Cobar is a flourishing town built around the thriving mining and pastoral industries. Mining commenced in the town during the 1870s and today is an important source of copper, lead, silver, zinc and gold. Find out about Cobar’s past at the Great Cobar Heritage.
Mining has long been the lifeblood of Cobar, and the wealth that followed its discovery influenced the many fine buildings still in existence. Among the many reminders of its past glory is the Great Cobar Open Cut, originally an open-cut 150-m deep mine, but now a local swimming hole.
Follow the self-guided Cobar Heritage Walk and Centenary of Federation Walking Track to uncover the town’s history. View the open-cut mine and Cobar’s surroundings from Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, the site of the town’s first gold mine.
Explore the Aboriginal rock art at Mount Grenfell, where three main rock shelters feature more than 1,000 images.
Choose from 12 flights per week from Sydney that serve Cobar with fares as low as $280 including taxes.