Wellington is an inland NSW town, 362km from Sydney on the Great Western Highway. It is the administrative centre of the Wellington Shire Local Government Area.
Wellington is the centre of rich agricultural land and is the second oldest town west of the Blue Mountains. While lucerne and vegetables are grown on lands on the river, wheat, wool, fat lambs and beef cattle are grown on surrounding pastures. The town has a population of about 5700 and acts as a commercial centre for the district. However, it has been supplanted in commercial importance by Orange and Dubbo.
Wellington is a popular stopover on the Mitchell Highway heading west to Dubbo. It has one of the finest town parks in NSW and many historical buildings. The area’s biggest attraction is the Wellington Caves Complex, a short drive from town. Also close by are botanical gardens and wineries, as well as the massive Lake Burrendong.
There is a range of restaurants, pubs, clubs, cafes, wineries to choose from.
Locals enjoy a variety of sporting pursuits including tennis, swimming, cricket, rugby, golf, dirt bike riding and horse riding.
There are daily rail and coach services between Wellington and Sydney. The Wellington Visitor Information Centre is a Countrylink agent.
Wellington District Hospital serves the area, with more hospitals in Orange and Dubbo.
The town has a high school and primary schools.
In January the average minimum temperature is 17.5 °C, the average maximum is 31.7 °C, while in July the average minimum is 1.5 °C and the average maximum is 15 °C.