A new addition to the award-winning Lockhart Sculpture and Heritage Trail, which winds its way through the town, the Lockhart Shire Walk of Fame is a tribute to the remarkable accomplishments of former residents who have shaped Australia’s rich and varied heritage.   Celebrating ordinary Australians from our district's past, the Walk of Fame honours significant individuals who achieved extraordinary feats and have contributed to the character and awareness of Lockhart Shire. The incredible a...
Willandra National Park , located 76kms from Hillston, was once part of Old Willandra Station.   The Willandra Homestead, shearers quarters, ram shed and woolshed, have been preserved as models of the time that Australia rode on the sheep’s back, and they are all open for inspection.   Enjoy a glimpse into the past as you wander through the area and envisage how life once was for the residents of the station.   The homestead sits on the banks of the Willandra Creek and provide a seasonal hab...
The township of Adelong today is surrounded by its golden heritage. There are remnants of Adelong’s booming gold mining days in the heritage-listed Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins – a must-see destination situated 1.5kms from Adelong, about an hour from Wagga Wagga.   Take a wander through the historic Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins, see close-up the gold processing works and enjoy the beauty of the rocky Adelong Creek. This hidden gem is the perfect spot for a picnic, taking some stunning phot...
Griffith Pioneer Park is a large open-air Museum located in Griffith NSW and tells the proud story of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. This historic 40 building precinct is located on Scenic Hill and is a must-see on visiting Griffith. The Museum was established 50 years ago by volunteers who had the foresight and passion to capture some of the local history before it was forgotten or demolished. An extensive collection and resulting exhibitions are showcased in impressive spaces thoughtful...
Those interested in history will find the Gundagai Historical Museum fascinating. It is a treasure trove of memorabilia, with displays of pioneer life, bushrangers, and even Phar Lap’s saddlecloth.   One highlight of the vast collection is the two medallions presented to Yarri and Jacky, the Wiradjuri men whose efforts saved many lives during the great flood of 1852.   The collection also includes a T-model ford, farm machinery, wagons, equipment, clothing, coins, stamps, household items, an...
The Taste Riverina Festival has been listed as one of Australia’s top 10 Food and Wine Festivals in the latest issue of the Time to Roam travel magazine. The month-long Festival in October which was held for the fifth time in 2016 was named alongside long-running and nationally-renowned festivals including Orange F.O.O.D. Week, Barossa Gourmet Weekend and Noosa International Food and Wine Festival. Chair of Riverina Regional Tourism (RRT), Craig Sinclair, said: “Taste Riverina really has bec...
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Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC), owner of the Australian Tourism Awards, is excited to announce that in 2017 a new online Awards program will be introduced, incorporating a complete online entry process. For over 30 years, the Australian Tourism Awards has celebrated and recognised Australia’s ‘best of the best’ tourism operators who have demonstrated a high level of business excellence and provision of quality visitor experiences. The Awards process continues to play a vital role...
Wagga Wagga has been named the host for the 2017 NSW Regional Events Conference for the second year in a row, with regional event professionals from across the State set to converge on the City from 14-16 June 2017. Event organiser Belinda King said, “We are thrilled the 2017 NSW Regional Events Conference will be held in Wagga Wagga. For those delegates returning for a second year, expect some surprises and the opportunity to see a side of the City you may not have experienced in 2016.” The...
Destination NSW announced in July 2016 that Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) would be replaced with Destination Networks in 2017. During the consultation process, the Regional Tourism Awards were not taken into consideration and as a result, there is no funding for the 2017 Awards. Combined with the delays in establishing the new Destination Networks, potential funding from these sources will also not be available for 2017. At the 2016 Regional Tourism Awards AGM, it was decided to post...