"Gateway to the outback" Cobar by iandsmith

Cobar Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 72 photos

Middle of nowhere

About the only reason for Cobar's existence is the mine. Having said that, they've managed to build a liveable place on the road to the extreme outback but, take my word for it, if you're passing through you'll feel like you're there already.
It has some features worthy of stopping for, escpecially the oh-so-excellent tourist centre.
Aside from that you can catch up on your shopping and eating while you're en route, probably to Broken Hill if you're like most other travellers.

The museum

There's a very good museum housed in what once was the mine manager's office and grounds. Apart from excellent displays of local history and artefacts it has a sink hole around 45 metres deep.
Sadly, because someone didn't mind their children properly, these days it's fenced off but you can still enjoy the wonderful colours of the clay and the water.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Things to see, history, aboriginal paintings
  • Cons:Remote
  • Last visit to Cobar: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated Apr 22, 2008
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    That's great aboriginal art you found. We stopped and had a look at the Heritage centre museum this time and were very impressed. It's good we all find different things to see and do in the same town and area.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2007 at 12:52 PM

    THAT is one big can and not even sure I could drink that in one go. ;)

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2007 at 3:37 AM

    Great additions. I'm another ghost town fan. Love the photo of the crusher. leyle

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2006 at 6:18 AM

    Interesting finding!

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2006 at 11:14 PM

    I'm first! I will be back too when you put the rest of your photos up. Thank you, Carole. Yes, but......................?


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