Discover the best top things to do in Grenfell, Australia including Grenfell Visitor Information Centre, Endemic Gardens, Weddin Mountains National Park, Grenfell Commodities Silos, Chrysler Car Museum, Grenfell Railway Station, O'Brien's Lookout, Ben Hall's Cave, Raffia & Co, Jan Parlett's Country Experience.
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The accredited Grenfell Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days for all of your visitor needs. It also stocks a range of souvenirs including locally made products. You will also find clean public toilets, the Grenfell Art Gallery featuring the huge community curtain, the Grenfell Public Library and the Grenfell Internet Centre all at the same location.
Centre is well located in main street very well resourced and staffed by friendly professional staff. We went in there to find a place to have lunch and ended up staying for an hour, being helped by a wonderfull lady Grace Walker who helped us enormously with our research on our family history(the reason were visiting Grenfell). Her enthusiastic help enabled us to discover things of which we had not be been aware. She gave us locations of old villages which no longer appear on present day maps and photocopies of their locations. We really appreciate Grace's enthusiam and help. A great person to have as an ambassador in a visitors center.
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This is located to the entrance of O’Brien’s look out I learnt that a local men of the community had created this native garden himself these are native plants that are local to the weddin shire. It’s a great spot to sit and get in touch with nature please take the time to visit this garden
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Had a fabulous walk up to Ben Hall's cave and enjoyed beautiful views across the plains. Went on to Jim and Bertha Seaton's farm which was an excellent place to wander around and see their lifestyle. Well worth the visit.
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While touring south-western NSW recently, my wife and I made a point of visiting the painted silos at Grenfell, Weethalle and Murrumburrah, all painted by the same Mongolian-born artist. We did visit all three sites and all are amazing works of art. I particularly like the Grenfell site, as the painted silos and the array of information boards provide more of a story than the other sites. The Grenfell artwork is essentially rural Australia, with birds to match, and is appealing in many ways. These silos deserve to be viewed by all proud Australians, especially schoolchildren, as part of their education. At the time of our visit, the silos were being viewed by many people who were driving up in their cars and viewing the painted silos as well as the information boards. Several told me about their visits to similar sites in Victoria and South Australia - all part of the painted silo trail. Very highly recommended.
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Brilliant, what a great find. The owner showed us around and is full of Chrysler Knowledge. Go look $5:00 per adult great value. The cars are fantastic.
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Wonderful to see train history saved. A beautiful building and restoration, good on the locals for saving it. Thank goodness they did!
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The first suggestion of gold in the Weddin Mountains area was first reported in the Yass Courier in 21st February 1863, yet it was nearly 3 years until Cornelius O'Brien who was tending sheep for John Wood of Brundah saw the gleam of gold in a quartz outcrop. O'Brien registered his claim in Young on 29th September 1866. O'Briens reef was the richest on the Grenfell gold field. It underwent numerous periods of activity and almost all of the features of the present landscape relate to mining operations. O'Brien left the district in 1875 following the death of his wife the previous year. O'Brien's Lookout is easily accessible to visitors with car parking, picnic facilities and toilets. There is remnant mining machinery on the site including a horse works, stamper, air shafts and poppet head. Interpretive signage explains the gold production.
When we visited the information centre the lady suggested going to O’Brien’s Lookout to see not only the view but take a step back in time to Grenfell’s gold mining history. We had a van on and there was plentiful parking. The view over the township and towards the mountains is lovely. There is an undercover picnic area and amenities. The well marked path around the gold field has lots of storyboards with interesting information. A great deal of the mining equipment is still there. They started finding gold in 1867 and soon there were over 10,000 miners. It was interesting to find out that Henry Lawson was born on those very goldfields. Great place, worth a visit. We also spent a short while walking around the Endemic Garden which has native plants found around the Grenfell area.
A beautiful boutique shopping experience where you can purchase that unique gift, handmade artisan piece, homewares, ladies fashion accessories, art and millinery and much more. The charming hertiage boutique dates back to 1870 and is also the home of lisa schaefer millinery an award winning milliner who has her studio upstairs and has her latest millinery collection for sale downstairs.
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