Kandos is a small, quaint town located in the beautiful Capertee Valley, the world’s second largest canyon.
The population of Kandos is 1,284 people and is comprised of 48.9% males and 51.1% females. Kandos has a population of 56 (4.4%) indigenous people. The median/average age of the people in Kandos is 45.
Kandos is about 3 hours and 20 minutes (232km) north-west of Sydney. The larger town of Mudgee is just under an hour to the north west.
Air: The nearest commercial airport is at Mudgee Airport (just under an hour to the north west) and flights are provided by Fly Pelican. They fly twice daily return flights to Sydney.
Train: The nearest railway station is Lithgow Railway Station, 1 hour and 10 mins (93.2km) to the south.
Bus: A NSW TrainLink coach service operates each way daily connecting at Lithgow with the Blue Mountains Line interurban train service to Sydney.
The main industries people from Kandos work in are:
- Education and training
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail trade
- Accommodation and food services
Rylstone Multi Purpose Service (MPS) is the nearest public hospital to Kandos (8 minutes to the north). The Rylstone MPS provides emergency services, acute and subacute medical inpatient services and low and high care residential aged care services.
Kandos is supported by the ambulance service at Rylstone.
Kandos has one preschool. For more information click here.
Kandos has its main shopping in the main street including an IGA. The larger town of Mudgee (just under an hour to the north west) has Coles, Woolworths and Aldi as well as numerous large national retailers including Target, Big W, Harvey Norman.
In Kandos there are places of worship for Anglican, Catholic, and Uniting.
Additional places of worship are available in nearby Mudgee including Baptist, Catholic, Frontline Christian, OneLife Family and Presbyterian. The nearest Mosque is 1 hr 15 mins to the south west in Bathurst.
For those who love the outdoors, Kandos is a great base for exploring nearby Wollemi National Park and enjoy bushwalking, water sports and bird watching.
Kandos’ own Down the Track Café offers alfresco dining on the platform of the old railway station while the nearby larger town of Mudgee offers a sophisticated café culture, award-winning wineries and restaurants and the annual Mudgee Food and Wine Festival in September.
Kandos offers regular events including the Street Machine and Hotrod Show in January, bi-annual Garden Fair in November, Bob Marley Festival in March and hugely popular bi-annual contemporary art festival Cementa in April.