The Riverina region, in south-west New South Wales, is quickly establishing itself as a tourism hotspot. From Griffith in the north, to the tiny town of Mulwala in the south, this fantastic neck of the woods has everything that you ask for!
The vibrant regional metropolis of Wagga Wagga should be at the top of your Riverina bucket list. While in town, your first stop should be the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, where you’ll find more than nine hectares of plants and flowers from around the world.
Lockhart is home to patchwork fields, native flora and fauna, and the mighty Murrumbidgee River; it’s truly a nature-lover’s paradise.
The best way to experience Lockhart is to take a tour with Bundyi Cultural Tours. With a variety of tours available, Bundyi Cultural Tours are run by local Wiradjuri man Mark Saddler to help tourists understand and appreciate the landscape from the perspective of the Wiradjuri people.
Nestled on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River lies the quaint town of Carrathool in the western Riverina region. The town has a population of 300, but that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be on your list of must-visit destinations – Carrathool is bursting with rich history and secluded natural wonders that are sure to take your breath away.
In the north-west, you’ll find the charming city of Griffith – a hub of multiculturalism, and a premier destination for food and wine. If you’re hoping to experience Griffith’s multicultural history and cuisine, then you can’t go past the annual Griffith Multicultural Festival, which takes place in October.
Follow the mighty Lachlan River and you’ll find yourself in Cowra, in northern Riverina. You can’t visit Cowra and not see its premier attraction – the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. During World War II, Cowra was one of 28 prisoner of war camps in Australia, and housed thousands of Japanese soldiers.
In the southern Riverina region, you’ll find an aquatic paradise in the town of Mulwala. This quaint town sits on the banks of Lake Mulwala, which joins up to the Murray River, making this town the perfect getaway for those who love getting out and about on the water.