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Yenda is a small farming town 17 kilometres from Griffith. Vist Casella Wines, home of the famous Yellow Tail wines and Berton Vineyards for tastings. Yenda is on the way to the beautiful Cocoparra National Park. The town has two primary schools, clubs, a catholic church and a pub with onsite accommodation.

Yenda: 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 11.6K from Yenda

Riverina Grove

Experience gourmet produce from the Riverina at Riverina Grove. Taste Louis Marangon's special recipes for pasta sauce, giardiniera, tapenade, olives, garlic mixes, tomato relish, plums in port, barbecue and chilli sauces, pickled onions, pesto, marmalade, conserves and other Riverina products including salami and olive oils. Fresh coffee is also available. Looking for a gift for a foodie? Take a look at their range of gourmet produce hampers.

Bookings for coach groups are taken for tastings for a small fee.

4 Whybrow Street
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 12.4K from Yenda

Pioneer Park Museum

Set in 11 hectares of natural bushland, the Pioneer Park Museum features 40 historic buildings and hundreds of historical items from the early pioneering days in the area. The museum highlights the influence Italians had on the area. You will find original buildings, machinery, vehicles, antiques and even Churches amongst the collections.

The recently added Wine Building aims to educate visitors on their proud winemaking history and offers a glimpse into the rich history of wine grape growing in Griffith.

The Italian Museum houses an incredible collection of artefacts from the earliest Italian settlers, from machinery to kitchenware and beautiful handmade garments.

The Park is also the home of the Knitted Garden, a wonderful display of lifelike knitted and crochet delights!

When you visit Pioneer Park, you are taken back through time and will discover the true history of this vibrant city.

Barbecue and picnic facilities are available.

Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 12.8K from Yenda

Yenda: Events

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
      11th Jun
      12th Jun

Ted Scobie Oval,
Doolan Crescent
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 11.5K from Yenda

Griffith Rotary Market

The Griffith Rotary Market is on every Sunday from 7am to 12noon.

Enjoy a stroll around the market offering an abundance of locally grown, harvested, baked and made produce. Seasonal fruit and vegetables straight from the growers. Italian biscuits, bread, cakes and slices, fresh flowers, cheese, olives, olive oil, local honey, jam, preserves and more. Craft items, plants and bric-a-brac too.

Entry by gold coin donation.

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      17th Jan
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15 Collier Street
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 12.5K from Yenda

Australia Day Breakfast at Pioneer Park Museum

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Start Australia Day 2016 off in the wonderful bush setting of Pioneer Park Museum. The traditional Australia Day Breakfast at the Museum is a great way to celebrate all that is Australian. Adult's and children's serves will be available.

Event Dates
      26th Jan
      26th Jan

Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 12.9K from Yenda

Griffith Cup

The Griffith Jockey Club Cup Meeting is one of the premier events on the Griffith calendar. Held once a year at Dalton Park, the races are a great day out for all!

The Griffith Cup race day program features six races with local bookies and TAB, public bar and canteen as well as activities for the kids. Fashions on the Field will be held once again with great prizes.

Event Dates
      10th Sep

Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 12.9K from Yenda

Griffith International Sculpture Symposium

A spectacular event! Come and watch seven sculptors of international fame carve, cut and chisel three-tonne blocks of granite into wonderful pieces of public art over 17 days. The sculptures will be shaped to the theme 'The meaning of water and Griffith's cultural diversity.'

This is a very exciting time in Griffith, the sculpture symposium is the largest public art project Griffith has ever undertaken and is a credit to the community of Griffith who fully funded the project. The sculptors, from Spain, Italy, New Zealand, The Netherlands, China, Germany and Australia, are the best hard stone sculptors in the world. They will gather in Griffith in the grounds of Pioneer Park Museum and, with grinders and saws, work in full view of the public creating a lasting legacy to Griffith's 100 years.

This event is a rare opportunity to watch sculptors at work in Australia. The international flavour of the event captures the many nations that have settled in Griffith and call her home.

The sculptures are the flagship event of the Griffith Centenary and will become the centrepiece of a redeveloped park alongside the main canal, the lifeblood of Griffith.

Event Dates
      2nd May
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Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 12.9K from Yenda

Festa delle Salsicce (Festival of the Sausage)

Experience the jovial atmosphere where locals and visitors from far and wide join together to eat, drink, chat and enjoy traditional folk music over a long lunch to celebrate the end of the salami making season.

Enjoy traditional homemade Italian cuisine, local wines, entertainment and lots of salami.

The lunch is held at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
Prior bookings essential. Entry by ticket only.

Event Dates
      28th Aug

Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 13.2K from Yenda

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. Buskers and poets also welcome.

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
      3rd Apr
      25th Mar

Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 13.2K from Yenda

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