The Riverina is more than just beautiful countryside. It’s a place full of history and charm, where you can almost see the silhouettes of bushrangers and goldminers from yesteryear. It’s a part of the world where the only thing you have to worry about is figuring out which of the many restaurants and vineyards to choose from.
Located in Southern Australia, the largest cities of the region include Griffith and Wagga Wagga, while the smaller towns include Deniliquin, Leeton, Narrandera, Junee and Cootamundra. In between these a collection of quaint and charismatic towns of varying size speckle the countryside, presenting an endless list of opportunities to explore and discover the heart of the Australian lifestyle.
The region is affectionately known as the “food bowl of Australia”. It boasts farms and restaurants that offer some of the best produce in the country, fusing the natural freshness that only comes from being so close to the source, with international standard gourmet cooking. The wineries, including the iconic McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate, lay claim to some of the most popular wines in the country. Their Cellar Doors are a unique opportunity to explore the wines in the company of those who understand them best.
Throughout the region a collection of museums, galleries and sites accentuate the atmospheric history. In years gone past, this is a place where bushrangers galloped through the countryside, where hoards of gold hungry immigrants came searching for riches. It is a region with a deep and intoxicating story, full of adventure and beauty.
“In years gone past, this is a place where bushrangers galloped through the countryside, where hordes of gold hungry immigrants came searching for riches.”
ACCOMMODATION IN THE RIVERINA
There is a huge range of places to stay in the Riverina, but the staff at Hanwood Estate Cellar Door particularly recommend: