Things to See and Do

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    Information & Interpretive Centre

    A great place to start your tour of Griffith is at the Visitor Information Centre chatting to the girls in the know. The tourism staff will provide you with town maps, book you a bed, update you on what’s on and happening in the city and key attractions to see while staying in the region.  

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    • Griffith Visitor Information Centre
    • 1800 681 141
    • OPEN daily 9am-5pm
  • Twitching

    Twitching

    Griffith is a great place for bird watching! Visit Scenic Hill/Golf Course areas where Major Mitchell's Cockatoo and other parrot species are common. The Lake Wyangan/Campbell's Swamp area, Cocoparra National Park and the adjoining Binya State Forest have some of the best birding sites in the Riverina.

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    • Pick up a copy of Bird Routes of Griffith for maps and details from the Griffith Visitor Information Centre
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  • Hermits Cave

    Hermits Cave & Lookout

    Perched above the City on Scenic Hill, Hermits Cave was once home to the reclusive Valeri Ricetti from 1929 until 1939. Ricetti created gardens, a main bedroom, kitchen and a chapel. There are two self guided trails to explore the caves, please follow the signs and track markers 1 - 20. WARNING: The paths and steps in places are steep and hazardous when wet. Some areas may not be accesible to infants, the aged or disabled. Please exercise caution. 

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  • Cocoparra

    Cocoparra National Park

    Situated 25km north east of Griffith, Cocoparra National Park has a spectacular landscape - from eroded cliffs to wide valleys and scenic gullies. The Park is a favourite destination for bird watchers & bush walkers and is an ideal spot for a family picnic with several picnic areas complete with picnic tables, gas BBQs and toilets. Camping is permitted at Woolshed Flat.
     

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  • Lake Wyangan

    Lake Wyangan

    Travel just 12km from Griffith and you will stumble upon Lake Wyangan, a popular spot to enjoy a BBQ or picnic with friends and family. Picnic tables and undercover BBQ areas are located throughout the grounds, along with several wildlife enclosures and a playground for the kids. An unpowered free-camping ground is available on the south side of the park, featuring BBQ facilities, boat ramp and amenities block - maximum 3 night stay. A Sailing Club and Boat Club boast lovely facilities on the lake foreshore.

    More Information:
    • Griffith City Council
    • 02 6962 8100
  • Cycling

    Cycling and Mountain Biking

    Road cycling and mountain biking are very popular activities in and around Griffith, with a strong local following and active club. The 2016 National Road Masters events were held in Griffith attracting hundreds of entrants and people to the city for the weekend. Suggested routes attached, or contact the Griffith Cycle Club to join a regular ride. View Griffith cycle maps here.

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  • City Park

    City Park Precinct

    Located in the heart of the City is City Park, the Food Forest and the Burley Griffin Community Gardens. City Park is rated one of Australia's Top Ten Best Playgrounds (The Daily Telegraph, January 2013) and features the largest rope-climbing structure in the southern hemisphere, a water play area, fitness equipment, flying fox and a variety of play equipment for all ages.

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    • Griffith City Council
    • 02 6962 8100
  • Centenary Walk and Sculptures

    Centenary Walk and Sculptures

    Enjoy a stroll along the canal from City Park to the Centenary Sculptures. Created in 2016 by seven international artists as a centenary gift from the people of Griffith, to the people of Griffith,  these handcrafted granite sculptures are very beautiful and reflect the theme The Importance of Water and Griffith's Cultural Diversity. Read more about the sculptures here.

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  • Wineries

    Winery Cellar Doors

    Griffith is home to many well known family wineries, such as De Bortoli Wines and McWilliam's Wines. The region produces one in every four glasses of Australian wine. Visiting some of the cellar doors in the region is a must-do activitity!  Griffith winery and cellar door details here. Read about the local grape growers and the Riverina Wine Collective.

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  • Galleries and public art

    Galleries and Public Art

    Art is an important part of Griffith's culture, with many permanent, local and travelling displays. Gallery spaces include Griffith Regional Art Gallery, In The Frame, Barratto Wines, and Art Space located at Griffith Regional Theatre and Griffith City Council. The Griffith Regional Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am-5pm and weekends 11am-2pm. The Gallery also has a lovely gift shop with handcrafted jewellery and other artisan gifts.

  • Sunday Rotary Markets

    Sunday Rotary Markets

    Held each Sunday from 7am - 12noon, the Rotary Markets (located at 15 Collier Street) has something for everyone. Meet local farmers and try the delicious local produce, taste the locally made olive oil, jam, relish, olives, Italian biscuits and eggs. Also on offer candles, clothes, leather belts, rocks and crystals.

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    • 0467 653 502
    • Open: Sunday 7am-12pm
  • War Memorial Museum

    Griffith War Memorial Museum

    The Griffith War Memorial Museum displays items of military interest and items linked to the social history of military operations of ex-servicemen and women and their families from Griffith and surrounds. Located in Banna Avenue (next to the Griffith Regional Art Gallery), the Museum is open Thursday and Friday 10am-2pm and Saturday 11am-2pm.

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    Griffith Pioneer Park Museum & Italian Museum

    Griffith Pioneer Park Museum features over 40 historical buildings set on eleven acres of natural bush land. Within the grounds are the Italian Museum and the Wine and Water Exhibition. The Italian Museum captures the history of Italian migration, settlement and horticulture in Griffith. The Irrigation and Wine Building opened during 2014 and showcases the history of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and winemaking pioneers of the district. Open daily 9.30am-4pm. Read the article in The Insiders Guide.

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  • Bella Vita

    Bella Vita Tours - Little Italy

    Bella Vita Tours showcases the diversity and quality of wine and food grown in the Riverina. These specialised tours take you on a true local adventure so you can experience the unique offerings of Griffith while you taste your way around our beautiful city and surrounding villages. With Gourmet Food and Wine Tours, Private Cooking lessons and Farm Experiences, you can expect a buzzing atmosphere on the day. If you are a group looking for something more tailored, contact Cassandra for a personalised package.

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  • Griffith Tours

    Griffith Tours

    Our aim is to provide a personalised tour to allow visitors to discover the diverse agricultural industries and attractions in the Griffith / Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and the Greater Riverina Region. Tours will be tailored to suit seasonal conditions and may include farm visits and processing plants such as a cotton farm and cotton gin. Winery visits can include cellar door, tasting and a relaxed lunch. Griffith Tours specialise in small groups and larger groups can be catered for with prior arrangement, contact Simon to make arrangements. Read the article in The Insiders Guide.

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  • Wiradjuri Gallery

    Wiradjuri Ngurambang Gallery

    Come in and see our Wiradjuri cultural display, learn about the traditional people of the local and surrounding areas or try stone grinding with our interactive grinding slab and stone axe display. See our diverse range of authentic Aboriginal goods and gifts in store including paintings, artifacts, clothing, jewellery, traditional herbs, teas, spices, jams & sauces, beauty care products, soy candles, crockery, souvenirs and much more. Purchases can be posted to anywhere in the world. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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  • Catania

    Catania Fruit Salad Farm - Little Italy

    Experience Catania Fruit Salad Farm. Sharon and Joe are passionate hosts who take you on a wonderful tour of their farm aboard a mini-bus. They provide a brief history of irrigation to the region along with growing and harvesting facts about the sixty different fruit trees including tasty samples along the way. Cost $15pp, children free. Tours Monday to Saturday 1.30pm (December and Sundays by appointment). Insiders' Guide article here.

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    • Farm 43 Cox Road Hanwood 0427 630 219
  • Altina

    Altina Wildlife Park

    Situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River (Darlington Point), this safari park is home to a large number of rare and exotic animals. Personalised guided tours on a horse drawn cart with a zoo keeper, will provide you with a relaxing experience while exploring all the park has to offer. Daily tours at 9.30am and 1pm - bookings essential T 0412 060 342. Read more about the safari park in The Insiders' Guide

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  • Cotton

    Southern Cotton

    Cotton has emerged as a significant fibre crop in the Riverina in recent years, and now grows enough cotton to produce 190 million pairs of jeans every year. Australian cotton is also recognised as some of the highest quality in the world, thanks to our farming and ginning processes. Southern Cotton offers mid-week tours throughout the ginning season (May to mid September) to educate growers, students and visitors about the ginning process, and the local cotton industry. Tours  are at 11am, closed shoes must be worn, $2 per person (proceeds to charity).

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    • Southern Cotton 02 6955 2755
    • 881 Darling Point - Whitton Rd, Whitton
    • Tours 11am (Mon-Fri) (May to mid September)
  • Riverina Grove

    Riverina Grove

    The delightful shopfront located in the industrial estate is well worth discovering. Riverina Grove is a gourmet factory preserving olives, onions and makers of sweet, savoury and very hot preserves. They also stock other food products, have a coffee machine, offer food tastings and create a range of beautiful food hampers. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-12noon.

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    • 4 Whybrow Street Griffith  
    • 02 6962 7988.
  • Codemo

    Codemo Smallgoods - Little Italy

    Visit Codemo Smallgoods and treat yourself to a salami tasting with the makers. Come to the rustic shopfront and meet the boys who love sharing their story, it'll be an enjoyable experience. You'll walk out armed with locally made salami and lots of salami expertise. Hard cheese is also available and they'll even slice your goodies ready for a picnic! Open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12pm.

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    • Mitchells Lane Griffith 
    • 02 6962 3044
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    Gelato - Little Italy

    Stop and admire the passers-by or explore the long main street with home-made gelati in hand. Bertoldo's Bakery is a favourite with the locals with many delicious flavours on offer. Most of the Italian cafés have gelati available too.

  • Heritage Trail

    Italian Heritage Trail - Little Italy

    This heritage trail takes you on a tour of places that tell the story of Italian settlement in Griffith. Some of these places no longer exist, while others have changed little. Collectively, they document the enduring legacy of Italian migration in Griffith’s landscape.

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    Griffith City Cinemas & Star Bowling

    A modern complex comprising four screens, state of the art seats and the latest sound. Star Bowling in the same complex has twelve lanes of action, a café and lounge. Located on the corner of Kidman Way & Watkins Avenue, Griffith.

Also see Food & Wine and Cafes, Clubs and Restaurants.