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.
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.