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Fishing on Lake Hume, Albury Albury and Surrounds The iconic Murray River winds through Albury in a lush river valley. 

Armidale streetscape, New England North West Armidale and Surrounds Armidale is a city of culture and learning, with a wonderful heritage...

Quaint townscape of Hill End, near Bathurst Bathurst and Surrounds One of Australia’s oldest inland settlements, now a...

Giraffes at Western Plain Zoo, Dubbo Dubbo and Surrounds Worth a visit for the wonderful Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo.

Balancing rocks in Glenn Innes, New England North WestGlen Innes, Inverell and Surrounds The area's Celtic origins are commemorated by the Australian Standing Stones.

Enjoy prime fishing spots in Goulburn region Goulburn and Surrounds A colourful past that includes explorers, gold-diggers and bushrangers.

Shearers in Hay, Riverina (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Griffith and Surrounds A blend of cuisine, culture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Cotton fields in Moree, Central NSWMoree, Narrabri and Surrounds One of the country's richest agricultural areas, with natural hot springs.

Wine maker, Mudgee (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Mudgee and Surrounds The area around Mudgee boasts about 50 wineries.

Enjoying local wine in Orange, Central NSW Orange and Surrounds A beautiful area with a growing reputation for its produce and cool-climate wines.

Lee Kernaghan at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Central NSW Tamworth and Surrounds Best known for its annual country music festival in January.

Segenhoe Horse Stud, Scone, Upper Hunter Upper Hunter Endowed with rolling plains and rugged mountains, the Upper Hunter has a taste for the good life.

Proteas from Karrindee Blooms, RiverinaWagga Wagga and Surrounds On the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga has a thriving arts community.

 


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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.

Events

  • 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)

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