Itinerary – 10 Day Central West NSW Silo Art Tour 2022
B Breakfast Provided
L Lunch Provided
D Dinner Provided
We visit and learn about the aboriginal sites, natural land formation and Australian history. This iconic adventure tour is an old favourite and we look forward to showing you our country with a professional, friendly edge.
Day 1 – Friday 18th March 2022 D
Muswellbrook ~ Gunnedah
Today we travel North through Tamworth on our way to Barraba to inspect their stunning Silo Art. The Silo art trail has been an economic boom for these small rural towns, inviting guests like ourselves to come into town to support local businesses and have a bite to eat, supporting cafes and boutiques. Afternoon travel will see us into Gunnedah for our overnight rest.
Accom. Harvest Lodge, Gunnedah (Ph) 02 68 290 542
Day 2 – Saturday 19th March 2022 BD
Gunnedah ~ Lightning Ridge
This morning we continue on the Silo art trail and view Gunnedah’s Silo art display before continuing further North through Narrabri and Walget and into the Opal City of Lightning Ridge, Where we will be calling home for the next 3 nights Accom. Wallangulla Motel Lightning Ridge (Ph) 02 68 290 542
Day 3 – Sunday 20th March 2022 BD
Lightning Ridge local sights
Today’s agenda sees us visiting the most popular sights in town. Throughout the day we will visit the exquisite Chambers of the Black Hand, relish in the opportunity to explore through Amigos Castle. The Castle was constructed by Stefanato, known locally as Amigo. Disenchanted with opal mining, he commenced building his castle from ironstone boulders he collected in the area. The castle became the subject of a legal battle as Amigo was building it illegally on his mining claim. Amigo threatened to bulldoze the castle and it was hastily heritage listed to secure it as the tourist attraction it is today. Don’t be worried when we see the signs on the way in!!
Day 4 – Monday 21st March 2022 BD
Lightning Ridge ~ Grawin
Today begins with a tour beyond the town boundaries to the nearby town of Grawin and Glengarry. Enjoy a beverage at ‘The Hilton’ before heading out to the ‘Club in the Scrub’ for our lunchtime opportunity. Heading back into The Ridge, we make our way to the Cactus nursery. This afternoon enjoy a tour through the walk in mine and then at your leisure, perhaps some shopping at the local art galleries or opal shops or maybe just go for a stroll to take in this seductive area.
Day 5 – Tuesday 22nd March 2022 BD
Lightning Ridge ~ Brewarrina ~ Bourke ~ Cobar
Departing Lightning Ridge today we journey South through Walgett situated near the junctions of the Barwon and Namoi Rivers. Continuing our journey further West we pass through Brewarrina and check out their artwork as we then continue to make our way to the Back o’ Bourke! Enjoy a visit through the back O’ Bourke centre before checking into our overnight accommodation at Riverside Motel, Bourke (Ph) 02 68 722 539
Day 6 – Wednesday 23rd March 2022 BD
Bourke ~ Cobar
Enjoy the morning with a step back as we paddle steam cruise along the Darling River and learn about the region’s rich river boat history. As we bid farewell to Bourke we make our way South to the gold mining town of Cobar, enjoy an afternoon at your leisure taking in the town for this is our overnight stopover. Accom: Town and Country Motor Inn (Ph) 02 6836 1244
Day 7 – Thursday 24th March 2022 BD
Cobar ~ Condobolin
While we depart Cobar we will take a trip up to the viewing platform of the open cut gold mine. Dodging the wild goats on our way out of town to the major town in the heart of the Central West, Condobolin. Enjoy this afternoon at leisure exploring town. Accom: Railway Motel (Ph) 68 952650
Day 8 – Friday 25th March 2022 BD
Condobolin – Lake Cargelligo – Weethalle – West Wyalong
Today we have a short tip out to Lake Cargelligo – what feels like a seaside town but in the Central West. Enjoy some time exploring before our travel through to Weethalle, pasting the large-scale mural which is a tribute to the rich agricultural heritage of this small town before heading to our overnight stopover at West Wyalong. Accom: Colonial Motor Inn (Ph) 02 69722 611
Day 9 – Saturday 26th March 2022 BD
West Wyalong – Bathurst
Today finds us heading out today to Grenfell where we enjoy yet another silo art today! Before we travel through to in Cowra’s Civic Square the home of Australia’s World Peace Bell, made from melted down coins donated by 106 members of countries of the United Nations, you can take the time before lunch to read the interpretive signage and even ring the bell itself. Then onto Bathurst a town rich with history often being referred to as the Gold Country as it was the site of the first gold discovery and where the first gold rush occurred in Australia. This is where we call home for the night at the
Accom: Panorama Bathurst (Ph) 02 6331 2666
Day 10 – Sunday 27th March 2022 B
Bathurst – Home
Today is the final day of our Outback NSW tour. Inspect the Portland Silos before continuing through Mudgee and onto Merriwa for their Silo Art celebrating the ‘festival of the fleeces’ before arriving back home.