Nature in Leeton
Become a 'twitcher' for a day and spot migratory birds, rare species and the waterfowl that travel en masse to Fivebough Wetlands, about 11km from Leeton.
Designed in 1914 by renowned urban planner and architect Walter Burley Griffin, Leeton owes its existence to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. Leeton has 102 hectares of public parks and reserves and many impressive, well preserved examples of art deco architecture. Walk around town to view the 21 buildings listed in the register of the Art Deco Society of NSW. The best buildings are found along Kurrajong and Pine avenues.
Leeton is also one of Australia's richest food-producing areas. Make sure you visit a local winery such as Toorak Wines, Berri juice factory and the SunRice Centre, or enjoy a picnic or BBQ at Yanco Weir by the Murrumbidgee River.