Things to Do in Condobolin
Gum Bend Lake
A visit to Gum Bend Lake, a man-made lake three kilometres from Condobolin and when full is 1.75 metres deep. Opened on 22 October 1988, Gum Bend Lake was a project to commemorate Australia’s bicentenary and was jointly funded by the NSW Bicentennial Council, the people of Condobolin and the Lachlan Shire Council.
Gum Bend Lake is ideal for water skiing and also proves popular with bird watchers and fishing on the nearby Lachlan River.
For further information on Gum Bend Lake click here.
The Lachlan River
The Lachlan River is responsible for much of the Heart of NSW landscape. To experience the history and beauty of this iconic inland river, visitors can admire the river at Condobolin or through any of the Travelling Stock Reserves (TSR’s).
For information on fishing on the Lachlan River click here.
Wiradjuri Study Centre
Wiradjuri The Wiradjuri Study Centre is located on the corner of Cunningham Street & McDonnell Street and was constructed with the express purpose of promoting the study and understanding of Wiradjuri culture.
The centre offers a local hub for training, development and employment, cultural appreciation, cultural awareness and heritage issues, a keeping place and a space to yarn up. Local Indigenous art and products are available for purchase.
You are welcome to visit this centre by appointment, please phone 02 6895 4664 or visit their website – www.wiradjuricondocorp.com
Mt Tilga – Heart of NSW
Mount Tilga is eight kilometres north of Condobolin on the Melrose Rd and was originally known in the 1800s as the geographical centre of NSW.
Enjoy the environment at the base of the mountain, or for the more adventurous you may wish to carefully climb to the summit for panoramic 360 degree views of the Lachlan Valley.
The Condobolin Railway Museum at Madline Street Condobolin, is a must – see for train buffs. It houses a diverse collection of old trikes, trailers and railway items as well as other pieces including old motors and horse drawn machinery donated by local people.
Visitors to the museum on Madline Street in Condobolin are most welcome; simply ask the staff at Western Plains Regional Development Centre or call 02 6895 3301 to arrange a visit.
The Lachlander Museum at 46 Bathurst Street Condobolin printed their newspaper on one of the last operational hot metal printing presses in Australia up until January 2004. All of the equipment previously used has been kept complete and is available for inspection by appointment at the Lachlander Museum. Machinery includes three presses and two intertype machines. To make an appointment please phone the friendly staff at The Lachlander on 02 6895 4010.