Welcome to Forbes
Perched on the banks of the Lachlan River and Forbes Lake, on Wiradjuri land, Forbes is a pretty town with some well-preserved historic architecture. Forbes was home to Australia's first official bushranger, Ben Hall, and its most recent brush with fame was a cameo appearance in the quirky Australian film, The Dish (2000).
Unless you're travelling along the Newell Hwy, Forbes' location makes it that little bit out of the way to make it a worthwhile destination in itself. Consider making it a side-trip from Parkes.