Nyngan is the next town traveling east from Cobar.  Nyngan though, when traveling west is the NSW country gateway to the Outback.

Nyngan, it is believed is the name that could have been derived from an aboriginal word for "mussel" or "crayfish". Over the last decade or so the ‘floods’ remain the towns local focus. Here is the wiki report;

‘In April 1990, unusually heavy rains caused major flooding in the town, despite a massive effort by local people to build levee walls using sandbags. With the town almost completely flooded, all the residents had to be evacuated by helicopter from the railway station, the highest point of the town, which was not flooded. Army helicopters, TV news helicopters and private helicopters all cooperated in the airlift. The total damage amounted to $50 million.

Ironically, the flood damage to railway tracks provided the justification to withdraw passenger railway services to Nyngan and the railway station is now the museum.

The Nyngan churches are  mix of old and new.

The Nyngan War Memorial is located at the civic centre.

The hotels in Nyngan are a mix of the new.

If you have the time this place does appeal and a stopover would be fun.

Diary notes







Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course