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Central West Run Sunday 26 May-Friday 31 May 2019



·       Meet in Lithgow on Sunday 26 May for lunch at the Lithgow Tin Shed, 69 Bridge Street at 11:30am. Following lunch, we will then travel together to Bathurst via Portland, Tarana and O’Connell. (Accommodation suggestion: Quality Hotel, 344 Stewart Street, Bathurst. Price range $130-$190, including breakfast)


·       We head for Mudgee stopping at Sofala, an old gold mining town on the Turon River. We then cross the Turon River on the 1897 timber truss bridge heading for another gold mining town of Hill End.  These roads here are now all bitumen.  We’ll have lunch at Hill End, look around and then into Mudgee where we’ll stay Monday night. (Accommodation suggestion: Parklands Resort & Conference Centre, 121 Ulan Road, Mudgee. Price range $130-$200, including breakfast)


·       We’ll stop for a short time in historic Gulgong – the town on the $10 note, and then travel via Goolma to Wellington and on to Yeoval.   In Yeoval we’ll have lunch and visit the Banjo Paterson Museum.   Paterson spent the first 5 years of his life on a property ‘Buckenbah’ near Yeoval.   After lunch we’ll enjoy a leisurely drive into Parkes and a visit to The Henry Parkes Museum if time permits. (Accommodation Court Street Motel, 10-14 Court Street, Parkes. Price range $100-$130 with breakfast available for $10 pp)


·       A visit to McFeeters Motor Museum in Forbes, then travelling to Eugowra to see the site of Australia’s biggest gold robbery.  On 15 June 1862 a gang of bushrangers led by Frank Gardiner (and including Ben Hall) held up the stage coach taking 14,000 pounds worth of gold and bank notes.   We’ll also visit the bushranger museum.  Then we’re off to Young via Cowra for our next night’s rest.(Accommodation suggestion: Town House Motor Inn, 23 Zouch Street, Young. Price range $115-$180 including breakfast)


·       To Binalong via Harden where we can visit the motor museum, glass blowing studio, the grave of bushranger Johnny Gilbert and also the grave of Banjo Paterson’s father. Paterson spent a lot of his early life on a property ‘Illalong’ which is near Binalong. For our run to Goulburn we’ll visit the lovely country towns of Boorowa and Crookwell where we can visit the Lindner Sock Factory to watch the making of woollen socks, and perhaps even purchase a lovely pair! (Accommodation suggestion: Lilac City Motor Inn & Steakhouse, 126 Lagoon Street, Goulburn. Price range $112-$180 including breakfast)


·       Goulburn is the final destination of our Central West Run. We can, from here, make our respective trips back home.  You are welcome to linger in Goulburn for a while with much to see including the Historic Water Works, the Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre, Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum, The Argyle Emporium Second Hand Bookstore or the wonderful Court House.    

 To express your interest or need additional information please contact David McInroy 0400 122 303 or Paul Johnson 0402 628 242.  If you would rather travel in your modern car by all means do so; you don’t have to come in a Hillman.  We hope to catch up with members from other clubs in Bathurst, Parkes and Young as well as HOCA members along the way.  Some might even join us for part of the trip. 

Please RSVP by Monday 13th May. We would love you to join us on our Central West Adventure!