Narrandera is a country town rich in colonial history and natural attractions. Visitors can enjoy a range of scenic walking tracks, search for koalas at the Narrandera regeneration reserve or browse the area’s many boutiques.
Set along the spectacular Murrumbidgee River, this tranquil town in the heart of the Riverina features parklands and playgrounds, a range of accommodation options, historic attractions and plenty of places to shop and eat.
Explore the scenic outdoor spaces surrounding Narrandera via several bushwalking tracks and heritage walks that take advantage of the area’s natural features. Enjoy rocky hills, high river banks and sandy beaches, as well as range of native flora and fauna such as a Red River Gum community, kookaburras, echidnas and kangaroos.
The Bundidgerry Walking Track passes through the local koala regeneration reserve and offers visitors the chance to spot these cuddly creatures in their natural habitat. The Murrumbidgee River, Lake Talbot and Bundidgerry Creek and Wetlands offer all kinds of outdoor activities, including water skiing, fishing, and boating. If you prefer to stay dry, cycle through the Narrandera Bike and Hike Track and Grong Grong Cycling Trails.
The Narrandera Shire calendar is filled with events year-round, including the John O’Brien bush poetry festival, the Narrandera Show, and Riverina Rush cycle classic. Barellan’s Good Old Days Weekend and Grong Grong Rodeo offer visitors a taste of rural culture and character.
Narrandera is a great base from which to explore some of the country’s ‘big’ icons. Australia’s biggest playable guitar the Big Guitar and The Big Fig Tree both reside in Narrandera and the Big Tennis Racquet can be found in the neighbouring town of Barellan.
Narrandera’s Parkside Cottage Museum, Tiger Moth Memorial (a tribute to the area’s fascinating aviation history), Royal Doulton Hankinson Memorial Fountain, historic Railway Bridge and Two-Foot Heritage Walk are just some of the highlights that offer an insight into Narrandera’s history and character. A visit to Sandhills Artefacts also provides a rich education of the region’s Wiradjuri Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Accommodation in Narrandera ranges from free camping options to charming bed and breakfasts, and family friendly motels, all of which cater to a range of budgets.
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Snow Queen’s Aussie Freezing Show (Narrandera) Snow Queen's Aussie Freezing Sh
Fly into Narrandera-Leeton Airport
The Narrandera-Leeton Airport is located 10 km southwest from Narrandera’s town centre and 24 km northwest from Leeton’s city centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trips into these towns and explore the Riverina region. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Regional Express operates regular direct flights to and from Sydney and Griffith. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Narrandera and Leeton.
Historic Star Lodge hotel, Narrandera. Image Trevor Creighton
Waterskiing on Lake Talbot. Image Narrandera Visitor Information Centre
Hankinson Royal Doulton Fountain in Memorial Park, Narrandera. Image Trevor Creighton