Derived from the Aboriginal Wiradjuri word meaning place of many
rocks, Molong is located on the Mitchell Highway between Orange and
Wellington, making it a good base from which to explore the
picturesque countryside of Cabonne country.
There is an active Molong
Historical Society and Museum that will be of interest to many
visitors. The Molong Historical Museum is at the corner of Gidley
and Riddell Streets, which was originally built as the Golden Fleece
Hotel in 1856. Details of the historic walking tour can be picked up
from the Orange Visitor Information Centre. The walk itself, starts
at the railway station, on the eastern side of Watson Street,
opposite Bank Street. Built in 1886 the station became the terminus
of the main western line from Sydney from 1886 to 1893.