Eugowra

Eugowra is located in the rich Lachlan River basin, an easy drive from Orange to the East or Forbes to the West. The short drive from Canowindra to Eugowra is spectacular with hills and valleys, bush and farmland, and old and new buildings to discover. The town is unique due to the imposing rock formations of large granite boulders, which lie between the houses and gardens.

There are many experiences to be had in and around Eugowra. Why not throw a line into the Lachlan River, explore Nangar National Park, visit Escort Rock and the fantastic Museum or simply stroll through the main street and explore the gifts and crafts stores.

Eugowra is known as bushranger country, in 1862 Frank Gardiner’s bushranger gang including the infamous Ben Hall ambushed and robbed the gold escort coach on its way from Forbes to Bathurst in New South Wales.   2917 oz’s of gold and 3700 pounds of sterling cash were stolen, but a portion of the total value of 14,000 pounds sterling was never recovered. Locals say the missing portion of the haul, which would be worth many millions in today's values, may still be hidden in the hills.

Eugowra is now home to the spectacular new collection of colonial wall art - "The Most Wanted Murals". Depicting several legendary scenes from our bushranger past, make sure you stop, read the stories, admire the skill of the artists (over 30 volunteered their time and expertise) and have your photograph taken with this unique exhibition. You'll fond them on several historic buildings throughout the village.



Granite used for the construction of new Parliament House came from the low-lying hills around Eugowra and was supplied by the local Granite Mill. Eugowra has a number of shops providing goods and services including dining facilities at several pubs & clubs, cafés and an award winning function centre.

For more information on Eugowra and its bushranger history please visit their village website www.eugowra.aus.net

Events in Eugowra
September Eugowra Agricultural Show
October Canola Cup Harness Racing Carnival
Attractions in Eugowra
  Escort Rock
Escort Way
 

Most Wanted Murals

  Nangar National Park
Escort Way
  Eugowra Historical Museum
Pye Street
Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am-4pm

 

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