In partnership with Griffith City Council.
This spring, discover Griffith in New South Wales – one of Australia’s most vibrant cosmopolitan centres located in the heart of the Riverina region.
Griffith makes the perfect stop whether you’re travelling east to west, north to south or anywhere in between. The regional centre exudes a rich blend of cultures and traditions, with more than 60 nationalities adding to the diverse cultural tapestry. It is a vibrant patch of the country, bursting with life and energy.
The annual festival season is a wonderful time to visit as local food and world-class wines, friendly people and colourful cultures are on show.
A highlight on the Griffith festival calendar is Griffith Spring Fest, a fortnight-long festival featuring a range of attractions and activities to be enjoyed by all from 9 to 12 October. Two of the biggest attractions are the Real Juice Company Citrus Sculptures and the De Bortoli Griffith Garden Festival.
The unique citrus sculptures are a sight to be seen – with locals using over 100,000 oranges and grapefruits to craft the magnificent sculptures. From a full-scale giraffe to a talking robot, you’ll be amazed at the ingenuity of these fruity creations.
The middle weekend of the festival sees an array of locally owned gardens open to the public. The gardens range from humble town gardens with immaculate hedges and creative ideas for turning tight spaces into outdoor sanctuaries, to the expansive rural gardens nestled between orange orchards and vineyards. The open gardens in Griffith will impress the greenest of thumbs.
The Launch Party is not to be missed, when the street comes to life with local food, wine, beer and live music alongside the sculptures. There really is something for everyone, whether you’re an avid gardener, foodie or a wine connoisseur – you will be delighted at what you discover when you visit Griffith this spring.
For more information, head to www.griffithspringfest.com.au or call 1800 681 141.