Narrandera

On the banks of the meandering Murrumbidgee River, Narrandera will delight you with its fascinating heritage, antiques, wonderful festivals, orchard tours and a nature reserve where you’ll see hundreds of koalas. Enjoy walking and cycling trails and explore charming villages nearby.

In the heart of the beautiful Riverina region of south-western NSW, Narrandera is 70 minutes’ drive northwest of Wagga Wagga and 70 minutes southwest of Griffith, and a road trip from Melbourne or Sydney. You can take a weekly train from Sydney to Narrandera or fly to Narrandera-Leeton Airport.

Exterior view of the Narrandera Council Chambers.

The region is renowned for its fresh produce, acclaimed wines, country charm and natural attractions, such as the koalas and sandy river beaches in Narrandera. Check out the events calendar for festivals, shows and markets, such as the Taste Riverina Food Festival, Narrandera Farmers Market, the John O’Brien Bush Poetry Festival and the Barellan Good Old Days Weekend.

You’ll find plenty of places to stay and with many things to do and see, the Two-Foot Heritage Walk, Royal Doulton Hankinson Memorial Fountain, Parkside Cottage Museum and the Tiger Moth Memorial are just a few of the highlights. Tour the Glendale Citrus and Hazelnut Orchard, in Sandigo. In Barellan, Sandhill Artefacts offers Aboriginal cultural tours and makes authentic boomerangs.

River shores - Murrumbidgee Valley National Park - Narrandera

For extraordinary animal encounters, visit the Koala reserve where you’ll find hundreds of koalas in the wild. You can join the Annual Koala Count in April. Cycling is a great way to explore - hire a bike from Eurell’s Bike Hire and pedal along the river bank on the 23km Narrandera Bike and Hike Track. There are more enchanting cycling trails in Barellan and Grong Grong, a village east of Narrandera.

Some of Australia’s iconic ‘big things’ are in the Narrandera area. The Big Guitar is Australia’s biggest playable guitar and on display in the Narrandera Visitor Information Centre, where you’ll find brochures for the self-guided heritage walks and other experiences. In Balleran, there's the Big Tennis Racquet, a tribute to tennis great Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who grew up in town.

Narrandera-Leeton Airport

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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Glendale Citrus and Hazelnut Orchard Tour

    Wednesday 17 October 2018 to Wednesday 31 October 2018 , Narrandera

    Hop aboard the vintage tractor drawn "Glendale Orchard Express" and enjoy a one hour guided tour of the citrus and hazelnut orchard. The farm is located on the Murrumbidgee River near Narrandera and the citrus and garden blossoms in Spring …

    17 Oct - 31 Oct
  2. Narrandera Town and Country Open Gardens

    Sunday 28 October 2018 ,

    The garden at the homestead of the historic property “Billenbah” on the Murrumbidgee River at Euroley as well as various homes in Narrandera will open for the 2018 Narrandera Open Gardens. This is a self drive event with admission price c…

    28 Oct