Seasonal Activities

Places to stay

Forbes offers country hospitality and a great range of places to stay. Enjoy the comfort of up to 4 star motel rooms or self-contained cabins, be a special guest at a B & B or relax with a beer at a local pub. A range of holiday parks offer great amenities for RVs, together with a rest area for safe R & R while touring the region. Most accommodation venues in Forbes are within walking distance of the CBD.

Are you heading to VANFEST this year?

After much anticipation, VANFEST is returning to Forbes 4th & 5th of December 2015 and the line-up is, once again, set to impress.

In addition to an amazing line-up of live music and entertainment, VANFEST will offer an array of food and beverage outlets, VIP bars, meet and greet opportunities, extreme activations with partnering sponsors, and a multitude of camping facilities, including glamping, tent city, phone charging stations, communal common areas with bean bags, plus much more.


Adrian Motel
3 Dowling Street
(02) 6852 2611(02) 6852 2611
Located 850m from CBD. Single, double and family rooms available. Includes all the essentials plus pool, licenced restaurant and room service.

Econolodge Ben Hall Motor Inn
Cross Street
(02) 6851 2345(02) 6851 2345
Located 150m from CBD. Single, double/twin and family rooms available. Broadband, room service and BBQ facilities available.

Country Mile Motor Inn
14 Cross Street
(02) 6852 4099(02) 6852 4099
Located 100m from CBD. Single, double, triple and family rooms available. Motel includes a salt water pool, room service, broadband and a disabled unit.

Forbes Inn
43 Rankin Street
(02) 6852 1555(02) 6852 1555
Located within the CBD. Rooms are charged per person. Family room (2 adults, 3 children) also available. Includes basic continental breakfast, located at the rear of the Hotel which features full bar and TAB facilities, bistro and counter meals, pool tables, jukebox, huge TV screens and lounges.

Best Western Forbes Victoria Inn
8 - 12 Sheriff Street
(02) 6851 2233(02) 6851 2233
Located 100m from CBD. Queen beds only (incl.single fold out sofa bed) and Interconnecting rooms available. Includes all the essentials, plus undercover parking and balconies from rooms.

Lake Forbes Motel
8 Junction Street
Freecall 1800 770 2821800 770 282 FREE
Located 1km from CBD. Single, double, twin share and family rooms available. Saltwater pool, free broadband and meals available to rooms 7 days. Rooms overlook the Forbes lake.

Plainsman Motel
22 Sheriff Street
(02) 6852 2466(02) 6852 2466
Located 350m from CBD. Double, twin, family room, selfcontained unit, spa unit, disabled unit and interconnecting rooms available. Motel features conference facilities, restaurant Monday to Saturday, pool and free broadband.

Town & Country Motor Inn
Parkes Road
(02) 6852 3444(02) 6852 3444
Located 800m from CBD. Single, double, twin share, triple, family rooms, spa units and disabled unit's available. Features laundry facilities, BBQ, room service and pool.


Vandenberg Hotel
7 Court Street
(02) 6852 2015(02) 6852 2015
Located 270m from CBD. Single, twin, double and family rooms available. Great location in the centre of town within walking distance of the CBD, Lake Forbes and close to the Services Club and restaurants.


Forbes Showground
Show Street, Forbes
(02) 6852 1311(02) 6852 1311
Livestock camping only.

Seldom Seen Guesthouse
Kiembah', Kiembah Lane, Eugowra -
(02) 6859 2926(02) 6859 2926
Private Guest facilities including double bed and two single beds

Caravan Parks

Apex Riverside Tourist Park
88 Reymond Street
(02) 6851 1929(02) 6851 1929
2.4km from CBD. Powered and unpowered sites as well as rooms and villas available. Washing machines, dryers and irons available. Pool, BBQ, sullage, kiosk, LPG, ice, cable for TV, drive through sites and well grassed area situated on the banks of the Lachlan River. Pets allowed on sites only.

BIG 4 Family Holiday Park
141 - 145 Flint Street
Freecall 1800 641 2071800 641 207 FREE
Located 2.1km from CBD. Unpowered, powered & powered en-suite sites drive through and grassy. Basic cabin to villa style accommodation all contain a kitchen, cable TV, air conditioning and linen provided. Washing machine, dryers & iron provided at a fee. Children's playground and jumping pillow. Sullage, kiosk, ice, pool, camp kitchen, BBQ, quiet bushland setting. Dogs allowed on sites only.

Country Club Caravan Park
33 Sam Street
(02) 6852 1957(02) 6852 1957
Located 1.4km from CBD. Both powered and unpowered sites, as well as rooms available on site. Laundry, sullage, BBQ, and pets very welcome. Situated off the Newell Highway.

Forbes River Meadows Caravan Park
Corner Newell Highway & River Road
(02) 6852 2694(02) 6852 2694
Located 2.1km from CBD. Powered and unpowered sites,cabins and villas available. Sullage, laundry, disabled facility, pool, camp kitchen, kiosk, LPG, ice, children's playground. Pets allowed.

B & B

Girragirra Retreat
180 Warrul Road
0449 744 6810449 744 681
A luxury two bedroom self- contained apartment on the Lachlan River, only a four minute drive from Forbes CBD. Sleeps up to four guests, includes organic home-grown produce, BBQ and private courtyard, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and laundry.

Hillview B & B
5 Barton Street
(02) 6852 2721(02) 6852 2721 or 0423 313 2940423 313 294
Two bedroom unit (queen/double), continental breakfast, undercover parking and WiFi. 10 min walk to the CBD. Fully equipped kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities.

River Gum Cottage
144 Flint Street
(02) 6851 2007(02) 6851 2007
One self-contained cottage with queen bed, lounge and dining area. Full breakfast included.

Sunset View B & B
229 Edward Street
(02) 6851 1433(02) 6851 1433
Two comfortably furnished bedrooms with queen-sized beds. Continental breakfast provided (fully cooked breakfast and dinners by arrangement).

Urania House
4 Bogan Gate Road
(02) 6852 2862(02) 6852 2862
One unit including continental breakfast, sitting room, private entrance off pergola, off street parking.