Kandos is the brother town of the very historic Rylstone. Rylstone is an old town, and Kandos, just 8kms aware, though the latter is very much the small town. Both Kandos and Rylstone are encounted on the Dunedoo/Lithgow route.

Kandos is also the town where ‘modern’ development has occurred, that said the Kandos Museum covers the history of both towns.

Kandos sprang from the imagination of a group of opportunist men who recognised the deposits of shale and coal near the rail line could grow into a cement industry. They named the village Candos, using the letter of each of their names, the spelling of the name was changed at the request of the PO because it was similar to Chandos in South Australia. The cement used to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The main non-agricultural industry is still the production of cement.

The town contains the northern-most field support centre of Integral Energy. This an interesting structure on the southern approach to Kandos.

Kandos has two hotels. The Railway being the oldest and with classic NSW design.

The Anglican Church is over 100 years old. The United and Catholic are more modern.

The Kandos War Memorial is an interesting and modern acknowledgement.

The towns of Kandos and Rylstone have a lot to offer and do and an overnight in the region is recommended.

Heritage diary



  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