• Wellington was discovered in 1817 by New South Wales Surveyor General John Oxley. The first convict settlement was established in 1823 by Lieutenant Percy Simpson. Wellington was named after the Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Wellington is the second oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains, with Bathurst being the first. The traditional Aboriginal Binjang People of the Wiradjuri Nation is known to have lived in the Wellington Valley for more than 25,000 years. Many of their descendants still live in and around Wellington. Wellington is the major centre between the Central Western towns

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    Put the Kettle On

    Featuring stylish country home wares and gifts, unique local paintings and garden art, clothing and

  • Bell River Estate Winery
    Bell River Estate Winery

    Bell River Estate began life as Markeita Cellars around 1974 and was founded by Margherita

  • Cactus Cafe and Gallery
    Cactus Cafe and Gallery

    The Cactus Cafe and Gallery displays quality art and crafts in a relaxing and unique

  • Lion of Waterloo Tavern
    Lion of Waterloo Tavern

    The Lion of Waterloo is one of the original hotels in the area, dating back

  • Mount Arthur Reserve
    Mount Arthur Reserve

    On the 18 August 1817 John Oxley and his party were the first Europeans to

  • Oxley Museum
    Oxley Museum

    The John Oxley Museum is a collection of historic artefacts tracing Wellington history from 1830

  • Cameron Park
    Cameron Park

    The award winning Cameron Park is in the perfect location right in the middle of

  • Wellington Courthouse Cafe
    Wellington Courthouse Cafe

    The Wellington Courthouse Cafe, built in 1841 is a South Australian National Trust riverfront site

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