Camping Near Grenfell NSW At Wentworth Station

We spent the Kings Birthday long weekend camping near Grenfell at Wentworth Station in the foothills of the Weddin Mountains. The bushranger Ben Hall used to camp along the banks of a creek here with his horses.

Wentworth Station is a great place to camp near Grenfell. Miles of room. The hosts are very friendly and informative. There were some other campers there but the area is so large that everyone had their own spot to to set up. Nice and close to Grenfell. We only live an hour or so away but we will be back for sure. I highly recommend it.

We camped near Grenfell because we wanted to visit Grenfell to go to the Henry Lawson Festival. The Henry Lawson Festival of Arts is an annual event held in Grenfell NSW. The event showcases the life and works of the Australian poet and writer Henry Lawson. The festival takes place over the June long weekend. There’s a large variety of things going on all weekend that attract visitors from far and wide.

Camping Near Grenfell

Camping Near Grenfell

Key Features Of The Henry Lawson Festival

  • Parade
    The festival features a street parade with floats, performers and community groups showcasing their creativity and celebrating local culture.
  • Art And Photography Exhibitions
    Art and photography competitions and exhibitions are a central part of the festival highlighting the talents of local and regional artists.
  • Poetry And Short Story Competitions
    In memory of Henry Lawson’s contributions to literature the festival includes poetry and short story competitions. They encourage writers of all ages to participate.
  • Live Performances
    There are live music performances, theatrical productions and street performers providing entertainment throughout the festival.
  • Markets And Stalls
    There are stalls in the main street with a large variety including crafts, food and souvenirs. It’s an opportunity to give visitors to town a chance to support local businesses.
  • Historical Tours
    Guided tours exploring the history of Grenfell and its connection to Henry Lawson provide educational insights into the town’s heritage.
  • Children’s Activities
    The festival includes activities and events specifically designed for children such as face painting, games and workshops.
  • Community Events
    Various community events and gatherings including sports competitions, car shows and family friendly activities that add to the festive atmosphere.

Henry Lawson Festival 2024

Henry Lawson Festival 2024

Tips for Attending The Henry Lawson Festival

  • Accommodation: Book your accommodation early, as the festival attracts many visitors and local lodging can fill up quickly.
  • Parking: Be prepared for limited parking in the town centre. Consider using public transportation or parking on the outskirts and walking to the festival venues.
  • Weather: June in Grenfell can be chilly, so dress warmly and be prepared for changing weather conditions.
  • Schedule: Check the festival’s official website or local information sources for a detailed schedule of events to plan your visit accordingly.

The Henry Lawson Festival of Arts in Grenfell is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Australian literature, arts, and community spirit.

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Step-by-Step Driving Directions from Sydney to Grenfell, NSW

  1. Starting Point: Sydney, NSW
    – Begin your journey by getting onto the M1 (Pacific Motorway) from the city centre.
  2. Follow M1 and M2
    – Head north on the M1 towards North Sydney.
    – Follow the signs for Epping/Newcastle.
    – Merge onto the M2 Motorway towards the west.
  3. Continue on M2, then onto the M7
    – Stay on the M2 Motorway for about 21 km.
    – Continue onto the M7 (Hills M2 Motorway) and follow the signs for Western Sydney.
  4. Exit onto M4
    – Take the exit onto the M4 Motorway towards Penrith/Blue Mountains.
    – Stay on the M4 Motorway for about 47 km, heading west.
  5. Continue onto Great Western Highway (A32)
    The M4 will eventually become the Great Western Highway (A32).
    Follow the A32 through the Blue Mountains, passing towns like Katoomba and Lithgow.
  6. Take Castlereagh Highway (B55)
    – After passing through Lithgow, take the exit towards the Castlereagh Highway (B55) heading towards Bathurst.
    – Continue on the B55 for approximately 55 km.
  7. Merge onto Mid Western Highway (B64)
    – In Bathurst, follow the signs for the Mid Western Highway (B64) towards Cowra.
    – Continue on the B64 for about 90 km until you reach Cowra.
  8. Proceed on Mid Western Highway to Grenfell
    – From Cowra, continue on the Mid Western Highway (B64) towards Grenfell.
    – Stay on the B64 for approximately 57 km until you reach Grenfell.

Key Points

  • Total distance is approximately 370 km.
  • The journey will take around 4 to 5 hours depending on traffic and road conditions.
  • Ensure your vehicle is fuelled up and ready for a long drive.
  • Take breaks as needed, especially while driving through the Blue Mountains due to winding roads.
  • Check for any road closures or conditions before you start your journey.
Travel From to GrenfellDistanceTime
Wagga Wagga189km02:06