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Sculpture Down the Lachlan

Fri 16 September - Sun 18 September

Self-guided Adventure

A visit to Forbes would not be complete without taking an adventure ‘down the Lachlan’ to discover this permanent, inland sculpture trail. Sculpture Down the Lachlan stretches 100 kilometres from Forbes to Condobolin, along the meandering Lachlan River. Featuring over 20 sculptures by some of Australia’s leading creatives.

To plan your self-guided adventure, head to the Sculpture Down the Lachlan website.


Guided Bus Tours
Cenwestours Forbes will be running 4-hour guided bus tours of the Sculpture Down the Lachlan trail on Friday 16 September and Sunday 18 September.

Bookings essential. To book your seat, contact Mel on 0439 520 087.

​Grazing Down the Lachlan is a major fundraiser for the Sculpture Down the Lachlan trail.


Fri 16 September
Sun 18 September


Forbes, NSW 2871 Australia + Google Map


Local government area
Visual arts, Heritage, Other
Sourced from listings, newsletters or community


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What's On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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