Nestled on the Lachlan River in the heart of the Lachlan Valley, our historic town has magnificent heritage buildings, a stunning natural environment and unique local attractions.
Relax and take in the sights of beautiful Lake Forbes, a natural lagoon offering walking and cycle tracks to enjoy abundant birdlife, shaded picnic areas, BBQ facilities, play grounds. Don’t miss our myriad of sculptures and learn about the Wiradjuri people and their captivating culture.
We have an extensive array of places to eat and stay and if you’re looking to shop, our locally owned boutique and specialty shops will be sure to offer something distinctive. McFeeter’s Motor Museum is a must for motor enthusiasts and the Forbes Museum is a hidden gem which will inspire you to seek out the legacy of Ben Hall; visit the site where he was shot, and his final resting place.
Sport and Recreation
Forbes has many facilities to offer for active visitors. Please enjoy: an outdoor and indoor heated pool, majestic golf course, squash courts, tennis courts, lawn bowls and many more.
Forbes Information Centre
To make your stay one to remember, make sure you find out all that Forbes has to offer with a visit to the Visitor Information Centre, located in the historic Railway Station building on Union Street. The staff and volunteers will make you feel welcome and showcase the best of Forbes and help make your stay “amazing”!
Forbes Wetlands Bird Hide
Gum Swamp has been known to be visited by many different species of birds, and bird lovers/watchers and true ornithologists must pay a visit to the site while they’re in town. For more information, visit the Forbes Visitor Information Centre in the historic Railway Station building on Union Street.
McFeeters Car Museum
Located on the Newell Highway at Forbes NSW is a stunning new facility purpose built for displaying a vast collection of meticulously restored motor cars. Cars range from veterans to custom cars, rare, common and just down right bizarre.
Forbes has an array of cafes, restaurants and takeaway options offering good old fashioned country hospitality. Dine in or find your favorite spot by the lake or in one of our beautiful parks to enjoy a tasty meal.