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


The town was built as a service town during the gold rush in the 1800s.

It was the birthplace of Henry Lawson, who was a prolific and famous Australian poet. However, he left while still a baby, and never wrote much about the town. The single poem, "Said Grenfell to my spirit", is never-the-less quaint. You'll have no shortage of places to read the entire poem when you get there, especially during the Henry Lawson Festival, when you'll hear it recited.

Get in[edit]

The NSW Trainlink coach has daily connections with the Sydney train at Bathurst.

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

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Chrysler Car Museum, 46 Main St, +61 427 926 246. A small museum for car enthusiasts. Chryslers from 1930 to the present day are on display. The owner Jeff is very knowledgeable and passionate about cars.



  • Henry Lawson Festival. Held annually on the June long weekend, featuring the Guinea Pig Races.






Go next[edit]

  • See the gardens and museums of Cowra.
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