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.
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.