The Riverina is an agricultural region of south-western New South Wales, bordered on the south by the state of Victoria and on the east by the Great Dividing Range. Its ample supply of water for irrigation is taken from the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers. This combination has allowed the Riverina to develop into one of the most productive and agriculturally diverse areas of Australia.
In the Riverina, the local industry is geared towards growing fruit, so one could rightly expect that the locals know a thing or two about food and wine. Such is the case ’Äì you are never far from a winery ’Äì and the food served here is equal in excellence.
Bushrangers and riverboats feature prominently in the history and development of the Riverina and as expected, there are plenty of relics from the past to bring the riverboat, gold rush and bushranging eras of yesteryear back to life.
How To Get There
by road north from Sydney or Melbourne via Hume Highway. The daily XPT train linking Sydney and Melbourne stops at Junee and Cootamundra.
Best Time To Go
The Riverina enjoys a temperate climate (but at the hotter end of the scale) so there is no particular season or time of the year that visitors are advised to avoid.