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===Scenic Hill and Hermits Caves===
 
===Scenic Hill and Hermits Caves===
Once home for Valerio Ricetti, visit the rocky outcrop caves located just minutes from the Griffith CBD where for nearly a decade Valerio made his home and became know as the Hermit of Scenic Hill. A series of rock outcrop caves, walk ways and gardens where built by Ricetti during his time at the hill. Located immediately below Sir Dudley de Chair's Lookout are the Hermit's Caves. These caves are a lasting reminder of Valerio Ricetti who between the two Wars made his home on the then isolated hillside. As well as creating a variety of living areas and a chapel, Valerio built a series of terraces and other areas to grow his crops. Before proceeding to the caves obtain a copy of the Hermit's story from the Visitor Information Centre. It will help to bring the story of Valerio Ricetti to life.
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*Once home for Valerio Ricetti, visit the rocky outcrop caves located just minutes from the Griffith CBD where for nearly a decade Valerio made his home and became know as the Hermit of Scenic Hill. A series of rock outcrop caves, walk ways and gardens where built by Ricetti during his time at the hill. Located immediately below Sir Dudley de Chair's Lookout are the Hermit's Caves. These caves are a lasting reminder of Valerio Ricetti who between the two Wars made his home on the then isolated hillside. As well as creating a variety of living areas and a chapel, Valerio built a series of terraces and other areas to grow his crops. Before proceeding to the caves obtain a copy of the Hermit's story from the Visitor Information Centre. It will help to bring the story of Valerio Ricetti to life.
 
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*The Hill is a nature area and native plant regeneration is being encouraged. Located along the rim of Scenic Hill are a number of lookouts each offering a different view of Griffith and the surrounding farmland. As well as the lookouts a number of marked walking trails criss cross the Hill with most of the trails being easy to moderate. A brochure on the walking trails is available from the Visitor Information Centre.
The Hill is a nature area and native plant regeneration is being encouraged. Located along the rim of Scenic Hill are a number of lookouts each offering a different view of Griffith and the surrounding farmland. As well as the lookouts a number of marked walking trails criss cross the Hill with most of the trails being easy to moderate. A brochure on the walking trails is available from the Visitor Information Centre.
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===Cocoparra National Park===
 
===Cocoparra National Park===

Revision as of 04:43, 4 January 2007

Griffith is a city in the south-western Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.

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Get in

Travel Distances

Adelaide 797km
Brisbane 1300km
Canberra 350km
Leeton 58km
Melbourne 450km
Narrandera 96km
Sydney 570km
Wagga Wagga 196km

By Plane

By Train

By Road

  • McCaffertys/Greyhound Coach Services
  • Griffith is located within easy driving distances to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

Get around

Car Hire

Avis - (02) 6964 2266
Budget - (02) 6962 3868
Europcar - (02) 6021 6463
Thrifty - (02) 6962 9122
Hertz - 0418 696 280


See

Catania Fruit Salad Farm

  • When visiting Griffith Catania Farm is a must. See how wonderful life is in this irrigation area and learn about the irrigation system and see how the harvesting is done. Catania is one of the oldest farms in the area with a mud brick home, built in the 1920's .Catania is on Cox Road Hanwood. From the tourist information center follow the Kidman way to Hanwood. After the village turn left onto Hanwood Avenue and follow the street signs to Catania Farms.
  • Open from 11am - guided tour at 1.30pm daily
  • Take the time to come and see our fruit salad farm. The tour takes one hour. Cost: $7.50 adults, Children Free.
  • Home-made jams, mustards, dried and fresh fruit. Traditional home made wine for tasting.

Scenic Hill and Hermits Caves

  • Once home for Valerio Ricetti, visit the rocky outcrop caves located just minutes from the Griffith CBD where for nearly a decade Valerio made his home and became know as the Hermit of Scenic Hill. A series of rock outcrop caves, walk ways and gardens where built by Ricetti during his time at the hill. Located immediately below Sir Dudley de Chair's Lookout are the Hermit's Caves. These caves are a lasting reminder of Valerio Ricetti who between the two Wars made his home on the then isolated hillside. As well as creating a variety of living areas and a chapel, Valerio built a series of terraces and other areas to grow his crops. Before proceeding to the caves obtain a copy of the Hermit's story from the Visitor Information Centre. It will help to bring the story of Valerio Ricetti to life.
  • The Hill is a nature area and native plant regeneration is being encouraged. Located along the rim of Scenic Hill are a number of lookouts each offering a different view of Griffith and the surrounding farmland. As well as the lookouts a number of marked walking trails criss cross the Hill with most of the trails being easy to moderate. A brochure on the walking trails is available from the Visitor Information Centre.

Cocoparra National Park

  • Remnant hilltop vegetation; sculptured landscape; spectacular views of the district; waterfalls in winter; diverse variety of wildflowers; range of interpreted walks, camping ground, picnic areas.

Pioneer Park Museum

  • Pioneer Park Museum is located 2kms from the centre of Griffith on the Scenic Hill reserve, at the corner of Scenic and Remembrance Drives. It is virtual reality of bygone days where educational tours and accommodation can be provided on site.
  • Pioneer Park opens every day from 9am to 4:30pm daily (except Christmas Day).
  • A visit can take anywhere from an hour for a quick sprint to a whole day leisurely wandering around the 11 hectare display area.
  • The Museum contains approximately 40 original and recreated buildings, with both original furnishings and related exhibitions. It also has one of the largest collections of rural machinery anywhere.

Griffith Italian Museum

  • Griffith's cultural heritage was recognised with the opening of the Griffith Italian Museum during 2002.
  • Located at Pioneer Park, the new Museum provides an extension to one of the Parks existing priorities of collecting material which reflects the heritage of the Griffith region.
  • A variety of artifacts from pioneering Italian families are displayed at the Museum. In addition, the Museum will be used as a venue for courses such as needlework and Italian language classes and will also serve as a function centre.
  • Discussion of the concept commenced in early 1994. As planning has progressed, funding the construction of the Museum building has been gained from donations by local organisations and individuals. The building itself was designed by architect Steve Murray.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery

The Gallery is centrally located in the main shopping area of Griffith. It occupies the eastern wing of the War Memorial Hall, a significant Art Deco building which was designed by local architect, A D Long, and completed in 1939. Subsequent renovations were carried out by Geoff Larkin of the Government Architect's Branch of the NSW Public Works Department and in September 1983, the new art gallery, consisting of Gallery A and Gallery B, opened to the general public. Although small, both have a sense of space due to the four metre high ceilings and the natural timber floors. A municipal park provides recreational facilities on the eastern boundary of the site. Both display and storage areas are situated on ground level and the whole Gallery is available for temporary exhibitions.

Altina Wildlife Park

Altina Wildlife Park is 207 hectares of natural bushland situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. View the exotic animals by horse drawn cart, pass the Camels, Bison, Water Buffalo, Ostriches and more. Native animals such as Emus, Kangaroos and Goannas may be spotted during the tour. Bookings are essential : Ph. 0412 060 342.

Riverina Grove

Riverina Grove P/L have expanded into a commercially operating Gourmet Food business that produces over 40 products under its 7 main labels of Riverina Grove, Bum Hummers, Aurelio – A Riverina Tradition, Koala Gourmet Foods, Gusto, Peter Howard Selection and Top Sauce.

Do

Wineries

  • De Bortoli Winery, De Bortoli Rd, Bilbul NSW 2680, (02) 6966 0100, [1].

Buy

Eat

  • Bagtown Inn Motel, 2 - 4 Blumer Avenue, (02) 6962 7166.
  • Comfort Inn Gemini Griffith, Banna Avenue, (02)6962 3833, [2].
  • Griffith Motor Inn, 96 Banna Avenue, (02) 6962 1800.
  • Kidman Wayside Inn Motel, 54 Jondaryan Ave, (02) 6964 5666.

Drink

  • Area Hotel, Banna Avenue, (02) 6962 1322.
  • Griffith Motel (Hotel/Motel), Kooyoo Street, (02) 6964 0170.
  • Hotel Victoria, 232 Banna Avenue, (02) 6962 1299, [3].
  • Yenda Hotel, Yenda Place, (02) 6968 1014.
  • De Bortoli Winery, De Bortoli Rd, Bilbul NSW 2680, (02) 6966 0100, [4].

Sleep

Backpackers / Hostel

  • Alberta Lodge, 87 Canal St Griffith NSW 2680, (02) 69 646288.
  • Pioneer Park Shearer's Quarters, Darrell Collins Remembrance Drive, (02) 6962 4196.
  • Griffith International Hostel, 112 Binya Street, (02) 6964 4236.

Bed & Breakfast

  • Corynnia Station - Bruce and Julie Armstrong, Carrathool NSW 2711, (02) 6993 5807, [5].
  • Hidden Oasis B&B - Karen French & Ugo Fattore, 2590 Pilloni Road Yoogali, (02) 6964 5913.
  • Laines Cottage B&B - Elaine Robinson, 36 Richards St, (02) 6963 5317.
  • Pebbles B&B - Rick & Sue Wegner, 27 Gorton Street, (02) 6964 3958.
  • Somerton Park B&B - Chantelle Krieg, 14 Maegraith Place, (02) 6964 9060.

Caravan Parks

  • Caravan Village - Keith Millard, Mackay Avenue, ( 02 ) 6962 3785.
  • Tourist Caravan Park - Robert & Isabelle Gilbert, Willandra Avenue, (02) 6964 2144.
  • Showground Caravan Park - Griffith International Hostel, Walla Ave, (02) 6964 4236.

Hotels

  • Area Hotel, Banna Avenue, (02) 6962 1322.
  • Griffith Motel (Hotel/Motel), Kooyoo Street, (02) 6964 0170.
  • Hotel Victoria, 232 Banna Avenue, (02) 6962 1299, [6].
  • Yenda Hotel, Yenda Place, (02) 6968 1014.

Motels

  • Acacia Motel - James & Val Browne, Jondaryan Avenue, 1800 555 400, [7].
  • A-Line Motel - Jan Collins, Wakaden Street, (02) 6962 1922.
  • Bagtown Inn Motel, 2 - 4 Blumer Avenue, (02) 6962 7166.
  • Citrus Motel - John & Karen Fuller, 71 Jondaryan Avenue, (02) 6962 6233.
  • Comfort Inn Gemini Griffith - Maria Piva, Banna Avenue, (02)6962 3833, [8].
  • Coro Club Motel - Shaun Mealing, 28 Harward Rd, (02)6962 9711, [9].
  • Griffith Motel (Hotel/Motel), Kooyoo Street, (02) 6964 0170.
  • Griffith Motor Inn - Max & Antionetta O'Brien, 96 Banna Avenue, (02) 6962 1800.
  • Kidman Wayside Inn Motel - Frank Violi or Dominic Restagno, 54 Jondaryan Ave, (02) 6964 5666.
  • M.I.A. Motel - John & Margaret Dunnicliff, Mackay Avenue, (02) 6962 1866, [10].
  • Yambil Inn Motel - Robin & Carole Hill, 155 Yambil Street, (02)6964 1233, [11].

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