Population 2844

Nearby national parks

  • Willandra National Park

    Scrubby red sand plains stretch to the horizon in Willandra National Park, in the state’s remote west. In its heyday Willandra was one...more

Campsites around town

Lake Cargelligo Weir camping area 66 km

This camping area sits on the edge of Lake Cargelligo, 95 km west of Condobolin via Lachlan Valley Way. Pelicans, swans, wild ducks, geese and parrots are a few of the birds you may see here. Fishing and picnicking are... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Forbes River Meadows Caravan Park 86 km

Located about 2 km south of Forbes along the highway, this owner-operated park is a convenient and ideal overnight stop. It has shady trees, large expanses of lawn and spotless amenities. We sometimes stay here when... Find out more

BIG4 Forbes Holiday Park 88 km

This is a very neat owner-operated park, about 2 km from the centre of town on Cowra Road. The park caters predominantly for tourists and has good amenities and most facilities. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Apex Riverside Tourist Park 88 km

The park is about 3 km from the town centre on a picturesque bend of the Lachlan River, which some sites overlook. It is managed on behalf of Apex and is of good quality.... Find out more

Ace Caravan Park 93 km

This is an owner-operated park with a good choice of accommodation. The park is just 500 metres from the town centre and easily accessible from the major highways.... Find out more

Spicer Caravan Park 96 km

This is a budget-priced, council-owned park with good basic facilities, about 2 km from the town centre. It is in a quiet spot, off the main highway, about 16 km from the Parkes satellite dish. Bookings are required in... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Marsden rest area 82 km

36km NE of West Wyalong (R) or 69km SW of Forbes (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees on the banks of Bland Creek.

Forbes rest area 86 km

At Forbes

On the riverbank 500m north-west of the highway via Junction St. For 48-hour stays only.

Billabong Creek rest area 92 km

23km N of Forbes (R) or 10km S of Parkes (L)

Small area just off the highway.

Wyalong Park Area 93 km

West side of town

Small parking area just off the highway.

Poppett Head Mine Park Area 93 km

3 km E of West Wyalong (L) or 101 km W of Grenfell (R)

Small area just off the highway. Good facilities. Limited shade.

Weethalle rest area 100 km

At Weethalle

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.

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