Things to Do
We are delighted to have you make Gogeldrie Riverside Park your base to explore what we have to offer in our region. From camping and all-year round fun at Gogeldrie Riverside Park, a world first journey from the farm gate to the malting process at Whitton Malt House to the ultimate 1920s and 30s immersion at the annual Australian Art Deco Festival in July, you'll never be short of things to do in Leeton Shire.
More information on our regions key visitor experiences is below or if you would prefer some first-hand local knowledge please feel free to speak to our friendly caretakers, Nicole and Jason Smith.
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Whitton Malt House
Whitton Malt House takes you on a journey from the farm gate, across the malting process, to enjoy some of the finest products in Australia.
Partnering with farmers, malting experts, leading brewers and distillers we have curated a selection of malt-based products along with locally sourced products and experiences which we trust you will savour firsthand in their magnificent new facility.
Food and beverage are a cornerstone experience when you visit Whitton Malt House.
Guests can also enjoy outdoor activities including walks around Lake Hulong, Murray cod catch and release fishing, lake golf, their cool little gift shop and the children’s playground area. You can even experience standing underneath their very own waterfall.
The internationally recognised Fivebough Wetlands in Leeton, located just 3kms from Leeton’s mainstreet, are home to a range of birdlife including migratory birds depending on the time of year you visit.
Keep your eyes peeled for rare and threatened species like the Australian painted snipe, magpie goose and freckled duck.
Wander five kilometres of trails throughout. Walk or cycle the woodland and wetland tracks to bird-watch from the viewing shelters or pack a picnic to enjoy at Budyaan Baamirra Picnic Area.
Leeton Museum and Gallery
Brought to life within the walls of the former Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission building, the Leeton Museum and Gallery lets you dive into more than 100 years of the town's history. It celebrates the significance of Leeton, central to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.
The modern exhibition space includes a mini Roxy Theatrette and the building doubles as a gallery space for travelling and community exhibitions. After you've spent time exploring, sit back and relax with a coffee at the Lands Office Café.
Southern Cotton is an independently owned ginning facility located directly next door to our region’s newest visitor attraction, Whitton Malt House. The gin offers tours throughout the year to help educate visitors about the ginning process and local cotton industry.
On a tour, visitors watch each stage of the ginning process first-hand in a safe environment on specially built observation walkways throughout the gin. From the arrival of the modules to the bales being packed and ready for shipment, visitors will see it all – maybe even the two enormous yellow moon buggies in action!
Ginning season runs from approximately April to October, check our website or get in touch for the latest updates on tours. Visits during maintenance season from November to March are by appointment only.
Lillypilly Estate Wines
Lillypilly Estate was established in Leeton in 1972. The grapes are grown and crushed, and the wine fermented and bottled at the family winery. Lillypilly produces a diverse range of wines including dessert and fortified wines. Winemaker Robert Fiumara aims to develop high quality wines and continue the tradition of the family business.
Robert’s first wine, Tramillon®, won a trophy and was awarded Gold at the 1983 Royal Sydney Wine Show. Wines from Lillypilly Estate have also been served on Qantas first and business class international and domestic flights for more than a decade.
Drop in and visit Toorak Winery to taste a range of wines by third generation winemaker Robert Bruno.
Frank Bruno Senior settled in Australia in 1950. His first job was at Farm 279 Toorak Road, Leeton. He eventually purchased the property and started Toorak Wines. Frank’s sons Vince and Frank Junior made a name for their wines through Cabernet Sauvignon and their award winning “Frank Senior Port” which is an aged Tawny style.
The blend you can taste today has been blended with the original mother blend from the first vines planted on the property. Toorak offer a range of varieties including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Verdot and Sauvignon Blanc. A must-try is the Toorak Road Durif!
Rocking Horse Restoration Museum
A short drive through farmland to Murrami will take you to a magnificent display of all sorts of bits and pieces from yesteryear, featuring an outstanding collection of rocking horses dating back from 1870s to the 1990s. Coming soon to the museum is an eight-horse merry-go-round.
Visitors are welcome by appointment, including large coach groups. Morning, afternoon teas and lunches are available on request.
Also onsite is B&B accommodation with two single beds, a bathroom and kitchenette.
Lyrics, Landscapes and Lintels Public Art Trail
Lyrics, Landscapes and Lintels is a trail of public art celebrating Leeton’s rich heritage and history. The welcoming towns of Yanco, Leeton and Whitton are linked through eight key art pieces.
With great interpretive signage, the art trail is a lovely drive and easy to follow. Pieces depict the stories of aboriginal heritage, birth of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and the inter-war period. Don’t miss ‘Anamorphic Resonance’, a feature that celebrates the vision and the work of designer Walter Burley Griffin. Download the izi.TRAVEL app and take the free self-guided audio tour.
Altina Wildlife Park
Altina prides itself on a completely unique Australian experience. See exotic and rare animals from lions to rhinos, monkeys and meerkats up close and personal, all while travelling in style on a horse-drawn or motorised cart. It’s suitable for animal lovers of all ages!
Truly appreciate these magnificent creatures up close as their enthusiastic guides share their knowledge. Find out where they come from, their role at Altina in our breeding conservation programs as well as some of their quirkiest traits.
Altina is located in Darlington Point, an easy day trip from anywhere in the Riverina region. Bookings essential by phoning 0412 060 342.