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    The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre 50-58 Wellington St, Baradine NSW 2396 Open 7 days; (FREE admission) 9am to 5pm weekdays and 10am to 5pm weekends. Closed Christmas Day.  Discover the hidden secrets of the Pilliga Forest and the stories of yesteryear with this fun and entertaining exhibition. This architecturally designed environmentally sustainable centre will captivate visitors of all ages. Featuring the latest in interactive displays and technology your 'walk in the forest' will reveal ... Read more fauna, flora and Aboriginal cultural heritage - the Pilliga like you've never seen before.  The Pilliga forest offers many unsealed scenic forest drives and bird routes to observe the wildlife including some of the 230 species of birds found in the area. Picnic, toilet and bush camping sites are available at both the Salt Caves and 'Sculptures in the Scrub'. The Sandstone Caves, Sculptures in the Scrub and Salt Caves all have short marked walks and off track walking is allowed in all National Parks ...

    'Tour de Gorge' Mountain Bike Ride

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Join us for our annual 'Tour de Gorge' Mountain Bike Challenge. The ride will take you through some of the beautiful scenery within the Pilliga Nature Reserve. A perfect opportunity to experience a part of the Pilliga not usually opened for public access and what better way than on your bike. Registration forms are available from the Discovery Centre. For enquiries or to register please contact The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre $25.00 per registration

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    Daytime 18 hole astro themed mini golf. Night time audio visual presentation; distance, our star the Sun and astronauts in space. Then viewing through our telescopes: the moon and planets, clusters of millions of stars, star birth clouds and other wonders of the universe. Duration 90 minutes

    In a country town like Mudgee, if you don't get the exposure to art, you just don't develop the interest. We're offering kids the opportunity to open up and develop their creative side. The proportion and balance that is captured in the kids' work is fantastic! It's like an innate knowledge. And it makes you realise how, with the realities of growing up, we put away that side of our expression in a box — only to find we then we spend all this time as adults trying to unpack it again! The ... Read more biggest thing we love are the "by the way" comments we get from the parents, like "My child has taken over the lounge room with her drawings and pencils" or "My child makes me wait because he is creating a surprise for me". It's good to hear that the kids have started to change their behaviour and interests as a result of tapping into their creativity here at The Mud Factory. So many of the adults who come here are trying to recapture something of their childhood in their art. They love the freedom ...

    With over 3sq km of wild and wonderful bushland and 700 animals, Taronga Western Plains Zoo offers a safari adventure right in the heart of NSW. Find yourself surrounded by magnificent wildlife on wide open plains. Whether you stroll across the grasslands or hire bikes or carts, it’s a fun way to spend time with family and friends, away from it all. Taronga Western Plains Zoo won the 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for consistently receiving excellent ratings from members.

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    History Hill at Hill End holds over 10,000 gold rush artefacts including some extremely rare and unusual Australian historical pieces. Refer the website for full details or phone. We are open to the general public by demand. In other words phone to make sure during the week. We guarantee to be open all school holidays, public holidays and every week end excluding Christmas day. Included in the History Hill experience at Hill End is the underground mine experience which involves a total of 175 metres ... Read more or underground working with electric lighting culminating in a seven ladder climb to the surface up 18 metres. This exit is OPTIONAL, you can walk back out the way you came in if you desire the underground experience to round off the museum visit. Our speciality is education and school excursions wanting to know the details of our Australian gold rush history. We are located 2 kilometres east of Hill End on the main Bathurst/Sofala Road, well signposted. Driving from Mudgee/Hargraves you need ...

    Old Dubbo Gaol is a state heritage listed must see. This remarkably complete and intact gaol operated for 119 years from 1847 to 1966 and is still nestled in the main street of Dubbo. This set of 19th and 20th century gaol buildings create a pocket in time, and the experiences within brings history to life. This regional gaol is representative of powerful, surprising and dark moments in Australian prison history. We house important collections such as the hangman’s kit and gallows, and unforgettable ... Read more experiences such as the dark cells and the bird’s-eye view from the watchtower. With guided tours, night tours, and theatrical experiences on offer, the Old Dubbo Gaol is a rare piece of history open to explore.

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