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Overseas travel, the affordable habit for many Australians for so long, is now off the table, so holiday takers will be doing what we have been urging them to do — turning their gaze inland, and where better to settle that gaze than Carcoar and its beautiful surrounds? For those who are in the know, Carcoar lays claim to be the most intact historic village in Australia.
Long seen by filmmakers as the perfect set for period tales, Carcoar really should be on the bucket list for Australians and overseas visitors alike. Our shops, cafes and guest houses are emerging from enforced lockdown, and there is real buzz around the village. We advise you look at the Antica Australis menu on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the Tomolly website and social media.
Carcoar is situated in the NSW Central Tablelands, some km West of Sydney and approximately 40 minutes equidistant from Bathurst, from Orange and from Cowra, with an altitude above sea level of M that affords a cool temperate climate for year-round enjoyment.
Easy access to the village is gained from the clearly ed turn-off on the Mid-Western Highway, the A just far enough at under 1km distance to escape the rush of through traffic, yet permitting immediate access to the tranquil oasis and cordial welcome awaiting you in our hospitality and retail outlets. The village has been authentically and fully restored and conserved in close consultation with National Trust heritage advisors.
The village is astride the banks of the Belubula River and is situated in a sheltered fertile valley framed by gently rolling hills that give pasture to cattle, sheep, horses and random mobs of kangaroos that gaze eerily statuesque, silently disapproving upon village inhabitants and visitors alike.
It hosts yabbies and introduced trout. In due course it s the Lachlan River to the East of Gooloogong, having traversed km and descended a total of M from it source. Carcoar lies at the foot of Mount Macquarie, formerly Mount Lachlan, which at 1,M is higher than the Blue Mountains and often snow capped and swathed in mists during winter months.
Colonial Carcoar was established in the fertile homelands of the indigenous Aboriginal peoples of the far-flung Wiradjuri clans, custodians of these valleys and streams. Their historical connections to the land and rich cultural traditions are respectfully acknowledged by all who have come to appreciate the nurturing qualities of the district. Carcoar is classified by the National Trust as a built environment of ificant interest and the Shire Council exercises tight development controls over the historic precinct.
It was first settled by Europeans in and subsequently government gazetted in at the behest of the wealthiest land owner in the district, Thomas Icely of Coombing Park.
Carcoar is recognised as the third oldest settlement West of the Blue Mountains. Extensive and energetic bushranging activity was rife throughout the area, particularly so after discovery of gold which is still commercially mined in the area. With gazetting of the town came a troop of mounted police, locally garrisoned.
The village quickly prospered, despite tenuous law and order arrangements. The first daylight bank robbery in the Colony occurred in Carcoar. At the height of its prosperity local settlers ed some 3, souls; a stark contrast to the inhabitants of today! During the C19th Carcoar was considered the most ificant European settlement West of the Dividing Range and this is reflected in the substantial government, banking and residential buildings, largely constructed from locally manufactured bricks and quarried stone. Development impetus waned at the end of the stage coach era when the mainline railway bypassed Carcoar in favour of nearby Blayney, whence it headed to Dubbo and the rich Western pastures.
Carcoar came late to the rail infrastructure: a branch line was eventually constructed along the ridge of hills above the town as late asbut Carcoar failed to adapt with vigour to the new era and its associated opportunities. This is the tranquil, charming and intact c19th village environment that stands ready to embrace you! Welcome to our Carcoar!
Carcoar emerges from the lockdown, more beautiful than ever Overseas travel, the affordable habit for many Australians for so long, is now off the table, so holiday takers will be doing what we have been urging them to do — turning their gaze inland, and where better to settle that gaze than Carcoar and its beautiful surrounds?Lookin to Carcoar the year off better
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