Famous for: Lyndhurst was one of ten towns on the short list as the site for the Australian Capital Territory and National Capital.
Historical Milestones: The rich gold fields at nearby Junction Reefs were in full swing in the 1880s and saw Lyndhurst grow as a major centre to support the mining and developing farming community. This included a post office, 24 hour railway, public school, hotel, medical practice, bank, memorial hall and grocery stores between 1869-1925. Famous cricketer Ernie Toshack was raised by his relatives in Lyndhurst after becoming an orphan at the age of six. Ernie went on to play for Australia with Donald Bradman. His family relatives continued with the general store here until 1970.
What you can expect now: The hotel and café remain the hub of the village along with the Public School and other services. It’s a relaxed stopover for coffee, lunch or a quiet drink. The Lyndhurst Rifle Club was founded in 1913 and continues today hosting teams from around the world.
Key events to plan for:
- Lyndhurst Golf Club Meet & Greet - February
- Market Day - October
Must see and do:
- Join the locals for lunch and a chat
- Watch Team Penning or play golf at the multi-function Lyndhurst Golf Club
- Play tennis at the new recreational ground
- Enjoy a beer with good pub food at the Lyndhurst Royal Hotel
- Go fishing, camping or boating at nearby Wyangala Dam