Road tripping: Down the ‘Bidgee

Roxy Theatre in Leeton

Wagga > Leeton > Narrandera > Ganmain > Wagga
Round-trip: Approximately 324 kilometres

Depart Wagga at 8.30am.

10am to 12pm

Spend a couple of hours in Leeton wandering through the Fivebough Wetlands and admiring the fabulous Art Deco Roxy Theatre (pictured at top). Take a gin tour at 11am weekdays in ginning season at Southern Cotton Gin or alternatively check out local wineries.

12.30pm to 2.30pm

Koalas in Narrandera

The red gum forest next to the Murrumbidgee River in Narrandera is a favourite for koalas – have you ever seen a koala in the wild? Today might be your day.

Have lunch at the Lake Talbot Swimming Complex where a few rides down the water slides won’t go astray, or peruse Sandhills Artefacts and learn more about traditional tools and Wiradjuri artefacts.

3pm to 4.30pm

Located in Coolamon Shire, Ganmain is known as the Sheaf Hay Centre with the region produces some of the finest chaff in the land by using centuries old harvesting methods. The Hay Display Centre will fill in all the details you didn’t even realise were missing.

A walk around Ganmain’s Murumbang Interpretive Nature Walk will take you through the Ganmain Forest, railway dams and Boggy Creek.

Grab a famous – and delicious – Ganmain Pie from the Ganmain Bakery for the drive back to Wagga.

First published: 05 Dec 2017.


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