Eugowra

Bushranger Country

Background

The town of Eugowra in the Central West of New South Wales is part of the traditional land of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal people and the town takes its name from a Wiradjuri word meaning 'place where sand washes down a hill'. Escort Rock Eugowra is known for Australia's biggest gold robbery which took place in 1862 just outside the town when bushranger Frank Gardiner and his gang held up a Ford & Co coach taking 2917 oz gold and 3700 pounds sterling cash with them as they fled.

Eugowra's wild rocky hills that so successfully hid those bushrangers of the past now attract a new kind of bushranger to Nangar National Park and local orienteering events.

Attractions

Eugowra attracts increasing numbers of visitors because of her beauty, bushranger history, central location and Unique shopping. Throw a line into the Lachlan River, explore Nangar National Park and Visit Escort Rocker, where bushrangers robbed the gold escort coach in 1862. Tuck into fresh baked bread, prize winning sausages and bushranger fare. Stay and make Eugowra your base for wineries, "The Dish", caves, fossils, museums, art galleries, bookshops, balooning or pampering.

Roll along a country lane as the hills catch the last rays of golden sunset. And at night behold the glory of the everlasting stars.