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Mendooran Mural

Mendooran

New South Wales

Mendooran is located in Central New South Wales, 65 kilometres north east of Dubbo and 68 kilometres south of Coonabarabran. Settled in the 1840s, Mendooran is the oldest town on the Castlereagh River. It is also the premier mural town of New South Wales. The town is like an open-air art gallery painted with more than 10 colourful murals reflecting scenes from local history and rural life. Mendooran is a peaceful country town which still retains its old time charm and traditional wide streets. There are several picnic and rest areas in Mendooran making it an ideal spot for a restful stopover. Driving via Mendooran is a short cut between Coonabarabran and Dubbo, reducing your travel time by 15 minutes. From Coonabarabran, it is also the most direct route to and from Sydney, travelling via Mendooran, Dunedoo and Mudgee. A great place for a short break in your journey.

Jerilderie

Jerilderie

New South Wales

Jerilderie is located on the Newell Highway and is a major merino stud area. It is also the gateway to the Kidman Way, an 800 kilometres outback highway. Jerilderie's large agricultural industry includes olives, onions, cotton, canola, wool, beef, wheat and rice. Nearly a quarter of the nations tomatoes are grown in the area and there is a tomato-processing factory in town. Visit Organic One and Billabong Vineyard, one of Australia's first organic vineyards, that produces high quality organic wines for local and international markets. Jerilderie is the only New South Wales town visited by the bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang. You can learn more about the gang's exploits by following the Ned Kelly raid trail. Visit Ye Old Bank of New South Wales for an insight into the town's colonial history.

North Wollongong

Wollongong

New South Wales

Wollongong is the third largest city in New South Wales and an hour's drive south of Sydney. Take the F6 Southern Freeway or for a more scenic route, turn off at the Royal National Park and follow Grand Pacific Drive. Wollongong's superb beaches, accommodation options, brewery by the beach and alfresco dining choices make it a great base for exploring the south coast region. Thrill-seekers can skydive, hang-glide or paraglide, enjoy Harley and Ferrari joy rides and play golf on a beachside course. Cycleways line the coast, so hire a bike and explore Wollongong with the kids. The Wollongong City Gallery has one of the best regional art collections in New South Wales with a special focus on colonial and early Australian art, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artefacts. Don't miss Nan Tien Buddhist temple with its pretty gardens, a 10 minute drive from the city.

Trundle

Trundle

New South Wales

Situated 65 kilometres northwest of Parkes on "The Bogan Way", Trundle is a rural community, production consisting mostly of wheat, sheep and cattle farming. If you're looking to capture a classic photo of a country town, look no further than Trundle. Picture yourself here, standing on New South Wales' widest main street, next to the longest wooden verandah in Australia! This famous verandah belongs to the Heritage Listed Trundle Hotel, built in 1909. The two storey hotel was built out of pise mud, rendered with cement and adorned with a 66 metre long wooden verandah. Today the hotel offers a great spot for a drink, counter meal or accommodation. There are no problems with making an angle park in Trundle. Forbes Street is New South Wales' widest main street, coincidentally also measuring 66 metres. Locals say you need a packed lunch to get from one side to the other.

Wean

Wean

New South Wales

Wean is a well known Boggabri property in the New England region of north west New South Wales. The Wean Amateur Picnic Races have been held here for more than 90 years; held in July each year they are one of the few true picnic races still operating in New South Wales. Coaches operate from Boggabri to take patrons to and from races and after dark dinner and dancing is held on the course. Stay at historic pubs or the local motel.

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

New South Wales

Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage-listed paradise located 660 kilometres off the north coast of New South Wales and less than two hours' flight from Brisbane or Sydney. At any one time, you'll be one of only 400 visitors on Lord Howe Island. Relaxed and unhurried, this island is best explored on bicycle or foot. World Heritage listed for its outstanding natural beauty, remarkable geology and rare collection of birds, plants and marine life, Lord Howe is surrounded by the world's southernmost coral reef. The pristine waters form Lord Howe Island Marine Park, one of the largest in New South Wales. Enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking and fishing. Or explore walking tracks and Lord Howe's 64 unique species of flowering plants and seabird colonies. A wide range of accommodation styles, sumptuous spa treatments, beautiful hotels and great dining make Lord Howe Island the perfect getaway.

Sawn Rocks, Narrabri

Narrabri

New South Wales

Located in the heart of the rich Namoi Valley in north west New South Wales, Narrabri is a vibrant country centre known for cotton, beef and wheat production. Surrounded by beautiful natural attractions, explore the spectacular Mount Kaputar National Park with 36,000 hectares of wilderness formed around the extinct Nandewar Volcano. Or Pilliga Forest with walking tracks, bird watching and several hot artesian bore baths to soak in. Nearby Yarrie Lake and Narrabri Lake are popular for water sports including windsurfing, swimming and canoeing and are havens for local and migratory birds. Buy Narrabri's local produce such as olives, wine, honey and pasta. Learn about radio astronomy at the CSIRO Australia Telescope and head to Narrabri Fish Farm, the largest aquaculture farm in New South Wales.

Parkes Radio Telescope

Parkes

New South Wales

Parkes is a great place to stop and explore what the Central West of New South Wales has to offer. No visit to Parkes would be complete without visiting the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope - star of the Australian movie 'The Dish'. The purpose of the mysterious looking dish can be described as 'listening to the stars". The Telescope is one of Australia's most prominent landmarks and part of Australia's scientific and engineering heritage. The Henry Parkes Centre is a major cultural tourism precinct, incorporating the Visitor Information Centre and four unique collections: The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit, Motor Museum, Antique Machinery and extensive History Collection. For fantastic views of Parkes, drive to Memorial Hill (Bushman's Street), one of the highest points in Parkes offering great panoramic views over the shire. Bushman's Hill is the site of one of Parkes' first Gold Mines, in operation over 100 years ago.

Cessnock Wine Tasting

Cessnock

New South Wales

Cessnock is located two hours north of Sydney in the Hunter Valley. Originally a service town for travellers and farmers, its growth was due to the establishment of mining in the region. Enjoy wine tastings in nearby Pokolbin, one of New South Wales' most vital winemaking areas and at the vineyards of the Lower Hunter Valley. The town has a number of fine restaurants, guesthouses and galleries. Visit The Convict Trail, a conservation project that is restoring the convict-built Great North Road. Or enjoy the Marthaville Arts and Crafts Centre and the nearby historic town of Wollombi.

Coffs Harbour Main Beach

Coffs Harbour

New South Wales

Most famous for the giant man-made banana at the northern end of town, Coffs Harbour is one of the largest regional cities in New South Wales. Sprawling for miles up and down the coast, the area's many beaches make for perfect holidaying territory ­ with surfing, fishing and sand-side picnics and barbecues amongst the favourite pastimes of visitors and locals alike. The banana plantations that fill the hills around the area make the landscape richly green and unusual. The town centre is great for city-standard shopping and is home to many recreational clubs and nightspots.

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