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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

Historic Railway Station

In 1887 the railway reached as far as Murrumburrah, and Cobb and Co. met the trains three times a week and carried passengers and mail to Grenfell. But the slowness of the service caused the people to press for a railway through the town.

A meeting was held in August 1879 at the Oddfellows' Hall in George Street and a petition was drawn up. The proposal was rejected, but in 1896 it was decided to build a branch from Koorawatha to Grenfell. The railway carried the season's wheat crops in January 1901.

The station was built by George Scouller, who constructed many government buildings. His son married a local girl, Georgie Matchett.

The station has been witness to some moving scenes. In August 1914, John Taylor, Mayor of Grenfell, farewelled the first contingent of men leaving for the first World War.

The Grenfell Railway Station was officially closed in April 1975.

The Railway Station precinct is a site of state heritage significance and is accessible all year round, however there is no access to the inside of the building.

West Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.5K from Grenfell

The Big Gold Pick and Pan

Australia is known for its many big things. There is the Big Pineapple, the Big Banana, the Big Merino, the Big Prawn and the list goes on. In Grenfell, there is the the Big Gold Pick and Pan!

The pick and pan were constructed under the supervision of the Grenfell Men's Shed, and was built in recognition of Grenfell's significant contribution to the Australian gold era during the mid to late 1860s.

West Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.6K from Grenfell

Grenfell: Events

Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival

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.

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.

Event Dates
      8th Jun
      9th Jun
      10th Jun
      11th Jun
      12th Jun

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

Located 0.2K from Grenfell

Grenfell Agricultural Show

The Grenfell Show is held annually and features old favourites including shearing competitions, yard-dog trials, tractor pull, wood chop, horses, photography, fruit and floral displays and livestock.

If you haven't been to Grenfell, the show is an opportunity to immerse yourself in country hospitality and a day of family fun.

The official program can be downloaded from the website.

Don't miss all the action Friday night - from the 4WD ute pull to the farmers relay. Live music with a break for the fireworks. Bring the family along for a great night out! Saturday features old favourites such as shearing competitions, yard-dog trials, tractor pull, wood chop, horses, photography, fruit, floral displays, livestock plus plenty more!

Event Dates
      1st Sep
      2nd Sep

Alexandra Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.7K 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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