On the western fringes of the Wollemi National Park in the mid-eastern portion of NSW, Kandos is centred in attractive, varied country near productive coal fields and substantial local limestone deposits, courtesy of an ancient freshwater lake.
The extensive and mountainous Wollemi National park is the delight of bushwalkers and naturalists. Bird and wildlife abound in its rugged, creek-veined gorges and valleys. Goulburn River National Park to its north and Yengo National Park to its south-east extend the range and possibilities of nature lovers to this delightful area.
Originally known as Candos - an acronym of the initials of the names of the directors' who founded a company in 1913 to mine the limestone deposits - the town now has enough history to justify a Bicentennial Museum which is housed in an old Methodist Church.
It is the perch, Murray cod and catfish which have colonised the Windamere Dam and the local rivers which attract most of the visitors to the region.