"NYNGAN" Nyngan by balhannah

Nyngan Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 16 photos

Nyngan is a town in the central west of New South Wales, Australia, JUST 78kms from our last town which was Warren.

About 2000 people live in this town situated on the Bogan River

The Barrier Highway starts at Nyngan, and runs west to Cobar and on through Wilcannia and Broken Hill into South Australia.
It is on the Main Western railway line of New South Wales but is no longer served by passenger trains. The line remains open to freight traffic.

NYNGAN FLOODS

In April 1990, unusually heavy rains caused major flooding in the town, resulting in most of the town being flooded.
All the residents had to be evacuated by helicopter from the railway station, the highest point of the town, which was not flooded.

After an excellent lunch, it is time to drive another 132kms to COBAR where we will stop for another night.

  • Last visit to Nyngan: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated Sep 22, 2012
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2013 at 3:57 AM

    Too bad about the flooding, but good that the entire town could be rescued by helicopter.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Mar 9, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      Quite an amazing feat! Interesting what I found in some of these smaller towns.

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