Cobar

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Sitting between crossroads, you’ll find Cobar, rich in culture and heritage and filled with incredible natural attractions. Spend your days exploring the mine in town or walk past dramatic colonial buildings, study Aboriginal rock art and more. Set in rugged Outback NSW, pass through the lush wetlands or learn about the sheep-shearing heritage of Nyngan. Cobar was once known as the ‘Copper City’ when its mining industry boomed after the 1800s. Nowadays it makes a great place to learn about the open cut mines and the history around this. Many historic buildings still stand tall, for further insight and a glimpse of them take the Cobar Heritage Walk. Other attractions include the Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, which showcases incredible views across the town or stop by Mount Grenfell Historic Site filled with Ngiyampaa Aboriginal rock art and Dreaming stories painted across rock shelters. A drive to Cobar makes a lovely day trip, or stay for a night or two to learn more about the rich history of the town.