Enjoy these videos from locals which have one unifying message We want you back: welcoming friends and family to come – and visit while  showcasing all their favourite things to see and do in Amazing Forbes NSW. 

Take a country road trip and experience our warm hospitality, historic town, beautiful natural environment and unique local attractions. Meet some of our local tourism ambassadors;

 Mel Sinclair from Cenwest Tours and Wendy Muffet from Girragirra Green Living, providing you with some genuine inspiration for your post-iso Central West adventure. 

There’s also Aileen Allen from the Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre inviting all to check out the new goanna sculpture ‘Gugaa’ at the Gum Swamp Wetlands nature reserve Martin Bell.

 Lilee Bell and Trudy Mallick also welcome visitors back to Gum Swamp, a great natural haven to go birdwatching or just to walk with friends.

 Mat and Annalise Teale invite their friends and family to enjoy a picnic by our beautiful lake with goodies from the local Forbes Farmers Market,

 Sarah Williams and Katrina Ferguson invite their friends and family to catch up at the Forbes ski dam and cook up a BBQ.

 Freya and Clinton Hooper are keen to catch up with their QLD cousins and have a camp out night, looking for shooting stars and local fisher;

 Gavin Montgomery welcomes a group of mates to go fishing on the Lachlan River.  

See you soon and safe travels. We want you back in Amazing Forbes! 

We Want You Back – Mel Sinclair, Cenwest Tours 

Mel runs a tour company by bus and is passionate about taking locals and visitors around his beautiful hometown, Forbes. Mel’s storytelling will take you on a journey. Discover unique heritage architecture, along with the bushranger history of Ben Hall and the gold rush era.

Cenwest Tours – www.cenwestours.com.au

We Want You Back – Wendy Muffet, Girragirra 

Wendy and her husband Kim run Girragirra Green Living in Forbes. This architecturally designed eco retreat is a nature lovers and foodie haven. Guests can enjoy harvesting their own organic treats from the food forest and reset, by spending time amongst nature.

Girragirra Green Living Accommodation – www.girragirra.com

We Want You Back in Forbes to meet Gugaa

‘Varanus’, or Gugaa in Wiradjuri is a giant goanna sculpture by artist Glenn Star at the Gum Swamp Bird Hide, Forbes NSW. This magnificent sculpture is part of the Sculpture Down the Lachlan public art trail. Alieen tells us why Gum Swamp is such a special place and what Gugaa means to her. 

We Want You Back in Forbes to Birdwatch at Gum Swamp 

Get back to nature and to spend some time at Gum Swamp Wetlands. It's so wonderful to have this natural haven so close to the township of Forbes. This nationally significant wetland provides a rich habitat for an abundance of wildlife and birdlife which is well worth a visit.

We Want You Back in Forbes to relax by the Lake 

Enjoy laid back days like these… A picnic with goodies from the local Forbes Farmers’ Markets while relaxing by the beautiful lake is all it takes. Afterwards go for a spash in the waterpark and take a stroll around the 10kms of walking and cycling track around the lake.  

We Want You Back in Forbes to catch up at the Ski Dam 

We want you back in Forbes so to can catch up with Friends and family at the Forbes Ski Dam. Beat the heat on a hot day by taking out the boat out and enjoy a variety of water activities including skiing, wake boarding, kayaking or your basking in the sun on your favorite floatie. When hunger strikes, cook up a barbie using the the Ski Dam’s new BBQ shelter while the kids can go wild on the playground. 

We Want You Back in Forbes to Camp in the Country 

There’s no better time to plan a long awaited reunion with friends and family. Escape the grind and visit a horse riding friend, saddle up and go for a ride, get the fire bucket going, cook up a feast and stay up late looking for shooting stars – after all, isn’t that what are country friends are for? 

We Want You Back in Forbes Fishing on the Lachlan River 

You’ve heard it from a local, Gav tells us what fish you are 99% guaranteed to catch at this beautiful, untapped location on the beautiful Lachlan River. 

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Our friendly locals and businesses are eager to welcome back, but a operating differently to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols. We do ask travellers to please respect the NSW Health Guidelines and stay home if you are unwell, maintain social distancing and practice safe hygiene whilst travelling.