Central NSW includes the townships of Bathurst, Blayney, Orange, Mudgee, Cowra, Canowindra,Grenfell, Parkes, Forbes Condobolin, Oberon and Lithgow.
There is an amazing range of experiences to discover in Central NSW—from the region’s bountiful natural treasures to its strong sense of history and heritage with aboriginal culture, warm hospitality, quaint country village escapes, tantalising food and wine experiences, and ‘one of a kind’ events that will leave a lasting impression on all visitors.
To make it easier to mark down your ‘must-dos’, we have some highlights and festivals & events to help plan your autumn visit below.
Many properties in Central NSW were built in the 1800s and are now restored to luxurious accommodations, including The Old Parkes Convent, Grenfell Hall B&B, Forbes Railway Station, and Perry Street Hotel in Mudgee, Paradise in Cowra and Bishop's Court Estate in Bathurst. For a special twist, spend the night in a cave at Hatter’s Hideout, sleep in a converted shearing shed at Black Sheep Inn, enjoy a bush retreat at Ruwenzori or cuddle up in a self-contained railway carriage at Neville Siding.
Experience autumn’s glory at the impressive Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre. Visit the breath taking Mayfield Gardens in Oberon featuring an 80-metre cascade, aviary, nut terraces and sunken parterre. Indulge in a Japanese pamper experience at Blue Mountains Sparadise in Lithgow—a traditional Japanese Bath and Tea House with indoor and outdoor spas, Zen garden, reflexology path and Japanese Shiatsu massage.