IT MIGHT be ravaged by drought but country NSW still welcomes visitors. Its towns need you.
Cowra Motor Inn has two fantastic tours that coming up that help the country economy by using only local businesses - from the food travellers enjoy to the comfortable coach they ride in.
The Cherry Festival tour from November 24-27 will tantalise the taste buds.
There's a chance to pick your own cherries, visit Poppas Fudge and Jam Factory and take a coffee tour at Art of Espresso.
Travellers will also visit the beautiful Chinese Gardens, the Lambing Flat Museum, Iandra Castle and see the statue of Bill the Bastard, Australia's greatest war horse, at Murrumburrah.
The tour is priced at $680 per person (twin share) with three nights' accommodation, three breakfasts and three dinners.
Don't want to stay at home over Christmas? The Christmas tour from December 23-29 will make sure you're not alone and features a traditional Christmas lunch at Montrose House in Canowindra.
The sightseeing list is impressive: Iandra Castle, the Parkes "Dish", Cowra's Japanese Gardens, the Railway Roundhouse, Age of Fishes Museum, Temora Aviation Museum, Junee's Licorice Factory, the Elvis Museum in Parkes and so much more.
The tour is priced at $1320 per person (twin share), which includes six nights' accommodation, six breakfasts and dinners, and Christmas lunch.
Single surcharge applies to both tours.
Situated in a quiet location along the Lachlan River, Cowra Motor Inn is a great place to stop and relax when you visit the Central West.
There's a dining room, tea and coffee making facilities in every room, and a swimming pool and spa.
Phone (02) 6342-2011, or click HERE