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