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Griffith is the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) and is one of the largest wine and vegetable production areas in Australia. On your way into the city of Griffith you'll be surrounded by the glorious fragrance of citrus orchards, cushioned in the low hills that stretch all around. The town was originally designed by Walter Burley Griffin, a landscape architect from Chicago (also responsible for the urban development of Canberra). Griffith is renowned for its fine wineries, and there are few more delectable ways to spend a lazy weekend than touring this area and sampling the local fruity fare - in every shade of red and white.

Griffith: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Griffith Regional Art Gallery


The Griffith Regional Art Gallery is part of the refurbished, Griffith Soldiers Memorial Hall Complex, which was built in the 1930s in the art deco style to the design of a local architect Mr A. B. Long.

One of Australia's leading regional cultural institutions, holding significant collections of Australian art, the gallery also presents around twelve exhibitions annually ranging from touring exhibitions, acquisitions and works by our very own local artists. The exhibition calendar is available form February on the Gallery website each year

The major collection is Australian Contemporary Jewellery from 1960; also the Griffith Collection featuring regional artists and artists who have exhibited in the gallery.





167 - 185 Banna Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 0.5K from Griffith

Wiradjuri Ngurambang Gallery


Wiradjuri Ngurambang (country) Gallery promotes Wiradjuri culture to the local community and tourists, whilst providing a platform for Wiradjuri and other Aboriginal artists to showcase their work.

Through Wiradjuri Ngurambang Gallery they can share their rich, vibrant Wiradjuri culture and tradition with you. They have in-store a cultural space and a retail gallery with a wide variety of goods including:

Paintings, Artefacts, Clothing and jewellery, Traditional herbs, spices, jams and sauces, Beauty care products, Soy candles, Crockery, Souvenirs and more.

Wiradjuri Ngurambang Gallery also delivers a variety of cultural workshops throughout the year, and has a list of contacts for further activities and tours.




158-160 Banna Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 0.5K from Griffith

City Park


City Park should be close to the top of the must do list in Griffith. The park has been listed in the top 10 playgrounds in NSW with the tallest climbing frame in the Southern Hemisphere, a splash pad area and a flying fox.

Surrounding the park is a variety of outdoor exercise equipment which is free for all to use. The precinct also offers a beautiful barbecue area and lush garden surrounds.




21 Kookora Street
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 0.7K from Griffith

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 1.8K from Griffith

Griffith: Events

Griffith Citrus Sculptures


Griffith comes alive with an amazing display of more than 60, 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 chicken, and a Cinderella horse and carriage.

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. Sculptures are created by schools, service clubs, community groups and multi-national companies - it is a fabulous community event.

The Sculptures are celebrated during the Griffith Festival of Gardens in October.


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Banna Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 0.7K from Griffith

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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Banna Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 0.7K from Griffith

Griffith Australia Day Celebrations


Griffith Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Celebrations

Celebrate Australia Day by attending the annual Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Presentation.

The children's colouring in competition winners will be announced and there will be morning tea and entertainment provided. The awards will be presented by the Australia Day Ambassador. Entertainment will be provided.


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2018
      26th Jan


Neville Place
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 0.7K from Griffith

Griffith Festival of Gardens


Visit Griffith during Spring and celebrate the 27th annual Festival of Gardens.

Several private gardens will open to the public, ranging from pretty cottage gardens to lovely country estates. The gardens reflect the passion of the owners and offer a tranquil and colourful environment to relax and explore. Some of the gardens offer catering and additional attractions to further enhance your garden experience.

The Festival committee will once again organise activities for the festival weekend, watch this space to find out what they will be in 2017, but one activity that happens every year is the daily Garden Tour Bus, where you will be assured of a memorable day out with like-minded people and knowledgeable local driver.


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2017
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Jondaryan Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 0.8K from Griffith

Griffith: 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 0.7K from Griffith

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