Town centre, Nick Rains / Explore Australia Publishing

Population 16185

Griffith is surrounded by low hills and fragrant citrus orchards in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. It was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and named after Sir Arthur Griffith, the first Minister for Public Works in New South Wales. It is one of the largest vegetable-production regions and produces more than 60 per cent of the state's wine.

Visitor Information

Corner Banna and Jondaryan aves; (02) 6962 4145 or 1800 681 141

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

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In Town

Hermits Cave and Sir Dudley de Chair's Lookout Hermits Cave is located down a path below the lookout. The cave is named because it was once home to Valerio Ricetti, an Italian miner from Broken Hill. After being jilted, he left his home and job and became a hermit in this cave. After many years of solitude he fell and broke his leg, and when he was hospitalised he was recognised by people who had known him in Broken Hill. In later years he became ill and local citizens collected money to send him back home to Italy, where he died 3 months later. Scenic Dr.

Pioneer Park Museum: the 11 ha of bushland features 40 replica and restored buildings, early 20th-century memorabilia and re-created Bagtown Village; Remembrance Dr.

Italian Museum: exhibiting the lives of the early Italian migrants to Griffith including collections of memorabilia and stories from local families; Remembrance Dr.

Regional Art Gallery: exhibition program of international and Australian artists that changes monthly; Banna Ave.

Cottage Gallery: local paintings, pottery and handicrafts with exhibitions at various times throughout the year; Bridge Rd.

Two Foot Tour and self-drive tour: feature the city's historic buildings and surrounding pastures; brochure from visitor centre.


Cocoparra National Park Original Riverina forest full of wattles, orchids and ironbarks, the park is spectacular in spring, when the wildflowers bloom. The site is ideal for bushwalking, camping, birdwatching and picnicking, and the rugged terrain and vivid colours also make it popular with photographers. 25 km NE.

Altina Wildlife Park: range of exotic and native wildlife, on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, horserides and cart rides; inquiries 0412 060 342; 35 km S.

Catania Fruit Salad Farm: horticultural farm with tours at 1.30pm daily; Cox Rd, Hanwood; (02) 6963 0219; 8 km S.

Lake Wyangan: good spot for variety of watersports and picnicking; 10 km NW.

Many wineries: 14 wineries in the Riverina district, including De Bortoli and McWilliams, open for cellar-door tastings; map from visitor centre.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Koala-spotting - Narrandera 69 km

Koalas have thrived at Narrandera since they were released in 1972. At Narrandera Nature Reserve you should be able to spot a few.... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

The Clock Restaurant & 
Wine Lounge

Winner of best new regional restaurant for the Canberra and Southern region, the Clock Restaurant has been charming locals for just over a year, and has proved to be a hit with everyone who pops in for a glass of wine,... Find out more

La Scala

This long-time favourite has been pleasing Griffith locals for more than three decades, and regularly receives great reviews. Located down a stairway off the main street, the quirky interior displays an old Italian... Find out more

Nearby breweries

William Bull Brewery 9 km

The high-profile, family-run De Bortoli Wines diversifying into craft beer has been one of the longest-running stories around. In the late 1990s they acquired a brewhouse that originally belonged to the ... Find out more

Campsites around town

Lake Wyangan camping area 8 km

You’ll find BBQ facilities and an amenities block at this camping area on the shores of Lake Wyangan, 10 km north of Griffith via Wyangan Ave. Fishing, swimming, canoeing, waterskiing and sailing are all possible... Find out more

Binya camping area 23 km

This simple but pretty camping spot is accessible via the Binya Forest Dr. You’ll need to bring your own drinking water and firewood, although there’s a total fire ban throughout summer, during which time... Find out more

Woolshed Flat camping area 28 km

Take Whitton Stock Route, a historic trail formerly used by the famous Cobb & Co. coaches, off Mt Bingar Rd and follow the signs to this camping area. There is a pleasant walk to Woolshed Falls, which only flows... Find out more

Swaggys Beach camping area 30 km

Unroll your own swag at this camping spot, 7 km west of Darlington Point via Willbriggie Forest Dr. Bring your own drinking water.... Find out more

Common Beach camping area 31 km

There are picnic tables and wood BBQs at this dry-weather access only camping area next to Darlington Point township. It’s off King St. Bring your own water and firewood.... Find out more

Bunyip Hole Reserve camping area 31 km

A simple camping spot by the river, there is dry-weather access only via King St from Darlington Point. There are toilets here. Bring drinking water.... Find out more

Horries Beach camping area 31 km

Horries is 4 km west of Darlington Point via Willbriggie Forest Dr. Bring drinking water.... Find out more

Boomerang Beach camping area 33 km

You’ll keep coming back to this lovely little camping spot, 7 km east of Darlington Point off Black Box Rd. Bring your own drinking water, fishing tackle and canoe.... Find out more

Beaumont Beach camping area 33 km

This is situated off Britts Rd in the state forest. Bring your own drinking water. Note: there’s a fire ban from late in the year until Easter, so bring a gas/fuel stove for use during this time.... Find out more

Nobles Beach camping area 33 km

Follow the signs in the state forest off Murrumbidgee River Rd to reach this camping area. Note: it’s dry-weather access only, so check road conditions before setting out. There are a number of water activities to... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Griffith Tourist Caravan Park 1 km

This owner-operated caravan park stands out because of its excellent facilities and the fact that it is a great base from which to explore the interesting Griffith area. It has a large number of ensuite sites and a... Find out more

Darlington Point Riverside Caravan Park 31 km

Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River under large, shady river red gums, this is an ideal place for an overnight stop or a few days watching the Murrumbidgee slip by. The park is busy at Easter and a slightly... Find out more

Lake Talbot Tourist Park 70 km

This is a large lakeside park in a quiet location away from the highway, adjoining the town’s popular swimming pool complex. The park has good amenities, a range of accommodation and nicely maintained lawns and... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Ingleden Park Cottages

Covered in flowers and vine creepers, these cottages are nestled on a working farm property. Both are fully self-contained, cosy and comfortable. Ingelden Cottage has three bedrooms, while Rose Cottage has two. This is a... Find out more

Kidman Wayside Inn

Located just off the main road but still close to the centre of town, the Kidman Wayside Inn is a simple and unassuming motel that caters to a wide variety of travellers. All 80 guest rooms have been built in the past 10... Find out more

Wilga Park Cottage

This award-winning, two-bedroom cottage is a tranquil country haven just outside Griffith. Situated close to wineries, the cottage is fully equipped and self-contained, and the verandah treats guests to views of... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Darlington Point camping area 31 km

At Darlington Point

Numerous campsites in the reserve west of the highway via King St.

Birdcage camping area 41 km

83km E of Hay (L) or 90km W of Narrandera (R)

Well off the highway on the riverbank.

Birdcage rest area 41 km

84km E of Hay (L) or 89km W of Narrandera (R)

Just off the highway under some shady trees.

Goolgowi rest area 47 km

108km NE of Hay (L) or 2km SW of Goolgowi (R)

Just off the highway among numerous small trees.

John Oxley rest area 48 km

63km N of Gilandra (R) or 34km S of Coonamble (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees at the John Oxley memorial.

Weethalle rest area 70 km

At Weethalle

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.

Gillenbah rest area 70 km

98km N of Jerilderie (R) or 11km S of Narrandera (L)

Just off the highway surrounded by trees.

Ardlethan rest area 75 km

54km N of Narrandera (L) or 82km SW of West Wyalong (L)

Among trees adjacent to and on both sides of the highway.

Mulberrygong River Reserve camping area 79 km

37km E of Hay (L) or 136km W of Narrandera (R)

Well off the highway on the riverbank.

Burrabogie camping area 85 km

31km E of Hay (L) or 142km W of Narrandera (R)

Well off the highway in a shady riverside setting.

Widgiewa rest area 86 km

59km N of Jerilderie (R) or 50km S of Narrandera (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Sandside rest area 86 km

56km N of Jerilderie (R) or 53km S of Narrandera (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Beckom rest area 89 km

78km N of Narrandera (L) or 58km SW of West Wyalong (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Sandigo rest area 89 km

25km SE of Narrandera (R) or 73km NW of Wagga Wagga (L)

Small area just off the highway among a few large trees.

Bundure rest area 96 km

38km N of Jerilderie (L) or 71km S of Narrandera (R)

Well off the highway among some large trees.

What's on around town

Market: Griffith Showground; each Sun morning.

La Festa: food and wine festival celebrating cultural diversity; Easter.

UnWined in the Riverina: food and wine festival; June.

Festival of Gardens: Oct.

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