Molong

Take a look back into the past when you visit the olde worlde charm of Molong, with its many poplar trees and lovely, rolling countryside. Only 32 kms from Orange, the main street, being early Austen-European, is classified by the National Trust and you will discover many other beautiful historic buildings scattered throughout the town.

Another point of history and interest is the grave of Aboriginal guide to Thomas Mitchell, Yuranigh. Described by Mitchell as "guide, companion and friend", Yuranigh accompanied him on his expedition to Queensland in 1845. When Mitchell heard of his death, he paid for the headstone on his grave, which you will find a short distance from town. Yuranigh was buried according to aboriginal custom with carved trees at each corner of his grave, which indicated he was a man of special honour.

Molong is bustling with history and it shows as you wander down the wide streets. The Railway Station was built in 1886 and was the first terminus for the main western line from Sydney until 1893. Today it houses the public library and an enchanting park that has plenty of room for parking and to take a well deserved break from your travels. Another point of interest is the Coach House built in 1870 and used for stables for the New Royal Hotel. A tapestry is now displayed in the Coach House and this four section, free standing screen depicts the European settlement of Molong and district and is very impressive to see.

Molong is an outstanding farming district, producing wheat, sheep, wool and cattle, with fruit-growing and wineries being important industries in the area. There are several art galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutique retail stores to cater for the visitor. Molong is also home to charming B&Bs and a recenlty renovated motel in which to base yourself and explore the food and wine of Cabonne Country. Surrounding Molong you will find boutique cellar doors in which you can enjoy a good drop, the vineyard views and rustic ambiences of the cellar doors.

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Events in Molong
March Molong Music and Arts Festival
  NSW Sheep Dog Trails
August Molong Players Annual Production

September

December

Molong Agricultural Show

Cobb &Co Lives On

Attractions in Molong
  Yuranigh's Aboriginal Grave Historical Site
Yuranigh Road, Mitchell Hwy, Molong
Museums Molong Historical Museum
Gidley Street, Molong
02 6366 8460
  The Yarn Market
Bank Street, Molong
02 6366 8260
7 days, 9am-4pm
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