More information about this region of Central West NSW.
From the gold rush towns of Sofala and Hill End to remote sheep stations, the Central West NSW region (Explorer Country) offers visitors an unforgettable bush experience
History comes alive before your eyes and can be read in the architecture - from humble slab huts to the lavish wooden hotels and mansions built during gold and farming booms. Places such as Gulgong, Ophir and Sofala are a window on our pioneering past.
Central West NSW doesn't begin and end here however. After a day exploring the wide open spaces, you can sample superb food, wine and hospitality particularly in the Cowra-Orange-Mudgee district.
Central West NSW offers a diverse range of experiences, a highlight of which is the famous Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.
There are 14 National Parks and nature reserves to discover - including Wollemi National Park in the south and the Warrumbungles in the north. There are also many opportunities to explore underground at Abercrombie Caves and in the Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine.
Above ground discover space and learn about astronomy at any of the six observatories in the region - Siding Springs and Skywatch near Coonabarabran, Darby Falls near Cowra, Gilgandra, Dubbo and the Radio Telescope at Parkes which helped track man's first footsteps on the moon.
... discover the romance of the Australian Bush in the Central West NSW region, enriched through your B&B experience!