great Cobar Copper Mine

    Founded as the Great Cobar Copper Mining Co in 1870, it was one of the largest mining and processing operations in the world at the time. The Great Cobar Mine situated on a slight ridge and facing West over the Cobar township, would have be…