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O'Brien's Lookout

Cowra Road, Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia
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Great history lesson

O'Brien's lookout was well worth the visit. the amenities were clean and well kept and the... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
JE68andPL65
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Queanbeyan, Australia
Easy access and interesting

Great views over Grenfell. Even if you come for nothing else, this is worth the trip. The birds... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
fionabk
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Bega, Australia
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Cowra Road, Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

O'Brien's lookout was well worth the visit. the amenities were clean and well kept and the structured path was easy to follow with fantasitc signage retelling the history of the area. It was interesting and we managed to see a piece of Australian history that...More

Thank JE68andPL65
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Great views over Grenfell. Even if you come for nothing else, this is worth the trip. The birds are also really good, some we didn't get identified. Then the history. There isn't a lot to see, but it is definitely worthwhile coming. The signage is...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

As the place where Grenfell started out in its gold rush days this is a place of interest. The information boards give you a good idea of how the place functioned and some machinery placed strategically around adds colour to the visit. Next to it...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had a lovely walk around the area just a little sad that with all the history there was obviously a huge push to get the history told but like most smaller towns there are always difficulties keeping the perfectly maintained. Having said that all...More

Thank M0Ha11
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Tells the story well about the gold mines that once operated in this reserve. Plenty of rusty stuff to see. Tracks well graded and easy to walk around this display. Plenty of on site parking. Good interpretative signs. Cootamundra wattles were in bloom at time...More

Thank Vince A
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Built on the site of the original gold mines at Grenfell, Has been set up to show how it was and signed explain parts. Also good view of town

Thank Geoff2645
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

A great place to learn about gold and it's find in this location an interesting gold trail walk looking at some of the gear from earlier days. A great place for morning tea or picnic lunch with very clean toilet facilities.

Thank iangC8256RX
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

What a great job the Weddin Shire Council has done with O'Brien's Lookout. Excellent interpretative signage that tells the story of the gold fields and the toilet block is modern and clean.

Thank FurtherDownTheRoad
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Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Take a moment and stop just off the highway. Toilet facility is clean and the history boards are informative and well placed. Marvel in the way they did things back then and not a bad view either. Submitted some photos for this one too

Thank iwasere
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