©

Cobar trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Cobar

(4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews for 4 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, museums, historic sites
Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. The town is 712km northwest of the state capital, Sydney. It is at the crossroads of the Kidman Way (to Queensland) and Barrier Highway (to South Australia). The town and the local government area, the Cobar Shire, are on the eastern edge of the outback. At the 2011 census, Cobar had a population of 3,817, out of Cobar Shire's population of about 4,700. The Shire has an area of 44065km2—about two-thirds the size of Tasmania.HistoryThe name Cobar is derived from the Aboriginal Ngiyampaa word for copper Kuparr, Gubarr or Cuburra, meaning 'red earth' or 'burnt earth', the ochre used in making body paint for Corroborees. It has also been suggested, but it is less likely, that the name may represent an Aboriginal attempt to pronounce the word 'copper'.Some of the most significant Aboriginal rock art in NSW is within the shire. The indigenous Ngiyampaa/Wangaapuwan traditions of this diverse bio-region are best represented in the rock art of Mount Grenfell, 40 km west of Cobar. Over 1,300 depictions of humans, hand stencils and animals are at this site.
Use our Australia travel itinerary planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Cobar.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Cobar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cobar

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities in New South Wales:
Sightseeing, nightlife, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Wineries, parks, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nature, trails
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Adventure, historic sites, trails
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, trails, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to New South Wales

30 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, kids, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Asia, South Pacific, Africa, South America, Central America, United States & Mexico BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in United States, South Pacific, Asia, Africa & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, South Pacific & United States BY A USER FROM ICELAND September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM DENMARK February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News