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Heritage buffs shouldn't expect too much of Coleambally as history is pretty thin in these parts south of the Murrumbidgee River.

And that is not all that surprising considering that Coleambally didn't come into existence until June 1968 - a little known fact that makes this town of 600 the youngest in the state.

The town was purpose built in the 1960s to serve as the administrative centre for the Coleambally Irrigation Area, which covers 87,600ha of cropping land producing rice, vegetables, grain, sorghum, safflower and soya beans.

About an hour's drive south from Griffith, Coleambally has a small, but modern shopping centre. The drag line displayed in Lions Park is one of four imported from the United States in 1935 to dig the main irrigation channels in the Murray Valley.

They were subsequently used in much of the regional irrigation excavations and, in 1958, began gouging out the waterways for the Coleambally system.

Coleambally: Events

Taste Coleambally - Food and Farm Festival

Taste Coleambally is a weekend of events at Coleambally, in the Riverina.

The festival will commence on Saturday with a Fun Run, Farm Tours, Art Display and the popular 50 Mile Taste Coleambally Meal. The main festival date is Sunday and will feature the Paddock to Plate Precinct, Tractor and Machinery display with Photo Booth for kids, Farm Yard, Pioneer Heritage Experience, Biodiversity Centre, Meet the Maker Artisans, Cooking demos and Tastings, Coffee and home baked Meals, Clydesdale Cart Rides, the Food Packaging Regatta and the Coly Cook Off which was hugely popular at the last Festival.

The Festival grew from a dedicated group of locals wanting to show consumers how they grow food for Australia and the world in a sustainable and productive manner. Coleambally Irrigation is one of the most water efficient delivery systems in Australia and each year one average farm feeds an amazing 4,516 people.

Brolga Place
Coleambally, NSW, 2707

Located 7.1K from Coleambally

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