Steeped in gold rush history and bushranger legends, and the birthplace of a famous Australian poet, the historic town of Grenfell in Country NSW is brimming with fascinating heritage. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Weddin Mountains, find historic buildings, country pubs and cultural events.
The great Australian writer and bush poet Henry Lawson was born on the Grenfell goldfields in 1867, or Emu Creek as the tiny settlement was known. Grenfell celebrates its famous son at the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts, held every June with writing competitions, poetry performances, live music, rides and market stalls.
Another fun family event is the annual Grenfell Show, a traditional country agricultural show, held in September. Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful gardens of Iandra Castle, a grand heritage-listed homestead open to the public on select days. Visit the Grenfell Art Gallery for exhibitions of talented local artists or download a brochure and look out for brightly coloured beauties along the Weddin Bird Trail.
You’ll be spoiled with local food and wine experiences. Tuck into a hearty country pub meal at the Albion Hotel or Railway Hotel. For coffee and small bites like pies and cakes, head to Unwind or Spannerman Espresso cafes.
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