The picturesque town of West Wyalong is at the crossroads of the Newell and Mid Western highways. The historic settlement was founded when gold was discovered in 1893. The meandering main street, known as the Crooked Mile, follows the original bullock tracks built around trees and gold diggings. Visitors can explore the gold rush heritage on a self guided stroll encompassing the lively town centre. Just north of the town, Lake Cowal, NSW’s largest inland lake, is a dedicated bird and wildlife sanctuary where a diverse species of waterbirds make their home.