Lavender Farm, Tourism New South Wales

Population 532

Situated on the rich basin of the Lachlan River, Eugowra is a tiny country town known for its crafts. Nearby on the Orange–Forbes road, the famous Gold Escort Robbery took place in 1862.

Visitor Information

Cnr Byng and Peisley sts; (02) 6393 8226 or 1800 069 466

Nearby national parks

  • Blue Mountains National Park

    Blue Mountains National Park presents an astounding and unique landscape to its millions of visitors. The terrain ripples and folds, a world...more

  • Kanangra–Boyd National Park

    Kanangra–Boyd National Park’s majestic landscape of wild rivers and waterfalls, mountainous terrain and deep gorges is rimmed by...more

  • Wollemi National Park

    Wollemi National Park, the second largest national park in the state and its largest wilderness area, is a primeval landscape of precipitous...more

Nearby towns

  • Canowindra

    Canowindra, meaning 'home' in the Wiradjuri language, is in the Lachlan Valley with sandstone mountains to the west and the old volcano,...more

  • Forbes

    When John Oxley passed through in 1817, he was so unimpressed by the area's clay soil, poor timber and swamps that he claimed 'it is...more

  • Parkes

    Parkes is most famous for its huge telescope. It originated as a tent city, which grew into a town named Bushmans, built almost overnight...more

In Town

Eugowra Museum and Bushranger Centre: displays on pioneer life, a pistol used in the Gold Escort Robbery, gemstones, early farm equipment, wagons and Aboriginal artefacts; open Wed–Sun; (02) 6859 2214.

Local craft shops: leaflet from visitor centre.

Self-guide bushranging tour: maps from visitor centre.


Nangar National Park The horseshoe-shaped red cliffs of the Nangar–Murga Range stand out against the central west's plains. Nangar National Park's flowering shrubs and timbered hills provide an important wildlife refuge among mostly cleared land. Rocky slopes and pretty creeks make it a scenic site for bushwalks and popular for rock climbing. The park does not have facilities, so visitors are advised to take water and provisions with them and to give friends or family their itinerary. 10 km E.

Escort Rock: where bushranger Frank Gardiner and gang (including Ben Hall) hid before ambushing the Forbes gold escort. A plaque on the road gives details; 3 km E.

Nanami Lane Lavender Farm: products and plants for sale and workshops on growing lavender; 19 km SE.

Cafes & restaurants around town

The Lady Bushranger

Located in a gorgeous building, originally built in 1908 and extended in the 1930s, this quaint cafe awaits visitors in the main street of historic Eugowra. The Lady Bushranger offers light lunches – including... Find out more

Campsites around town

Terarra Creek camping area 10 km

To get to this sole camping area in the park, follow the Escort Way from Eugowra and keep an eye out for a NPWS sign pointing to a dirt road. The campground is a little under 5 km from the park entrance. The road is 2WD,... Find out more

Wallaby camping area 41 km

Take a walk along the Wallaby Walking Track (4 km, 1 hr, medium difficulty) and you may catch a glimpse of a red-necked wallaby or swamp wallaby. Alternatively, sneak out after dark with a torch and see if you can catch... Find out more

Canobolas Forest Park 52 km

This is a peaceful picnicking and camping area surrounded by a 60-year-old pine forest. There are picnic tables, walking tracks and trout in the creek nearby. It’s 20 km south of Orange via Cadia Rd then Four Mile... Find out more

Federal Falls camping area 57 km

The road in to Federal Falls camping area isn’t suitable for caravans or camper trailers, although 2WD vehicles are permitted. To get here, follow Pinnacle Rd from Orange and turn onto Towac Rd. There are a number... Find out more

Bakers Shaft Reserve 62 km

This camping area is around 20 km west of the historic town of Carcoar. Follow the Mid-western Hwy through Mandurama, then turn north for Burnt Yards; take Bakers Rd then Junction Park Rd. This is 2WD, dry-weather access... Find out more

Holy Camp camping area 62 km

This is a nice, shaded spot 15 km west of Grenfell via Holy Camp Rd. From the camp you can do the Euladrie Walk, which follows an old logging road to the base of the escarpment and then climbs steeply to Peregrine... Find out more

Ben Halls camping area 66 km

The grassy unpowered campsites here are set beside historic Seatons Farm, and are a 30 min walk from Ben Halls Cave. The farm is a well-preserved Depression-era structure, with interpretive signs that give a... Find out more

Canobolas Caravan Park 71 km

This is a friendly and well-appointed caravan park on Bathurst Rd in Orange. There are shaded powered and unpowered tent sites as well as self-contained deluxe and standard cabins. Nearby attractions include wine-tasting... Find out more

Wanda Wandong camping area 77 km

Let the children run free in this spacious, grassy camping ground. Turn-off 4km north of Tomingley. The camping area is 18km east of the Newell Hwy. This is the best section of the park to visit if you are towing a... Find out more

Carcoar Dam camping area 78 km

Carcoar is a small and picturesque town, 12 km south-west of Blayney. On the National Heritage list for being the third oldest settled village west of the Blue Mountains, it certainly has a ye olde feel to it. The dam is... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Apex Riverside Tourist Park 33 km

The park is about 3 km from the town centre on a picturesque bend of the Lachlan River, which some sites overlook. It is managed on behalf of Apex and is of good quality.... Find out more

BIG4 Forbes Holiday Park 33 km

This is a very neat owner-operated park, about 2 km from the centre of town on Cowra Road. The park caters predominantly for tourists and has good amenities and most facilities. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Forbes River Meadows Caravan Park 35 km

Located about 2 km south of Forbes along the highway, this owner-operated park is a convenient and ideal overnight stop. It has shady trees, large expanses of lawn and spotless amenities. We sometimes stay here when... Find out more

Spicer Caravan Park 37 km

This is a budget-priced, council-owned park with good basic facilities, about 2 km from the town centre. It is in a quiet spot, off the main highway, about 16 km from the Parkes satellite dish. Bookings are required in... Find out more

Colour City Caravan Park 71 km

This is a council park with good basic facilities in a quiet, off-highway position, about 2 km north of the city centre, adjoining the showgrounds. It is good value at a budget price. Bookings are recommended all year... Find out more

Peak Hill Caravan Park 80 km

This owner-operated park offers a range of accommodation and is ideal for an overnight stay. It is a small, budget-priced park, located off the main highway and just a short walk from the town centre. The owners supply... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Billabong Creek rest area 33 km

23km N of Forbes (R) or 10km S of Parkes (L)

Small area just off the highway.

Forbes rest area 35 km

At Forbes

On the riverbank 500m north-west of the highway via Junction St. For 48-hour stays only.

Tyagong Creek rest area 53 km

31km E of Grenfell (R) or 24km W of Cowra (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Bogolong Rest Area 54 km

95 km E of West Wyalong (L) or 9 km W of Grenfell (R)

Large area just off the highway. Limited shade.

Cowra park area 54 km

At Cowra

Opposite the information centre.

Cowra rest area 55 km

At Cowra

Just off the highway on the east side of town at Ramage Park.

Grenfell rest area 56 km

At Grenfell

Just off the highway on the south side of town.

Weddin View rest area 58 km

82km E of West Wyalong (L) or 22km W of Grenfell (R)

Adjacent to the highway under a few trees.

Molong park area 59 km

At Molong

Just off the highway on the banks of Molong Creek.

Kingsley Fairborough park area 60 km

29km NW of Orange (R) or 5km SE of Molong (L)

Just off the highway under shady trees.

Ben Halls Cave camping area 66 km

T/O 81km E of West Wyalong (R) or 23km W of Grenfell (L)

Secluded bush setting in Weddin Mountains National Park 13km south-west of the highway via Lynchs Rd (unsealed) and Nowlands Rd (partly unsealed).

Gamboola rest area 66 km

17km NW of Orange (L) or 17km SE of Molong (R)

Just off the highway among some trees.

Bell River rest area 75 km

42km S of Wellington (L)  

Adjacent to the highway. For southbound only.

Fullers Lane rest area 76 km

57km NE of Cowra (R) or 48km SW of Bathurst (L)

Just off the highway under a few trees with good views of the surrounding countryside.

Carcoar Dam camping area 78 km

T/O 59km NE of Cowra (R) or 46km SW of Bathurst (L)

On the shores of the dam 2km south of the highway.

Two Mile Creek rest area 83 km

32km N of Molong (L)

Adjacent to the highway. For northbound only.

Blayney park area 83 km

At Blayney

Adjacent to the highway on the west side of town.

Macquarie Wood camping area 87 km

T/O 29km W of Bathurst (R) or 27km E of Orange (L)

Open grassed area among trees, 2km (unsealed) north of the highway via Cashens La.

Marsden rest area 88 km

36km NE of West Wyalong (R) or 69km SW of Forbes (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees on the banks of Bland Creek.

Rosewood rest area 93 km

15km N of Peak Hill (R) or 3km SW of Tomingley (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

The Rocks rest area 94 km

21km W of Bathurst (R) or 35km E of Orange (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

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