Click the text above or the thumbnail on the right to view some of the sculptures and learn about this self-drive tourist route - a visual fantasy for children.
Cumnock has Victorian style residences, country churches and Heritage listed buildings. The CBC originally opened a branch in the Royal Hotel in Cumnock, moving to new premises erected in Obley Street in 1908. The old CBC building is heritage listed.
Cumnock is a small town in a scenic rural area of Central NSW, 22 kilometres from Molong and about 45 minutes north west of Orange. It is 55 km from Wellington via Eurimbla Road and the Mitchell Highway or 64 km via Obley Road to Yeoval and Renshaw McGirr Way to Wellington.
Cumnock is supported by the farming community surrounding it. The area produces wool, sheep and cattle and grain.
A keen sporting community, Wallaby legends John White, Tim Gavin and Ross Reynolds were born and bred in Cumnock. The whole community use and enjoy their many sporting facilities - swimming pool, tennis courts, bowling green, golf course, squash court, bike track, cricket and football oval, showground and pony club.
March - the Agricultural show
Mid March - Stock horse Camp Draft
The LAST weekend in JULY - the Eurimbla - Cumnock 16km Bike Ride and Yeoval Mulga Bill Bicycle Festival 24km Bike Ride (A fun ride (some groups walk) takes place on the Sunday morning with a 10am start in Cumnock then 24 km ride/walk to Yeoval. Everyone is asked to register in either Cumnock or Yeoval, but you can start anywhere along the route wherever you feel comfortable.)
2010 NSW Woman of the Year:
CHRISTINE Weston, the pioneer of a low-rent scheme to attract visitors and new residents to Cumnock in the Central West, has been named 2010 NSW Woman of the Year.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Health, Carmel Tebbutt, announced the Cumnock mother of three had won the award during a reception at NSW Parliament House last night as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.
“Every day women across NSW give their time voluntarily to help their local communities and today we acknowledge their dedication and leadership,” Ms Tebbutt said.
“Mrs Weston is an amazing woman who works tirelessly for her community.
“Her ongoing contribution to the Cumnock community is a wonderful example of how ideas, enthusiasm and a positive attitude can motivate others.”
Ms Tebbutt said Mrs Weston’s work in Cumnock included saving a local school bus run, facilitating water deliveries to farmers during the drought, and helping local families move into the area.
She said her work as creator of the Rentafarmhouse concept has provided a range of tourism opportunities to Cumnock and the benefits had been acknowledged by 19 other regional communities who are now emulating the scheme.
Christine Weston also promoted cycling by organising the Eurimbla Bike Ride and she is a co-creator of the “Animals on Bikes” Paddock Art sculpture tourist trail .
Refresh, relax, have a bite to eat in the large shady park with a BBQ and picnic tables. There is a children’s playground displaying a super-heroes painting and an ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm” mural to entertain the little ones.
Less than an hours drive from Cumnock there are many attractions.
Inspired by the residents of Cumnock, Animals on Bikes is a series of over 100 creative sculptures created by local farmers, farmers wives, Men's sheds, busdrivers, Preschool kids, Playgroup mums - and anyone with an artistic flair! A 120 kilometre self-drive tourist route of Paddock Art sculptures between Molong and the Dubbo Taronga Western Plains zoo, via Cumnock and Yeoval in Central NSW.