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Griffith and Surrounds

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Must do

Fast facts

  • Rolling farmland and beautiful rivers
  • Famous for its wineries and citrus orchards
  • Eight hours’ drive west of Sydney

Why go there

Griffith offers a blend of cuisine, culture and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The area proudly identifies with its Italian migrant heritage, with fine Italian food and wine ready to enliven any palate at a range of restaurants, cafés, delicatessens and wineries.

Stylish boutiques, crafts, antiques and its Regional Art Gallery are also big drawcards. For outdoors enthusiasts, picturesque Lake Wyangan offers camping, sailing and fishing.

Things to do

  • Exercise your palate with a visit to some of the renowned wineries in the region, including De Bortoli Wines, McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate and Melange Wines.
  • Explore Pioneer Park’s 40 historic buildings set on 11 hectares.
  • Follow the River Drive along the Murrumbidgee to Narrandera, Tubbo Station and Lake Talbot.
  • Admire the view from Sir Dudley de Chair’s Lookout.

Don’t miss

  • The Griffith Regional Art Gallery.
  • The gourmet delights of a Riverina Grove Taste The Riverina food hamper.
  • Hermit’s Caves, at Scenic Hill, where you can explore the caves and visit the home, chapel and gardens of Valerio Ricetti, a hermit who lived there in the 1930s.
  • The Hay Prisoner of War and Internment Camp Interpretative Centre, where you’ll learn about the Jewish people who were interned there during World War II.
  • Willandra Station, near Willandra Creek for its historic buildings and pastoral history.
  • Leeton Sunrice Centre.


  • La Festa, Griffith, in April.
  • Pioneer Park Museum Action Day, Griffith, in April.
  • unWINEd in the Riverina, Riverina wineries, in June.
  • Griffith Festival of Gardens Giant Citrus Sculpture Display, Griffith, in October.
  • Shearers in Hay, Riverina (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW)

    Shear Outback, Hay (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW)

Food and wine in the Riverina

Food & wine in the Riverina

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Towns within

Hay's historic railway station Hay A fine historic town with some outstanding museums...


The pedestrian swing bridge over the Lachlan River, Hillston Hillston – A small town with old-world charm on the banks of the Lachlan River...


Processing oranges, LeetonLeeton Food production, display and tastings are a big part of life in this architect-designed town...


Historic Star Lodge hotel, NarranderaNarrandera A tranquil rural town with historic buidings, tree-lined streets and lots to see and do...


Wheat harvesting, West WyalongWest Wyalong Now a popular transit town, West Wyalong retains a feel of the bygone gold era.


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