Great place to get away… Little-known Carcoar’s National Trust Village, Central West NSW, number #95 on Australian Traveller’s ‘100 amazing places you haven’t been to yet‘. Nominated by: Rob Dunlop, travel writer.

Travel writer Rob Dunlop reckons Carcoar is “just one of many little-known pockets west of the Great Dividing Range, in New South Wales’ Central West region”.

It is, however, one of his favourites. “It’s a National Trust village with beautifully preserved homes, buildings and churches.”

It’s also one of the country’s oldest settlements, near the banks of the biblical-sounding Belubula River. Australia’s first daylight bank robbery took place here in 1863, but things have quietened down quite a bit since.

“Winter is the perfect time to sample the region’s cool climate wines,” says Rob, “especially by the warmth of the log fires in the old Royal Hotel” (from $70 per night).

If you feel like getting away from it all, this could be your spot.



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