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Grenfell has some of the best examples of heritage architecture in Australia with the Main Street maintaining the charm of days gone by. A walk around town gives the visitor an idea of life during the gold rush.

Close by is the Weddin Mountains National Park, a haven for native animals and bird life. The Weddin Mountains were a hangout for bushranger Ben Hall and his gang and you can still view Ben Halls Cave. Seaton's Farm is a great example of how the settlers to the areas battled the elements and is located near the Weddin Mountains National Park.

The Henry Lawson Festival is held every June long weekend to celebrate Henry Lawson's birth and highlights include poetry readings, art and photography exhibitions, street carnival, historical tours and guinea pig racing.

Grenfell is a farming community growing canola, wheat, oats, barley and raising beef cattle and sheep.

Grenfell: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Grenfell Endemic Garden


The Endemic Garden is located just a short drive from the Grenfell Visitor Information Centre near O'Briens Hill, mid western Highway. It was established by the Cartwright and Luthje families in 1997.

The garden features plants native to the Grenfell area including rare and unique endemic native plants. You will find a variety of mint bushes and grevilleas only found in Grenfell.




88 Main Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.1K from Grenfell

Weddin Bird Trails


Grenfell in the Weddin Shire, is unique for bird life in that a considerable proportion of the district is timbered, forest-woodland. The 12 signposted locations are ideal for bird watching in their natural habitat.

Some bird trails are within minutes from the town of Grenfell. The trails take in a variety of habitat include wetlands, National Park and open farmland. Birds frequently observed in the area include Superb Parrot, Diamond Firetail and the Superb Fairy-wren.

For a copy of the self-guided map please go to the Grenfell website or drop into the Grenfell Visitor Centre in Main Street.





Weddin Shire Council,
Weddin Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.1K from Grenfell

Grenfell Historical Museum


The Grenfell Historic Museum is located on Camp Street next to the Post Office and Fire Station in the former School of Arts building.

Before the discovery of gold in 1866, the Grenfell area was well known as a haunt for bushrangers, in particular Ben Hall. Exhibitions at the Grenfell Historic Museum are themed around a bedroom and kitchen display from the early 1900s, Above the Shaft - a gold mining exhibition, Henry Lawson, bushranging, as well as exhibits on the regions famous sports people, tennis player Jan Lehane and cricketer Stan McCabe.

The museum holds extensive collections of local historical records, maps, photographs and comprehensive displays of household items, musical items and sporting records. The museum should be your first port of call for family history research with several experts on hand to assist.





Camp Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.2K from Grenfell

Grenfell Art Gallery


The Grenfell Art Gallery exhibitions feature local and regional artists and sculptors. The gallery adds a professional venue for the arts community of Grenfell. The large light towers in the gallery mean the room is full of natural light and is an unexpected delight behind the building's heritage exterior.

The Gallery is also the new home of the Grenfell Community Curtain which permanently occupies the northern wall of the gallery. The vision for the curtain was 'a visual representation of the essence of the Grenfell community'. The curtain serves as a tourist drawcard as it gives visitors an opportunity to view local sites and past events in the richly textured artwork. The curtain is for the community and its location ensures that everyone has an opportunity to view and appreciate it.




88 Main Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.2K from Grenfell

Chrysler Car Museum


The Chrysler Car Museum in Grenfell is well worth a look for the motoring enthusiasts.

Chryslers spanning the years from 1930 to the present day, including a Valiant Charger.

Open for individuals and club tours most days. Please call Jeff to confirm.

Jeff will be on hand to answer any question you have while wandering the museum.




46 Main Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.2K from Grenfell

Grenfell: Events

Into the Forest: Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition


A joint exhibition by locals Kathleen Scott-McCue and Anda-Leigh Reilly.

Kathleen Scott-McCue has been painting since a young child and after completing her Fine Art Certificate at TAFE became interested in sculpture.

A love of native flora and fauna feature in both her chosen mediums.

This exhibition will showcase her skills with the brush and the welder.

Commissions and curating her own bespoke Patina Gallery in Grenfell keep this artist very busy since retiring from nursing.

Anda-Leigh Reilly has always been fascinated by the beauty of nature's finer, more intricate details. This is strongly reflected in her macro photographs.

Most people appreciate scenic views during a bush walk, but Anda wonders how many pause to have a closer look at the small things.

The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm and Sunay 10am to 2pm. On public holidays the gallery is open 10am to 2pm and is closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.


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88 Main Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.1K from Grenfell

Painting From Nature - The Central West: Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition


This exhibition is an opportunity to view a variety of quality works by painter, John Sharman. See a collection of landscapes painted on location in a realist - impressionist style from John's travels around the Central West area. John combines decades of experience and knowledge to create sensitive, natural pieces.


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88 Main Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.1K from Grenfell

Weddin Workshop Weekend: Celebrate Henry Lawson's 150th Birthday


Workshops such as story writing, drama, weaving, photography, lead lighting, painting, shibori, singing, verse...and many more. Please see the web site for further information.

Save the date for the 'Weddin Workshop Weekend'. Help them celebrate Henry Lawson's 150th birthday and the 60th Henry Lawson Festival of Arts!


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2017
      17th Jun
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Forbes Street,
Various Locations Around Grenfell
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.1K from Grenfell

Henry Lawson Festival of Arts


The Henry Lawson Festival of Arts is held on the June long weekend and celebrates Grenfell's famous son, Henry Lawson, who was born on the Grenfell goldfield in 1867. 2017 is the sixtieth year the festival has been held.

The festival is an affordable family weekend of entertainment with something for everyone. The festival has an arts focus with national competitions and exhibitions in verse, short story, photography, art, and porcelain.

A range of other activities are also on show including street procession, market stalls, street entertainment, drama performances, car show, stationary engines, antique machinery, live music, dance, busking, concerts, children's rides, wood chop, poetry performances and recitations, and a fun run are held in conjunction with the art competitions. This years official guest is Vanessa Grimm. Why not come along and say hello to Vanessa.


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Main Street,
Various locations around Grenfell
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.2K from Grenfell

Grenfell: Travel Tips

Grenfell Visitor Information Centre


The Grenfell Visitor Information Centre is located within the Community Hub, which includes the Grenfell Art Gallery.

The Visitor Information Centre opened in June 2016 and should be your first port of call when visiting the Weddin Shire. The Visitor Information Centre is an attraction within itself with beautiful wall imagery.

Call in and find out more about this historic goldmining town steeped in history with much of its old world character maintained.




88 Main Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.1K from Grenfell

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