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Cumnock

Fast Facts:

Population: 275    

ESTABLISHED: 1865

Trails: Animals on Bikes

Famous for: The Cumnock community inspired the quirky ‘Animals on Bikes’ initiative designed to put the area on the map and attract tourists. The trail begins in Molong then via Cumnock, Yeoval and onto Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Kids and adults will enjoy the scenic drive with over 120 animal sculptures along the Banjo Paterson Highway. How many will you spot?

Historical Milestones: First settled as a farming community 
in 1865. Check out the huge radio transmission tower, west of the village which has been helping to broadcast ABC radio since 1937. 

What you can expect now: Cumnock is a close knit 
community with lots of historic charm.  Services include a 
hotel, general store, sports facilities and family friendly parks. 
The rolling hills  surrounding the village are well regarded for 
sheep and wool production, cattle and grain. Cumnock 
pioneered the farmhouse rental program and won Community 
of the Year Award in 2010 – population under 17,000.

 

Key events to plan for:

  • Cumnock Markets - 3rd Saturday of the month
  • Australian Stock Horse Youth Camp - January
  • Cumnock Agricultural Show and Campdraft – March
  • ANZAC Services at the RSL Memorial Hall - April
  • Twilight Christmas Carols - Cumnock Christmas tree

 

Must see and do:

  • Drive Banjo Paterson Way to spot the many 
‘Animals on Bikes’ sculptures
  • Check out the Animals on Bikes gallery and 
the sculptures dotted around town
  • Join the growing number of cyclists who ride 
through this area for the scenery and the friendly 
village welcome
  • Look for the colourful totems down the main street

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