About 600km from Sydney and 24km north-west of West Wyalong in south-western NSW, Ungarie was founded during the 1870s with the sole purpose of getting the mail out to the widespread local farmers and graziers.
About 50km up the road is Lake Cargelligo, a popular swimming, fishing, and water skiing spot with picnic and BBQ facilities. The lake is home to a wide variety of birdlife, including geese, pelicans, black swans, ducks, and even the beautiful black cockatoo can be seen here on occasions.
Twenty-four kilometres to the south, West Wyalong, once the centre of a thriving goldfield, is today a major commercial centre at the junction of the Newell and Mid-Western Highways, which makes it a favoured stopping-off point for truckies and tourists alike.
The West Wyalong District Museum preserves relics of the region's golden days, including a scale model of a goldmine and gold mining equipment. A brisk walk from the museum takes you to the Aboriginal Artefacts Gallery, with its fine collection of indigenous art representative of many different tribal districts and cultures. Central Australian art of exceptional quality is especially well represented.