As you drive west along the Henry Parkes Highway from its namesake town of Parkes, you’ll share the journey with the Sydney to Broken Hill railway line – with many small towns dotted along the way.

Approximately 20km shy of Condobolin, one such town is Derriwong – with one translation of its name being “place of the grey magpie”. And you’ll certainly swoop right through this tiny rural settlement today – existing purely for its agricultural surrounds and relying on Condo for services. Sitting in the floodplain of the Lachlan and adjacent Goobang Creek, its low-rise skyline is broken only by its towering railside grain silo – an easy reminder of the history of this land.

Stay in Lachlan Shire, NSW, for outback allure, historical richness, cultural immersion, adventurous escapades, and captivating stargazing beneath pristine skies.

Witness Utes in the Paddock, embrace Wiradjuri heritage, explore vast landscapes, and stargaze under pristine skies.

Indulge in Lachlan Shire, savor outback flavors, sip local wines, and relish warm hospitality at charming eateries amid stunning vistas.

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