DENMAN

Denman is the first town encounted when heading west on the ‘golden hgy’ towards Dubbo after Branxton. Denman is a very neat town that has most essential services. It is easy to see why people are attracted to this community.

The reason for the name or early history was not accessible but there is a Museum near the info centre.

Denman is situated on the Hunter River near the Wollemi National Park.

The main rural industries in the Denman region are wine grape growing, horse breeding and farming.

Annually, Denman holds the "Food and Wine Affair" on the first Saturday of May.

Denman also is situated near Mount Rombo; a hill that has an unusual geometric shape causing to look like it has a perfectly flat top if it is viewed from Mangoola Road, a road that branches off the Golden Highway.

About 20 km north-west of Denman, in the Goulburn River National Park, is Mount Dangar (670 m above sea level). It was sighted in 1824 by surveyor Henry Dangar who named it Mt Cupola (for its domed shape). It was renamed by explorer Allan Cunningham, who became the first European to climb it the following year. Mount Dangar is a good place for walks, offering exceptional views of the area.

The two hotels in Denman are both over 100 years old and were constructed after the railway arrived.

The Anglican Church is also nearly a 100 years. The age of the Catholic was not displayed.

The Denman War Memorial is one block removed from the cbd. Be sure to check both sides of the cenotaph.

There is a slight diversion required when visiting Denman proper. Be sure to take it.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course