At first glance you could think Blayney is just like any other small but solid rural town. It is that... and a whole lot more.
Being in the Central Tablelands of NSW it is in a very beautiful part of Australia and we think with the friendliest people you'll find anywhere.
Blayney is the heart of a rich farming and grazing area and a delightful place to visit.
It is the first part of rural Australia opened up to settlement shortly after Surveyor George Evans travelled through in 1815 and there are buildings of historic interest throughout Blayney making it is well worth a walk around the town.
The town of Blayney and surrounding villages offers some of the most beautiful seasonal changes in the Central West, from the pristine colours of Autumn, to the soft fall of snow in the Winter, to the lush green fields of Spring and Summer up in the high country south/west of the city of Bathurst and to the south of Orange.
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Georgian style Blayney Post Office (1880). Photo by Mattinbgn
Blayney has a country town charm, avenues of deciduous trees that are resplendent in the autumn, and four distinct seasons - it's a good base for exploring the surrounding heritage country, with the popular tourist destinations of Carcoar and Millthorpe just up the road. Blayney Shire is set in the heartland of some of the best farming land in NSW. The thriving township, population of 7,000, is a 25 minute drive from the city of Bathurst, 25 minutes from Orange and 45 minutes from Cowra, and within reach of smaller villages such as Neville, Millthorpe and Carcoar.
Around the area you can take a picnic down to Carcoar Dam, visit Stokes Stable Museum in Carcoar or a wander around Millthorpe and visit the Golden Memories Museum.
You can also camp at Carcoar Dam which is a popular way to make the most out of the picturesque spot and enjoy a spot of fishing while you are there.
Blayney Farmers Market
Open thirst Sunday each month. 8.30am to 12.30pm. Entry free. Carrington Park, Church and Osman Street Blayney or if wet in the nearby CentrePoint Sport & Leisure Centre. Parking and toilet facilities. Contact Rebecca 0404 080 584
Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, olive oils, pesto and honey, organic meat - chicken, pork and beef, bakery, cakes and savouries, fresh and smoked seafood, artisan products, eggs, dairy, cheese, juices, beer, wine spirits and more.
Blayney Harness Racing Meeting
Blayney Agricultural Show
Textures For One Exhibition
Anglican Book Fair
B2B Blayney to Bathurst Cycling Event
Blayney Spring Flower Show
> Sail, water ski or fish on Carcoar Dam. Camping and picnic area too
> Take in the town and district views from Church Hill Lookout
> Explore Heritage Park and the kids can enjoy the adventure playground
> Take the Heritage Walk around the town
> Take country drive along back roads
> Walk down the Main Street and discover hidden retail gems, have a coffee or a quiet beer
> Test your golfing skills at the small and friendly Blayney Golf Club.
Blayney Golf Club
4261 Mid Western Hwy, Blayney
Ph 02 63 682939
Blayney was first settled in 1826 and was proclaimed a town in 1843.
The railway arrived in 1876 and the next year lime kilns were constructed.
The first school was built and started in 1858 and the first town shire council met in 1882.
In 1910 work started on the hospital.
Blayney has a population of 3,100.
It has small and diverse range of industries and businesses with the main driver being to service the rich agricultural district.
Blayney has an interesting and real connection to the enormous Newcrest Cadia Gold mine between Blayney and Orange. Once the gold ore is crushed, it is made into a mud slurry and piped from the mine to Blayney. In Blayney the slurry is dried and converted to cakes and shipped to Japan for final processing and extraction into pure gold. Not many places can claim to have a pipeline for gold!
"Whim Park" 66 Kings Plains Road Blayney NSW
Ph 02 6368 2140
Open 10am to 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by appointment.
38km (31 minutes) south of Orange
38km west of Bathurst
69km east of Cowra
185km south of Dubbo
257km north Canberra
247km east Sydney
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