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Welcome to Forbes! Come and experience country hospitality, heritage, a beautiful natural environment and distinctive local attractions. History will come alive as you explore the town and learn of its gold rush past. Experience Lake Forbes and the Lachlan River or a spectacular sunrise or sunset at the acclaimed Gum Swamp Bird Hide. You will love the boutique and specialty stores and distinctive local dining. Come and experience Forbes and you'll be left with a lasting impression until next you return.

One of the special attractions in Forbes includes the Forbes cemetery. Here you will find the grave sites of bushranger Ben Hall, Kate Foster; Ned Kelly's sister and Rebecca Shield, the great Grand-niece of Caption Cook. Forbes is also recognised for the many Victorian buildings that were built in the late 1800s. You can collect a brochure from the Railway Arts and Tourist Information Centre in Union Street.

Forbes

Forbes: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Forbes Platypus Gallery


Located right in the middle of the central business district is the Forbes Platypus Gallery. The Gallery is operated by the Members and Friends of the Forbes Arts Society.

On exhibition and for sale are works from artists in the Forbes, Parkes, Orange, Cowra, Peak Hill and surrounding areas.

Call in and browse the magnificent works, and you never know; you might just find a special piece that catches your eye.





111 Lachlan Street
Forbes, NSW, 2871

Located 0.1K from Forbes

Forbes Heritage Walk


Abundant in history, Forbes has long been known for its historic buildings, most of which are still in use today. Many were featured in the film 'The Dish'. The heritage walk allows you to explore this unique heritage and town.

The Central Business District Walk takes in 18 sites and takes approximately 110 minutes to complete. Please visit the web site for more information.




118 Lachlan Street
Forbes, NSW, 2871

Located 0.2K from Forbes

Forbes and District Historical Society Museum


The Forbes and District Historical Society Museum is housed in 'Osborne Hall' - the dance hall of the Osborne Hotel which was built circa 1878.

Displayed in the Museum are items pertaining to all facets of the history of Forbes including aboriginal artefacts, furniture, photographs, tools, clothing, and household wares together with a large display of old and historic machinery including an "Ivel" tractor.

There is also an exhibition about Ben Hall - The Myths Behind the Legend, and a World War One exhibition relating to Forbes' contribution to World War One.





11 Cross Street
Forbes, NSW, 2871

Located 0.3K from Forbes

Lake Forbes


Lake Forbes is a restful place for picnickers and travellers. The banks are grassy and there are barbecue and picnic facilities, large shade trees with abundant birdlife and playgrounds. A tranquil relaxing place to meander the 4.8 kilometres of walkway and cycling tracks, sharing the beauty with the swans and other aquatic wildlife living on and around the lake. Lake Forbes also now provides a free water park for the kids which is accessible via Bandon Street.




Gordon Duff Drive
Forbes, NSW, 2871

Located 0.5K from Forbes

Forbes Railway Arts and Visitor Information Centre


Forbes Railway Arts and Visitor Information Centre is located in the old railway building on Union Street. .

The centre is run by volunteers of the Forbes community in conjunction with Forbes Shire Council. The centre provides people visiting the Forbes Shire with information services and assistance in what ever way possible. The centre also has a large range of handmade goods, arts and crafts, Forbes memento's as well as delicious home made cakes and goodies.

If you are interested in the history of Forbes and that of the infamous bushranger Ben Hall, you can learn all about him and his gang in the Ben Hall discovery room and view a recreation of his life and of his death.




Union Street
Forbes, NSW, 2871

Located 0.8K from Forbes

McFeeters Motor Museum and Visitor Information Centre


McFeeters Motor Museum showcases a stunning private collection of vehicles ranging from 1905 to 1999. Housed in a purpose built complex, the collection consists of veterans, vintage, classic, street rods and custom cars.

As of June 2013, McFeeters Motor Museum has become an accredited Visitor Information Centre. If you are heading into Forbes from the West, be sure to call in and the friendly staff can assist with your enquiries. Also located in the Motor Museum complex is the Superbee Car Cafe, souvenir gift shop and Banderra Estate cellar door which is available for tastings and sales.

Whether your interest is as a car enthusiast, architectural buff or you are just travelling through; McFeeters Motor Museum is definitely worth a visit.




Oxford Street ,
Corner of Newell Highway
Forbes, NSW, 2871

Located 0.9K from Forbes

Forbes: Events

Kalari Lachlan River Arts Festival


The Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival is a biennial community celebration of country creativity and resilience based in the river town of Forbes, in Central Western NSW. We see it as a regional festival for the entire Kalari-Lachlan River catchment and neighbouring river systems.

There is definitely something for everyone at the next Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival.

Please visit the web site for full event information.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Oct
      28th Oct
      29th Oct


Rankin Street
Forbes, NSW, 2871

Located 0.2K from Forbes

Vanfest


The NSW regional music festival, Vanfest, will continue this year with another the multi-award winning, local and international artists.

Partnering up with their sponsors this year, they have a big event planned! Check the website for details.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Event Dates
2016
      25th Nov
      26th Nov


Show Street,
Forbes Showground
Forbes, NSW, 2871

Located 1.1K from Forbes

Forbes: Travel Tips

Forbes Motor Museum Visitor Centre


Call into the Forbes Motor Museum Visitor Centre where the friendly local staff will welcome you and assist with information on points of interest in Forbes and the surrounding area, Visit the souvenir gift shop, pick up maps and other relevant information. The Centre also houses a cafe restaurant and cellar door showcasing local wines.




Newell Highway,
Corner Oxford Street
Forbes, NSW, 2871

Located 0.9K from Forbes

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