Business Directory and Tourist Guide


Hearty food baskets, art from the heart, friends that are country at heart and heart racing adventure are
waiting for you in Forbes. A popular mid-break on the Newell Highway, Forbes is nestled on the Lachlan
River in the heart of the luscious Lachlan Valley. The historic town is celebrated for its magnificent heritage buildings, beuatiful natural environment and distinctive local attractions.

things to SEE AND DO

Forbes offers you a great range of attractions so you can do as much or as little as you like. The town is situated on Lake Forbes, a natural lagoon on the Lachlan River, offering 4.8km of walking and cycle tracks, abundant birdlife, shaded picnic areas, BBQ facilitites, a playground and an RV rest area. The Lachlan
River also offers many great spots for picnics, fishing and bushwalking.

Forbes has a reputation as a unique shopping location, with locally owned owned boutiques and specialty stores. 'Somewhere down the Lachlan' is a significant sculpture project from Forbes to Condobolin via the stock route by the Lachlan River. Albion Park hosts a curation of sculptures from world renowned artists. There is also a great range of quality art and craft on offer at the Platypus Gallery or you can get your motor running at McFeeters Motor Museum housing a private collection of meticulously restored motor vehicles, cellar door and cafe.

Lake Forbes
Lachlan River
Sculpture Trail
Platypus Gallery
Sporting Facilities
Boutique Shopping
Gum Swamp & Bird Hide
McFeeters Motor Museum
Central West Livestock Exchange
Forbes & District Historical Museum
Railway Arts & Visitor Information Centre
.... and more!


Forbes offers country hospitality and a great range of places to stay. Enjoy the comfort of up to 4 star motel rooms or self-contained cabins, be a special guest at a B & B or relax with a beer at a local pub. A range of holiday parks offer great amenities for RVs, together with a rest area for safe R & R while touring the region. Most accommodation venues in Forbes are within walking distance of the CBD.

RV Friendly

Forbes has established a great reputation amongst the caravan, campervan and motorhome communities as a friendly and welcomming town, and has become a very popular half way stop on the Newell Highway. As an RV Friendly Town, Forbes offers a range of amenities, caravan parks and rest areas making it a perfect destination for the mobile traveller.


Forbes enjoys a diverse selection of local dining options. appreciate a relaxed meal at a cosy cafe or restaurant, enjoy hearty fare and a yarn with a friendly local at one of the town's pubs, pick up a takeaway or make a picnic to enjoy leisurely at your own quiet spot in one of the many idyllic locations. Or you can hire equipment to catch and cook or own meals, complementing the dishes with local garnishes and wine from our friendly farmers. Go to one of the Forbes Visitor Information Centres for more information.

Ph: 02 6852 4188

railway arts & Visitor Information Centre

Union Street,
Forbes NSW 2871