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Our Villages

West Wyalong's central location and extensive accommodation makes it the perfect base for day trips.

Enjoy the scenic roads linking our historic villages as you tour the "Southern Drive" or make a special visit to a village of your choice and relish it's own unique flavour.

West Wyalong is an ideal place to stay when visiting our neighbours for the Temora Flying Days and Aviation Museum and don't forget the relaxing drive to Condobolin to see those quirky "Utes in the Paddock"


Our Villages

Wyalong

Wyalong Museum

Wyalong is located 4.4 kilometres from West Wyalong and is a historic town from the late gold rush years of the 1890’s. In 1894 the government agreed to survey a town that would support the increasing growth resulting from the gold rush to this area. The location of the town was subject to disagreement between the government officials and the miners, who favoured a site on the western side of the diggings.

Wyalong was initially planned to be the business and residential headquarters of the region and was established in grand style with the construction of government buildings, such as a courthouse, police station, the local council hall and six hotels. Many of the miners refused to relocate their establishments to Wyalong and as a result forced a survey of the occupied areas and the establishment of West Wyalong.

The people of Wyalong and West Wyalong are proud of the unique characteristics and the history behind the development of their towns.

Wyalong’s residents enjoy wide streets, large blocks, and strong community spirit contributing to a village atmosphere. There are a number of businesses in Wyalong, which provide essential services as well as those little extras!

Wyalong has a variety of sporting and community organisations that are always looking to welcome new members. In addition, the town has a beautiful public school, which caters for infants and primary school aged children.

There are many things to do and see in Wyalong, which makes it a great environment to live in and visit.  Herridge Park offers a great place for the family to relax while the kids play.

Weethalle

Weethalle Whistlestop

Weethalle is a small farming community in the Bland Shire and is situated 58 kilometres West of West Wyalong on the Mid Western Highway.  Weethalle has a population of 284, which is increased by surrounding farm populations.

Weethalle boasts a number of attractions and the town is most famous for the Weethalle Whistlestop, which is an historic train station, first opened on the 8 January 1923. The station has been restored and now runs as a tea room and craft shop. Weethalle also has a museum that holds many antiques from the district and a display of local history.

There are a number of businesses in the town providing a variety of services and facilities ranging from agricultural needs to household necessities. The town has a bowling and golf club and a number of other great sporting facilities. Weethalle is a friendly town with much to offer those who live or visit there.

Ungarie

Ungarie Park

Ungarie is a village of the Bland Shire and is situated 42 kilometres North West of West Wyalong on the way to Lake Cargelligo. The village has a population of 335 residents and a farming community also supporting the village.

The town has the Humbug Creek running through it, which when full, provides a luscious surrounding. There are many things to do and see in Ungarie, which makes it a great environment to live in and visit.

There are a number of businesses in Ungarie, offering accommodation, dining, pub and club facilities as well as essential services.

The town boasts a range of community organisations and also has a strong sporting presence with great facilities such as bowling club, tennis courts, swimming pool and a football oval.

Tallimba

Tallimba Park

Tallimba is a village of the Bland Shire and is situated 35 kilometres south west of West Wyalong. The town has approximately 30 residents with the local farming communities surrounding the township increasing this number to 149 people.

Tallimba has many community organisations which are always welcoming new members. The town offers a great picnic and rest stop in the park as well as a one-stop shop/hotel.

There are a number of children’s services in the town including Tallimba Public School, catering for kindergarten to year 6 and visiting playgroup. A bus service to West Wyalong operates to transport secondary students to schools. There are also a variety of different sporting facilities, including tennis and cricket.

Although it is a small village, Tallimba has much to offer which makes it a great place to live and visit.

Mirrool

Mirrool Silos

Mirrool is located South of West Wyalong on the Newell Highway.  Mirrool is the home of the Mirrool Silo Kick, a hotly contested football kicking competition held on the 2nd Saturday in October each year.

The area has a colourful history of settlement, squatters and bushrangers.

Community members wishing to save their local watering hole purchased the charming old-style Mirrool Hotel, which remains the social hub of the village.

There is a small park with a well equipped child play area and also a local camp site.

Naradhan & Kikoira

The townships of Kikoira and Naradhan are small with strong agricultural origins.

The fully restored Naradhan Historic Woolshed built in 1888 can be seen from the main road and is one of the last great woolsheds in the region.  Visits to the woolshed can be made by appointment on 02 6896 9802.

Barmedman

Barmedman Mineral Pool

Barmedman is a village of the Bland Shire, and is situated 35 kilometres south east of West Wyalong. Barmedman is located at the half-way point en-route to Temora.  With a population of 230 people, the community of Barmedman has much to offer in a variety of areas, which make it a great place to live or visit.

Barmedman is famous for the mineral pool, which originated from the flooding of the Barmedman goldmines by an underground stream in the 1880’s. The pool is situated on a four-hectare reserve, is run by locals, has free admission and is said to have some healing properties due to its high mineral content. The surrounds provide for a great picnic spot and offers a barbeque, toilets and change facilities.

There are a number of businesses in the township, which are locally owned and operated; they provide a range of services including restaurant and entertainment facilities.

There is a variety of sporting and community organisations and they are always looking to welcome new members. The Barmedman Modified Tractor Pull is a great community event that attracts a crowd of 3000 and is held in March annually