GRIFFITH VISITOR TRAVEL AND HOLIDAY GUIDE
“Griffith is one of Australia’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan centres. With a population of 26,000, Griffith exudes a rich blend of cultures and traditions. Today, more than seventy nationalities add to our cultural tapestry including Italian, Indian, Afghani and Pacific Communities.” VISIT GRIFFITH
TO DO – WINERIES
“Berton Vineyards was established in 2005, and the company has grown significantly since planting our first vineyard in Eden Valley, South Australia in 1995 – we are now the 19th largest winery in Australia (Wine Industry Directory 2016). The winery is located in Yenda, NSW in the heart of the Riverina wine region, and we crush around 17,000 tonnes annually. These days we source fruit from around Australia including Coonawarra, Padthaway, Adelaide Hills, King Valley, Tasmania, Mount Lofty Ranges, and the Riverina.”
CALABRIA FAMILY WINES
“Among their many ranges, they are particularly well-known for the Three Bridges label, including chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and durif, which offer bold flavours and consistency. Their expressive Italian varietal range, Calabria Private Bin, offers exceptional value and includes varieties such as nero d’avola and montepulciano”
DE BORTOLI WINES
Cellar Door Open:
Monday – Saturday: 9am to 5.00pm
Sunday: 10am to 4.00pm
Public Holidays: 10am to 4pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
“The De Bortoli heritage encompasses the universal story of immigrants making good in an adopted land, the rise and rise of the Australian wine industry and the tale of a hardworking and innovative family who considers good wine, good food and good friends to be among the true pleasures in life.”
MINO & CO WINERY
“Voted Best Tasting Experience in Riverina for Gourmet Traveller Wine 2020 & 2021. Mino + Co Wines honour both our Sicilian roots and our Australian soil. Old meets new – heritage meets innovation – passion meets possibilities – with our three award-winning labels: A Growers Touch, Signor Vino and Little William.”
WARBURN ESTATE WINERY
“Today, with 4 generations in the making, Warburn remains family-owned, with over 50 years in business. With early generations bringing talents from Italy, producing olive oil and wine, their skills soon turned into a business that grew rapidly over the years. The company now distributes a large portion of wine to Australia’s biggest retailer as well as exporting to almost 30 countries. Warburn is now positioned in the top 10 of Australia’s largest wine producers and is also the 8th largest winery in Australia. The family strives to continue their hard work and passion of making wine, to support the company’s future endeavours, ambitions and success.“
WHITTON MALT HOUSE
“Based between Whitton and Darlington Point, the Whitton Malt House is a food, beverage, accommodation and event venue set as ‘an oasis’ in the middle of surrounding farming land.
Open seven days a week, we proudly promote local produce and showcase seasonal items on all menus. Our café has house-made pies and wraps, plus our restaurant menu is available for lunch Wednesday to Sunday, then dinner service is on Friday and Saturday nights – bookings recommended.
With friendly staff, immaculate grounds to walk through, play aqua golf or have a fish – this is the ideal Riverina food, beverage and experience destination.” WHITTON MALT HOUSE
TO DO – EVENTS
Griffith Spring Fest – October
Griffith Spring Fest is an annual celebration full of exciting events, delicious food and wine, the renowned Griffith Citrus Sculptures and a stunning Garden Festival.
Festa del Salsicce – Salami Festival – August
Griffith celebrates the traditions of annual salami making on the last Sunday of August at the Festa del Salsicce – a much-celebrated salami competition.
TO DO – CLUBS
GRIFFITH LEAGUES CLUB
Southside – 2 Bridge Rd, Griffith NSW 2680
Northside – 255 Wakaden Street Griffith
Ph 02 6962 4577
“The Griffith Leagues Club is a club like no other, loved by locals and visitors alike. Discover our extensive offering of delicious meals in our Bistro, refreshing cocktails & a selection of wine from our locally curated wine list.” GRIFFITH LEAGUES CLUB
TO DO – SHOPPING
GREEENGECKO GARDEN CENTRE
638 Mackay Avenue Griffith NSW 2680
Ph 02 6962 3600
“Outdoor Living. Nursery. Garden Centre. Art Studio.”
MDM FOR MEN
Banna Ave Griffith, NSW
Ph 02 6964 5788
“It’s all about “you the Man” in this store. Want to look your best? Visit us!”
LA SCALA RESTAURANT
“Family owned and operated since 1977. Offering Traditional wood fire pizza, homemade pasta, gelato and desserts. seasonal local produce on weekly specials. casual and formal dining areas available. Join us for a true Italian dining experience accompanied by an extensive wine list offering local and imported wines.
fully licensed. Bookings are recommended.”
BELVEDERE PIZZERIA RISTORANTE
“Belvedere offers some of the best pizzas in Australia. From fine southern Italian cuisine to the finest dishes from other countries, Belvedere leaves a amazing taste on everyones lips. From our home-made Gnocchi to our figs wrapped with prosicutto, Cold beers and fine wines from Griffith, Belvedere caters for everyone! Belvedere offers a 80 seat function room, 50 seat al-fresco dining and a further 50 seats indoors. Come in and enjoy our atmosphere, get a home delivery, or enquire on our off sight catering service! Belvedere is now owned by James Carney after spending 12 months in Sydney working in high quality Italian restaurants.”
LITTLE ITALY RESTAURANT GRIFFITH
“They say that Griffith is a little piece of Italy. So come on into Little Italy and experience the taste of authentic Italian cuisine. Our extensive menu offers fresh housemade gnocchi and pastas, a range of traditional and gourmet pizzas to antipastis, healthy salads and delicious mains.
Pair your meal with our riverino award winning vino or smooth espresso coffee.”
“Limone Dining is a regional restaurant set in beautiful Griffith. Limone was constructed almost entirely from recycled materials, reclaimed from within the local area. Each piece of this meticulously crafted puzzle has been brought to a new life while maintaining its rich history.”
GRIFFITH PIONEER PARK MUSEUM
Remembrance Drive, Griffith NSW 2680
Ph 02 6962 8333
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 1am – 3pm. Entry fee.
“Set amongst picturesque bush land, Griffith Pioneer Park Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the City of Griffith. You will find original buildings, machinery, vehicles, antiques and even Churches amongst our collections. The Wine & Irrigation Building offers a glimpse into Griffith’s irrigation and proud wine making history.
The Italian Museum & Cultural Centre houses an incredible collection of artefacts from the earliest Italian settlers, from machinery to kitchenware and beautiful handmade garments. When you visit Pioneer Park Museum, you are taken back through time and will discover the true history of our rich, vibrant city.”
GRIFFITH REGIONAL ART GALLERY
167 Banna Ave, Griffith NSW 2680
Ph 02 6962 8338
“Griffith Regional Art Gallery was officially opened on September 9, 1983. The gallery is centrally located in the main shopping centre, and occupies a leased space in the eastern wing of the significant 1939 Art Deco War Memorial Building. The gallery, although small, has a lovely sense of space due to the 4.2 metre high ceilings and natural timber floors of cypress and tallowwood. The Griffith Regional Art Gallery represents one of the creative faces in the Western Riverina Region.”
GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE
“Griffith Regional Theatre is one of the New South Wales premier performing arts venues. We provide world-class performing arts and entertainment to the people of Griffith and the surrounding regions. The theatre is a state of the art, modern facility, with a seating capacity of 520 which boasts outstanding staging, lighting and sound facilities.
A selection of places to stay in Griffith.
“All our units are ground floor and include reverse cycle air-conditioning, Foxtel TV, tea and coffee facilities, irons and ironing boards and toasters. Free WiFi is available. The Acacia Motel has an inground pool, BBQ area, marked parking, tables and chairs outside your unit and ample parking onsite for coaches and trailers.”
“The newly renovated Gem Hotel is located in the heart of Griffith. The hotel boasts 65 rooms with a selection of premium and deluxe rooms and suites with contemporary fitouts. Plush bedding guarantees a great night’s sleep and luxurious amenities by Smith & Co in the bathroom will ensure you feel pampered during your stay.”
“All rooms have been recently renovated and feature flat screen smart TV’s and free Wifi. You’ll also find refrigerators, microwaves, tea/coffee making facilities and minibars as well as comfy king beds with pillow top mattresses and free secure parking.”
The Grand Motel
“The Grand Motel is one of leading 4 star motel accommodation in Griffith . The Grand is a popular choice for travellers and business guests alike with its quiet main street location, only 5kms from the airport.”
53 Railway St, Griffith NSW 2680
Ph 02 6969 2000
“Quest Griffith is located in the heart of Griffith, within walking distance to Griffith CBD and only 8 minutes from Griffith’s airport. The hotel is conveniently located near Griffith Base Hospital, the Council Chambers, TAFE NSW Institute Griffith Campus and Banna Avenue full of shops, cafés and galleries. Easy access is also available to Cocoparra National Park, Wagga Wagga, Narrandera and Leeton.”
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
Griffith Visitors’ Information Centre
Cnr Banna & Jondaryan Avenues Griffith NSW 2680,
Ph 1800 681 141 or 02 6962 8400
Open 9am – 5pm 7 days, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day. Disabled Access Available
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