Welcome to Forbes
Perched on the banks of the Lachlan River and Forbes Lake, 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 in the quirky Australian film, The Dish (2000), much of which was filmed here.
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.