Welcome to Forbes! Come and experience country hospitality, heritage, a beautiful natural environment and distinctive local attractions. History will come alive as you explore the town and learn of its gold rush past. Experience Lake Forbes and the Lachlan River or a spectacular sunrise or sunset at the acclaimed Gum Swamp Bird Hide. You will love the boutique and specialty stores and distinctive local dining. Come and experience Forbes and you’ll be left with a lasting impression until next you return.
One of the special attractions in Forbes includes the Forbes cemetery. Here you will find the grave sites of bushranger Ben Hall, Kate Foster; Ned Kelly’s sister and Rebecca Shield, the great Grand-niece of Caption Cook. Forbes is also recognised for the many Victorian buildings that were built in the late 1800s. You can collect a brochure from the Railway Arts and Tourist Information Centre in Union Street.