Classified by the National Trust, the historic village of Carcoar was gazetted in 1839 and is the third oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains.
Carcoar's original vision was to supply general services and law and order to the surrounding newly settled pastoral region. Carcoar had a real Wild West history - it was the site of Australia's first daylight bank robbery attempt and bushrangers such as Ben Hall kept the Court House and Police Station very busy.
The best way to appreciate Carcoar is to take a walk through the village where residents have lovingly restored many of the sandstone public buildings, churches and historic homes. A museum, craft, pottery and antique gallery and a couple of cafes combine to make this village a popular tourist attraction.
Historical Tours are available for groups by appointment - ph 02 6367 4155.