Blayney Shire Profile

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The Blayney Shire is located on the Central Tablelands with green peaks of Mt. Canobolas and Mt Macquarie dominating the landscape. Throughout the region you will find rolling hills, bubbling streams, lush pastures, blue skies and all the colours you associate with the four distinct seasons.


With Blayney Shire's clean country air, a central location and four distinct seasons, a tour or holiday in one of Blayney's historic villages is a fantastic experience.

At the heart of Blayney Shire lies the major service and administration centre of Blayney - the industrial and employment centre of the region. Within a short distance are the historic and picturesque villages of Carcoar and Millthorpe, while history also abounds in other settlements including Lyndhurst, Mandurama, Neville and Newbridge.

The Belubula River is the dominant water course, starting in the high country between Bathurst and Orange and passing by the eastern side of Blayney before flowing into Carcoar Dam, an aquatic playground that is popular with sailors, windsurfers, water skiers and fishermen and just those who want to relax.

More information about accommodation, tourism attractions and other local visitor information is available on-line at the Tourism Website or from the Blayney Shire Visitor Information Centre, 97 Adelaide Street, Blayney.

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Carcoar Dam
Carcoar Dam is located on the Belubula River, about 6km from Carcoar and is named after the historic settlement.
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History
Blayney Shire lies within the Central West of NSW and has a rich and fascinating heritage, stretching back more than 180 years. As soon as Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth forged their way across the Blue Mountains, they opened up the heart of Australia and the Central West was the first part of this Heartland.
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Maps of Blayney Shire
A range of maps covering Blayney Shire, Blayney Township and the surrounding villages are available for viewing and for downloading in PDF format.
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Places of Interest
Blayney Shire is fortunate to have a number of historic and picturesque villages, rolling hills, dams for recreation and fantastic events to enjoy.
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Tourism Website
Visit the www.visitblayney.com.au - this specialised website for visitor information . Discover where to eat, what to do, places to stay and what's on each week within this region.
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Villages
The Villages of Blayney Shire offer ideal locations for a weekend getaway. Many of the villages boast award winning restaurants, arts and antiques, museums, boutique shops, hotels, wine tasting or accommodation, enhancing their charm.
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Windfarm
The $18M Wind Farm was the largest of its type in Australia when it was first built in 2000. The project consists of 15 wind turbine generators located in three groups on elevated ridges between Lake Carcoar and Mount Macquarie.
Last modified: 05 Oct 2017

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104
Facsimilie: (02) 6368 3290
Email: council@blayney.nsw.gov.au

Council opening hours:
Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

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