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N O s ’ t a h W Southern Riverina

Photo courtesy Rob Mulally / Edward River Council / visitdeni

T I S I V O T E R E H &W

Autumn 2020

NEW Our Region’s… • Easter Guide • New Attractions • Street Art Map • Facilities Guide • Deniliquin • Blighty • Booroorban • Conargo • Mayrung • Pretty Pine • Wanganella • Barham • Mathoura • Moama • Moulamein • Murray Downs • Tooleybuc • Wakool • Bunnaloo • Goodnight • Koraleigh • Womboota • Finley • Berrigan • Tocumwal • Barooga • Jerilderie • Coleambally • Darlington Point • Lockhart • The Rock • Yerong Creek • Pleasant Hills • Milbrulong • Hay • Booligal • Maude • One Tree Village What’s On Autumn 2020 1

Easter weekend 2020 Thursday 9 April Free kids concert South West Music presents a fun kids concert with the hilarious Professor Silly Thursday 1pm South West Music

214-245 Cressy Street

Free outdoor movie Enjoy a family-friendly film on the big screen under the stars. Thursday 7pm Waring Gardens

Friday 10 April Rotary Easter Art Show Showcasing the region’s best artists, including sculptures and an opportunity to pick up some amazing art work. Opening Thursday 6.30pm – 8.30pm Exhibition open all weekend Multi Arts Hall

Kids 4 Kids Fun Day “Come Show Us Ya Wheels” car rally with activities for the kids, live music and markets. Raising funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Friday 10am – 2pm RSL Bowling Club

Saturday 11 April Art Out Artisan and Vintage Market Local maker’s market featuring handmade upcycled unique wares, including art work sculptures illustrations and live music all in the spirit of positive regional living. Saturday 8.30am - 1pm Waring Gardens

Sunday 12 April Easter in the Park Baptist Church Service, kids entertainment and Egg Hunt Sunday 9.30am - 12.30pm Waring Gardens

Twilight Rodeo Saturday 3pm til late Racecourse Road

Monday 13 April Lions Club Community Market Market stalls, food and music. Monday 8.30am - 1pm Waring Gardens

Plus! Check out the exhibition each day at the Peppin Heritage Centre Gallery 9am - 4pm

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Calendar of




Friday, 6 March - Sunday, 8 March Memorial Park

Thursday, 9 April - Monday, 13 April, Peppin Heritage Centre, Deniliquin

Saturday, 11 April Memorial Park, Mathoura



Saturday, 7 March - Sunday, 8 March, Deniliquin Golf Club

Thursday, 9 April - Monday, 13 April



Saturday, 14 March, Berrigan Race Club

Good Friday, 10 April Deniliquin RSL Bowling Club

SWING ON THE GRASS CONCERT Saturday, 14 March, Deniliquin Golf Club Read more pages 10, 11

CUPID’S UNDIE RUN FUNDRAISER Sunday, 22 March, 9.30am The Crossing Cafe, Deniliquin

DENI THEATRE COMPANY - YOU’RE HISTORY Friday, 27 March - Sunday, 29 March, Deniliquin RSL Club

FINLEY POULTRY AUCTION Saturday, 28 March, Finley Showgrounds Read more page 29

ROTARY EASTER ART SHOW Thursday, 9 April - Monday, 13 April, Multi Arts Hall, Deniliquin Read more pages 2, 5, 10, 11

Read more pages 20, 21

Read more pages 2, 4, 5, 15

KIDS’ 4 KIDS FUN DAY Good Friday, 10 April Deniliquin RSL Park, Duncan St

Read more pages 2, 5, 10, 11

DRY HUMOUR COMEDY SHOW Saturday, 11 April, 3pm Deniliquin RSL Club Read more pages 15

EASTER IN THE PARK WITH DENILIQUIN BAPTIST CHURCH Easter Sunday, 12 April, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Waring Gardens, Deniliquin Read more pages 2, 5

Read more pages 2, 4, 5, 15



Easter Monday, 13 April, 8.30am – 1.00pm, Waring Gardens, Deniliquin

Good Friday, 10 April Deniliquin Lawn Tennis Courts


TOCUMWAL EASTER GOLF & BOWLS TOURNAMENTS Friday, 10 April - Monday, 13 April Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club Read more pages 30, 31

ARTOUT ARTISAN AND VINTAGE MARKET Easter Saturday, 11 April, 8.30am – 1.00pm, Waring Gardens, Deniliquin Read more pages 2, 5


Read more pages 16, 17

Easter Saturday, 11 April, 4.00pm Deniliquin Racecourse Read more pages 2, 5, 8, 9

Read more pages 2, 5, 17

Saturday, 25 April, Deniliquin Racecourse Read more pages 12, 13

SMALL TOWN FOLK CONCERT Friday, 1 May, Blighty and Saturday, 2 May, Wanganella Read more pages 10, 11

FINLEY SHOW SHEEP DOG TRIALS Thursday, June 4 - Monday, June 8 Read more page 29

DENILIQUIN WINTER CLASSIC Saturday, 6 June - Sunday, 7 June Deniliquin Golf Club

FREE OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE Thursday, 9 April, 7.00pm Waring Gardens, Deniliquin Read more pages 2, 5

Puthekaty larnangurruk telkuk - min Welcome to our Country and have a good time For tens of thousands of years Aboriginal people have called this area home

Want to advertise your upcoming event or business in the next edition? Contact Kylie Davis, phone (03) 5881 2322 or email kylie.davis@denipt.com.au or Sarah Bain, phone (03) 5883 1033 or email sarah.bain@southernriverinanews.com.au What’s On Autumn 2020 3

Whats On at Deni RSL... Friday Entertainment Main Lounge from 7.30pm


Wednesday, Thursday Friday & Sunday

Member's Draw

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday

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From 6pm Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday. From 5pm Friday. From 5.30pm Sundays.

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Contact Ken 0458 095 351 • Kim 0457 133 444

Members Prices $25 - Adults $12.50 - 12 and under Kids 3 and under eat FREE! Fridays & Saturdays during School Holidays in the Gallery Room from 6pm

Monday 1pm Wednesday 7pm Friday 11.30am Books go on sale 30 minutes before eyes down



Half Book $3.00 Full Book $5.50

Deniliquin RSL Park Cnr Duncan & Junction Sts

Activities for the Kids Jumping Castle Live Music Market


LUNCH Monday to Sunday 12 – 2pm DINNER Monday to Sunday from 6pm.


Deni RSL Bowlers Fundraising Day for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) 72 End Street Phone: (03) 5881 1455 Deniliquin NSW 2710 Fax: (03) 5881 4147 www.deniliquinrsl.com denirsl@denirsl.com

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Easter Weekend in Deniliquin


Easter is a great time to visit Deniliquin, with a host of family friendly entertainment packed in to five fun-filled days. All under the umbrella of Deni Fest, you can enjoy live music, art shows, markets, Easter church services and even a twilight rodeo between Thursday, April 9 and Monday, April 13. Deni Fest kicks off with a free children’s concert in the Deniliquin Waring Gardens from 1pm on the Thursday. After presenting The Kazoos and their Professor Silly show, South West Music will then hold a children’s music workshop with the quirky, clever and educational comedy group. That evening, Edward River Council will present a free film screening in the Waring Gardens.

to the public in Deniliquin’s Multi Arts Hall from Good Friday to Easter Monday.

and brings the positive spirit of regional living to life.

Varied works from local, district and interstate artists will be on display, with the addition of bonsai demonstrations from guest Deniliquin artist Bob Johnson.

Take time to explore Deniliquin’s other great attractions before making your way to the Twilight Rodeo at Deniliquin Rodeo Arena, which runs from 3pm until late.

Do your bit for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal by attending the Deniliquin RSL Bowling Club’s special event on Good Friday.

Wake up on Easter Sunday and head to the Deniliquin Waring Gardens at 9.30am for the Baptist Church service.

The Kids 4 Kids Fun Day will be held at the Deniliquin RSL Sports Complex, with a car rally, kids’ activities and a market all featuring from 10am until 2pm.

The service will be followed with loads of kids’ entertainment and the ever-popular egg hunt, and will finish around 1pm.

Thursday evening is also the gala opening of the long-running Rotary Easter Art Show, from 6.30pm.

The action returns to the Deniliquin CBD on Easter Saturday with the Art Out Artisan and Vintage Market in the Waring Gardens from 8.30am to 1pm.

Rounding out the Deni Fest activities will be the Lions Club Community Market, also held in the Waring Gardens, from 8.30am until 1pm.

The art show, held in conjunction with Edward River Art Society, is then opened

The art show and market features home made upcycled unique wares, live music

There will be a range of market stalls, food and music.

Bring your picnic blanket and chairs and find a prime spot in the gardens from which to enjoy the family friendly film from 7pm.

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Bringing History to Life Deniliquin is NOW Home to one of the biggest historic vehicle and memorabilia collections in the region. The Depot allows you to immerse yourself in to the past, amongst the family-friendly and interactive displays. The unique collection of vehicles and memorabilia tell stories of life at home and on the road, with touches of Hollywood, Australian motoring, trucking, transport, emergency vehicles of the past and vehicles from all around the world dating back to 1908.

of the display, including the 1948 Bedford bus famously known as ‘Rosie’.

Toys, furniture and white goods are among the displays.

The collection of fuel bowsers adds some intrigue, and there is a retail shop where you can buy memorabilia and giftware.

The displays build on the historic vehicles and memorabilia collected by Neville and Debbie Purtill and the Purtill family over many years. The Purtill family has been involved in the transport industry since the 1950s, when Keith and Pat Purtill started a bus service. Tribute is paid to the pioneers of the business which has continued under the guidance of their sons and grandchildren with a number of their retired buses part

Other crowd favourites include the DeLorean, a replica of the one used in the Back to the Future movies, and the pink 1959 Cadillac sedan de ville which is the inspiration for the second storey function room.

Join the Fast Lane Club to take advantage of exclusive benefits for regular visitors, including unlimited admission for 12 months, invitations to signature events, discounts in the retail store and more. The membership is $48

The items on display will be ever evolving, so with every visit there will be a new part of history to be explored and enjoyed. The Depot is located in Hardinge Street, Deniliquin, and is open 10am to 4pm weekdays and 10am to 3pm on weekends. Entry is $15 for adults, $10 for children, concession card holders and seniors, or $30 for a family of four (two adults and two children).

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adult; $36 for a child, senior or concession and $90 for a family of four (up to two nominated adults). For more information visit www.depotdeni.com.au or call 1300 819 000.

McPhee Rodeo Bucking Stock.



Photo Courtesy of RodeoPhotos.com.au

Easter Saturday – April 11, 2020 Rodeo Grounds, Old Racecourse Rd.

The 2020 Deniliquin Twilight Rodeo promises to be an action packed event, sure to excite the whole family. Live music by the talented band The Smoking Gun commences at 3pm, the Rodeo action commences at 4pm with the who’s who of the Rodeo circuit competing for the affiliation points awarded on the night. The twilight event card includes the Pub Steer ride challenge, open bull ride, saddle bronc, barrel racing and bull protection clowns, plenty of trade stalls with face painting and mechanical bull for the kids.

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Thrills and spills under the stars

DeNi easter RODEO Some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in Australia will have you on the edge of your seat when they take to the Deniliquin Rodeo Arena on Easter Saturday. The annual Deniliquin Twilight Rodeo event is an official round of the Australian Pro Rodeo Association circuit, and will offer a 12 event program which includes some of the best take on bucking bulls and broncs. Gates open at 3pm with live music from The Smoking Gun, and will continue until late under lights. The feature event will be $1300 Lionel Sweeney Memorial Saddle Bronc Ride, named for renowned ‘pick

up’ rider Lionel Sweeney from nearby Jerilderie. A crowd pleaser is the bull rides, known as the most dangerous sport in the world and described as “like riding a big dipper, a dodgem car in traffic and a speeding merrygo-round all at once”. On a sightly smaller scale is the Pub Steer Ride, in which young local riders represent local hotels in an eight second quest to come out on top. Other popular events on the Deniliquin Rodeo program

is the bareback bronc ride, break-away roping, rope and tie and the junior and senior barrel racing events. No expense has been spared by the committee in obtaining the best possible bucking stock through the legendary Gary McPhee.

Bring your own chairs, picnic rugs and sun protection. Full catering and a licensed bar will be provided by local clubs. The event is strictly no BYO.

A sideshow alley will provide extra entertainment, which this year includes a mechanical bull.

Admission is $30 for adults, $15 for an aged pensioner, $10 for children aged 5 to 17 and $60 for a family (two adults and two children). Children under five get in free with a paying adult.

Make sure to arrive early to take up a prime spot on the elevated viewing mounds.

A courtesy bus will be available, and will pick up and drop off at local hotels.

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Saturday, 14 March at Deni Golf Club from 4-6pm Swing on the Grass feat. The Date Brothers w. Jake Barden Thursday, 9 April at The Con from 1-3pm Deni Fest feat. The Professor Silly Show and Kazoo Workshop Friday, 1 May at Blighty, 7-9pm Saturday, 2 May Wanganella, 7-9pm Small Town Folk feat. The Maes Friday, 19 June at The Con at 1pm FREE Lunchtime Classical feat. Charlotte Ryssenbeek & Friend (Cello & Violin)

Friday, 3 July at The Con at 1pm FREE Lunchtime Classical feat. Matthew Garvie (Piano)


The Con: 241-245 Cressy St, Deniliquin 03 5881 4736

The Rotary Club of Deniliquin together with the Edward River Art Society Inc. present the 28th


Rotary Easter Art Exhibition Exhibition Hours:

OPEN 7 DAYS George St, Deniliquin. Ph: (03) 5881 2344. Fax (03) 5881 4570.


Thursday, 9/4 6.30 pm to 8.30pm (Gala Opening $15) All welcome. Friday, 10/4 12 noon to 4pm Saturday, 11/4 10am to 5pm Sunday, 12/4 10am to 5pm Monday, 13/4 10am to 12 noon

All Entries For Sale Admission: Adults $5, Children under 16 FREE

April 9th - 13th, 2020 Multi Arts Centre, Deniliquin

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Music Performances this Autumn

Rotary Easter Art Exhibition The historic Multi Arts Centre in Deniliquin’s central business district will become a vibrant art gallery for five days of Easter.

Hundreds of paintings, drawings, sculptures and other artworks will be on display as part of the 28th annual Rotary Easter Art Show. Regional and interstate artists are invited to enter art works in 10 competition sections, each boasting a $600 prize. There’s also a best local artist prize category, with three prizes totalling $1000. Sections include portraits and people; abstracts, symbolic imagery any medium; waterscapes, seas, rivers, lakes and more; landscapes, including country and city; still life, structured and unstructured; fauna, both fur and feather; miniature and small paintings; sculpture, 3D works any medium; colour photography and black and white photography. After the three major acquisitive prizes, all remaining artworks can be purchased by the viewing public. Judging this year will be long-time Rotary Easter Art Show entrant Carol Stewart. Deniliquin artist and paramedic Bob Johnson will be the guest artist, showcasing his bonsai skills for the crowds. Mr Johnson has been honing his bonsai art for the last 32 years, and intends to share his skills with interactive demonstrations during the art show.

A new live music experience is offered in the district each month throughout autumn. The South West Music live music program runs throughout most of the year, with autumn’s concerts offering a chance to enjoy jazz, blues and folk music, as well as children’s entertainment, in some of the region’s most beautiful locations. The popular annual Swing on the Grass concert on Saturday, March 14 will this year feature The Date Brothers with Jake Barden. Guests can enjoy the world renowned jazz grooves set amongst the beautiful Deniliquin Golf Club’s course, which is surrounded by the Murray Valley Regional Park forest. The Date Brothers live shows are always thoroughly entertaining, due to the infectious good humour and winning presence of the band members. They draw inspiration from varied musical stylings, including the lowdown bluesy sounds of New Orleans, South American street parties and Gypsy campfire songs. April’s live music performance coincides with Easter and Deni Fest, with free children’s entertainment in the Deniliquin Waring Gardens kicking off the extra long weekend. The Kazoos will present the Professor Silly show, developed specifically for primary school aged children, from 1pm on Thursday, April 9. Following the performance, children will have the chance to learn from the performers in a special musical workshop. In May there are two chances to see Small Town Folk featuring The Maes. The multi-award-winning contemporary folk outfit from Melbourne will perform in Blighty on Friday, May 1 and in Wanganella on Saturday, May 2. The Maes are sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby who grew up in the folk festival scene. Looking ahead to winter, South West Music is pleased to be hosting classical cellist and violinist Charlotte Ryssenbeek and pianist Matthew Garvie for an afternoon performance on July 3. For more information about the live music series, or to book tickets for any of the autumn of winter performances, phone South West Music on (03) 5881 4736 or visit swmusic.org.au.

The five day event begins with the gala opening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday, April 9. Entry $15 adults. Exhibition hours are: Good Friday, April 10 – 12 noon to 4pm. Easter Saturday, April 11 – 10am to 5pm. Easter Sunday, April 12 – 10am to 5pm. Easter Monday, April 13 – 10am to 12 noon. The Rotary Easter Art Show is a joint initiative of Deniliquin Rotary Club and Edward River Art Society, and a portion of entry prices and sale commissions go back in to community service projects. Admission $5, children under 16 are free.

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After you’ve commemorated the fallen at local Anzac Day services this year, make your way to the Deniliquin Racecourse for an afternoon of racing.

The Anzac Day Cup is just one of the highlights of the April meet, with great attractions trackside too. The $10,000 Anzac Day Cup is hotly contested each year, and this year will be no different with top-line regional trainers expected at the meet. The 1600m race is one of five on the card for the day, which has a total prize pool of $18,000.

racecourse for Two Up. Anzac Day is the only day this game can be legally played, and proceeds will go to Legacy. General admission is $20 for adults, and under 18s are free if accompanied by a paying adult.

Take a punt on a local horse or on the televised national races, with on-site bookies and TAB facilities available.

Marquee packages are also available. Corporate marquee tickets are $140 per person, which includes food and drinks. A members’ marquee will also be available, with food included but drinks at bar prices.

Trackside there will be kids’ entertainment and the everpopular Fashions on the Field, and food and bar facilities will be available. After the last race, stick around at the

Bus services to the racecourse will pick up from local caravan parks, hotels and other selected locations. Return buses will leave the racecourse after the last race.

LOCAL NEWS LOCAL NEWS AND INFORMATION The Deniliquin Pastoral Times and Southern Riverina News are our local newspapers in the Southern Riverina, NSW. They contain local news, events, sport and real estate. You’ll find your copy at newsagents, supermarkets and service stations in the area, or simply call into our offices for your copy. Deniliquin Pastoral Times, 230 Cressy St, Deniliquin Phone (03) 5881 2322 Southern Riverina News, 17 Pinnuck St, Finley Phone (03) 5883 1033 WE’RE ALSO ONLINE For the latest news and photos, jump on our websites or find us on Facebook. www.denipt.com.au, www.southernriverinanews.com.au

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Good Friday Fun 4 Kids Deniliquin RSL Bowling Club WILL HOST One of the biggest bowls tournaments in the region WHICH will surround the Club’s Kids’ 4 Kids FUN day and Come Show us ya Wheels car show during THE Easter weekend. The Easter Tournament Triples Open will be held over four days, between April 7 to 12, with a day’s rest on Good Friday. The $32,000 tournament includes a $12,000 winners’ purse, meaning some of the best bowling talent from NSW and interstate will be on show. Spectators are encouraged to head along to the Duncan St greens during the competition. A pause in play on Good Friday means all entrants and spectators can attend the club’s Kids 4 Kids Fun Day, which will be

held at the sports complex and will raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The Easter bunny will be stopping by to meet the children and hand out chocolates. Entry to each game or activity on the day is $1, with all proceeds going to the Good Friday Appeal. There will be happy clowns and a jumping castle among the fun. There will also be live music and market stalls, as well as the Come Show Us Ya Wheels car show.

Duncan St will be closed off for cars and motorbikes to be displayed, with the fun and festivities spilling out in to the RSL Park playground as well. The Easter tournament will follow closely after another big bowls event in Deniliquin, with the Edinburgh Shield Bowls tournament to be held on April 4 and 5. For more information about the Good Friday Appeal or tournaments, phone Kim Hume on 0457 133 444.

Music, Comedy and more at Deni RSL The Deniliquin RSL Club has plenty to offer members and guests this autumn, including live music, comedy shows and a host of raffles. Live music is provided in the club’s main lounge every Friday night from 7.30pm, following the mega raffle, but a premier event this April will be the ‘Dry Humour’ comedy show. The drought relief benefit will feature comedians Vince Sorrenti, Tom Gleeson and Des Dowling. It will be held from

3pm on Easter Saturday, April 11. Tickets are $50 and available online at www. trybooking.com/BIMVK. More school holiday fun will be hosted at the Deniliquin RSL Club later in April, with a movie day on April 21. Bring along your beanbag and pillow for the 11am screening. Anzac Day is also a big day for the club, which hosts the Anzac Eve Dinner and postcommemoration activities on Anzac Day itself.

Everyday club facilities include the two outdoor beer gardens, the indoor playground which doubles as a supervised creche on Friday and Saturday evenings, The Brasserie and Restaurant, The Coffee Shop and Keno facilities. Become a member and get your caffeine pick me up from Monday to Thursday during the Coffee Happy Hour from 3pm until 4pm.

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For those searching for more active pursuits, the club is also a sporting hub. Take part in indoor carpet bowls, or squash, or lawn bowls at the adjacent Deniliquin RSL Sporting Complex. Also located next door is the 24 hour Fit Now Gym. For more information, phone the club on (03) 5881 1455, visit their website www. deniliquinrsl.com or simply drop into the club in End St, Deniliquin.

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Easter Fair in Mathoura

Autumn is a great month for walking at The Rock – one of the best times to visit. Yerong walking track offers a moderately challenging hike up the slopes of The Rock to a spectacular lookout over bush and surrounding farmland. Leaving directly from the carpark near the information point, this pleasant and accessible walk takes visitors to the top of the dramatic The Rock formation. It begins gently, crossing small gravelled slopes between graceful red gums. As you climb higher, the path begins to wind around recessed cliffs hiding cool woolly ragwort plants – a threatened species native to the area that blooms with yellow flowers. Wallabies scatter through the undergrowth, lizards bask in the warm sun, and you may see glossy black cockatoos or wedge-tailed eagles circling overhead. Birdwatching only gets better the further you climb. This hike becomes steep towards the end, so make sure you bring some sturdy shoes and plenty of water. The payoff is notable, though, with a spectacular scenic vista across bush and rolling farmland from the top of The Rock, providing an excellent opportunity for photography. Just a short trip from Wagga Wagga, this is one of the best lookouts in the region. Galore Hills is often visible to the west, and on clear winter days the snow-capped peak of Mount Kosciuszko rises in the distance. The nearby The Rock picnic area offers a great place to stretch your legs afterwards, too. The Towers is a 100m stretch of the north-east face of The Rock, open to rock sports and also popular with photographers and birdwatchers who want to view peregrine falcons. The Towers are closed for rock sports from July – December due to peregrine falcon nesting season. This makes Autumn the ideal time to visit. The Towers, right near The Rock picnic area, offer a thrilling conquest for rock climbers, abseilers, orienteering groups and photographers alike. Located in The Rock Nature Reserve, the north-east cliff face of The Rock, is a challenge to anybody with experience and the necessary equipment. Peregrine falcons use The Towers as a nesting sight, offering birdwatchers close-up views of these magnificent creatures. Keep an eye out for peregrines on the cliff and observe their telltale whitewash streaks below their perches. To reach The Towers, follow a 670m narrow walking trail opposite the picnic shelter and look for the register book. The best time to climb is between January and the end of June. Photographers will love the remarkable view over the surrounding countryside. For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do.

There will be a big line-up of entertainment for locals and visitors in Mathoura during the Easter period. Start your Easter Saturday with the traditional Mathoura Easter Fair in the Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens from 9am. The gardens will be packed full of fun activities for children and the whole family, including a petting zoo, Miss and Master Easter Fair competitions and the egg and spoon races. Market stalls will also be scattered through the gardens and typically offer fresh produce, pickles and jams, cakes, face painting, crafts, gifts and back by popular demand The Mathoura Tug-O-War. Not to mention the new additions of the petting zoo, sumo wrestling and chair-o-plane ride. There will be a barbecue and other great food stalls to tempt the tastebuds, and there may even be a special appearance from the Easter Bunny. The fun will be from 9am to 1pm on Easter Saturday, April 11. .

ReGULAR Markets & ACTIVITIES Deniliquin Lions Community Town Market, Waring Gardens, 4th Saturday of month. March 28, April 13 (Easter Monday), April 24, May 22. Naponda Farmers Market, Waring Gardens, Deniliquin, 2nd Saturday of the month. March 14, April 11, May 9, June 12. Tocumwal Foreshore Market, Tocumwal Foreshore, March 7, April 12, May 9, June 6. Echuca Moama Market, Moama Kerrabee Sound Shell Gardens, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 8. Deniliquin Miniature Railway Rides, Memorial Park, Deniliquin, 1st Sunday of the month.

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NOURISH â&#x20AC;˘ NURTURE â&#x20AC;˘ Wander through our charming homestead and sample a huge range of products all set out for tasting daily; flavoured olive oils, salad dressings, gourmet olives, dukkah, jams, relish, savory fruit pastes, olive pate, pastas and much more. Experience our tranquil room of natural skin care products, soaps, aromatherapy candles, natural remedies and our range of herbal olive leaf teas all made on our farm using natural ingredients.

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• RADIANCE • EXPERIENCE Enjoy the family friendly ambience & interactive games in our picturesque gardens. Admire the old time machinery and wool display. Rich Fields Cafe offers amazing fresh food from home grown produce. Open 9am - 3pm daily. Bus tours and group bookings are welcome by appointment only. Rich Glen is a family friendly, smoke free zone.

We are located just 7km west of Yarrawonga. 734 Murray Valley Hwy, Yarrawonga Open 7 days, 9am - 4pm (closed most public holidays) 03 5743 3776 You can shop online, join the VIP Club or browse through some delicious recipes on our website: richglenoliveoil.com Follow us to join the Rich Glen Family and receive the latest news & promotions. @richglenoliveoil @richglenolives

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Enjoy a unique two-hour cruise through an area of International Importance in the world’s largest River Redgum Forest. Experience a different aspect of the Murray River along the Barmah Choke. Marvel at the 236 bird species & 56 mammals in their natural environment.

Departs Barmah Lakes Day Visitors Area Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Booking Essential: 5855 2855 • Email: info@kingfishercruises.com.au • Web: www.kingfishercruises.com.au


Shades of Green Cocktail Party Hot Air Balloon Flights SunRice Festival Street Parade Leeton Soldiers Club Festival on Mountford Leeton SunRice Festival Ambassador Awards Night Under The Stars Dinner Sip ‘n Stretch Yoga MIA Cruisers Motoring Classic Walter Filtration Plant Tour Leeton’s Longest Lunch Yanco Village Markets


MicrotechDPS Balloon Glow with Twilight Markets and Fireworks Clinton Rowley Memorial/Brobenah Burnouts Leeton’s Open Gardens Riverina Skate Championships Lanterns on the Lagoon Screen on the Green Movie Night Penny Paniz Acquisitive Arts Competition Leeton’s Festivals and Ambassador Entrants Display Antique Rocking Horse Display The Leeton Family and Local History Society Inc. Whitton Courthouse and Historical Museum

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LEETON SUNRICE FESTIVAL The Leeton SunRice Festival isn’t your average autumn festival. Spread across THE Easter weekend, from April 9 to 13, it offers the widest range of fun filled activities any rural festival has to offer. The action packed weekend fits in more than 19 events and attractions throughout Leeton. Held every second year during the rice harvest at Easter, the Leeton SunRice Festival is a celebration of rice, the rice industry, and the vital role it plays in the Leeton community. A family focused program, broad range of free activities and affordable pricing for ticketed events means the Leeton SunRice Festival is open to all, welcoming Leetonians and visitors alike. Kick off the weekend in style, and green, at the Shades of Green cocktail party held at the Leeton Soldiers Club. Enjoy a fabulous night of entertainment by Hidden Temple while eating all the best gourmet finger foods. Full bar service will be available on the night. Tickets for this event are limited. Phone Leeton Soldiers Club on (02) 6953 3444 to book by April 3. Hot air ballooning will offer the chance to see Leeton from a different perspective,

and available from Good Friday to Easter Monday only. A plethora of balloons are ready to take off for all the family to enjoy, departing from St Francis College oval from dawn each morning. Bookings are essential and will go quickly. Phone Picture This Ballooning on (03) 9429  0277 or email info@ picturethisballooning.com.au. Relax on the Saturday at the Freedom Foods Street Parade from 1pm, celebrating the rice harvest, local industry and unique community spirit. The parade usually attracts 5000 people who relish in the vast array of colours, floats, costumes, vehicles, hot air balloons and more. Highlighting the Sunday celebrations is the Leeton’s Longest Lunch. Enjoy a family style long lunch in Mountford Park, dining at two long tables. Entertainment will be provided by talented local

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musician Stephanie Townsend and BYO drinks is encouraged. All the food for the lunch will be locally sourced, bringing together an Italian-style cuisine that celebrates the rich culture in Leeton and surroundings. Book your seat with the Leeton Visitor Information Centre by phoning (02) 6953 6481. Rounding out the festival on Monday is the highly anticipated Riverina Skate Championships. Feed your inner thrill seeker as you watch the very best local, regional and national skateboarding, roller-blading and BMX riding athletes battle it out on the state of the art Leeton Regional Skate Park. The day will kick off at 11am and entry is via a gold coin donation. For further information phone Priscilla Hester on 0415 487 614. For more information visit the website www.leetonsunricefestival.com.au.

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Explore River Country The Murray River Council region has never been so packed with fun and adventure. Enjoy perfect cruisy autumn days on the Murray River in Echuca Moama. Ride a paddlesteamer, go water skiing or throw in a line for the elusive Murray cod.

Plan your visit to coincide with the amazing range of events on offer in the Murray River region this autumn.

If you’ve got days up your sleeve then the outdoor family activities around the rest of the council area will also provide excitement you can’t get anywhere else.

• Wakool Fishing Classic - March 27, Wakool Junction.

Consider visiting Mathoura, Moulamein, Barham or Tooleybuc where river cruising, boat hire, kayak hire and stand up paddles are popular recreational options. If you want to stick to solid ground, explore walking trails such as Gulpa Creek, Reedbeds Bird Observatory, Moulamein River Walk (including the Big Tree and Wharf), Barham Boardwalk and Koondrook Barham Redgum Statue Walk, Restdown Winery Walking Trail and Mathoura Timber Heritage Walk.

• Riverdaze, Barham Koondrook - March 14, Riverside Park. • The Teddy Bears Picnic - March 29, Moama Kerrabee Sound Shell.

• Barham Skate Park League and Competition - March 29, Barham Skate Park.

• Mathoura Easter Duck Race - April 12, Picnic Point Rd, Mathoura.

• Mathoura Easter Fair - April 18, Soldiers Memorial Gardens. • Echuca Swap Meet - April 18, Rotary Park. • Tie the Knot Festival by Echuca Moama Bridal & Events May 3, Echuca Racing Club.

Bike trails are also available to those who like life in the fast lane, including the popular Five Mile Bike Track in Moama.

• Echuca Moama Steam Rally - June 6 to 7, Rose St, Moama.

If you’re a flora lover then the Moama Botanical Gardens offer a tranquil setting for a relaxing stroll.

For more information, visit the new look website www.visitrivercountry.com.au.

Take a road trip in Murray River

There is no shortage of cultural offerings in Murray River Council area.

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If you like a road trip and want to explore, The Backroads Trail is exactly what you’re looking for.

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Don’t forget to make a stop at the Moulamein Art Gallery, with its unique art display and a small cafe offering coffee and cake; it’s the perfect stop along your travels. At the Womboota Artisan Pottery and Old School Winery & Meadery you’ll discover original pottery including traditional mead beakers and wine vessels.

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A taste of historical farm life can be found at the Border Flywheelers museum in Barham, which focuses on collecting, restoring and exhibiting tractors, machinery, engines and other artefacts used by farming communities in the region. For more information, go to www.visitrivercountry.com. au.

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Take the kids to Billabong Ranch Billabong Ranch Adventure Park is a great place to spend a few hours OR SEVERAL DAYS. Put on a life jacket, untie your boat and have a great time paddling leisurely around the pedal boat dam. Challenge your family or friends to races around the islands. A great way to spend a warm day. Try the 30 metre long Bouldering Wall, the longest in Australia! There are three different level - beginner, intermediate and advanced. For beginners or experienced golfers, obstacles like Herbie the VW, will test your golfing and coordination skills, keeping you and your family entertained. It is the only sensor activated Mini Golf course of its kind in Australia with realistic and entertaining noises! All 18 holes are indoors and air-conditioned to help keep you out of the sun on those hot days. Challenge yourself in the indoor Archery Range. Choose from traditional targets or pop the balloons to win a lolly. This activity is supervised by Billabong staff. Great fun for most ages. Spend some hands on time with some cute cuddly farm animals in the Animal Nursery. Meet Daisy the duck, Chocky the sheep, Janet and Roxy the silky chickens and all their friends. Children love the hands on experience with the baby animals. Enjoy a guided tour through some early Australian memorabilia in the Horse Drawn Museum. View items such as the Apple Cart originally used in Harcourt. 100 year old bales of hay that are held together with wire instead of twine. View a side saddle and wonder at how the ladies stayed on jumping over hunting panels! Bigger animals can also be viewed in this area such as Punkin the Donkey, calves and goats. You can also take a walk through the Frisbee Golf area and see Wilson the Emu. Take your family through the towns and cities of Australia while having fun with the Frisbee Golf Course. Don’t forget to take some pictures along the way with the comical boards. Billabong Trail Rides operates from the beautiful Riverine area of Echuca on the Murray River and offer a variety of rides to suit a range of ages and riding abilities. Escape the rat race and join a leisurely ride through magnificent Red Gum forests. Follow river trails, relax and build a friendship with your specially selected horse. Follow the meandering trails at a steady pace, or canter beneath the gums for those with more experience. Beginners are instructed on basic riding skills and children can be lead. Senior instructors are all accredited with Horse Safety Australia. Current standard helmets are supplied.

Explore ‘The Narrows’ on a Kingfisher


The Murray River is ever-changing, and each season ‘the narrows’ near Barmah takes on a completely new look. ‘The narrows’ have been 25,000 years in the making, and Kingfisher Cruises owner/operator Benita Cox enjoys sharing her ‘office’ with those who have never experienced it before. “It’s a place of peacefulness and remoteness where I get to see others relax from everyday troubles and witness families making memories,” she said. “The river is a place where I continue to learn and see new things every day. I get to see history being made. “It’s a place where I can connect with the environment by experiencing its past, present and future all at the one time because it’s simply just magic.” You too can experience the world-acclaimed Barmah wetlands as those who chartered the waters before river regulation did, with Kingfisher Cruises. Hear fascinating commentary from your certified eco guide about the hundreds of species of water birds, animals and native fish that have made the Barmah Wetlands and forest their home, and about the myths and legends of this special area. Kingfisher Cruises is the only ecological experience in the Barmah/Murray Valley National Parks to gain accreditation under the Nature and Ecotourism Accreditation Program (NEAP). The two-hour public cruises operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Group bookings are welcome and a cruise can be tailored to suit your group’s needs. They also cater for primary and secondary schools and tertiary Institutions. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning (03) 5855 2855 or by email to info@kingfishercruises. com.au.

A range of meals and snacks are available all day at the onsite family cafe. Sit down for a nice hot cappuccino or iced chocolate. The Ranch is licensed so you can also relax at the boathouse with a cool beer or wine, while the children enjoy the pedal boats or a pony ride. Billabong Ranch is open seven days a week – from 9.30am to 4pm week days and from 9am to 5pm on weekends and school and public holidays. Billabong Ranch is located at the corner of Glanville and Tehan Rds, Echuca. For more information, call (03) 5483 5122 or go to www.billabongranch.com.au.

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Greens Gunyah


Forming part of a new wing of the popular Greens Gunyah Museum, the recently opened Tim Fischer Gallery is a welcome addition to Lockhart’s visitor experience. The Gallery provides a unique insight into the fascinating life and times of one of regional Australia’s greatest political characters, locally born Tim Fischer AC. Tim has retained a strong connection with the town and community, and in early 2019 generously donated many items from his personal collection to the museum. His period gramophone is just the tip of the display, with the exhibition containing information and images of his long political career, his love of trains, his complete collection of mobile phones and of course his trademark Akubra hat. The Tim Fischer room is complemented by a static display of the museum’s machinery and vehicles including the fully restored first and only tractor ever owned by the former Deputy Prime Minister, a fully restored 1922 Garfield fire truck and a Huber tractor. While at Greens Gunyah Museum, there is so much more to experience. A glimpse into the past tells of times of the traditional Wiradjuri owners, the great sheep stations of pastoral kings and thriving settlements during the Federation years. Another highlight of the Museum is the acclaimed Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery, showcasing phenomenal artwork and one of the Riverina’s most historical and important resources. The incredible portraits and landscapes, which at first glance appear to be high quality sepia drawings, are actually created using layer upon layer of washed, combed and undyed natural coloured wool. Having hung in Parliament and toured NSW and Victoria over a number of years, the collection of 22 pictures is now on permanent display in Lockhart. Greens Gunyah Museum is open seven days a week and is also home to the Lockhart Visitor Information Centre, with a wide selection of local and regional brochures and maps available. Pick up a copy of the Lockhart Sculpture and Heritage Trail brochure and discover historic sites and the fabulous farm art sculptures, crafted and created from rusted metals. Many are award winning pieces for the popular Spirit of the Land Festival, held on the second weekend in October each year. For more information go to www.visitlockhartshire.com.au


See a rhino on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, or a meerkat dancing in the backdrop of the Riverina’s bushland. Altina Wildlife Park provides its visitors with a unique experience under the guidance of passionate zookeepers. The park is set on a 207-hectare bush property on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point. Altina Wildlife Park houses a diverse range of animals and has been operating horse-drawn cart tours since 2004, including personalised animal talks with your own tour guide. Altina’s guides take all visitors around the park to meet the animals during their daily feed times to see these magnificent animals closer than you ever thought possible. The guided tour around the park goes for 2.5 hours and is the only way to see Altina’s animals, spots fill up fast so be sure to book for your experience of a lifetime. The idea for the park originally sprung to mind when owners Gloria and her late husband Gino were ‘courting’. Gloria worked on a fruit farm with her family and used well trained horses and carts to pull them from tree to tree, collecting the fruit. Gino started to join her in this work and they soon began to see other practical uses for horse and cart. The final spark of inspiration came after a jeep safari in Africa. “We decided it was an exciting and different way to tour this zoo; it was comfortable and relaxing. It’s a nice way to get around and the elderly seem to like it that way too, not having to move around exhibitions with walkers and wheelies.” Get up close and enjoy a personal experience that will involve nature and majestic animals from all over the world and learn about the environment, conservation, fauna and flora from the enthusiastic zoo keepers and guides. There are behind the scenes tours and ‘wild encounters’ with radical rhinos, predator experiences, meerkat mayhem and monkey madness. Zoo-fari cart tours are $38 for adults, $18 for children (2 to 16 years), and free for children under two. Altina Wildlife Park is located on the Sturt Highway near Darlington Point, about a 40 minutes drive from Griffith or two hour drive from Deniliquin. Entry and tours by appointment only. For more information go to www.altinawildlife.com or phone 0412 060 342.

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There’s always plenty on offer in Finley Finley is uniquely situated as an interstate link at the junction of the busy Newell and Riverina Highways. An integral part of the famed Riverina food bowl, the Finley district hosts a diverse range of cropping and agricultural enterprises, while a man-made lake offers a stop-over for barbecues, picnics, sailing, water skiing and fishing.

Unique History The Berrigan & District Heritage Museum is the perfect way to spend aN autumn morning before getting out around the town to explore its unique history. Berrigan is proud of being credited with several “firsts”. Civic minded Berrigan men took the lead in organising the first Corowa Conference on Federation in 1893. The first Rural Fire Brigade in NSW was formed in Berrigan in 1901, and the first Parents and Citizens Association in NSW was established in Berrigan as well. When you visit this museum you will see a plethora of local oral histories, Federation information, fire brigade memorabilia and material relating to the Berrigan RSL, including guns, medals and uniforms are important features of the museum. There are also the service records of Berrigan men and women who served in World War II, plus some from World War I. There is an extensive collection of photos and press cuttings of early farming and the establishment of irrigation in 1939 via the Mulwala Canal. The histories of Berrigan and district schools is also documented in the museum, through photographs and other information. Located at 60 Jerilderie St, Berrigan, the museum is open every Wednesday from 9am to 11am or at other times by appointment. For more information phone 0439 252 363.

The Finley district is also renowned for its eateries including the Country Club Hotel and Hong Loch Chinese restaurant, plus you must try the house made savoury and sweet delights at the Finley Bakery & Patisserie. Take some time out for a little retail therapy by strolling along Murray St, and experience the country hospitality the business owners are renowned for. Visitors to Finley can explore items from the past that tell the story of its rich farming heritage to a modern day world. See the saleyards in action, visit the Finley Livestock Exchange or browse heritage buildings, old machinery and a vast array of items from the past at the Finley Historical Museum and Log Cabin, Close’s Museum and the Pioneer Railway Museum. Finley is also renowned for its sporting and leisure facilities. The town boasts a well rated golf course, two bowling clubs, squash courts, grassed playing fields and three licensed clubs. There are two key events in Finley during the autumn months, so make sure to time your visit perfectly to take advantage of the entertainment on offer. The Finley Show Society’s annual poultry auction will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Finley Showgrounds. During the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June – June 4 to 8 – the showgrounds will again be a hive of activity for the fourth annual Sheep Dog Trials. This is a great opportunity to see the skills of dogs and their owner in putting sheep through a course. For more information about Finley and all local events, go to www.finley.org.au.

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Tee off in Tocumwal this Autumn!

The Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club is one of the best courses on the Murray River, just 45 minutes from Yarrawonga, and 1.5 hours from Echuca Moama. Visit Tocumwalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 36 Hole Championship Golf Course and take advantage of the superb playing conditions. Off the Golf Course enjoy our excellent Clubhouse facilities, Club events and delightful menu. Wine and Dine on our balcony overlooking the course and bowling greens. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and check out our website for more information!

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Make a day of it at... Tocumwal Splash Park

On the Foreshore Deniliquin Rd (Open Autumn, Spring and Summer)

Barooga Adventure Park Golf Course Rd, Barooga (next to the Library). Includes flying foxes, trampolines, climbing structures, giant swing and splash pad.

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Best golf courses in the country The Southern Riverina and NSW Murray boast some of the best golf courses in the country, each of which has its own charm. Each guarantees a tranquil place to play a round, and a great place to stop and have a drink and get together with friends. We detail some of the golfing options for you below. TOCUMWAL GOLF & BOWLS CLUB The Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club is a paradise located right on the Murray River. Situated just 15 minutes from Cobram-Barooga, 45 minutes from Yarrawonga-Mulwala and 1.5 hours from Echuca-Moama, Tocumwal is the ideal destination for your river and golf getaway. Discover 36 holes of championship golf course, practice greens and driving range as well as two state of the art bowling greens. The clubhouse is open seven days a week, with a wide range of dining options available, weekly entertainment and function and conference facilities with panoramic views of the course and gardens. Sitting down to dine at the club offers a picturesque golf course, showcasing the panoramic views of the area. For a great night out, couple the view with a selection of local wines and a delicious menu using locally sourced produce. The bistro also holds special dining nights with its Famous Carvery on Sunday night, Tuesday Steak night and Wednesday Pot n Parma night for the best Parma in Toc. There’s a range of dining experiences available, from dining

in the bay window to a barbecue on the balcony. Visit for the day or arrange a ‘Stay n Play’ package to experience our ‘Top 100’ Golf course and everything that Tocumwal has to offer. Live bands perform on a regular basis, and there are other events and functions to keep everyone involved throughout the year. Upcoming events:

• Tuesday and Friday weekly raffles • Easter Egg Raffles - March 26th • Easter Golf Tournament - April 10 - 13. • Easter Bowls Tournament - April 10 - 13. For more information about tournaments, events or entertainment, follow Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club on Facebook, contact the club on (03) 5874 9111 or go to www.clubtocumwal.com.

DENILIQUIN GOLF CLUB Deniliquin is one of the most picturesque of the famous golf courses that stretch along the mighty Murray River and tributaries. You are invited to enjoy the beauty of this golf course, alongside the kangaroos, kookaburras, Superb Parrots, echidna, goannas, lizards, pelicans and a host of other wildlife that abounds in this paradise of nature.

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With its 18 manicured fairways and true greens, Deniliquin is a shining example of Australia’s magnificent golf courses. It is also in a superb location on the edge of Murray Valley Regional Park, yet just a stone’s throw from the centre of town. By modern standards the course is not long – 5817 metre par 72 for men, and 5118 metre par 72 for ladies. However, off the back tees it is a challenge for all levels of player, as many professionals who have tried to tame the course have discovered. Poor shots find the huge trees that line most of the couch fairways, while the greens are fast but true and always in great condition. A feature of the Deniliquin golf course is the ‘same day play’ principle that applies. On most days you can phone the pro shop on (03) 5881  3333 and book your tee off time, or just call in and one of the friendly volunteer staff will cater for your golfing needs. If you are not a golfer, call in and enjoy the club’s facilities. Friday nights are a speciality, when there are meat raffles, great meals and a fun atmosphere where locals will make you feel welcome. For more information contact the club on (03) 5881 1325, or go to www.denigolfclub.com.au.

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BarHAM-KOONDROOK • Redgum Statue Walk statues by Kevin Guilders and Angela Polglaze

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Darlington Point

• Barooga Botanical Gardens - Wood Carved sculpture of Indigenous Animals by Mark Rosenbrock • Barooga Botanical GardensMosaic poles by Kerrie Murrell

Berrigan • Berrigan Shire Council building

Coleambally Booroorban

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Murray Downs Wakool

• Royal Hotel building mural honours local volunteer firefighters

The Rock Jerilderie

Pretty Pine

• The Blue Highways Gallery



Pleasant Hills



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• Sojourn Station Art Studio.






Tocumwal Barooga

Coleambally • Mosaic Wine Glass Water Tower


• Brolga sculpture - town sign

Deniliquin • Deniliquin Water Tower by Cam Scales, cnr Whitelock and Russell Sts

• Warakirri Murals – Hay Bridge Pylons

• ‘Reutilise’ by Stuart Taylor, George St


• Ute Muster gates, Conargo Rd • Long Paddock Sculptures ‘Shod’ by Jonathan Leahy, George St - ‘Cut’ by Jonathan Leahy, Davidson Street Rest Area • Ute on the Pole, Charlotte St • Fish and Eagle, Davidson St • Stuart Taylor, Metal Sculpture Artist, Sloane St yard • Peppin Heritage Centre, George St • Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre building

• Ned Kelly sculpture, Jerilderie Bakery • Steel Wings Windmill, Luke Park

Lockhart • Lockhart Water Tower Mural - Waterfall, native flora and fauna by Scott Nagy and Janne Birkner (Krimsone), Green St • The Big Kangaroo and The Big Emu by Stephen Coburn • Pioneers Memorial Gateway, Lockhart Showground


• ‘The Eagle’ by Stuart Taylor, Urana St

• Merino Ram Mural, Tuppal Hotel

• ‘The 9 Martyrs’ by John Wood, Urana St

• Mural, Finley Lakeside Caravan Park

• ‘Going to the Dance’ by Stuart Spragg, Urana St

• Laneway between Con Carr and Pharmacy

• ‘My Waratah’ by Raeleen Pfeiffer, Urana St


• ‘Good Old Days’ by Keith Simpson, Urana St

• Library Mosaics • Mosaics at Post Office • Foodworks Mural

• Lockhart Love Locks, Brookong Lagoon

• Chris McClelland Gallery

• ‘Rusty Cockatoo’ by Sean Meaney, Green St

• Bidgee Riverside Trail Sculptures

• ‘The Mob’ by David Doyle, Brookong Lagoon

• Long Paddock Sculptures - ‘Langs Crossing’, ‘Murrumbidgee Landscapes’ and ‘Cobbs Wheels’ by John Wooller

• ‘Inland Pelicans’ by Bob Teasdale, Green St • ‘Peace’ by Colin Wiese, Green St

• ‘Click Goes The Shears’ by Stuart Spragg, Greens Gunyah Museum, Urana St

• Mathoura Bra Fence

• Greens Gunyah Museum & Doris Golder Wool Art

• Long Paddock Sculpture ‘The Barge’ by Geoff Hocking, Kerrabee Sound Shell

• Heritage Verandahs and Etched Pavers • ‘Get Around Back’ by Stuart Spragg, Green St • ‘Horse Power’ by Stuart Taylor, CWA Park, Green St • ‘Emu Family’ by Stuart Taylor, CWA Park, Green St • ‘Bonnie Dog’ by Stuart Taylor, CWA Park, Green St • ‘Australian Rain Dragon’ by Andrew Whitehead located at Lockhart’s Brookong St entrance • Pastoral Shadows of Brookong - 20 individual sculptures including ‘A Drover’s Life’ and ‘Horse and Plow’ by Stuart Spragg

Mathoura • Long Paddock Sculptures - ‘The Drover and Horse’ by Corey Thomas and ‘The Timber Cutters’ by Geoff Hocking, Visitors Information Centre • Mural, Mathoura Railway Station • Bert Dolan Arch by Julie Guinan, Donna McClusky & Heidi Glenn, Picnic Point • Sculpture Fence, Edward River Campground, Duggans Rd

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• ‘La Belle Helene’ by David Maughan, Moama Botanic Gardens • Moama Adventure Playround, Perricoota Rd. • Bridge Art project

MOULAMEIN • Moulamein Art Gallery • Mural, Service Station • Sandy’s Art Studio, Mosaics, 41 Brougham St

PRETTY PINE • Long Paddock Sculpture ‘Smoko’ by Geoff Hocking, Pretty Pine Hotel

THE ROCK • Gallipoli Panels, Avenue of Honour • Tootool Sculpture Park, The Rock to Lockhart Rd

Tocumwal • The Big Cod, Deniliquin Rd • Mural, March’s IGA building

WAKOOL • Silo mural - Coming Soon!

WANGANELLA • Long Paddock Sculpture ‘The Headless Horseman’ by Geoff Hocking, Black Swamp




Burraburoon Farmstay

CENTRAL Modern 2 bedroom Unit


Contact Ken & Tertia Butcher 0419 147 455 https://burraburoon.wixsite.com/farmstay


68-72 Crispe St, Deniliquin. Ph (03) 5881 5299. www.countryclubdeni.com.au

Stay in a converted Red Rattler railway carriage or our luxurious self-catering bushcamp. Open air showers... bath under the stars... wood-fired pizza oven... paella nights for groups... only 55 minutes from Deni. DENILIQUIN

New and modern self contained and only a stones throw from the shopping precinct, supermarket, restaurants, pubs and other conveniences. Private lockup garage. DENILIQUIN

Affordable units with LCD TV’s with Austar, WiFi, fridge, microwave, tea/coffee and air-conditioned. Adjacent the RSL and Bowling Clubs. DENILIQUIN




Neil Goudie 0427 842 123 www.edwardriverhouseboats.com.au

1 Butler St, Deniliquin. Ph (03) 5881 2448. Email: info@mcleanbeach.com.au www.mcleanbeach.com.au

53 Russell St, Deniliquin Ph (03) 5881 2699. www.thewhitelionhotelmotel.com.au

Sit back and relax on one of our luxurious, spacious houseboats and enjoy the ever-changing landscapes and Listen to the abundant bird-life as you rest in the local wildlife. shade of our tranquil bush setting opposite McLean Beach. Glamping tents, villas, cabins, powered sites. FINLEY


Opposite the Water Tower and Rocket Park. Affordable accommodation as well as bistro, bar and bottleshop. FINLEY



The Finley Palm Motor Inn

167-177 Murray St, Finley. Ph (03) 5883 4997. www.finleycountryclub.com.au

Newell Hway, 36-40 Murray St, Finley. Ph (03) 5883 1088. Email finmotel@bigpond.net.au https://finley-motel-by-the-lake.business.site

Cnr Murray St & Berrigan Rd, Finley. Ph (03) 5883 2077. https://finleypalmmotorinn.weebly.com

Combine the familiarity and ease of a friendly country hotel, with the comfort and accessibility of your own motel room. Water pressure is strong for invigorating Opposite the lake, Ensuites, Fridge, Microwave, showers and off street parking/access is all ground floor. Iron, LCD TVs, BBQ, Laundry and Free WiFi. TOCUMWAL


Modern ground floor units, ample parking and inverter air conditioner. Rest in Finley. WANGANELLA

Kanimbla Motor Inn



41-47 Finley St, Tocumwal. Ph (03) 5874 2755. Email info@kanimblamotorinn.com.au http://www.kanimblamotorinn.com.au

115-117 Deniliquin St, Tocumwal. Ph (03) 5874 2344. www.thomaslodge.com.au

Bookings 03 5884 7540

Boutique Motel within walking distance to town and 20 ground floor suites within 500 metres of the Murray River. Relax in our clean and comfortable rooms. Murray River. Large carpark for trailers, boats, vans etc.

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The Billabong Creek is great for fishing or just relaxing. The property features creek and garden views. Stay for only $55 per head per night. Sleeps 8 / 1 q bed/3 King singles/3 singles. Dishwasher, washing, machine, freezer, all linen supplied, boat ramp.

Where to findâ&#x20AC;¦ OUR FACILITIES BARHAM


DENILIQUIN continued...


Barham Lakes East Barham Rd, Barham

John McInnes Square Brolga Place, Coleambally

Stevens Weir Stevens Weir Rd, Brassi

Galore Hill Scenic Reserve 16kms north of Lockhart

Noorong St Reserve Riverside Crt, Barham

Lions Park Kingfisher Ave, Coleambally

Waring Gardens Cressy St, Deniliquin

Green St Water Tower 67 Green St, Lockhart

Whitelock St Bus Terminal Whitelock St, Deniliquin

Walter Day Park Urana St, Lockhart

Riverside Park Murray St, Barham

CONARGO Bills Park Conargo-Deniliquin Rd, Conargo

BAROOGA Barooga Adventure Playground 2 Golf Course Rd, Barooga

DARLINGTON POINT Forest Drive, Darlington Point

FINLEY Railway Park 138-144 Murray St, Finley

MATHOURA Harry McCormick Reserve Moama St, Mathoura

Barooga Botanical Gardens Nangunia St, Barooga

Finley Lake Riverina Hwy, Finley

DENILIQUIN Davidson St Rest Stop 129 Davidson St, Deniliquin

Finley Showgrounds Newell Hwy, Finley

Barooga Library 1 Golf Course Rd, Barooga Deniliquin Airport Terminal Macknight Dr, Deniliquin

Mary Lawson Way Side Rest Newell Hwy, Finley

BERRIGAN Apex Park 36-38 Chanter St, Berrigan

Hayes Park Riverina Hwy, Berrigan


Deniliquin General Cemetery Cemetery Rd, Deniliquin Memorial Park Berrigan Rd, Finley Deniliquin RSL Club Park Duncan St, Deniliquin Skate Park & Canoe Tree Denison St, Finley McLean Beach Butler St, Deniliquin

Booligal Sports Ground Reserve Adelaide & Hay Sts, Booligal

BOOROORBAN Booroorban Hall Cobb Hwy, Booroorban

BUNNALOO Bunnaloo Recreation Reserve Fitzroy St, Bunnaloo

HAY Hay Park Moppett St, Hay

McFaull Park Civic Place, Deniliquin

Memorial Park Memorial Drive, Deniliquin

Peppin Heritage Centre George St, Deniliquin

Hay Visitor Information Centre 407 Moppett St, Hay

Lions Park Lachlan St, Hay

Sandy Point Lot 4 Lang St, Hay South

R J Edward Park Victoria St, Deniliquin


CALDWELL Caldwell Rest Stop Deniliquin Barham Rd, Caldwell

Scotts Park (The Rocket Park) Russell St, Deniliquin

63 Jerilderie St, Jerilderie

Kennedy St, Jerilderie

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Memorial Park Lawrence St, Mathoura

Mathoura Recreation Reserve Morris St, Mathoura

Mathoura Reed Beds Bird Hide Lawrence St, Mathoura

Mathoura Skate Park Corner of Morris & Mathoura Sts

Mathoura Visitor & Business Centre Cobb Hwy, Mathoura

Picnic Point Reserve Picnic Point Rd, Mathoura

Soldiers Memorial Gardens Livingstone St, Mathoura

Mayrung Mayrung Hall 1956 Mayrung Rd, Mayrung


Baby Change

Caravan Parking

Dump Point

Picnic Tables

Skate Park



Fitness Equipment


Wheelchair Access

Boat Ramp

Drinking Water




MOAMA Moama Adventure Playground Perricoota Rd, Moama

Moama Apex Park Cnr Blair & Francis Sts, Moama

Moama Brian Sharp Reserve Kildare Ave, Moama

Moama Kerabee Soundshell Blair St, Moama

Moama Cnr of Cobb Hwy & Meninya St.

Moama Lions Park Meninya St, Moama



Coronation Park 107 Urana St, The Rock

The Rock Cemetery 67 Green St, Lockhart

The Rock Recreation Ground Victoria Park, Wilson St, The Rock

Foreshore Park Deniliquin Rd & Anzac Avenue

Library Park 57-67 Deniliquin Rd, Tocumwal


Tocumwal Town Beach Moulamein Lake Swimming Pool Town Beach Rd, Tocumwal Brougham St, Moulamein

Morago St Morago St, Moulamein

Moulamein Howard Park Morago St, Moulamein

Moulamein South Recreation Reserve Moulamein Rd, Moulamein

Murray Downs Murray Downs Playground Murray Downs Dr, Murray Downs

PLEASANT HILLS Pleasant Hills Park Ryan St, Pleasant Hills

TOOLEYBUC Tooleybuc Mensforth Park Murray St, Tooleybuc

Tooleybuc Recreation Reserve Lockhart Rd, Tooleybuc

WAKOOL Bass St Bass St, Wakool

Wakool DC Thomas Park Flinders St, Wakool

Wakool Playground Park LaPerouse St, Wakool

Wakool Recreation Reserve Dampier St, Wakool

PRETTY PINE Pretty Pine Recreation Hall Cobb Hwy, Pretty Pine

• Berrigan - 119 Jerilderie St • Coleambally - Kidman Way • Coleambally - Lions Park, Kingfisher Ave • Conargo - ConargoDeniliquin Rd • Darlington Point - Lions Park, Sturt Hwy • Deniliquin - Davidson St Rest Stop, • 129 Davidson St • Finley - 1 Endeavour St • Hay - Dunera Way (Showgrounds Rd) • Jerilderie - 13-19 Jerilderie St • Jerilderie - 63 Jerilderie St • Lockhart - 163 Green St • Moama - Twenty Four Lane • Moulamein - Patterson St off Moulamein Rd between Tallow St & Sainsberry St • The Rock - The Rock Recreation Ground, Wilson St, • Tocumwal - 17-33 Deniliquin St, behind Palms Hotel, Dirt Rd 1km • Tocumwal - Town Beach, Town Beach Rd • Yerong Creek - Cole St



• Barham - 52 Thule St • Berrigan - 12 Momalong St • Darlington Point - Cnr Carrington & McAlister Sts • Deniliquin - Cnr Edwardes St & Civic Pl • Finley - 76 Denison St • Hay - Cnr Lachlan & Brunker St • Lockhart - 35 Brookong St • Mathoura - Morris St • Moama - Bartlett St • Moulamein - Endeavour Dr • Oaklands - 237-265 Oaklands Rd • Tocumwal 108 Deniliquin St

• Deniliquin - along the Beach to Beach walk Butler St, Macauley St, • Deniliquin - Davies Court Park Community Fitness Hub • Moama Adventure Playground, Perricoota Rd, Moama.

YERONG CREEK Stan Galvin Park Plunkett St, Yerong Creek

Yerong Creek Camping Area Plunkett St, Yerong Creek

TOCUMWAL Apex Park Deniliquin St, Tocumwal

Wanganella Wanganella Park Cobb Hwy, Wanganella

BOAT RAMPS • Barham - Noorong St Boat Ramp • Darlington Point Darlington Point Boat Ramp, Kidman Way • Deniliquin - Benarca Bend Boat Ramp, Stevens Weir Rd • Deniliquin - Deniliquin Boat Club, Riverview Dr • Deniliquin - Harfleur St • Deniliquin - Lawson Syphon Lawson Syphon Rd • Deniliquin - McLean Beach, Butler St • Deniliquin - Riverside Caravan Park, Davidson St • Deniliquin - Sloane St • Deniliquin - Twin Rivers, Riverina Hwy • Deniliquin - Willoughbys Beach, Memorial Drive • Finley - Finley Lake, Riverina Hwy • Hay - 4 Mile Boat Ramp, Maude Rd • Hay - Sandy Point Rd Hay, Sandy Rd • Hay - Soapworks Bend Boat Ramp, Jackson Rd • Mathoura - Picnic Pt Mathoura - Murray River Picnic Point Rd • Mathoura - Swifts Creek Boat Ramp Swifts Creek Rd • Moama - 5 Mile Boat Ramp, River Rd • Moama - Unnamed Rd off Edward St • Moulamein - Town Boat Ramp McBean Place • Tocumwal - Tocumwal Boat Ramp (Downstream) Deniliquin Rd • Tooleybuc - Murray St, Tooleybuc

Womboota Hall Moira St, Womboota


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The Depot brings history to life in Deniliquin. Our unique collection of vehicles and memorabilia tells stories of life at home and on the road. Immerse yourself in the past amongst the family-friendly interactive displays and activities. With touches of Hollywood, trucking and transport, Australian motoring, rescue vehicles and cars from all around the world, The Depot is filled with nostalgia and discovery.
























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