Mount Tilga

Mount Tilga, a hill located near Condobolin in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, was said to be the exact centre of New South Wales.[3][4][5]

Mount Tilga
View from the top of Mount Tilga, not quite the omphalos of New South Wales
Highest point
Elevation307 m (1,007 ft)[1]
Coordinates33°01′31″S 147°08′10″E[2]
Mount Tilga
Location in New South Wales
LocationCondobolin, Central West region of New South Wales, Australia

However, establishing the centre of an irregular shape is not a straightforward matter. Just where the centre of the State lies is open to dispute. According to Geoscience Australia a possible centre for New South Wales is just off Cockies Road, 33 kilometres (21 mi) west-north-west of Tottenham, a small town 110 kilometres (68 mi) west of Dubbo. This spot, (32°09′48″S 147°01′00″E) south of the Fiveways Intersection, is marked by a cairn constructed for Australia's Bicentennial celebrations in 1988.[6]

Mount Tilga is 307 metres (1,007 ft) above sea level[1] and it rises sharply out of the plain, approximately 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Condobolin.

See also


  1. "Map of Mount Tilga, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. "Mount Tilga". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  3. "Condobolin, Parkes & Forbes NSW & ACT Australia". Travel guide. Total Travel Australia. Retrieved 29 January 2006.
  4. "Condobolin". The Sydney Morning Herald. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  5. "Mount Tilga - Condobolin". VisitNSW. Destination NSW. 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  6. "Centre of Australia, States and Territories". Geoscience Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. 2004. Archived from the original on 8 January 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2006.

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