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Yoogali is a small township, four kilometres from Griffith. The village of Yoogali has a corner store, butchery, hair and beauty salon, second-hand shop, two primary schools (one private and one public) and is home to the Indian Sikh temple, St Mary's Church, the Yoogali Club and Yoogali Catholic Club. You will pass through Yoogali on the way to Bilbul and Yenda, along the Burley Griffin Way. .

Yoogali: 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 3.6K from Yoogali

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 3.6K from Yoogali

Yoogali: Events

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.






15 Collier Street
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 1.7K from Yoogali

The Wizard Of Oz Interactive Show: Griffith


Click your heels together and follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters in this popular, interactive re-telling of Frank Baum's classic for kids now celebrating its 4000th performance worldwide with an International Yellow Brick Road Tour.

Kids can rap with the Tinman, roar like a Lion, wake up sleepy Shakey the Scarecrow and dance with Dorothy. "If great grandfather was alive, I'm sure he would be clapping, singing along and smiling with your show!" Robert Baum, great grandson of Oz author L. Frank Baum

3D animation on screen, catchy music and fantastic costumes bring this production alive on stage. Come dressed up as your favourite Oz character and create some oz-some photo memories. Don't forget to bring a toy for their Children's Hospital Toy Appeal.


Event Dates
2017
      18th Apr


33 Speirs Street
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 2.6K from Yoogali

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.




Ted Scobie Oval,
Doolan Crescent
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 3.2K from Yoogali

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.


Event Dates
2017
      13th Oct
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Jondaryan Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 3.3K from Yoogali

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 3.4K from Yoogali

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.




Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 3.8K from Yoogali

Yoogali: 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 3.4K from Yoogali

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