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Widgelli: 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 9.5K from Widgelli

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 9.9K from Widgelli

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 10.0K from Widgelli

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 10.3K from Widgelli

Widgelli: Events

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.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Oct
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2018
      7th Jan
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15 Collier Street
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 8.2K from Widgelli

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 9.1K from Widgelli

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.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Oct
      26th Oct
      27th Oct
      28th Oct
      29th Oct
      30th Oct
      31st Oct


Banna Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 9.8K from Widgelli

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 10.2K from Widgelli

Widgelli: 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 9.8K from Widgelli

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