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Central West Livestock Exchange. Forbes

This amazing state of the art facility has become one of the major selling centre’s in the country. The yards hold a maximum of 3000 cattle with sales being held on Tuesday and Thursdays.  There is also sheep yards and construction for pig yards has recently commenced.

Carrawobitty Station. Forbes

Carrawobitty Station. Forbes

A charming and elegant grand historic homestead, this property features an almost completely renovated 9 bedroom home with huge lounge/dining area, grand Billiard Room and full size billiard table. The homestead is beautifully set in 5 acres of garden on the banks of Carrawobitty Creek. There are 105 acres of natural bushland surrounding the Homestead.

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Disused Abattoir. Forbes

This disused abattoir is full of character with some demolished buildings, brick rubble and graffitied walls. It is surrounded by several hectares of bare land.

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Borambil Station. Forbes

Typical shearing shed of large Australian sheep property. Includes shed and several old water tanks set in a dry, rural paddock.

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Water Tower. Forbes

Water Tower. Forbes

Impressive water tower with good vantage point over Forbes.

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Grain Crop. Forbes

Grain Crop. Forbes

There are a number of beautiful grain crops in the Forbes region from green lush paddocks in mid winter to golden wheat in mid November.

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Camp Street Bridge. Forbes

This bridge is on the main highway leading out of Forbes towards Grenfell. Crossing Lake Forbes it has excellent shooting positions from all sides. Bridge runs approx NE to SW. Era of bridge approx 1920′s. Surrounded by large expanse of water with fountain and ducks.

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Bird Hide Swamp. Forbes

The Gum Swamp is a nesting and breeding area and in drought conditions a refuge for the birds.  Even in the midst of a drought the swamp is near full capacity with bird-life just as prolific as in non-drought times. Always open, the Bird Hide is nestled on the edge of Gum Swamp wetland sanctuary.  From here you have wonderful viewing of the many species of birds (at least 158 species) and native fauna which use the area in the course of the year. Best viewing is at sunrise and sunset. The sanctuary located 4km south of Forbes is off the Newell Highway, turning right down a well sign-posted gravel road.

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