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OBERON

The cold climate town of Oberon is set peacefully among the soft rolling hills of the Central Tablelands. Visit Oberon for an unforgettable experience. The changing seasons display a blush of vibrant colour along tree lined streets and occasionally during winter, the surrounding pine forests and paddocks are dressed with snow.

To find out more information and What’s On in Oberon clink on the link below.

https://www.visitoberon.com/

COWRA

Cowra Christmas Street Festival

You’re invited to celebrate the start of the festive season at the Cowra Christmas Street Festival,Friday the 6th of December from 6pm – 9pm. The main street of Cowra, Kendal Street will be closed down and transformed into a beautiful twilight marketplace, jam-packed with locally handcrafted wares, jewellery, clothing, produce, andlate-night shopping with our local retailers.

The Cowra Christmas Street Festival is the perfect opportunity to tick off your Christmas shopping list with unique gifts, hidden treasures and some of the very best produce from across the region.

Entertainment on the main stage starts at 6pm and runs all the way through to 9pm, hosted by special guest MCs Wendell Sailor & Anthony Maroon. Highlights include performances from regional artists Lueth Ajak, Oli Statham, and Haylee Gallagher, a combined school choir, and the annual Cowra Christmas Cracker Draw.

Once again, Squire Park will be transformed into an enchanted ‘Christmas Wonderland’. There are plenty of activities on offer in the Christmas Wonderland this year including free photos with Santa, face painting, Christmas hairspray, Christmas kids tattoos and even a Santa mailbox and letter station where your little ones can send their letter off to the North Pole!  All of the activities in Christmas Wonderland are free thanks to the wonderful team at the Cowra Information & Neighbourhood Centre.

For more information on the Cowra Christmas Street Festival, visit our Facebook page or give the Cowra Visitor Information Centre a call on 02 6342 4333.

Tributes & Trivia – Hits of the 80’s

Tease that hair, slip on your leg warmers and Hypercolour t-shirt and prepare to cut Footloose and Choose Life as we head back to the 80’s for this month’s Tributes & Trivia at the Cowra Services Club on Thursday 5 December from 6:30pm – 10:30pm.

Local musician Shane Kerr will perform all of the massive hits from the artists with massive hair in what promises to be another great night of fun and entertainment. Popularity for these events is growing at an incredible rate, so get in early to avoid disappointment.

Book your tickets at the club or online by clicking here. For more information call the Cowra Services Club on (02) 6342 1144 or email info@cowraservicesclub.net.au

Cowra Community NYE Beach Party

The Cowra Community NYE Beach Party will take place from 6:00pm – 9:30pm at the Cowra Showground on New Year’s Eve. Offering a welcoming, fun, family-friendly atmosphere with entertainment for all ages including live music, jumping castles, delicious food, drink, concluding with an amazing fireworks display,

For more information on the Cowra Community NYE Beach Party, contact committee secretary Kerry Quin on 0421 779 354 or send an email to cowranye@gmail.com

For more information visit http://www.visitcowra.com.au

BATHURST

At any given time of the year,  Bathurst’s events calendar is packed full of activities. From festivals and concerts to  fun runs and wine walks through to signature events like Inland Sea of Sound, Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail, and the high-octane Bathurst 1000, there’s so much going on in Bathurst.
Find your perfect event match by clicking the link below and searching the event calendar (and don’t forget to plan and book ahead – larger events attract lots of visitors so tickets and accommodation tend to get snapped up well in advance.)

BLAYNEY

Whether you are travelling solo, with a partner, friends or family, a warm welcome is waiting for you in Blayney and its historic villages. Choose from a wide range of accommodation including self-contained, bed and breakfast, motel, hotel and camping options. Rest assured you will be sleeping in a region filled with charm and country hospitality.  With a wide range of outdoor activities, historic sites, boutique shops, galleries and dining experiences are all to be enjoyed in this historic region. Take in the natural beauty of Carcoar Dam or visit one of the largest gold mines in the world!

For more information on what to so and see in Blayney click here https://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/tourism/what-s-on

MOLONG

Journey to Molong and enjoy everything from heritage charm to cellar doors in this rural town in the beautiful Orange region. Stroll down the main street, which is classified by the National Trust, to find grand colonial buildings, galleries and gift shops, such as Jayes Gallery and Café where you can browse local arts and crafts.

The surrounding Orange wine region is acclaimed for its cool climate wines. A good place to start is the award-winning Printhie Wines, just outside Molong, where you can sip wines with a local label. A short drive southeast of Molong is Borenore and the cellar doors of Faisan Estate Wines and Orange Mountain Wines.

Borenore is also home to champion cider maker Small Acres Cyder, where you can sample various ciders made from local apples in the tasting room on weekends. Enjoy special food and cider events during Orange F.O.O.D Week, held annually in Autumn, and the fabulous Orange Wine Festival in Spring.

While in the area, take a moment to pause at Yuranigh’s Aboriginal Grave Historic Site about 4km south of Molong. The Wiradjuri Aboriginal man was assistant to explorer and surveyor Sir Thomas Mitchell, and the grave is the only known site in Australia where Aboriginal and European burial practises coexist.

The whimsical Animals on Bikes art sculpture trail, northwest of Molong, is a great way to enjoy the scenic drive to Yeoval, where famous poet Banjo Paterson grew up. Have a cuppa at Clancy’s Café before meandering around the Banjo Paterson Museum, which is home to the Banjo Paterson…More than a Poet exhibition.

Follow the Arch Loop Track in the Borenore Karst Conservation Area south of Molong to find the Borenore Caves, a series of ancient limestone chambers. Bring a torch so you can see the stalactites, stalagmites, columns and flowstones inside, and pack a blanket and provisions for a BBQ at the grassy Borenore picnic area.

Molong is just over four hours from Sydney by car. You can also catch a train or fly to Orange, a 30-minute drive away. Accommodation includes country pubs, motor inns, cottages to rent, a caravan park and a 19th century schoolhouse converted into two luxury self-contained apartments.

For more information visit https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw/orange-area/molong/activities