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Cobar Welcome Sign Approaching the Township
Cobar Welcome Sign Approaching the Township
Cobar Swimming Pool Aquatic Centre in Town
Cobar Swimming Pool Aquatic Centre in Town
The Cobar Lawn Bowling and Golf Club Centre
The Cobar Lawn Bowling and Golf Club Centre
Cobar Caravan Park Accommodation Entrance
Cobar Caravan Park Accommodation Entrance
Ambulance Outside the Cobar Hot Bake Cafe
Ambulance Outside the Cobar Hot Bake Cafe
St Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church in Cobar
St Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church in Cobar
Cobar Streetscape in the Centre of Town
Cobar Streetscape in the Centre of Town
Accommodation in Cobar, New South Wales
Accommodation in Cobar, New South Wales

Cobar Information

Cobar in New South Wales is mostly a mining town established in 1870 with a population of about 5,000 people. The name Cobar comes from the Aboriginal word Ngiyampaa, which means Kuparr and is thought to be an attempt for the Aboriginals to describe copper, which is the towns major mining production.

Some of the most significant Aboriginal rock art dating back hundreds and thousands of years is found near the Cobar region. There are also several heritage-listed buildings in Cobar dating back to the 1880’s settlement. Some of the best to see are the Great Western Hotel, The Grand Hotel and the St Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church.

Cobar has a very hot summer and mild winter in temperature. In the centre of town you can find the Cobar Swimming Pool and Aquatic Centre. Not only does the centre feature an Olympic sized swimming pool there are also water slides for your enjoyment to cool down in the hot days.

A popular place in Cobar is the Cobar Lawn Bowling and Golf Club Centre. On most days there are plenty of people enjoying a nice round of lawn bowls and most groups will be happy and accept tourists and travellers to have a go.

While in town also visit the Cobar Regional Museum, which covers the history and past. The museum also includes old mining artefacts and aboriginal history.

A very noticeable aspect of Cobar in the centre of town is that all cars reverse park and there are fines issued for people who park front on. Although it is unusual it adds to the ambience of how unique this town is from other places found in New South Wales.

The best time to visit Cobar is during the last weekend of October when the town holds the Festival of the Miners Ghost, which celebrates the spirit of the old miners.

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The Cobar Swimming Pool Aquatic Centre and Playground. Relax, Enjoy and Cool Down
The Cobar Swimming Pool Aquatic Centre and Playground. Relax, Enjoy and Cool Down
Outside of the Grand Hotel which is Cobar's Main Tavern and Public Bar in Town
Outside of the Grand Hotel which is Cobar's Main Tavern and Public Bar in Town