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The Macquarie Marshes

When tracing the course of the Macquarie River in 1818, Oxley found that it disappeared into an 'ocean of reeds'. Some speculated that this was the edge of the legendary inland sea of Australia, but when Charles Sturt explored the river in 1828-29 he found the marshes nearly dry.

22nd Feb 2024

Warren Racecourse And Showground

The Warren Racecourse and Showgrounds complex, known as the 'Randwick of the West', is located 3 km north-east via Dubbo St. It is an important site for race meetings, polocrosse, rodeos, pony club events and the Agricultural Show in May.

22nd Feb 2024

Warren Weir

The western side of Warren Weir is 5 km south via Dubbo St. There are native trees and pleasant lawns which are ideal for picnics and barbecues. This is also a good spot for fishing. The eastern side has a small, sandy beach which is good for swimming and boating. To get there cross over the bridge, turn right down Milson St and there is a turnoff to the right after about 4 km. The weir system provides water for Nyngan and Cobar.

22nd Feb 2024

Tiger Bay Wildlife Park

Tiger Bay Wildlife Park is a natural overflow of the Macquarie River system on the eastern side of town. It is home to 227 bird species. The best views are obtained with binoculars from the levee bank on the town side of the park (access via Coonamble Rd). There is a related pamphlet available from the visitors' centre.

22nd Feb 2024

Historic Buildings

Although there are not many old buildings left, walk along Dubbo St or Lawson St to get a feel for the town as it was in the 19-th century. Note particularly the Club House Hotel (1901) and Royal Hotel (1900) which stand opposite each other in Dubbo St (between Burton and Hale Sts) and the terrace houses from 37-41 Lawson St. The Anglican, Presbyterian and Catholic Churches are also in Lawson St.

22nd Feb 2024

Red River Gum Walk

The Red River Gum Walk starts just off Burton St in Macquarie Park. It follows the riverbank around to a 500-year-old river gum adjacent the Warren Hole, a natural and permanent waterhole once used for swimming and fishing. Just downstream is the site of the first European river crossing, where stock and wagons crossed on a gravel bar when the water was sufficiently low. It was used until the first bridge was built in 1875. The first European dwelling on the future townsite was a small hut, b

22nd Feb 2024

Macquarie Park

Macquarie Park, on the banks of the Macquarie River, off Burton St, is particularly beautiful. It has English-style formal gardens and a monument in honour of John Oxley and Charles Sturt who traced the course of the Macquarie River early in the 19th century. Oxley camped near here in 1818 and is further commemorated in the naming of Oxley Park on the other side of the river. Sturt passed by just to the north-east in 1828 and the bridge over the river is named after him. Hundreds of galahs roost

22nd Feb 2024

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