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Attractions & Things To Do Around Blayney

<p class="MsoNormal"><em>When staying in the region, be sure to check out the newly refurbished Blayney Tourist Park.&nbsp; 52 powered sites, caravan accommodation, tent sites, cabins &amp; retiree accommodation.&nbsp; ph:02 6368 4455<strong> </strong></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;<strong></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Attractions and Things to Do around Blayney</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">There are plenty of things to see and do in and around Blayney. For the energetic, or those who would like a leisurely swim, there&rsquo;s the <strong>Blayney</strong> <strong>Centrepoint Sport &amp; Liesure Centre </strong>which is an impressive fitness facility containing a gymnasium, dry court facilities and 3 indoor heated pools.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Heritage</strong><strong> Park</strong> is found on Adelaide Street, Blayneys major thoroughfare and is an excellent place to stop and rest or play. There&rsquo;s plenty of fun for all the kids with an <strong>Adventure Playground</strong> which includes a flying fox, rope climbing frame, mouse house and bike track as well as the usual slippery dip and monkey bars.<span>&nbsp; </span>Adults are well catered for with BBQ &amp; disabled toilet facilities, seated tables, rose garden and an attractive pond with a rippling creek to relax by. <span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">For something different take a short drive to the <strong>Blayney Wind Farm</strong> located near <strong>Mount</strong><strong> Macquarie</strong><strong>, </strong>above Carcoar Dam.<span>&nbsp; </span>Fifteen wind turbines 45 metres high are able produce enough renewable energy to supply the annual usage of 3500 average homes.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Scenic<strong> Carcoar Dam</strong> is a great place to enjoy water sports such as skiing or sailing and is a great spot for fishing and camping. There are also some lovely camping and recreational areas along the pretty <strong>Belubula</strong><strong> River</strong> which is also popular for Fly Fishing.<strong></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Villages of the Blayney Shire</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Blayney is the perfect base from which to explore the delightful local historic villages such as <strong>Millthorpe</strong>,<strong> Lyndhurst</strong>, <strong>Mandurama, Neville, Newbridge</strong> and<strong> Carcoar. </strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Millthorpe</strong> - Only 5 minutes from Blayney, Millthorpe is an incredible treasure trove of history, preserved in one place.<span>&nbsp; </span>It is popular with locals and visitors alike, with many attractions apart from its significant historic architecture and beauty.<span>&nbsp; </span>There are museums, art and craft stores and award winning caf&eacute;s and a highly regarded restaurant that managed to attain a coveted Sydney Morning Herald Chef&rsquo;s Hat in its first year of business. <span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Carcoar</strong> - South of Blayney towards Cowra lies another gem, the village of Carcoar.<span>&nbsp; </span>Its historic significance is such that the whole town has been classified by the National Trust. The third oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains, Carcoar is neatly set in a quaint, sheltered valley on the Belubula River. Carcoar is a sheer delight to explore and this is probably best done on foot by taking a leisurely stroll around the beautifully preserved buildings that clearly evoke days gone by. Stop at a coffee shop, peruse bric-a-brac and craft stores or browse through one of the fascinating museums. <span>&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Mandurama</strong> -Mandurama began as a private settlement for workers on the large property known as &lsquo;<em>Coombing</em><em> Park</em>&rsquo; which was owned by the Icely family. The property was later purchased by Cobb &amp; Co and run by one of its directors, WF Whitney. Mandurama grew to service nearby towns and its range of architectural styles reflects the eras of its past. Today, Mandurama is still a rich agricultural area, containing some very impressive homesteads, some of which host visitors for farmstays, such as &lsquo;<em>Millamolong</em>&rsquo; and &lsquo;<em>Sunnyridge</em>&rsquo;. <span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Lyndhurst</strong> - Lyndhurst was short-listed as one of the proposed sites for the nation&rsquo;s capital, with Canberra eventually becoming the preferred option. Once a vibrant hub of activity with three banks, a cinema and many stores that were boosted by the nearby Junction Reefs Mine, Lyndhurst has now relaxed into a quieter version of its former self.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Major Events and Festivals</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>August:<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong>02<strong><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong>Blayney Community Markets</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>September:<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong>06<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Blayney Spring Flower Show</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>October:<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong>4-5<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Millthorpe Garden Ramble</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 108pt; text-indent: -36pt;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span><span>11<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]-->Trunkey Creek Wool Show</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 108pt; text-indent: -36pt;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span><span>25<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]-->Carcoar Show</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>&nbsp;November:<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong>01<strong><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong>Blayney Community Markets</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 108pt; text-indent: -36pt;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span><span>01<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><!--[endif]-->Australian Long Track Motorcycle Championships</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>&nbsp;December:<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong>07<strong><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong>Millthorpe Markets</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>12<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Carols at Carrington Park</p>

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