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Important Road Information

Due to the recent flooding in Central NSW, the condition of several roads and streets has been compromised. This includes the Newell Highway. Councils and other businesses are currently working tirelessly to fix these roads as quickly as possible.

Some roads, particularly those west of Forbes, remain closed. To keep up to date with road closures, please follow the below links.

For local roads:
Forbes Shire Council website or Facebook page

For major roads & highways (managed by Transport for NSW):
Live Traffic NSW

Other helpful websites and Facebook pages include:
Parkes Shire Council, Lachlan Shire Council (Condobolin/Lake Cargelligo), Cowra Shire Council, Cabonne Shire Council (Eugowra, Canowindra, Manildra, Molong areas), Bland Shire Council (West Wyalong) and Weddin Shire Council (Grenfell)

Council urges motorists and travellers to take care and use caution when travelling on our roads, particularly during this time, and to plan your trip accordingly – considering alternate routes and extended travel times.

Find Yourself… in Amazing Forbes

Nestled on the Lachlan River in the heart of the Lachlan Valley, our historic town has magnificent heritage buildings, rich history and gold rush past, a stunning natural environment and unique local attractions. With an extensive range of places to explore, eat, stay and shop you’ll wish you had planned to stay a little longer. 

Relax and take in the sights of beautiful Lake Forbes, offering walking and cycle tracks to enjoy abundant birdlife, shaded picnic areas, BBQ facilities, play grounds and Free 48hr RV rest area. Don’t miss our myriad of sculptures and learn about the Wiradjuri people and their captivating culture at the Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre. McFeeter’s Motor Museum is a must for motor enthusiasts and the Forbes Museum is a hidden gem which will inspire you to seek out the legacy of Ben Hall; visit the site where he was shot, and his final resting place.

What's on in Forbes for the Parkes Elvis Festival?

For full program and details go to the offical Parkes Elvis Festival website. 

A Hawaiian feast on the banks of Lake Forbes with live music that will make you want to shimmy! 

This year, Amazing Forbes is bringing all the Hawaiian vibes, where you’ll be transported to a tropical oasis and be thoroughly entertained.

You’ll be welcomed with a refreshing complimentary beverage on arrival, followed by a decadent two-course Hawaiian feast catered by Eat Your Greens.

All while enjoying to the sweet sounds of live music by lovely local Georgia Sideris, Johnny Angel as ‘Pacific Elvis’, an epic finale featuring The Australian Beach Boys Show and Dance like a Diva, with some Blue Hawaii inspired surprises.

Ticket price: $90 available at  

Amazing Forbes St Breakfast Event Banner

Start your day the right way – with a good feed, funky entertainment and maybe even a bit of a jive!

The Amazing Forbes Street Breakfast has become a favourite community celebration for Elvis-goers staying in Forbes during the festival. Come say Aloha! It all happens in Templar Street, right in the heart of the CBD. There’ll be plenty of yummy brekky options and delicious coffee to get you in the groove for what’s to come for the rest of the day! All alongside lovely local Gracey Denham Jones, ‘Shakin’ Rick’ the wonderful ‘Ray of Elvis’ back by popular demand. And don’t miss some swing dancing fun from the amazing Sydney Swing Katz!

Why not have a browse at our gorgeous boutique stores before you head off to more Elvis-infused activities and events?!

Entry is FREE – just buy your own brekky!

This event is supported by the NSW Government via the Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program.

Take a long, long weekend

Goodbye two-day weekend, hello long, long weekend!

We are so excited to welcome visitors to Amazing Forbes where there is so much to see and do

Take the boat out at Forbes Ski Dam
Relax by Lake Forbes
Explore the Town Centre and Heritage Trail
Fish at the Lachlan River
Get back to nature at Gum Swamp Wetlands

See Sculpture Down the Lachlan including the big Goanna Sculpture ‘Gugaa’ and the Amazing Sign




Forbes NSW Offical Visitor Guide

Read about all the things to see, do and discover

Amazing Events

See our exciting calendar of upcoming events


Planning you next trip to Amazing Forbes? Get inspired by reading up on our latest blog posts which feature all the amazing things to see and do, local producers, events and more.

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