Forbes - New South Wales RVFT
If you are planning to take to the road this summer Forbes is ideally located in NSWs central west and offers excellent amenities and attractions for travellers. This historic town on the banks of the Lachlan River has become the half-way stop of choice on the Newell Highway.
Lake Forbes is the towns tranquil centrepiece and the heart of the communitys identity featuring 4.8 kilometres of cycle and walkways shady parklands BBQ facilities playgrounds and abundant birdlife. Self-contained RVs can break their journey at a short-term rest area newly established on the banks of Lake Forbes on Junction Street or in one of the towns four caravan parks.
Forbes has long been known for its historic buildings many of which were featured in the movie The Dish. Pick up the towns Centenary of Federation Heritage Trail brochure at the Forbes Railway Arts & Visitor Information Centre on Union Street and take your own self-guided walking tour.
Learn more about Forbes colourful history including the deeds of infamous bushranger Ben Hall with visits to the Bushranger Hall of Fame Museum and the local historical museum. The McFeeters Motor Museum displays a vast collection of meticulously restored veteran vintage classic and street machines.
Forbes enjoys a beautiful location on the Lachlan River with local roads following its meandering course. Pack a picnic find your own secluded oasis and spread a blanket under the shade of the gums or try your luck fishing. There are also many festivals throughout the year showcasing jazz camel racing picnic racing the bushranger Ben Hall and heritage conservation.
Forbes - friendly historic and inviting is an attractive river town with a welcoming community and a range of great attractions. Well worth a visit when you are travelling the Newell Highway.
Forbes VIC Union St Forbes NSW
Ph 02 6852 4155
Lawler St car park
Short Term Parking
Council owned land beside Wheogo Park Junction St (48hr)
Forbes Treatment Works Newell Hwy Lions Park Junction St
Lions Park Junction St
Elgin St Ph 02 6850 2000
Elgin St Ph 02 6851 1390
56 Johnson St Ph 02 6852 3321
97-101 Rankin St Ph 02 6852 3300 Browne Lane Ph 02 6852 2001
IGA Lachlan St Ph 02 6851 2535 IGA Bridge St Ph 02 6851 1806 Woolworths cnr Grenfell St & Rankin St Ph 02 6852 2421