A small heritage listed village west of Merriwa was originally a thriving mining centre and the Cassilis Gold Mining Company was the largest working company until 1915. The area still contains many important mining relics including the coloured sands which are heritage listed. The town's main street has been declared an urban conservation area.
Cassilis is a beautiful village relatively untouched and well worth a visit. This heritage listed village was one of Australia's first Golden Fleece Treasure Boxes.
Things to do:
- Discover some of the finest examples of early rural architecture dating from the early 1820's.
- Step back to a time when merino wool was more valuable than gold and the grazier was king.
- Drive a little further to see Hands on Rocks and the Drip Walk.