The next place with pass through is the small town of Cullen Bullen (the name apparently means Lyre Bird in the local aboriginal language.) It started as a stopping place on the road to the gold fields at Sofala and Hill End and later thrived through coal mining. But today is a small town of around 200 people with only the Invincible mine still in operation. But no matter how small it is it's important, after all it's home to a Royal Hotel.
With all this talk of mining you might be getting the wrong impression of the scenery. You don't really see the mines. It's grazing country as well as extensive native forests, not much industry or cropping.