Leeton is a friendly town situated in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA). The town exemplifies contemporary rural Australia with its art deco heritage, diverse agriculture and renowned country hospitality.
You’ll never be short of things to do in Leeton Shire! Our two local wineries, the RAMSAR listed Fivebough Wetlands, Southern Cotton Gin, Gogeldrie Weir and the majestic Art Deco Roxy Theatre just to name a few.
Leeton is one of the region’s leaders when it comes to community events. It’s rare to find a weekend in town where there isn’t something taking place. Whether it be a small town fete, a monthly market or our enviable biennial Leeton SunRice Festival; Leeton provides numerous opportunities for visitors and locals alike to get out and enjoy the friendly community atmosphere.
Often referred to as the ‘food bowl of Australia’, Leeton Shire plays an important role in feeding Australians and people around the world, with each MIA farmer estimated to feed 600 people and contributing to 38% of NSW’s vegetable production.