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Things to do & places to see

a suggestion of ways to keep even the most active people busy during your stay

Local Towns

 near Yarrabandai Creek Homestead

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Forbes NSW

77km - an hour drive

Nestled on the Lachlan river in the heart of the Lachlan Valley, this historic town has magnig=ficent heritage buildings, rich history & a gold rush past. A stunning natural environment with unique local attractions. There is an extensive range of places to explore, eat and shop.

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Condobolin NSW

32km - 20 minute drive

A small town of 3,500 people nestled on the Lachlan River. The hub of the Lachlan Shire, 'Condo' features an array of shope and places to eat. A great place to experience the great outdoors, with fishing, golfing, water sports at Gum Bend Lake. Visit the Wiradjuri study centre or the Utes in the Paddock.

Sight Seeing & Chilling Out

Some Top Picks From us

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Parkes NSW

79km - 45 minute drive

Parkes and surrounding towns combine as a progressivie regional hub. With foundations as an early gold discovery settlement, to roots as the agricultural engine room of NSW. It has become an inland transport hub and rich mining area.

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Sculptures Down the Lachlan

Forbes to Condobolin NSW

This permanent inland, public art trail stretches 100km between the towns of Condobolin and Forbes along the banks of the Lachlan River. It features over 20 installations from prominant Australian sculptors.

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The Dish

Parkes NSW

Nestled on the Lachlan river in the heart of the Lachlan Valley, this historic town has magnig=ficent heritage buildings, rich history & a gold rush past. A stunning natural environment with unique local attractions. There is an extensive range of places to explore, eat and shop.

Annual Events

Grazing Down the Lachlan

Grazing Down the Lachlan

Forbes NSW - September

A sustainable and no-impact foodie event which highlights and respects our local environment. Beneath the river gums, alongside the Lachlan river enjoying an epic long lunch.

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Trundle ABBA Festival

Trundle NSW - October

The Trundle ABBA Festival is Australia's only and original ABBA festival. It is a jam packed day full of family-friendly entertainment - headlined by Bjorn Again, the World's no. 1 ABBA tribute band, supported by a range of entertainment.

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Condo SkyFest

Condobolin NSW - April

Use An annual community celebration of 65,000+ years of Wiradjuri culture in the small inland town of Condobolin NSW. The program includes live music, dancing, arts & crafts, exhibitions, workshops, astronomy, skylore and an expo.

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Bush Tucker Day

Trundle NSW - September

Taking place on the first Saturday of September every year, the event dishes up a day of fun for partisipants and spectators, featuring bush cooking competitions, billy boiling sprint, free bush tucker tastings, live bands and a wholesome program of bush entertainment.

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Kayaking on the Creek

Yarrabandai Creek Homestead

Stay on the property and enjoy a paddle in one of our 3 kayaks from the boat shed. See the bird life and immerse yourself in nature. Life jackets provided.

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Ootha Social Club

Yarrabandai Creek NSW

Opening soon - the bar and kitchen will be opened to guests and locals on a Friday evening. Providing a range of beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and a small selection of meals to purchase.

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Utes in the Paddock

Condobolin NSW

Utes in the Paddock is gaining increased national attention for being a unique and quirky Australian outdoor art installaion. Many Australian outback artists have cotributed to this collaboration, as a tribute to the bush and outback life.

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Parkes Elvis Festival

Parkes NSW - January

Hosted in Parkes for over two decades this week long festival attracts over 20,000 people from across Australia and the world. Featuring tribute artists, street parades, markets and competitions this vibrant celebration is a must see.

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Books & Games

Yarrabandai Creek Homestead

Chill out and choose from our large selection of books and games for all ages. Take them back to your cabin - or play in the homestead. Great family moments are built around playing a game in front of the fireplace.

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Frost and Fire

Forbes NSW - June

Frost and Fire is your passport to an extrodinary weekend. Cosy up by toasty fire buckets, indulge in hearty treats from food trucks, & sip on tasty brews as you enjoy performances by internationally recognised Australian music acts on the main stage. From enchanting Ice Queens on stilts to mesmorising fire performers, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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