Central West

The Central West is the area heading inland from the Blue Mountains for around 400km. Lithgow and Bathurst lead into this region, both featuring some fabulous landscape and sights.

Bathurst is located west of Lithgow and is home to a selection of Victorian buildings, which are spectacular. Any motor racing fans couldn't turn down the opportunity to visit the nearby Mt. Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, where the 1000 Touring car Race is held in October. As the road is public you can even get to drive around it.

Just west of Bathurst is Orange, where fruit growing, other than oranges, is popular. It was also considered as the Federal capital, although Canberra took preference.

Blue Mountains

Ophir is nearby and still popular today with gold fossickers. You can also drive to the top of Mt. Canobolas for some great views. Further west again is the wealthy looking Forbes, where many 19th century buildings are still standing. It has a museum and Vintage village telling the history of the area.

Mudgee Church

South of Bathurst you should visit the beautiful Abercrombie Caves, where there are guided tours everyday. You should also travel down to Cowra.

Dubbo Gaol

Heading north from Bathurst you should visit the old gold town Sofala, the old mining town of HillEnd, aswell as Rylestone and its Aboriginal rock paintings. North again from Rylestone is the wine growing region of Mudgee. It is a really great place to stay and a weekend getaway delight.

About 10km north of Mudgee is Nagundie where you will find an Aboriginal water hole.

A further 20km and you will stumble across another old gold town. On your journey north to these wonderful places you will finally reach Dubbo

Central West, NSW Accommodation

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