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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 3.0K 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 30 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

Roxy Theatre Leeton

The Roxy in Leeton is an art deco building and was opened in 1930 as a cinema and a stage was added in 1933. The Roxy film screen is one of the largest roll-up mechanised screens in Australia measuring approximately 16 metres wide by 8 metres high.

The Roxy is one of a small number of two level cinemas in New South Wales, and has been classified by the National Trust. In its present role, is a multi-function centre combining concert, live theatre, films and community events with a capacity in excess of 800 seats. Films are screened on Friday and Saturday nights, with matinees during school holidays.

Tours of the Art Deco Theatre are available on request.

114-118 Pine Avenue
Leeton, NSW, 2705

Located 7.7K 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
      26th Feb
      26th Mar
      30th Apr
      28th May
      25th Jun
      30th Jul
      27th Aug
      24th Sep
      29th Oct
      26th Nov
      31st Dec

Main Avenue,
Yanco Hall
Yanco, NSW, 2703

Located 2.5K from Yanco

Leeton Country Round-up

Since first running in 2005 the Leeton Country Music Round-up has grown to attract in excess of 500 participants with most of these coming from throughout the region and the country.
Starting with a concert on the Friday night, the music continues throughout the weekend. Meals and snacks are available as is a dance floor and full bar service.

Event Dates
      1st Nov
      2nd Nov
      3rd Nov
      4th Nov
      5th Nov

Racecourse Road
Leeton, NSW, 2705

Located 6.3K from Yanco

Leeton Show

The Leeton Agricultural Show will be held over three days and showcases the Shire in a display of agriculture, entertainment and local achievements. Sunday will be mainly horse events.

Pavilions at the Leeton Showgrounds will be filled with displays such as arts, crafts and flower exhibitions, school displays and cooking exhibits. Carriage driving, mini trots, and team yarding along with Stockman's Challenge make for great fun for both children and adults alike.

Entertainment will be provided by the Showman's Guild with plenty of rides for all ages. Fireworks, Showgirl presentation along with the official opening takes place on the Friday night of the event. For more information, please visit the official website.

Event Dates
      13th Oct
      14th Oct

Racecourse Road,
Leeton Showground
Leeton, NSW, 2705

Located 6.3K from Yanco

Light Up Leeton

Light Up Leeton is a Christmas carnival and community concert which sees local homes and businesses join together to celebrate the festive season. Following the festivities in the park, locals and visitors alike are invited to take a drive to see 200 or more homes lit up in celebration of the season.

Join the fun at Mountford Park to celebrate!

Event Dates
      3rd Dec

Church Street,
Mountford Park
Leeton, NSW, 2705

Located 7.4K from Yanco

Leeton Eisteddfod

Leeton Eisteddfod is recognised as one of the most outstanding cultural events in western New South Wales. This event is a showcase of talent in music, ballet, speech and drama, literary, highland and line dancing. Programs are available from Leeton Trophy and Gift Centre, as well as the town's two newsagencies. A wonderful event for the family!

Event Dates
      1st Aug

114 Pine Avenue
Leeton, NSW, 2705

Located 7.7K from Yanco

Leeton Sunrice Festival

The Leeton Sunrice Festival is held biennially at Easter during the rice harvest. The
festival celebrates the importance of the rice industry to the community.

The five day event provides entertainment and family activities. Events include Leeton's Longest Lunch, the street parade, Festival on Mountford, Balloon Glow, skate championships, busking and street performers.

Event Dates
      31st Mar

23-25 Chelmsford Place
Leeton, NSW, 2705

Located 7.8K from Yanco

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