A vibrant country town buzzing with life, Leeton was the first town built as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA). You will discover a welcoming town, rich in local history, a flourishing cultural scene, historical buildings, and some of the best food and wine in NSW.
Situated halfway between Sydney and Melbourne in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Leeton is accessible by road and air. Leeton is well known for its relaxed lifestyle, friendly people and fantastic food and wine. Regarded as Australia’s “food bowl”, the region is one of the most productive in Australia. Each MIA farmer is estimated to feed 600 people annually!
With long, warm summers and mild winters, any time is a good time to visit. Leeton has a variety of dining experiences to suit all tastes and budgets. From pub meals through to award winning restaurants and everything in between, the experience is sure to satisfy the ‘gourmet’ in you.
The Riverina is Australia’s largest producer of wine. The region grows 55% of the total wine grapes in New South Wales and 15% of the total grape production within Australia. Did we mention that Leeton also boasts two multi-award winning wineries? Don’t miss a visit to Lillypilly Estate Wines and Toorak Wines.
Know as the Art Deco capital of Australia, Leeton is blessed with many historic buildings, so slip on your walking shoes, pick up a Art Deco map and set out for a interesting walk around Leeton’s Art Deco buildings.
Leeton Shire features many sites for bird watching, including the RAMSAR listed Fivebough Wetlands and an extensive river red gum forest.
Leeton has a wide variety of accommodation styles available across hotel, motel, self-contained and bed and breakfast accommodation. Browse the listing at http://www.leetontourism.com.au and make a reservation –
be sure to book early, as the Leeton SunRice Festival is a very busy time.
For more information on Leeton visit http://www.leetontourism.com.au
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