Kosciuszko National Park:
This is one of the world's great national parks, and the largest in New South Wales.
Covering almost 675,000 hectares, the park contains the highest mountains in Australia,
the famous Snowy River, and all NSW ski fields. Its attractions are many and varied
including walks through alpine herbfields; spectacular caves and limestone gorges; scenic
drives; and historic huts and homesteads.
Several major centres in the Eastern Riverina (Cootamundra,
Junee and Wagga Wagga) are situated on the main southern
railway which links Sydney to Melbourne. Two intercapital
XPT passenger services pass through each day. The Western Riverina incorporating Griffith
is also well serviced by a passenger service.
Journey through a broad patchwork of contemporary Australian agricultural land and sample
its internationally recognised food and wines. Riverina is the largest producer of wine in
New South Wales and is famous for its dessert wine.
The name Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana) evokes images of the Australian bush at its
most beautiful (it flowers in July and August each year) and the connection with Donald
Bradman (cricketer) gives the town a potent link with one of Australia's all-time greats.
The Cootamundra Tourist Information Centre is located in the Railway Station Complex, in
Hovell Street. The centre provides information on the Cootamundra district as well as
other destinations and is linked to Tourism New South Wales' computer information system.
Griffith Regional Art
The Gallery is centrally located in the main shopping area of Griffith, in the eastern
wing of the War Memorial Hall. The Gallery's major collection is Australian Contemporary
Griffith Visitors Centre:
Griffith is the oasis of the Riverina and the heart of Wine and Food Country. This
thriving city is a unique mix of cultures, from around the world, which give Griffith its
true cosmopolitan feel. Renowned for quality restaurants and European style cafes, serving
divine gourmet cuisine complimented by local fine wines, you'll probably taste the best
Italian food outside of Italy -- in Griffith.
Gundagai, forever associated with the dog on the tuckerbox in Australian folklore, is
situated on the Murrumbidgee River at the foot of Mt Parnassus, 387 km south-west of
Sydney. The annual Dog on the Tuckerbox Festival is held over three days each November.
Hay Visitor's Centre:
Be sure to pick up a copy of Heritage Walk from the Hay Visitor's Centre; just off the
main street, in Moppett St. this self guided walk details 20 historic buildings and other
points of interest in a one block precinct of the centre. The Town Tourist Drive pamphlet
will also guide you to many must see sites that make Hay unique.
Despite being the largest town in Carrathool shire, Hillston is basically a small country
town which serves the surrounding wheat and wool district. It does have a museum, a lake,
a golf course and holds an agricultural show each September.
Leeton is situated in the Murrumbidgee area in the Riverina region of Southern New South
Wales. The town of Leeton was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and the emphasis on tree
lined streets, well tended parks, circular road designs are a major feature of the town.
Located 530 km south-west of Sydney via the Hume and Sturt Highways Lockhart is a charming
Riverina town of around 1000 people. The main street (Green St), with its continuous shady
verandahs, decorative iron lacework and beautifully restored facades has been deservedly
classified by the National Trust as a repository of turn-of-the-century architecture.
Plaques on the shops list the historic details.
Narrandera is centrally located on the Murrumbidgee River in the heart of the NSW
Riverina, at the junction of two National Highways, the Sturt and the Newell. Known for
its tree lined streets and parks and gardens, Narrandera is often referred to by
travellers as an oasis.
Beautifully presented listing of holiday accommodation in and around Narrandera.
Region Visitor Centre:
The Tumut Region has natural wonders you can explore all year round with tremendous
diversity ranging from huge inland lakes, clean streams, and gently sloped pastures to
vast pine forests, peaked mountains, the enormous Snowy Mountains Scheme, one of the great
engineering wonders of the modern world and the many attractions of the northern end of
the sensational Kosciuszko National Park.
Wagga Wagga's unusual name has lead many to believe it is a mythical city. Wagga is the
local Wiradjuri aboriginal word for crow and to the plural, Wiradjuri repeat the word.
Thus Wagga Wagga translates as 'the place of many crows'. So now you know.
Willandra National Park:
To the people of the far west of NSW there was a time when Willandra meant one thing --
wool. These days Willandra offers visitors an insight into the pastoral history of the
region. The Willandra Homestead has been restored to its former glory and is now available
for accommodation. Surrounded by garden and overlooking peaceful Willandra Creek, it makes
the perfect retreat for family and friends.