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Bilbul

The town of Bilbul is located in the central part of the Riverina, six kilometres north-east from Griffith and six kilometres south-west from Yenda. It is a large farming area of rice, grapes and oranges. Bilbul is also the home to the family owned winery De Bortoli Wines who have their cellar door open to the public.

Bilbul: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Hermit's Cave and Lookout


Hermit's Cave is well worth a visit - perched high on the ridge of Scenic Hill, part of the McPherson Ranges, it offers a fabulous view across irrigated farmland to the Binya Hills and Cocoparra National Park in the distance.

The cave was once the home of Valerio Ricetti, a miner from Broken Hill who lived the life of a hermit in his cave on Scenic Hill for many years. A keen gardener, Valerio transformed the rocky escarpment and created dry-stone-walls, paths and stone steps creating access to areas that he called, the Garden, the Chapel and the Main Cave. The walls of the Main Cave feature paintings of small daisies, created by Ricetti. The living areas and stone walls are marked on the storyboard and form part of a signed heritage trail/walk.
Wear sturdy walking shoes as the paths are uneven.

Call into the Griffith Visitor Information Centre for a copy of the Hermit's story and Heritage Trail brochure.




Scenic Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 6.1K from Bilbul

Griffith Italian Museum


Griffith's Italian heritage is immortalised in the Griffith Italian Museum, which is located within the Pioneer Park Museum grounds.

The Museum captures the story of the Italian migrants who moved to Griffith in the early 1900s to make a new life in Griffith. The exhibition includes a lovely display of vintage clothes, needlework, household items, sewing and knitting machines plus vintage bicycles. The exhibition also captures the towns and regions of where Griffith's Italian community moved from.




Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 7.6K from Bilbul

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum


Pioneer Park Museum is on open-air museum set on 11 hectares of natural bush land. With more than 40 original and recreated buildings in the collection, the village gives a great impression of life in the early pioneering days. Cottages, a school, hospital, stables, store, church and Dumosa Inn are well worth exploring. The people of the area were very inventive and their are many inventions in the collection which made life in the early 1900s that little bit easier, such as the carrot washer and mechanical rice harvester.
While at Pioneer Park be sure to also learn the history of the early Italian migrant in the Italian Museum and the creation of the irrigation system in 1912 by visiting the Wine and Water Exhibition and learning about the early winemaking pioneers.

The Italian Museum houses an incredible collection of artifacts 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 knitted and crochet delights donated by the Natty Knitters.

BYO picnic welcome - Barbecue facilities available.




Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 7.6K from Bilbul

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum


Griffith Pioneer Park is a large open air Museum located in Griffith NSW and tells the proud story of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. This historic 40 building precinct is located on Scenic Hill and is a must-see on visiting Griffith.

The Museum was established 50 years ago by volunteers who had the foresight and passion to capture some of the local history before it was forgotten or demolished. An extensive collection and resulting exhibitions are showcased in impressive spaces thoughtfully created to complement the collections.

School and after-school groups are also catered for with special packages available that include lunch and hands-on participation. There is also a function room that can be hired for various corporate needs.

After exploring the Museum it is just a short drive to Hermit's Cave and Lookout overlooking Griffith's lovely rural skyline.




Cnr Remembrance Drive and Scenic Drive
GRIFFITH, NSW, 2680

Located 7.7K from Bilbul

Bilbul: 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
2019
      8th Jun
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Ted Scobie Oval,
Doolan Crescent
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 5.9K from Bilbul

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
2018
      8th Sep


Remembrance Drive,
Dalton Park
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 7.4K from Bilbul

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
2019
      19th Apr


Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 7.5K from Bilbul

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
2018
      26th Aug


Remembrance Drive
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 7.6K from Bilbul

Griffith Spring Fest - Citrus Sculptures


Griffith comes alive with an amazing display of more than 70, 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 chook, talking robot and a Cinderella carriage with horses.

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, young and old. Sculptures are created by schools, service clubs, community groups and multi-national companies - it is a fabulous community event.

The Sculptures are the hero event of the Griffith Spring Fest.


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Banna Avenue
Griffith, NSW, 2680

Located 8.2K from Bilbul

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