Nyngan, Outback NSW
Thomas Mitchel, the famous Australian Explorer, camped at the present-day site of Nyngan in 1835, but it wasn’t until nearly fifty years later that the town was surveyed; its history is evident by the wonderful architecture of many of the old buildings.
Located on the Mitchell highway north of Dubbo, it is close to the geographical centre of New South Wales, and as such is a byway for those travelling north to Bourke or west to Broken Hill along the Barrier Highway.
The area around Nyngan is renowned as prime agricultural and wool growing country. History abounds in the surrounding area and a trip through Cobb and Co country reveals the historical places like Duck Creek and Monkey Bridge; the ruins of the Monkey Bidge hotel can still be seen.
As it is located just 64km from the Macquarie Marshes, it is a bird-watcher’s paradise.
Some other highlights of the town include, the Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum as well as the Nyngan Museum
Nyngan Weather Outlook
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Driving to Nyngan
There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Nyngan. The following is an overview of the routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that may help you in planning your outback experience.
Warrego Hwy <> Newell Highway <> Mitchell Highway: Distance = 950km approx
Western Freeway <> Castlereagh Highway: Distance = 550km approx
Hume Highway <> Newell Highway <> Mitchell Highway: Distance = 941km aprox
Barrier Highway: Distance = 1,108km approx