A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Griffith

Category: population over 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category.
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One of Australia’s most vibrant cosmopolitan centres located in the heart of the Riverina.

Griffith exudes a rich blend of cultures and traditions, with more than 60 nationalities adding to the diverse cultural tapestry.  The tree-lined main street, Banna Avenue, is dominated by beautiful boutiques and Italian cafés serving great coffee, locally-grown food and wine, and house-made desserts. Griffith is a regional shopping mecca for fashion, gifts and lifestyle needs, a place where you'll find it all!  

Combine the Riverina’s rich red soil that yields an abundance of fresh produce - citrus, grapes, prunes, nuts, rice, wheat, barley, olives, tomatoes, and livestock including chicken, quails and sustainably-produced Murray Cod – with the passion of local food producers and chefs, Griffith is a destination for food lovers. The city is bountiful with cafes and restaurants that showcase local artisans, where you can indulge in pizza and pasta, espresso, home-made gelati and cannoli.

No trip to Griffith is complete without a visit to one of the many cellar doors. Well known for its internationally-acclaimed botrytis and fortified wines, Griffith produces great quality and affordable table wines, as well as alternative varietals such as Durif and Montepulciano, iconic to the area. 

For the outdoorsy type, strap on your boots and explore the trails of Cocoparra National Park, fabulous for bushwalking and birdwatching. When it’s time for wildflowers to bloom, the park explodes into a rainbow of colour with golden wattle, orchids, daisies and tea-trees. Keep an eye out for scurrying wildlife too.




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Hermit’s Cave Lookout is perched high on the ridge of Scenic Hill, overlooking the city and offering fabulous views across a patchwork of irrigated farmland. Take the walking trail down to Hermit’s Cave, once the home of Valerio Ricetti, a miner from Broken Hill who transformed the rocky escarpment into living quarters, and lived the life of a hermit in this cave for many years. 

Another delightful spot to enjoy the country air is Lake Wyangan, featuring waterfront views to the adjacent picnic area, a playground, picnic shelters, barbeque facilities and an animal enclosure.

Set amongst 11ha of bushland, Pioneer Park Museum is an open air museum and a must-do for history buffs. You will find original buildings and machinery as well as the Wine & Irrigation Building and the Italian Museum & Cultural Centre recognising the contribution of Italian migrants to the development of Griffith.

Be sure to visit Catania Fruit Salad Farm and enjoy an informative and entertaining tour in their rustic bus, learning about how a variety of irrigated crops are grown and harvested. The tour ends at the original mudbrick cottage, built over 100 years ago.

Visit Griffith during one of the annual festivals, such as Griffith Springfest featuring the unique citrus sculptures. These festivals are a wonderful time to visit as they showcase the local food and world-class wines, friendly people and colourful cultures. Once you’ve had a taste of Griffith’s authentic hospitality, it is without a doubt that you will return for more.

Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions


Four days in Griffith!

Whether it’s food, wine, arts, history or nature, four days in Griffith will have you ‘living the sweet life’,  La Dolce Vita.

Home to vineyards, orchards, genuine hospitality and rich Italian heritage, the family will not go hungry! To help stimulate that appetite, add national parks, lakes and family-friendly outdoor adventures into the mix.

The city of Griffith is located in the heart of the Riverina. Developed as a model settlement, the town was designed by Walter Burley Griffin, after winning his town design for Canberra.

With a range of accommodation options available, from hotels and motels, farm stays and bed ‘n’ breakfast, to self-contained apartments, you will not only be well-fed, but well-slept.



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