Nature in Cobar

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Nature in Cobar

A region rich with mining history, the Cobar area is also abundant in fine examples of natural beauty. Ranging from scenic walks to significant historic sites, the Outback NSW area’s natural attractions are well worth exploring.

  • Mt. Grenfell, Cobar
  • Mt. Grenfell, Cobar

Things to do around Cobar

Cobar Miners Memorial

An ancient gathering site for the local Ngiyampaa people, the red rocky ridges of the Mount Grenfell Historic Site form one of the Cobar area’s best vantage points for scenic views.

Make your way through the site, past malee and cyprus pines, to the Mount Grenfell art site walk and take time out to enjoy the vivid colours of three protected collections of Indigenous rock art. Depicting human figures, animals, the land and more stories from the Dreaming, marvel at ancient artworks which hold great significance to the local Ngiyampaa people.

Enjoy expansive views across the Cobar area, including spectacular rock formations, stretches of red soil and open grasslands, by following the Ngiyampaa walking track to the summit of Mount Grenfell. Keep an eye out for red and grey kangaroos, emus, geckos, bearded dragon lizards and native birdlife along the way.

Explore the natural beauty of the area on foot with a walk along the Nilla Yannagalang Billana track. Pass through black box woodland and black bluebush shrubland as you make your way alongside the course of the Willandra Creek and past examples of historic pastoral infrastructure. If the creek is flowing, spot waterbirds including herons, spoonbills, egrets and other species.

Enjoy the scenic landscape from the comfort of your car, bicycle or motorbike by following the Merton Motor Trail. See many different wildlife habitats, as well as remnants of Indigenous and pastoral settlements, as you ride along the 20km loop.