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Grenfell is a town around 350km west of Sydney in New South Wales.


A town originally built as a service town during the gold rush. It was also the birthplace of Henry Lawson, who was a prolific and famous Australian poet. Not that he stayed there for long after he was born, or that he wrote about Grenfell all that much. Just the one poem, "Said Grenfell to my spirit". You can read it when you get there.

Get in[edit]

Countrylink coach daily conecting with the Sydney train at Bathurst.

By car along the mid-western highway, past Cowra.

Get around[edit]


  • Ben Halls Cave
  • Weddin Mountains National Park
  • The Former Historic main street, George Street
  • Henry Lawson's Birthplace
  • O'Brians Hill
  • Iandra Castle
  • The Big Gold Pick and Pan
  • Grenfell Art Gallery
  • Grenfell Museum
  • Do[edit]


    • Henry Lawson Festival [1] - Held annually on the June long weekend, featuring the Guinea Pig Races.
    • Australia Day - January
    • ANZAC Day Commemorations - April
    • Grenfell Picnic Races - April
    • Henry Lawson Festival - June
    • Grenfell Show - August/September
    • Caragabal Sheep Races - September
    • Jockey Club Races - September
    • Weddin Mountain Muster - September/October
    • Grenfell Gold Fest - October








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