Situated on the doorstep of Goobang National Park sits the small village of Yeoval NSW. Settled in 1868 when gold, silver and copper were discovered nearby, some lovely buildings from the era still stand resplendent in the town.
One of Australia’s greatest poets Banjo Paterson spent his first seven years of childhood here on the family property ‘Buckinbah’. Many of his works reflect upon his memories of growing up in the region, particularly in the piece ‘First Impressions’. Yeoval has embraced the poet’s connection to the area. There is a museum detailing his work and history as well as a fascinating collection of memorabilia, and the The Banjo Paterson Bush Park is a pleasant place for a picnic. Stroll the ‘Poet’s Walk’ and discover one of the largest public artworks in Australia - a modern bronze sculpture of famed English sculptor Henry Moore, donated by famous horse racing family, the Waterhouses.
Yeoval weather is semi-arid, experiencing hot summers and cool winters. Nearby Goobang National Park offers a number of campsites and walking trails. Caloma Lookout offers prized views over sweeping plains, and birds of prey can often be spotted soaring across the sky.