A look at some of our local attractions

Late last year we posed this question to our readers, 'You have lived here all your life, where have you never been?'.

The response we received across the Central West was overwhelming and as a result this video series has been born. 

Participating in the activity were the Lithgow Mercury, Mudgee Guardian, Dubbo's Daily Liberal, Orange's Central Western Daily and Bathurst's Western Advocate

Our journalists have been out over the summer visiting the sites you mentioned and producing this video series for you. 

Every couple of weeks we will have a new video, giving you a virtual tour of some of the amazing places in our region. 

We hope our videos inspire you to go out and visit a few of the places you have never been. 

LITHGOW - The Small Arms Factory 

No place has had such a crucial role to play in Lithgow's story, providing a continuous cycle of ebb and flow, as the Small Arms Factory.

This integral part of Australia's history lives on in one of Lithgow's best kept secrets- The Small Arms Museum.

The museum, staffed by enthusiastic volunteers, is an essentially untapped resource of information and history that locals should be proud to have in their town.

ORANGE - The Botanic Gardens

The Orange Botanic Gardens feature an impressive native and exotic plant collection. 

Officially opened in 1988 for the Australian Bicentenary, it has plantings ranging from the original homestead garden to newly developed displays.

Features of the walk include the original homestead garden, billabong, exotic and indigenous woodlands, heritage orchard including historic apple varieties, heritage rose garden set below the country church and analemmatic sundial (human involvement sundial).

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