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About Central NSW

From humble slab huts to the lavish hotels and mansions built during gold and farming booms, Central NSW is a region where history is preserved by architecture. After a day immersing yourself in the areas rich history, heritage and wide open spaces don’t miss the opportunity to experience some of NSW finest regional foods, hospitality and wine vineyards - many of which have cellar doors, (particularly in the Cowra-Orange-Mudgee district. There are 14 National Parks and nature reserves to discover - including Wollemi National Park in the south to the Warrumbungles in the north - and many opportunities to explore underground at Abercrombie Caves and the Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine. Be sure not to miss the famous Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, and the opportunity to do a lap of the circuit at the legendary Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit in Bathurst. Or for an experience of a different kind discover space and learn about astronomy at any of the six observatories in the region.

When to Visit Central NSW

Central NSW is well known for its four distinctive seasons. At any time of the year the region is alive with a kaleidoscope of colours. Golden reds and oranges splash through the towns in autumn, winter frosts and occasional snowfalls bring a brilliant white contrasted by a rich velvet green in spring and with summer’s arrival comes a warm sunshine ideal for enjoying all that Region has to offer. For the foodies: the F.O.O.D (Food of Orange District) Week is held each autumn. A number of food and wine focused events are held during the 2 week period including several gala dinners, music celebrations, wine tasting events, farm gate tours, tastings, demonstrations, theatre, art, lunches and the signature F.O.O.D Week event, F.O.O.D Affair (a community event attracting over 10,000 annually).

Getting Around Central NSW

You can fly direct to Dubbo City Airport is situated 5 kilometres North West of Dubbo. It is one of the leading regional airports in Australia with 247 Regular Public flights per week. Alternatively charter flights fly into regional airports at Orange, Bathurst, Cowra & Parks. By Road the region is accessed from Sydney by following the Great Western Highway West. Public bus and taxi services are available within major towns, however the best way to truly discover the region is with your own vehicle.
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