Explore KANDOS, the town that once upon a time was home to the largest Cement plant in the Southern Hemisphere! Steeped in history and known as ‘the town that made the cement that made your town’, Kandos has so much to see and do!
Located at the northern entrance to the Capertee Valley and on the western edge of the Blue Mountains, 231 km north-west of Sydney. The town was established in 1913, when the New South Wales Cement Lime and Coal Company was set up to take advantage of local supplies of limestone, which an enormous aerial ropeway lifted from the quarries.
Keen crafter or thrift shopper? Kandos has got you covered, the local Community Charity shop, Vinnies + Craft shops, will keep you busily browsing for hours!
Immerse yourself in the local arts scene starting with the WAYOUT Artspace and be sure to stop in and experience the local indigenous culture at the Wiradjuri Cultural Centre & Guluu Gallery. Just off the main street is the Kandos Museum, a must visit showcasing the history of the town in a stunning building that was once the Kandos Methodist Church.
And if you are up for an adventure, Kandos is the gateway to Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp) a beautiful water park surrounded by the Wollemi National Park. You can also catch a round of Golf at the Henbury Golf course, jump on your bike and take the bike trail that will lead you to our sister town Rylstone or have a dip in our Olympic size swimming pool.
Our sister town Rylstone is only a (beautiful and very scenic) 7km drive away!