This Walter Burley Griffin-designed town lies in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. This fertile area is renowned for its production of rice, citrus fruit and grapes. The area produces over 70% of the state’s wine output.
Griffith Regional Gallery is the venue for changing exhibitions. The Regional Theatre features a stage curtain that was lovingly created by locals to reflect life in the city. There is also a photographic collection that portrays life in the infant city.
On Scenic Hill, Pioneer Park Museum is a fascinating 11 hectare display featuring the history of the Griffith area, including the area’s prehistory, its role as a pastoral centre, the coming of irrigation and its growth since irrigation. Scenic Hill provides some great views over the city and its surrounds and also features the Hermits Cave. Cocoparra National Park has ancient cliffs, red rocks and gullies. Here you can see wildlife and it becomes a riot of flowers in the spring. Griffith celebrates the Festival of Gardens each October.
Griffith is in the Riverina
region of New South Wales.
Photo courtesy Tourism New South Wales