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