The wonders on your doorstep

Click here to view the Great Central West Guide.

Click here to view the Great Central West Guide.

Have you ever thought about becoming a tourist in your own backyard?

The region in which we live and work will look even better when you start to look at it through the eyes of a tourist rather than a resident.

The Great Central West is the ideal guide to help you discover what the area has to offer. Click on the Great Central West link to browse the guide, sit down with family and friends, and start to plan what's on your Central West bucket list.

From Dubbo down to Young, Lithgow across to Forbes (and every town and city in between) there is so much to see and do in the Great Central West - unique festivals and experiences, breathtaking natural wonders, intriguing museums and iconic locations.

Abby Sansom leading out the talent at the Forbes Camel Races. Photo: Supplied.

Abby Sansom leading out the talent at the Forbes Camel Races. Photo: Supplied.

Throughout the year, across the region, you could lift off in a hot air balloon, be trackside at a camel race, explore some stunning caves, get jiggy at a music festival or two (be sure to pack you favourite ABBA outfit and practice your Elvis impersonation), be blown away by the sound and speed of some Supercars, or relax with some fine food and award-winning local wines.

There are historic towns to explore, with tales of bushrangers and gold strikes.

Enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of the region. Photo: Krista Epplestun.

Enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of the region. Photo: Krista Epplestun.

You can meander through majestic gardens or get a little more active - hop on your bike, paddle a kayak or lace up your walking boots and explore the beauty of a National Park.

Go for a day, a weekend or a week or two. Load up the car, the kids - and even the dog - and head out to see the wonders on your own doorstep.

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