Carcoar is the third oldest town west of the Blue Mountains. It has been preserved and restored with most of the buildings constructed between 1860 and 1890. The oldest existing building is Stoke Stable which was built in 1849 by convict labour and now houses a museum.
Walking is the best way to see Carcoar and the village is just the right size to explore on foot. Carcoar has a number of historic buildings which are worth a look.
The Belubula River flows through the town. Well known events such as the annual Carcoar Running Cup Festival held every November, Carcoar Gardening Expo in April and Australia Day Street festival with bushranger re-enactments , live music, food vans and horse and cart rides.