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FAMILY FRIENDLY - PLACES TO VISIT
Orange is 'for families' with loads of family activities, attractions and sights no matter when you visit.
In Bathurst you will find excellent accommodation, restaurants and a business & shopping centre that caters for families, plus the friendly warmth of country proprietors and competitive pricing.
The Blue Mountains, way above the city smog offer 'fresh air' family outdoor activies such as bushwalking, cycling, camping, canooing - in some of the world's most beautiful scenery.
The Lithgow Hartley area allows families to learn a little of the early settlement of NSW & Australia. It has many historic areas, places and also historic bushwalks. The Zig Zag Railway provides great family outings with their Wizard Train Rides and Thomas the Tank Engine rides. Through Glenroy and Hampton travel to the Jenolan Caves which provide a wonderful days entertainment for families.
WESTERN PLAINS ZOO - DUBBO CENTRAL WEST NSW AUSTRALIA
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The Portland, Wallerawang and Cullen Bullen areas in NSW are part of the gateway to the Central West and are ideally located between Oberon, Mudgee, Bathurst, Lithgow and Katoomba, Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. It is only 2 1/2 hours from Sydney, an easy 40 minutes to Bathurst and 30 minutes from Lithgow. Wallerawang and Cullen Bullen are just down the road and closely associated with Portland.
Forbes in the heart of the Lachlan Valley is one of New South Wales' primary producing areas - and regarded as one of the richest.
With its gold rush past, history comes alive for you in Forbes. Beautiful heritage buildings from the late 1800s still retaining their original appearance and notorious bushranger artifacts, graves and locations. Bushranger exploits in the area have become part of the folklore.
With the guidance, help and country hospitality of the 'very friendly locals' you will discover a beautiful natural environment with distinctive local attractions.
Parkes is a four-hour drive west of Sydney - travelling through the Blue Mountains, Bathurst and Orange.
Parkes experienced a brief but spectacular boom during the gold rush before it matured as the centre of a rich agricultural district. Much of its fortune goes back to visits in 1873 & 1893 by the Premier of NSW at the time, Sir Henry Parkes. The town (once Bushman's) was re-named to Parkes in his honour and the main street was named after his wife Clarinda.