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The name "Cobar" derives from the Aboriginal Ngiyampaa, which means "red earth" or "burnt earth", referring to the ochre used by the Aboriginals to paint their bodies. Be amazed by its rock art, museums, historic buildings and wetlands.
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The town of Cobar has a hot, semi-arid climate which means that Cobar has hot summers and cool to mild winters. Rainfall is extremely variable in the area, particularly in late summer and early spring. Rainfall is commonly about 4 days per month. Therefore, Cobar receives an annual rainfall of 390mm and the maximum rainfall reaches an excess of 200mm in any month.
Cobar is a town located in the central-western New South Wales. It is situated at the crossroads of the Barrier Highway and Kidman Way. Cobar is about 712 kilometres from the northwest of Sydney. The driving time takes around 8 hours so make sure to plan some stopovers or add an additional driver so you can take turns in driving.
The Best Cobar Attractions
Cobar has many tourist attractions. And here are VroomVroomVroom's must-see suggestions for the area.
But before going to these places, you'll need a car. During traveling, availing rented cars are ideal because its easier to go to places anytime you want. VroomVroomVroom offers the cheapest rates with the best qualities for car rental, making it very flexible for your schedule.
The Great Cobar Heritage Centre is the former Administration Building of the Great Cobar Copper Mine. The centre portrays the essence of Cobar, because it showcases an exceptional collection of exhibits which date from the early 1870's to the current times. Inside this site are the amazing collections of artifacts that reveal the marvelous diverse local heritage of Cobar. Throughout the displays, the abundant history inherent in the everyday life of Cobar's pioneers becomes evident.
Fort Bourke Hill offers not only a great view of the town and the surrounding mining fields, but also of the series of stone miners' cottages dating back to the 19th century. It is a great place to visit in your car hire, and you can get there either on foot or by taking a lift.
Aboriginal Rock Art is one of the famous places in Cobar, because of its finest examples of rock art in Australia. There are 3 main rock shelters depicting over 1000 human and animal figures. Moreover, there are some abstract linear designs, most of which were applied using either fingertip or brush. It's a wonderful archaeological site worth visiting.
The Great Cobar Heritage and Visitor Information Centre is without a doubt the best museum in New South Wales, due to its uniqueness. Visitors are allowed to touch, feel and smell the artifacts on display, thus discover life before colonisation. On display are items such as homemade soap made from lard and kerosene and impressive dioramas of Cobar. From room to room, the museum gradually unfolds the history of Cobar as well as the development of the mining industry.
For accomodations in Cobar, tourists can experience sleeping under the stars in designated caravan parks. For the more conservative tourists, there are also affordable motels, very good hotels, and rustic inns where you can relive the good old days after a long day of driving.
Cobar is a place which will truly stir up your interests!