HIGHLIGHTS

From the acclaimed wine region of Mudgee to the historic gold town of Bathurst, the beautiful western regions of Country NSW offer charm with sophisticated food, wine, heritage and year-round event experiences. Along with conference and event facilities, the Mudgee region boasts award-winning wineries and restaurants, beautiful wilderness and wonderful historic villages. Book a conference in the heart of the beautiful Macquarie Valley (home to Dubbo’s famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo) for gorgeous heritage and beautiful gardens and conservation areas perfect for picnics and gatherings. There’s also plenty to do in your downtime in Bathurst, from wine tasting, galleries and markets to the breathtaking Abercrombie Caves.

MUST DO

  • Visit Dubbo's Taronga Western Plains Zoo
  • Explore the Abercrombie Caves
  • Visit Mudgee’s historic villages
  • Wine taste in a country vineyard
  • Follow a food trail in Orange

CLIMATE

Mild temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters.

  • Summer average 11–27°C
  • Winter average 1–11°C

INDUSTRY

  • Fruit
  • Wine
  • Mining
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Bathurst

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With colonial goldfields, dinosaur skeletons, limestone caves and gorgeous heritage buildings and parks, the Bathurst region is a beautiful and inspiring place to hold an event. Find plenty of tours and places to stay in the region, in one of Australia’s oldest inland colonial settlements.

Mudgee

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Discover beautiful heritage and acclaimed wines in Mudgee, the heart of the Mudgee wine region northwest of Sydney. Enjoy wine tasting at cellar doors and dining at delicious restaurants. There are wonderful tours and thrilling adventures, including hot-air ballooning and skydiving.

Cowra

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On the banks of the beautiful Lachlan River, Cowra will intrigue and excite with its historical buildings, military history, tranquil gardens, fine wines and cultural heritage. The town is a little over four hours’ drive west of Sydney in the verdant Lachlan Valley, a fertile farming area.

Orange

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With impressive colonial buildings, award-winning restaurants and elegant wine bars, the vibrant city of Orange is the perfect destination for memorable events and gatherings. Enjoy delicious festivals and stroll in beautiful parks and gardens. Nearby are acclaimed wineries to visit and wilderness trails.

Dubbo

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In the heart of the beautiful Macquarie Valley, Dubbo is home to the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo and rich with heritage and gorgeous gardens and conservation areas perfect for events and gatherings. Enjoy museums, galleries and markets, and visit vineyards for wine tasting.

Parkes

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From the world-famous radio telescope, nicknamed The Dish, to the rich agricultural and mining heritage and the fun Parkes Elvis Festival, Parkes is wonderful destination. This beautiful town was named after Sir Henry Parkes, a colonial politician credited as the father of Australia’s federation.

What's on in Country NSW Central

24 Feb - 25 Feb

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Banjo Paterson - More Than A Poet Exhibition

Saturday 24 February to Sunday 25 February 2018, Molong

24 Feb - 25 Feb

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Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

Saturday 24 February to Sunday 25 February 2018, Orange

24 Feb - 25 Feb

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Grenfell Community Arts and Craft Group Exhibit

Saturday 24 February to Sunday 25 February 2018, Grenfell

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