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. Winners are Grinners! Art Exhibition

    Wednesday 07 March 2018 to Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Glen Innes

    Aboriginal artists over the age of 50 years have combined works of pottery, textiles, painting sculpture, drawing, wood, photography wool or metal. There will be a Gala opening on April 7 at 4pm, with free entry and refreshments. It wil…

    07 Mar - 20 Mar
  2. John Butler Trio

    Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    One of their most exuberant live acts, John Butler Trio announce more dates to their regional tour along with news of their long awaited seventh studio album and they're coming to Albury. Summer concert events for John Butler Trio fans alr…

    20 Mar
  3. Harness Racing

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Friday 29 June 2018 , Young

    Feel free to come and join the Young Harness Racing Clubs regular Harness racing meetings. These common events include free entry, refreshments and races broadcast live!…

    21 Mar - 29 Jun
  4. Tidal Rhythms: art exhibition

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Port Macquarie

    The latest exhibition at the Hastings Fine Art Gallery by members of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association is on display from October 18 to January 17. The exhibition showcases woks in all mediums and styles as well as a collection of …

    21 Mar - 14 Oct
  5. Iconic Australian Houses

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018 , Nowra

    Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney and presented in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibi…

    21 Mar - 31 Mar