Darbys Falls

Rural

The village of Darby’s Falls is located approximately 20 kilometres south-east of Cowra on the way to Wyangala Dam. The village itself does not include any shops or service stations so be sure to get your supplies in Cowra before heading out. The low level bridge on the edge of town offers easy access to the Lachlan River for canoes.

Darby’s Falls Observatory is the primary reason for visiting the village. The observatory boasts one of the largest telescopes available to the public. The astronomers will reveal the wide universe and show visitors around the night sky, pointing out things like the moon, planets, galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. Darby’s Falls Observatory is open every night, weather conditions permitting and at other times by appointment.

Local legend tells it that this is the site where a man named Darby fell off his horse!

Quick Facts

Darbys Falls is a small New South Wales Rural Location within the local government area of Cowra, it is located approximately 216kms from the capital Sydney covering an area of 63.855 square kilometres. Darbys Falls has a recorded population of 251 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

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