A picturesque town settled along the banks of Mandagery Creek, Eugowra NSW is the heart of bushranger country. It was at nearby Escort Rock that the infamous Frank Gardiner and his gang pulled off the biggest gold robbery in Australian history, stealing 77kg of gold, and £3,700 in cash.
Eugowra locals have immortalised their past with murals throughout the town celebrating their unique history. More can be learned at the Historical Museum and Bushranger Centre.
Eugowra is strong in community spirit and hosts a number of successful events, including the highly popular Spring Racing Carnival, Canola Cup and Eugowra show. The town is well-appointed facility-wise, and is a destination for people who travel from around the region to use the town’s healthcare facilities and schools. It has a number of speciality stores including a sought-after butcher.
The gateway to Nangar National Park, Eugowra makes the perfect base for exploring many nearby natural wonders. Rugged granite boulders pierce the landscape of red gums and stringybarks, and provide a spectacular backdrop for picnics, camping and bushwalking. There is an abundance of native wildlife to be found as well as native birds, such as parrots, eagles and falcons. Other nearby places of natural beauty are Back Yamma State Forest, Mandagery Creek and Lachlan River.