WEST WYALONG

West Wyalong is a poor cousin to those other ‘rich’ mid size country towns such as Parkes, Cowra, and Forbes. There is, on a short visit no easy explanation for this observation. The early split focus on the Wyalong’s may be the reason.

The Wyalong district is the largest cereal-growing centre in NSW. Wheat, sheep and cattle also feature strongly in the local agricultural scene.

 

Gold was discovered in September 1893 by Joseph Neeld.

In 1895 West Wyalong was developed 5 km from Wyalong around the bullock track.

As mining declined West Wyalong became the main service centre for agriculture in the surrounding district, although for many years there was rivalry between the towns. Both towns wanted the Temora railway line, but settled on a compromise of a station midway between the two towns, called Wyalong Central.

The hotels are classic and in the case of the Tattersall’s Hotel a long and rich history is on display.

The churches in West Wyalong are really great structures and are century old buildings.

The West Wyalong Museum is midway between the Wyalong’s

The West Wyalong War Memorial is represented by the VC garden, the cenotaph at the RSL, and a Memorial Walkway (not photographed)

There is a lot to like about West Wyalong and a stopover at a minimum is recommended.

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