It’s known as one of the most productive and diverse agricultural regions in the country. Its climate, changing landscapes and many irrigation schemes, which rely on the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers, define the area. The Riverina, NSW is a must-see destination for students, academics, government delegations and special interest groups.
Where is the Riverina in Australia?
The area was originally home to the Wiradjuri people who lived North of the Murray River.
The region’s inland cities are Wagga Wagga and Griffith. Larger towns include: Deniliquin, Leeton, Narrandera, Junee, Cootamundra, West Wyalong and Temora. These regional cities all showcase a contemporary south western NSW and community spirit that defines the Riverina.
Explore the Riverina, NSW
Riverina tourism is a great way to experience country life and visit some of the most productive agricultural areas in NSW. There is plenty to do and see in this area of NSW – famous for its food and wine and cellar doors. There are many facilities well equipped to host your stay.
Fast facts on The Riverina Agricultural Industry
The region is Australia’s largest citrus-growing region. One-third of Australia’s citrus is grown in the Riverina. It’s the largest orange juice production region in the country.
Australian rice is grown, milled, packed and branded in the Riverina by SunRice. SunRice is the sole exporter of Australian rice products to world markets.
The region plays an important role in feeding Australians and the world. Each Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) farmer is estimated to feed 600 people annually!
Cotton production is expanding in the region to become one of the most significant cotton regions in Australia.
The Riverina is also one of Australia’s largest wine producing regions, producing 15% of the nation’s wine. Griffith is the centre of the wine production zone. Visiting a winery is one of but many things to do in Griffith, NSW.
In the Riverina, walnut, almond and hazelnut orchards have become significant in recent years. And the growth looks set to continue with strong demand from the Asia Pacific.