Enjoy amazing public art with the Somewhere Down the Lachlan sculpture project. Visit the remarkable McFeeters Motor Museum and the Forbes Historical Museum. Explore historic buildings on the Forbes Heritage Trail. Picnic in the shade along Lake Forbes and the Lachlan River. Observe over 60 species of birds at the Forbes Wetlands Bird Hide.
When you need to quench your thirst or hunger you can choose from many restaurants, cafés, bistros and take aways, most within walking distance of Hillberry House. A few favourites, in no particular order:
- Esme’s Coffee Shop, Templar St
- Forbes Inn Hotel, Rankin St
- Freshwater Dining, Lachlan St
- Cannibal Coffee, Rankin St
- Wan Wah Chinese Restaurant, Lachlan St
- Cafe Aglio E Olio, Parkes Rd
- Forbes RSL, Templar St
Upcoming events in Forbes
Forbes Flatlands Hang gliding Championships 2017
Practice Towing Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th December, 2016
8 Competition Days Friday 30th December 2016 – Friday 6th January 2017
Find out more visit forbesflatlands.com
Vanfest Music Festival
25-26 November 2016 at the Forbes Showgrounds
The NSW regional music festival with a line up of many award winning local and international artists.
Find out more visit vanfest.com.au
Forbes Camel Races
Held on Good Friday each year
Family fun at the Forbes Racecourse, with proceeds donated to various charities.
Find out more on the Facebook page
Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival
Biennial celebration of country creativity and resilience – a regional festival for the Kalari-Lachlan River catchment and neighbouring river systems.
For more information visit riverartsfestival.org.au
Upcoming events in the region
Parkes Elvis Festival
11-15 January 2017
The Parkes Elvis Festival is held every January in Parkes, Central New South Wales. The event is held on the second week in January, coinciding with Elvis Presley’s birthday.
For more information visit Parkes Elvis Festival
Trundle Bush Tucker Day
Celebrated in September – dates to be advised
Now in it’s 30th consecutive year the festival is the only traditional Bush Tucker cooking competition in the region.
For more information visit trundlebushtuckerday.com
Trundle Abba Festival
For more information visit trundleabbafestival.com