The Hub of the Weddin Mountains Region


Known for its warm country charm, annual events and silo artwork - Grenfell is the largest town and the hub of the Weddin Mountains Region located in Central NSW. Less than a half day drive from Sydney and around two hours from Canberra, Dubbo, Bathurst and Wagga, visitors enjoy the wide variety of activities on offer in and around Grenfell year-round.

Spend some time staying in Grenfell or camping throughout the area to discover the range of outdoor adventuring on offer - bushwalking, mountain biking, paddling, swimming and bird watching. Explore the country hospitality boutique shopping along the unique character filled crooked main street. Discover the surrounding villages or simply relax in an authentic country cafe or pub.

About Grenfell

Grenfell has a rich history in bushranging, gold mining and agriculture. Bushranging began in the region in the late 1850’s well before Grenfell was proclaimed in 1867. Ben Hall is a bushranger synonymous with the area. Gold was discovered in 1866 and the Grenfell goldfields were the richest in the state around 1867-69. Today the town is an agricultural centre servicing the fertile cropping, sheep and cattle farms throughout the region.

Due to the variety of accommodation and dining options available, visitors often use Grenfell as a base to explore the gems throughout the Weddin Mountains Region in and around the villages of Caragabal, Quandialla, Bimbi and Greenethorpe. Day trippers visit for the shopping and the popular local restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs.


Don't Miss

Don’t miss the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts held on the June long weekend each year. Lawson was born on the Grenfell Goldfields in 1867 and the festival was established to commemorate his extensive contribution to the arts during his time.

The event showcases the Grenfell region’s heritage and tourist attractions with entertainment for everyone including a concert, vibrant street parade, market stalls, performers, art exhibitions, guinea pig races, a woodchop, car show, blade shearing demonstrations, fashion parades, busking competitions, coach rides, and poetry reading. Check out the calendar of upcoming events for more fun things to do while you visit.

You can’t miss the imposing silo artwork at Grenfell Commodities Silos which sits on the corner of South and West Streets. The mural is a compilation of brilliantly depicted images representing the contemporary farming industry and landscape of the Weddin Mountains Region. The foreground features sheep, cattle, and native birds set in a landscape adorned by the Weddin Mountains National Park.

Immerse yourself in the history of Grenfell, the story of the region – the goldfield beginnings and the rich agricultural heritage. Wander the historic main street and visit some beautiful old buildings including the stunning Iandra Castle near Greenethorpe, the Grenfell Museum and Historical Society, the Historic Railway Station, the Chrysler Car Museum and The Big Gold Pick and Pan.

Get out in the fresh country air soaking in the view from O’Brien’s Lookout, biking, walking, caravanning or camping at Company Dam or Ben Hall's Cave and the Weddin Mountains National Park. Get back to nature bird watching on the Bird Trails.

Don’t forget to check out Grenfell’s strong arts and garden culture at the Grenfell Art Gallery, Wallangreen Sculpture Garden and the Endemic Garden.