Unearth Lachlan Region NSW
Lachlan Region NSW
Sleeping under the stars is part of who we are at Lachlan and with our amazing night skies, you will not be disappointed. Whether it’s pitching a tent, setting up a camper trailer or experiencing the caravan or motorhome camp experience, at Lachlan we warmly welcome and cater for all visitors including freedom campers.
Leave the stresses of the city life behind and head out bush where you will be met with good old fashioned bush hospitality offered by friendly locals who will make you feel very much at home. Try your luck fishing and throw in a line along the Lachlan River, the inspiration for Banjo Patterson’s famous prose Clancy of the Overflow.
Listen to the sounds of the amazing birdlife and take in the down to earth beauty of the Australian bush through the day and during the night.
Our towns and villages of Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Tottenham are all RV Friendly offering amenities and services for the mobile traveller. These locations are also home to Council owned Caravan Parks that offer powered and unpowered sites and cabins. Facilities include camp kitchens, BBQ’s and it wouldn’t be true bush hospitality if we weren’t also pet friendly.
Gum Bend Lake at our major town Condobolin, or Condo as it’s known to the locals, is fast becoming one of the “must visit” freedom camping sites across Australia. Known for our excellent standard of facilities and the friendliness of the community, sunsets at our two main freedom camp locations, Gum Bend Lake and Dead Man’s Point Lake Cargelligo, are worth experiencing.
Lake Cargelligo is a spectacular location and is the showpiece of the largest natural inland lake system in NSW having a volume of 36,000 mega litres, a surface area of 1,440 hectares and an average depth of 3.7 metres. Lake Cargelligo is the perfect place for recreation of all kinds including water skiing, fishing, canoeing, swimming, camping and much more. Your ultimate bush experience awaits you.
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Lachlan has many bird groups and clubs visiting throughout the year, it’s not unusual to leave this area with 30-40 lifers on your bird list, especially if you are from the coast.
48 Hours in the Lachlan Region
While taking in our relaxed country lifestyle, enjoy the Wiradjuri Study Centre renowned for its range of local indigenous art, relax at Gum Bend Lake, a popular spot for water activities including water-skiing and canoeing or, stretch your legs on a bushwalk up Mount Tilga and take in the panoramic view.
After enjoying lunch in town, visit the Condobolin Historical Museum which contains a variety of displays depicting Condobolin’s pioneers, including a local WW1 Centenary display or step back in time to view the Lachlander museum, one of the last newspapers in Australia to change from ‘hot metal’ printing to computerisation, only making the change on a permanent basis in January 2004. All the equipment which was previously used has been kept complete and is available for inspection. Both museums are in the main street of Condobolin.
The outdoor gallery ‘Utes in the paddock’ is painted by notable Australian artists who share a passion for the outback . . . its history, its landscape, its people and its culture. A celebration of outback life, the gallery has recently been relocated to The Gipps way, a short walk from the Condobolin main street and is a ‘must see’ for anyone in the region.
The Lake Cargelligo Historical Society Museum boasts a unique display of working draught horses which are on display at the museum annually on the June Long Weekend Museum Open Day or by appointment for large groups. If you wish to see the working draught horse museum demonstrate how things used to be done on the land, such as cutting chaff or grinding corn, please contact owners Jan and Steve Johnson in advance to ensure the horses are ready for your visit by phoning 02 6898 1384.