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Grenfell Area

Grenfell the birthplace of Henry Lawson, haunt of notorious bushranger, Ben Hall, and home to some of the finest examples of heritage architecture in rural Australia, is a must see destination.

Grenfell, located in Central New South Wales is a leisurely half-day drive from Sydney, or a couple of hours from Canberra. Grenfell offers visitors the chance to relive the nostalgia of a time when life moved at a more leisurely pace.

Grenfell is part of Weddin Shire and comprises Grenfell and the villages of Greenethorpe, Quandialla and Caragabal. South-west of Grenfell (18 kilometres) are the Weddin Mountains National Park. This pristine area is a great place for bushwalking, bird watching, camping or picnicking. The wildflowers bloom during spring and summer and just a short walk from Ben Hall’s Cave campground is the amazing Seaton’s Farm.

A number of annual festivals and events promotes Grenfell’s beautiful and friendly atmosphere. These include the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts, always held on June Long Weekend; The Iris Festival, this festival of colour and plants are celebrated throughout October; Guinea Pig Races – for racing with a difference, held Easter and June Long Weekends; and Grenfell’s Open Day, held in October which highlights to visitors Grenfell’s history, attractions and local amenities.

The Grenfell Motel, hotels and a caravan park west of town, accommodate visitors. The surrounding district of Grenfell contains many unique B&B’s and Farmstays for visitors looking for a more personal approach or wanting to enjoy a true slice of country life.

Activites and Experiences at Grenfell Area

  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship

Nearest Airport: Parkes

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