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Beelbangera

Beelbangera is a rural village 6kms from Griffith. Primarily a farming area. Beelbangera has a public primary school and is home to Beelgara Estate Winery, Australian Old Vine Wines and a lavendar farm - Lavendar Villa.

Beelbangera: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Hermits Caves and Lookout


Hermits Cave is situated to the left and down a path below the former Sir Dudley de Chair's Lookout - now named the Hermits Cave Lookout.

The cave was once the home of Valerio Riccetti, a miner from Broken Hill. After being jilted, he left Broken Hill and lived the life of a hermit in his cave on Scenic Hill.

During World War II, he was interned and after his release he returned to the cave. He became very ill and sought refuge from one of the local doctors. In return for treatment he tended the doctor's garden.

The hermit again became very ill and the citizens of Griffith collected money and sent him back to his home country in Italy where three months later he died.

Call into the Griffith Visitors Information Centre for a copy of the Hermit's story and Heritage Trail brochure.





Scenic Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 3.0K from Beelbangera

Pioneer Park Museum


Set in 11 hectares of natural bushland, the Pioneer Park Museum features 40 historic buildings and hundreds of historical items from the early pioneering days in the area. The museum highlights the influence Italians had on the area. You will find original buildings, machinery, vehicles, antiques and even Churches amongst the collections.

The recently added Wine Building aims to educate visitors on their proud winemaking history and offers a glimpse into the rich history of wine grape growing in Griffith.

The Italian Museum houses an incredible collection of artefacts from the earliest Italian settlers, from machinery to kitchenware and beautiful handmade garments.

The Park is also the home of the Knitted Garden, a wonderful display of lifelike knitted and crochet delights!

When you visit Pioneer Park, you are taken back through time and will discover the true history of this vibrant city.

Barbecue and picnic facilities are available.




Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 4.0K from Beelbangera

Griffith Italian Museum


Griffith's Italian heritage is immortalised in the Griffith Italian Museum, which is located within the Pioneer Park Museum grounds.

A variety of artefacts from pioneering Italian families is on display. The Museum is also used as a venue for courses such as needlework and Italian language classes and serves as a function centre.




Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 4.6K from Beelbangera

Beelbangera: Events

Sikh Games


Every June long weekend the Sikh community hold a two day event at Ted Scobie Oval against the backdrop of Scenic Hill in Griffith. Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine throughout the day as well as soccer, tug-o-war, kabbadi: a wrestling sport originating from very early Indian civilisation, and athletic events for the kids.


Event Dates
2018
      9th Jun
      10th Jun


Ted Scobie Oval,
Doolan Crescent
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 3.0K from Beelbangera

Pioneer Park Museum Action Day


An action packed day at Pioneer Park Museum for all ages. Experience a step back in time, see vintage steam machinery in action, send a message from the Post Office via morse code, be on the train from Goolgowi railway station and enjoy pony rides around the park. Watch sheep shearing, soap making and felting demonstrations, interactive displays, sack races and more. Weaving, crafts and jewellery for sale.

There will be a barbecue, home made pasta at the Italian Museum, and refreshments at Tango Joe's cafe.

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum is an open air museum with more than 40 buildings which capture Griffith in the early 1900s. Enjoy the heritage of Griffith's living museum, experience Action Day.


Event Dates
2018
      30th Mar


Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 4.6K from Beelbangera

Griffith Rotary Market


The Griffith Rotary Market is on every Sunday from 7am to 12noon.

Locally grown seasonal fruit and vegetables, bread, cakes, biscuits, jams, relish, olive oil, eggs, honey and much much more is what you will find when you head to the Griffith Rotary Markets.

Entry by gold coin donation.


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15 Collier Street
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 4.7K from Beelbangera

Spring Fest Street Launch Party


The Spring Fest celebrates the start of the Griffith Garden Festival weekend with a street launch involving fabulous local food trucks serving delicious street fare, a paella station, fabulous local wines, live bands and children's activities. Explore the 70 or so wacky Citrus Sculptures and meet the gardening ambassador, Phil Dudman. Watch a cooking demonstration with Julie Ray and enjoy the other festivities. A family friendly event.


Event Dates
2017
      13th Oct


Banna Avenue,
Corner Jondaryan Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 5.7K from Beelbangera

Griffith Spring Fest - Citrus Sculptures


Griffith comes alive with an amazing display of more than 70, larger than life, three dimensional Citrus Sculptures. The Citrus Sculptures line the main street of Griffith, creating a spectacular gateway to the city and are on display for two weeks. The Sculptures are wacky and creative and include a grand piano, a giant guitar, a chook, talking robot and a Cinderella carriage with horses.

The Sculptures are unique to Australia, and are based on the famous lemon sculptures of Menton, France. They are created using 100,000 oranges and rubber bands, and an army of 700 volunteers, young and old. Sculptures are created by schools, service clubs, community groups and multi-national companies - it is a fabulous community event.

The Sculptures are the hero event of the Griffith Spring Fest.


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2017
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Banna Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 5.7K from Beelbangera

Taste Riverina Food Festival


Taste Riverina is a collaboration of the region's food producers and other industry champions who inspire people in the Riverina and beyond to eat better food by providing opportunities to celebrate, experience, understand and become advocates for locally produced food.

The Riverina is known for its diverse range of produce, from rice, to citrus, lamb, beef, wheat, canola oil, olive oil, grapes, potatoes and pistachios, so ensure you experience the wide variety on offer throughout October.

The month's calendar will include events all over the region including agricultural tours, cooking classes, food treks, dinners, cafe specials, recipe competitions, local festivals, degustation menus, picnics, and live music.

For a full list of events around the region go to the Taste Riverina Food Festival web site.


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2017
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Banna Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 5.7K from Beelbangera

Beelbangera: Travel Tips

Griffith Visitor Information Centre


The Griffith Visitor Information Centre has all the information you need to make your stay in the city enjoyable. Whether it is attractions, accommodation or advice on Griffith's dining experiences or wineries, just ask the friendly staff. View the free seven minute DVD which depicts the lifestyle of Griffith and local industry. When you have finished they invite you to wander through the interpretive display telling the story of Griffith from the development of the irrigation scheme through to the wonderful region's produce.

A wide range of local and Australiana souvenirs are available for you to purchase.

A kaleidoscope of colour, the Stained Glass Window located at the Visitor Information Centre depicts the view from Griffith's lookout showing the fields of produce, water wheel and mountain ranges.





Banna Avenue,
Corner of Jondaryan Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 5.8K from Beelbangera

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