Forbes is a quaint historic town steeped in character and nestled in the heart of the Lachlan Valley, in the Parkes region of New South Wales. With plenty to see and do, Forbes is the ideal weekend getaway destination!


With Forbes widely known for its gold mining past, and its connections to notorious bushranger, Ben Hall, sightseers can spend a day learning about the charming township on the Forbes Heritage Walk. Stroll through the elegant streets of the CBD, stop by the 18 sites and explore the beautiful heritage buildings at every corner.


Take in the town’s natural beauty and spend a day at Lake Forbes, a natural lagoon with nearby picnic and playground areas and 8.9km of walking and cycle tracks. For a unique Forbes experience, visit the McFeeters Motor Museum to see a vast collection of vintage and custom cars or stop over for a coffee in the attraction’s café.

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