Besides the natural outback attractions of our Town, we have a strong and active community spirit and take great pride in our Town’s History and Development.
Like many outback towns our beginnings are centred around mining and early travel and stock routes.
Although we have a strong dependence on mining our community goal is to “mine-proof” our town and this is being done by creating a strong, participating community awareness where each and all become a responsible part of the whole.
We value and take pride in our community functions and our Town Crier represents the embodiment of our Community Spirit. You have a standing invitation to join us in any of our community celebrations, whenever and where-ever they occur!
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The 50 metre Olympic Pool is open from October through until April.
Our town is rich in photographic potential and interest ..
Visit our Courthouse, the old Railway Station, the Great Cobar Heritage Museum, the longest verandah at the Great Western Hotel, and the ultra-modern Weather Bureau Observation Station.
The bronze statue of the Miner in Heritage Park is a favourite with tourists and is probably one of our most photographed features!
The Cobar Meteorological Station conducts guided tours from 0845-0930 (0945-1030 DST) each morning. These entail a tour of the surface observations equipment, explanation of the upper equipment and program and observation of the balloon release. There is a wide range of free weather information brochures available and visitors can sign the Visitors book. Car and caravan parking available. Please phone (02) 6836 2149 to book.
Wildlife such as Galahs, Kangaroos, and Emus are common. Camping’s a favourite, our famous 100 year old fig is a feature, and our outback moon-rise can be breathtaking.
The Peak Gold Mine is definitely worth a visit on its annual Open Day, and our Churches are a valued part of our architectural and cultural community.
When you’re next in Cobar take the time to stay a while and -whatever you do – please take the time to visit Drummond Park, the Newey Reservoir, the Hillston Road Open Cut Mine, enjoy a meal at our Club, and call into our Cobar Heritage and Tourist Centre and our Local Arts’ Gallery.
The Great Cobar Heritage Museum is located on the Barrier Highway and is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm and 9.00am to 5.00pm Weekends and Public Holidays. Phone – (02) 6836 2448.
Our Local Artists’ Gallery is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm Tuesday to Friday; 10.00am to 12.00md Saturday and Sunday, and is located at 51 Marshall Street. Phone – (02) 6836 4445. After-hour viewings can be arranged by appointment by calling Kelly on 0414 434 554.