On the banks of the Lachlan River, smack bang at the centre of NSW, 475 kilometres west of Sydney, Condobolin sits in rich red soil plains and is a productive wool-growing and lamb-fattening district with an interesting history, part of which can be glimpsed at the local cemetery.
Here you’ll find an entire section devoted to the graves of Chinese goldminers who tried their luck in local fields. The district's past has been coloured by a major copper strike and the discovery of gold in 1896 just to the north of Overflow Station, a property brushed with everlasting fame by supreme bush balladeer Banjo Patterson in his classic, Clancy of the Overflow.
The distinction of the state's geographical centre has been bestowed upon nearby Mt Tilga, whose summit presents panoramic views of the Lachlan Valley.
Also worth a look about 40km or so out of town is a monument at the burial place of one of the last of the Lachlan Aboriginal tribe, along with other relics. Man-made Gum Bend Lake is a popular swimming and fishing haunt.