Grenfell - A Gold Trails Town.
In an extraordinary period from 1851 onwards, people rushed to make their fortunes on a series of goldfields that were discovered in NSW. The new finds significantly impacted the early agricultural towns and villages. New settlements were established to service thousands of prospectors and miners who came and went.
Many came from Australia and overseas to win the gold, many set up businesses to feed and supply the miners, while some chose to steal.
Today, this golden heritage vein underpins the story of nearly every major town and village across central and south west NSW - every goldfield has its own trail to follow.
Follow the GOLD TRAILS and discover for yourself the heritage riches underpinning the towns, villages and landscapes of NSW. Here the stories of those who won the gold and those who stole the gold, are brought to life by communities committed to conserving and sharing their heritage.
Gold Trails activities in Grenfell:
- Don't miss the annual Grenfell Gold Fest, a Saturday festival held in early Spring each year, celebrating Grenfell's gold mining history.
- Visit the birthplace of renowned Australian poet Henry Lawson.
- Stroll down narrow, historic George Street. A guided walking tour is available in the centrefold of the Grenfell Tourism Brochure.
- Visit Grenfell's gold mining ruins which are concentrated at O'Brien's Hill.
- Visit the Big Gold Pick and Pan located at the Grenfell Men's Shed near the Railway Station, West Street.
Please visit www.goldtrails.com.au for more information.