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Yanco

The small township of Yanco is situated 8km south of Leeton and was the starting point for development of the MIA. The Yanco powerhouse, once the main power generation station for the irrigation scheme, is being restored as a museum. It is open for inspection the last Sunday of the month. Yanco Agriculture Institute covers 825 hectares and incorporates research, advisory and farming facilities. A drive-through inspection during normal business hours is available. The Murrumbidgee River and the MIA Forest Drives are accessed just south of Yanco and offer delightful experiences.

Yanco: Where To Go / Sightseeing

McCaughey Bicentennial Park


McCaughey Bicentennial Park is an original natural spring fed waterhole, which existed as part of North Yanco Station - one of the pastoral holdings owned by the late Sir Samuel McCaughey. The waterhole was used for sheep brought in for shearing at the shearing shed, then located in front of the present Powerhouse building.

In 1987, Leeton Shire Council undertook the project and transformed the area into a tranquil aquatic reserve, a haven for swans, geese, ducks and other native waterbirds. The site now includes a statue in memory of Sir Samuel McCaughey who showed that irrigation was possible on his property North Yanco Station.

A wonderful area for family barbecues and picnics with excellent play equipment for children on offer.




Hebden Street
Yanco, NSW, 2703

Located 2.4K from Yanco

Yanco Agricultural High School


Within a few hundred metres of the beautiful tree-studded banks of the Murrumbidgee River stands a school made famous by its contribution to the agricultural life of Australia. It has 280 hectares of rich arable land in a district noted for its remarkable agricultural productivity and for the pioneering work in irrigation farming of the late Sir Samuel McCaughey, one of the nation's best known graziers. Residential accommodation is provided for 350 students.

The 8,900 hectare North Yanko estate, was purchased by the State Government in 1912 for the initiation of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation area. The school land was transferred to the New South Wales Department of Education for education purposes and the Yanco Agricultural High School opened in the early months of 1922.

Visitors are welcome to view the main building during school hours only. Please call at the office to obtain a pass.




259 Euroly Road
Yanco, NSW, 2703

Located 2.8K from Yanco

Toorak Wines


Toorak Winery is a family owned and operated winery, making a range of premium wines, supplying Australian and international markets. It is situated in the heart of the Riverina, in the town of Leeton which is approximately half way between Melbourne and Sydney.

With 40 years of providing quality wine, Toorak Winery brings an exciting range of wines to wine enthusiasts all over the world! The warm summer climate produces wines with rich, ripe aromas and intense varietal fruit characteristics. Home of Willandra Estate, Willandra Leeton Selection, Frank Senior Port and Amesbury Estate Wines.

Exclusive labels, export wines and special releases are available at cellar door sales.




Vineyard 279,
Toorak Road
Leeton, NSW, 2705

Located 6.3K from Yanco

Tastes of Leeton


Tastes of Leeton presentation is held 11.30am daily at the Leeton Visitors Information Centre. Visitors will learn about some of the local industries here in Leeton such as citrus, walnuts, and rice. You will get to taste some of the products and also take away a few samples. The presentation takes about 20 minutes and would be of interest to families, travellers, and students. Group bookings are more than welcome.




10 Yanco Avenue
Leeton, NSW, 2705

Located 7.1K from Yanco

Yanco: Events

Yanco Village Markets


Yanco Village Markets are on the last Sunday of the month from 9am to 1pm.

They are held in the Yanco Hall and feature handmade crafts, jewellery, baked goods, plants, fruit and vegetables, bric a brac, and much much more. Get in early to bag a bargain!

Contact Mary Stevenson on the phone number provided for further information.



Event Dates
2016
      31st Jul
      28th Aug
      25th Sep
      30th Oct
      27th Nov


Main Avenue
Yanco, NSW, 2703

Located 2.1K from Yanco

Leeton Farmers Market


The Leeton Farmers Market is an authentic farmers market designed by Leeton Shire Council in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Leeton, held on the first Saturday of the month. With a focus on paddock to plate production, the Leeton Farmers Market is all about providing the opportunity for customers to purchase fresh high-quality produce directly from the growers and producers.

Leeton, in the heart of Australia's food bowl is at the centre of the most productive region in the country. It is estimated that each Murrumbidgee Irrigation farmer feeds approximately 600 people annually. You name it they grow it! From rice, fruit, vegetables and wine, to meat, nuts, horticultural and organic produce, Leeton has seriously earned its reputation as a food destination.



Event Dates
2016
      6th Aug
      3rd Sep
      1st Oct
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec


Racecourse Road
Leeton, NSW, 2705

Located 6.8K from Yanco

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