We had a look around West Wyalong in the morning. The town has a number of substantial shops, churches and houses; the shops were built in the 1920s and 1930s and other buildings were of a similar age. Some shops look a little forlorn and in need of painting; other buildings appear well maintained. The town gives an overall impression of having seen better days but trying hard to deal with the present circumstances.
West Wyalong is an agricultural centre, with a strong grain growing background, being heavily affected by the drought although it has the advantage of being a good place for travellers on the Newell Highway to stop for the night. A number of motels line the road between West Wyalong and Wyalong and the West Wyalong caravan park empties each morning, then fills up towards sunset.
Nearby Wyalong is older and smaller than West Wyalong and has definitely seen more prosperous times.