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Grenfell - Cities, Towns and Localities
Nestled in a picturesque valley at the foot of the Weddin Mountains and positioned between two national parks, is the historic town of Grenfell. Steeped in history, the town was once known as Emu Creek, and renamed on 1st January, 1867 after John Granville Grenfell, whose was the Gold Commissioner at Forbes, and was killed in 1866 when bushrangers attacked the stagecoach he was travelling in.

With the discovery of gold in Grenfell in 1866, the town prospered. Between 1867-1871 the Grenfell gold fields were the richest gold mining fields in NSW. The wealth generated saw growth and many new buildings in the town, many of which can still be seen today. Most of these historic buildings are concentrated in Main Street and George Street.

Grenfell is also the birthplace of Henry Lawson, and was the haunt of the notorious bushranger, Ben Hall. Visitors to Grenfell can visit the Ben Hall’s Cave in the Weddin Mountains National Park.

Check out our listed Grenfell accommodation and Central West accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

C.W.A. Craft Shop & Grenfell Visitors Centre
68 Main Street
Ph: 02 6343 1612

Grenfell Attractions

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Grenfell Events

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Henry Lawson Festival
• Ph: 02 6343 2855
• June Long Weekend
• Henry Lawson, poet and story writer was born on the nearby gold fields of Grenfell. This annual celebration is about the man, his life and his works. It also celebrates local and national talent drawing with art, poetry and writing competitions drawing entries from around Australia and visitors from around the world.
Weddin Mountain Muster
• Ph: 0439 330 833 • Email
• September
• Kick off your shoes - Pull on your boots... Dust off your Akubra... Cause you’re coming to Grenfell for the Weddin Mountain Muster...

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Grenfell Local Services

• Grenfell Clubs
Grenfell Kart Club
• The official website of the Grenfell Kart Club. Track information and calendar dates on the site.
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Grenfell Distance

Distance to Grenfell
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Grenfell:
• Bathurst 161
• Blayney 124
• Canberra 214
• Condobolin 163
• Cootamundra 101
• Cowra 55
• Forbes 64
• Goulburn 231
• Griffith 257
• Hay 414
• Orange 159
• Parkes 97
• Sydney 361
• Temora 104
• Wagga Wagga 242
• West Wyalong 104
• Yass 152
• Young 52
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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