Steeped in rich farming history and industry, the historic town of Blayney NSW is an easy half hour drive from Bathurst. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, this vibrant community enjoys modern facilities among treasured traces of the past.
Elegant 19th century houses line the main street. There are many impressive buildings from the 1880s around the town, one of the most noteworthy being the Royal Hotel which was once a changing station for Cobb & Co stagecoaches. Pick up a flyer form the Blayney Shire Visitor Information Outlet in the main street and take a self-guided tour of the historic buildings, preserved through the centuries.
Blayney weather typically enjoys four distinct seasons, with warm summer days, magnificent autumn colour and a dusting of snow in winter. Sculptures by the Bush is an annual competition held across the Blayney Shire where local residents get creating a sculpture trail for visitors and locals to explore. The competition has three different classifications including the Hay Bale Art Challenge, a Farm Art Challenge and the Scarecrow Competition providing a diverse range of sculptures to tick off.
Blayney accommodation options are wide-ranging, from self contained cottages, to hotels, motels, B&Bs and camping.