Out & About

Get out and about and soak up all the scenes and serenity the Central West has to offer! When was the last time you went on an adventure in your own backyard? Here you’ll find all the best places to be a tourist in your own beautiful region.



Whether it is exploring a new hiking trail, art gallery, museum or even visiting the Parkes radio telescope there’s something for everyone. Our readers share some of their favourite family-focused activities for all ages.

Cafes, Restaurants, Pubs & Cellar Doors

You might be looking for a family-friendly place to brunch, or maybe the babysitter is booked and you’re ready for a well earned date night- you’ll find the perfect place right here!


If you're looking for the details of an upcoming charity rugby match, a great theatre performance, a fun comedy act, a symphony to listen to, a good film to watch, a book to read, or the latest festival taking place; did someone say MumFest? Then you’re in the right place, we’ve got you covered! As a special thank you to the CWM's readers Collins Bookstore Orange have offered a 10discount to all readers who visit in-store or you can order over the phone (02) 6369 1333 by mentioning Central West Mums (Not available online).

Parks & Playgrounds

Find the top picks of parks and playgrounds across the region to keep the kids happy while hopping around the area.


You don’t have to travel far to enjoy a getaway when you live in the gorgeous Central West! Pack your bags it’s time for a staycation, take your pick from one of our favourite spots or let us know about a great staycation that you've been on lately.

Family Vacays

We are all time-poor and often dream of escaping to somewhere warm; a coastal trip, a camping secret, a new wine region, a tip on a good ski lodge. There are some terrific recommendations from our reader audience here to help you navigate your way to your next holiday without the fuss and all the research.