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.
De Bortoli Winery, De Bortoli Rd, Bilbul NSW 2680, ☎ (02) 6966 0100, .