Cobar Shire is truly a remarkable part of the accessible New South Wales (NSW) outback. Cobar is accessible in a variety of ways and from any direction!
Cobar Shire covers a vast 45,609sq km (an area which is approximately two thirds the size of Tasmania) with a population of approximately 5,120 people. Height above Sea level is 260 metres and the average rainfall for the Cobar Shire is 416mm.
The principal town in the Cobar Shire is Cobar. Cobar is a bustling and prosperous town steeped in a history based on a mining and pastoral heritage. The town is situated on the crossroads of the Barrier Highway, running east/west and the Kidman Way, running north/south. The town's CBD boasts a mixture of old and new buildings, which chronicle Cobar's course through the last 130 years of its history.
Cobar Shire awaits your visit where you will experience the real outback and be guaranteed a warm welcome, a great time and lots of country hospitality.
The local Aboriginal history is also an important part of Cobar, or "Kabbur", as the area was referred to by the Ngiyampaa Tribe which once inhabited the area prior to European Settlement. The opportunity is available for you to observe aboriginal rock art at Mt Grenfell, which is local 60km west of Cobar.