"More things to do" Cobar Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

Cobar Things to Do: 21 reviews and 57 photos

  Road to the emu farm
by iandsmith
  • Road to the emu farm - Cobar
      Road to the emu farm
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  • More things to do - Cobar
  • More things to do - Cobar
  • Strictly for the birds - Cobar
      Strictly for the birds
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  • Goats?  There's millions of them - Cobar
      Goats? There's millions of them
    by iandsmith

Just a few kilometres out of Cobar, that's using country speak, there's a sign pointing to an emu farm (pic 1). It's an 84 km round trip which is probably a bit of a deterrent for most tourists (as it was for us) but there are also other things not that far away such as some of N.S.W. finest aboriginal art.
The Upper Western region is known for them. Outside Cobar at Mount Grenfell there are three main rock shelters with over 1300 richly coloured images including human and animal figures. There are also excellent examples of hand stencils which are made when the hand is placed on the rock and ochre is blown over the hand. There are also some interesting abstract linear designs. These displays, most of which are applied with either fingertip or brush, are highly thought of. Aborigines were drawn to the site by a semi-permanent waterhole in what was an otherwise arid area. Head along the Barrier Highway for 40 km towards Wilcannia then take the signposted turnoff along a good gravel road to the picnic-barbecue-toilet area 32 km from the highway.
Pictures 2-4 give you a good idea of what the country was like when in the grip of the great drought and pic 5 shows you just a couple of the hundreds of thousands of wild goats running around.

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  • Updated Jun 1, 2007
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