On the banks of the Lachlan River, Hillston is a small country town in the beautiful Riverina region. With its rural charm, heritage buildings and diverse agriculture, Hillston is a great base for exploring the Willandra National Park, home to kangaroos, emus, birds and a fine wool heritage

You’ll find convenient accommodation options in the town, northwest of Griffith. You can fly from Sydney to Griffith City Airport and rent a car for the 75 minutes’ drive to Hillston. On your way to Hillston, stop at Merriwagga for the Memorial to Pioneer Women and the Black Stump Hotel.

Willandra Homestead - Willandra National Park - Hillston

Many food crops are produced around Hillston, including oranges, cherries, potatoes, almonds, walnuts and wheat. In Hillston, enjoy picnics in parks and amble along the main street for heritage buildings, boutiques, the Red Dust and Paddy Melons Community Gallery and a classic country pub.

For picnic and barbecue supplies, visit Milne’s Butchery and stock up on their delicious smoked meats and choose from a succulent range of red meat and poultry. There are barbecue facilities at Lions Park and nearby Lake Woorabinda, a popular spot for water sports, walking and picnicking.

Willandra National Park - Hillston - Wagga Wagga and Riverina

Willandra National Park is great for cycling, walking and birdwatching. There are barbecue facilities in picnic areas and campgrounds. Only 64 km northwest of Hillston, the park contains remnants of the area’s pastoral history — the Willandra shearing precinct and the Willandra Homestead of Big Willandra, a pastoral station. The station is mentioned in the bush ballad, Flash Jack from Gundagai.


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  1. Griffith Rotary Market

    Sunday 25 March 2018 to Sunday 02 December 2018 , Griffith

    The Griffith Rotary Market is held every Sunday from 7am to 12 noon. Meet the local growers at this weekly growers market. Seasonal fruit and vegetables, bread, cakes, Italian biscuits, jams, relish, olive oil, eggs, honey and much more is…

    25 Mar - 02 Dec
  2. Griffith Easter Party

    Thursday 29 March 2018 to Monday 02 April 2018 , Griffith

    Festivities and fun in Griffith over the Easter weekend for the whole family. Vintage Festival - discover the wonderful wines of the region, plus live music and fabulous food truck fare - a wonderfully relaxing afternoon. Groove to the cla…

    29 Mar - 02 Apr
  3. Pioneer Park Museum Action Day

    Friday 30 March 2018 , Griffith

    An action packed day at Pioneer Park Museum for all ages. Experience a step back in time, see vintage steam machinery in action, send a message from the Post Office via morse code, be on the train from Goolgowi railway station and enjoy pon…

    30 Mar
  4. Rewind in the Vines

    Sunday 01 April 2018 , Griffith

    They are proud to present Rewind in the Vines, the throwback festival that combines the magic of classic music with awesome local food and wine to create an unforgettable evening out. The event will feature ARIA Hall of Fame artist, Daryl …

    01 Apr
  5. Sikh Games

    Saturday 09 June 2018 to Sunday 10 June 2018 , Griffith

    Every June long weekend the Sikh community hold a two day event at Ted Scobie Oval against the backdrop of Scenic Hill in Griffith. Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine throughout the day as well as soccer, tug-o-war, kabbadi: a wrestling sport…

    09 Jun - 10 Jun