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Grenfell Area, NSW

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.

Nearest Airport: Parkes


  • Golf

Popular Activities

  • Golfing
  • National Park

About Grenfell Area

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Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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