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Visit, Live & Invest in Leeton Shire::

Leeton was the first town built as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) and was designed with the assistance of noted American architect Walter Burley Griffin.

The town is a showcase of contemporary rural Australia with many examples of Art Deco architecture, diverse agriculture and renowned country hospitality. Situated halfway between Sydney and Melbourne in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Leeton is accessible by road, air and rail.

 

Leeton Shire is also home to the town of Yanco, where Sir Samuel McCaughey demonstrated the viability of irrigation in the region. On his 'North Yanko' farm, 16,187 hectares were irrigated using around 320km of channels drawing from the Murrumbidgee River with steam driven pumps.

McCaughey’s home is now part of the Yanco Agricutural High School, one of the many schools that contribute to the Shire’s role as the second largest educational centre in the Riverina.

The MIA was developed through the foresight of the Water Conservation and Irrigation Conference, which was chaired by Charles Alfred Lee in 1905 and initiated the construction of Burrinjuck Dam.

The region plays an important role in feeding Australians and the world, with each MIA farmer estimated to feed 600 people (450 through exports) and contributing to 38% of NSW’s vegetable production.

Water is also central to Leeton Shire’s wetlands. The Ramsar-listed Fivebough and Tuckerbil swamps host migratory birds, some from the northern hemisphere, during the warmer months with 174 bird species recorded at the former.

 

Leeton is friendly to recreational vehicles and campervans.

 

Leeton Visitor's Guide

Leeton Town Map

 

Activities

Tastes Of Leeton

Provided by the Leeton Visitor Information Centre DAILY at 11.30am or by appointment.
Try locally grown products and learn how they are produ...

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Leeton Yanco Whitton Heritage Trail

Take a walk or drive through the streets of Leeton, Yanco

or Whitton,taking in the local history and Art Deco

Architec...
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Activities For Kids In Leeton

Leeton has a number of beautiful parks and playgrounds

which can be enjoyed by all ages.

Parks

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Rocking Horse Restorations

Rocking Horse Restorations have a wonderful collection

of English and Australian wooden rocking horses of all

shapes and sizes dat...
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River Red Gums Forests

A number of State Forests in the local area are now

managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife

Service. You are we...
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Riverina Experience

Kayak, Cycle and Walking Tours in the Riverina

Whether your passion is walking, kayaking or cycling, R...
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Camping

Camping sites are available at Gogeldrie Weir and throughout

the river red gum forest.

Gogeld...
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Indoor and Outdoor Sports

The Leeton Stadium generally remains open on the

weekends,some afternoons and for evening sporting

activities. Communi...
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Yanco Agricultural High School

This two storey mansion was originally the home of

philanthropist and pastoralist Sir Samuel McCaughey.

It was built i...
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Leeton Visitor's Information Centre

Built in 1912 as a home for the Chief Engineer of the

Murrumbidgee Irrigation Trust, it is now the home of the

Leeton Visitors Inf...
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Horsanctuary Riding School

Horse Riding Classes - One on One Instruction

Half hour lesson $30.00

One hour lesson $55.00

2 hour les...
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Bird Watching In Leeton

Leeton Shire features many sites for bird watching, including

two wetlands and an extensive river red gum forest.

 

Loc...
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Golf

Why not enjoy a game of golf while in Leeton? Leeton

Soldiers Golf Course is one of the most relaxing and

leisurely co...
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Wine Tasting

Come and taste the terroir of the Riverina, the

unique environmental influences that give local

character to wine and ...
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Lawn Bowls

Lawn bowls is a popular recreational activity in Leeton

for all ages.

The Leeton and District Bowling Club is loc...
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The Roxy Community Theatre

This Leeton landmark is one of the oldest cinemas in

Australia and has been screening movies since the 1930s.

The Roxy of...
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Skate Parks

Built in 2000 and situated on Palm Avenue near the

Leeton Soldiers Club and Leeton Tourist Information

Centre, the loc...
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Swimming

The sunny days of the Riverina’s warmer months

make swimming an attractive pastime. Leeton Shire

is spoilt for choice with t...
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Cycling

Leeton Shire is easy to explore on bicycle, thanks to

the manybike paths and mostly flat terrain.

Bike tracks enco...
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