Cowra to Gooloogong

Lachlan Valley Cycle Trail

Fascinating history, diverse terrain and picturesque country scenery on this 65 kms section from fascinating Cowra to the petit historical town of Gooloogong

This contrasting trail will initially have you enjoying Cowra’s rich history which is verified by the town’s renowned POW Camp historical site where you can immerse yourself in the ruins, information boards and remnants of the wartime circumstances in the Central West.Β  From Cowra, you will be treated to quiet, scenic country lanes that will take you through to the tiny location of Billimari where you will be rewarded with a half hour rest. (No toilets). Delving further into the countryside after your break, you will cycle another 25km via scenic River Road through highly productive farmland which boasts gorgeous views and when in season, carpets of Canola (brilliant yellow flowers) that make for amazing photo opportunities. Finally, you’ll cross over the Lachlan River before reaching the petit town of Gooloogong. Gooloogong has a great pub known as the "Goolie", as well as a takeaway store and general store, where food and coffee can be purchased.Β  Please check opening times in accordance with your travel plans.

Goolagong Park has a lot of historical information boards detailing the rail line history and history of the town.Β  Notably, Ben Hall the renowned Australian Bushranger hid from troopers in the cellar of a Coorte Cottage, a historical property, just 6km outside of Gooloogong which history buffs will enjoy.

Hard Fun – Flat terrain, some up hills and long day
65km

Gooloogong

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Accommodation Gooloogong

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Gooloogong Store

02) 6344 8371
Gooloogong Handy Mart
Tuesday 7:30am–5pm
Wednesday 7:30am–5pm
Thursday 7:30am–5pm
Friday 7:30am–5pm
Saturday 8am–12pm
Sunday Closed
Monday 7:30am–5pm

 

Acknowledgement of Country

Central West Tours acknowledge the generations of the local Aboriginal people of the Wiradjuri people who have lived and derived their physical and spiritual needs from the forests, rivers, lakes and streams of Central West Region as the traditional owners and custodians of these lands.

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The Lachlan Valley Trails and Central West cycle region has been developed by Central West Tours.Β  Cyclist who choose to self guide the LVCT or do other regional cycle routes shown on this site do so at their own risk and should take all reasonable steps to review road, weather and seasonal farming conditions before and during their Lachlan Valley adventure.

It is suggested that those undertaking the routes download theΒ  NSW Emergency+ for iPhone and Android smartphones.

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