Nyngan

The Mid-State Shearing Shed is a proud local monument to Nyngan’s shearing industry. Housed in a former railway shed, the shearing equipment, wool and bag stencils and shearing stalls evoke the true atmosphere of a shearing shed, honouring the contribution that sheep and shearers have made to modern Australia.

Nyngan Museum has a captivating collection of artefacts and displays that relate to local history. Included are exhibits tracing the 1835 journey of the explorer Major Mitchell, the first to document a journey along the Bogan River, railway displays and local domestic appliances used on early sheep stations. 

The Nyngan Visitor Information Centre - Cobar Area

Located north-west of Cobar, the Mount Grenfell Historic Site has outstanding examples of Ngiyampaa Aboriginal rock art. Found in three main rock shelters once used as habitation sites, the images depict human and animal figures painted with ochre, clay and other natural pigments. There are also some fine examples of hand stencils.

To the north of Nyngan, the Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve is one of the largest inland semi-permanent wetlands in south-eastern Australia and a major breeding area for waterbirds. The region is also a habitat for a large number of other wildlife species. Access is restricted to researchers however at certain times the National Parks and Wildlife Service operates guided activities around the reserve.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Narran Lake Open Day

    Thursday 11 April 2019 , Brewarrina

    Discover the significance of Narran Lake Nature Reserve, near Brewarrina, on this special day. Find out about the rich culture and stories of the traditional Aboriginal custodians of this area.…

    11 Apr
  2. The Grey Mardi Gras

    Friday 12 April 2019 to Monday 15 April 2019 , Cobar

    The Grey Mardi Gras will held April 2019. The festival of happiness will celebrate everything 1950s, '60s and '70s. Stomp, jive and bump at the buffet dinner dance on Friday, strut your stuff at the parade and markets on Saturday, groove…

    12 Apr - 15 Apr
  3. Bre Big Fish

    Tuesday 11 June 2019 , Brewarrina

    Held on the June long weekend, the "Bre Big Fish" is become bigger and better every year, attracting over 600 anglers in 2015. The Brewarrina Fishing Club aims to reduce the amount of pest fish such as Carp and restock the Barwon-Darling…

    11 Jun