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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

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

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

O'Brien's Hill


O'Brien's Hill in Grenfell is the site where gold was first discovered in Grenfell in 1866. The site is easily accessible to visitors with car parking, picnic facilities and toilets. There is remnant mining machinery on the site including a horse works, stamper, air shafts and poppet head. Extensive interpretive signage explains the gold production which took place in the late 1860's.




103 Cowra Road
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.8K 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
2016
      9th Jun
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Various locations around Grenfell
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.1K from Grenfell

Grenfell Agricultural Show


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


Event Dates
2016
      2nd Sep
      2nd Sep
      3rd Sep
      3rd Sep


Alexandra Street
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.7K from Grenfell

NSW VGA 4BBB Mixed Foursomes Championship


The NSW VGA 4BBB Mixed Foursomes Championship golf tournament is for Veteran Golfers over 55 years of age, and is one of 52 similar events conducted around NSW at a variety of golf courses, mainly in major towns throughout the state. The events generally run from two to five days and among these they conduct six state championship events.


Event Dates
2016
      14th May
      15th May


Gooloogong Road
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 1.1K from Grenfell

Grenfell Picnic Race Meeting


Be part of the action at the Grenfell Picnic Race Meeting.

There will be five races, TAB facilities and marquee space available (no BYO alcohol), two full bars, canteen and live entertainment until 8pm.

There is a prize pool of over AUD3,000 for Fashions on the Field.

Gates pen 11:30am on the morning of the race.

The Grenfell Picnic Race Club holds an annual meeting in April. Enjoy the friendly, country atmosphere of picnic racing.

Children's entertainment will include a merry go round and a jumping castle and the Easter bunny will be making a appearance!

Enjoy the atmosphere at the Grenfell Picnic Races.



Event Dates
2013
      20th Apr
2014
      19th Apr
2015
      11th Apr
2016
      16th Apr
2017
      8th Apr


Grenfell Racecourse,
Holy Camp Road
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 2.6K from Grenfell

Grenfell: Travel Tips

Grenfell Visitor Information Centre


The Grenfell Visitor Information Centre is located within the Art Gallery on Main Street, Grenfell.
Call in and find out more about this historic goldmining town - the birthplace of poet Henry Lawson, who was born on 17 June, 1867. Bushranger Ben Hall was also born nearby. Hall and his gang rampaged through the area from late 1863 until his death in a hail of bullets in May 1865.




88 Main St
Grenfell, NSW, 2810

Located 0.2K from Grenfell

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