Famous for: National Trust listed main street, site of Yuranigh Aboriginal Grave, home of the Packham Pear.
Historical Milestones: Originally a police and military outpost visited by Charles Sturt in 1828. Just east of Molong is the site of Yuranigh’s Grave. Yuranigh was an aboriginal tracker who accompanied Sir Thomas Mitchell on his 1864 expedition. Copper Hill located north of Molong was the first copper mine in Australia. The Packham Pear first cultivated here by Charles Packham in 1896.
What you can expect now: Molong is rich in history with a broad main street and beautifully restored buildings, (many built from local stone). There are cafes, shopping, galleries, museum, extensive medical services, swimming pool, sporting clubs and a variety of accommodation available.
Surrounding the town is a rich farming district including some lovely vineyards and cellar doors. The town is 35 kilometres north west of Orange.
Key events to plan for:
- NSW Sheep Dog Trails – March
- Molong 100 Mile Dinner – April
- Molong Players (live and local theatre) – August
- Meet U in Molong (vintage car and motorbike display and stalls) – September
- Molong Agricultural Show – September
- Molong Village Markets – March, July, September
Must see and do:
- Stroll down the magnificent main street to view the historic buildings
- Visit our galleries, museums or local craft shops
- Call in on a cellar door and enjoy the local produce
- Link up with Manildra, Borenore or Cumnock on some of the best scenic drives in the region