Nyngan, Outback NSW

 
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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

 

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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.
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Driving to Nyngan

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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.

From Brisbane:

Warrego Hwy <> Newell Highway <> Mitchell Highway: Distance = 950km approx

From Sydney:

Western Freeway <> Castlereagh Highway: Distance = 550km approx

From Melbourne:

Hume Highway <> Newell Highway <> Mitchell Highway: Distance = 941km aprox

From Adelaide: 

Barrier Highway: Distance = 1,108km approx

 

Outback NSW Road Alerts

This traffic region is bounded by Broken Hill and the South Australian border to the west to Mudgee and the Blue Mountains in the east. This region extends as far north as Tibooburra and the Queensland border and as far south as Cowra and Marsden. The region includes the towns of Dubbo, Parkes and Bourke. There are currently 4 hazards in this region.

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