The Central West is home to the famous Blue Mountains and covers an area of 63,263 square kilometres.
Major Cities and Towns
The entire region has a population of approximately 175,000.
The Central West region has two cities, Bathurst and Orange.
The three large towns are Parkes, Cowra and Lithgow. Whilst the smaller towns include Oberon, Mudgee, Forbes, Cudal, Molong and many others.
Most of the cities and towns in the region are between 1 and 3 hours to a major city, the most remote towns are about 5 hours from Sydney or Canberra.
Orange and Bathurst are the only cities in the Central West to have access to tertiary education, and both have Charles Stuart University campuses.
Terrain and Nature
The terrain varies throughout the region, with the east having a higher, wetter and hillier climate than the west. The east’s climate supports many orchards and vegetable-growing in the region. Whist the west is known for being flatter and drier, it is where grain crops are the most popular to grow.
The region’s most famous attraction by far, is the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains is one of the most popular tourist attractions in New South Wales and attracts visitors from all over the world.
They are a magical attraction at any time of the year. In summer they’re refreshing, with its dense population of Eucalyptus trees. Whilst they’re a cool retreat in winter, glow with colour in autumn and bloom with hundreds of natural colours in spring.
For nature lovers it’s a magical place, with many reasons to come back time and time again.