Things to do in Leeton
Leeton offers a wide array of things to do and places to see. We have selected some of the best things to do in Leeton to showcase below.
Stop in at Reception and we would be happy to give you suggestions.
The Leeton Farmers Market is held the first Saturday of every month at Mountford Park Leeton. The Market offers an authentic farmers market designed by Leeton Shire Council in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Leeton. With a focus on paddock to plate production, the Leeton Farmers Market is all about providing the opportunity for customers to purchase fresh high-quality produce directly from the growers and producers.
Art Deco BUildings tour
Leeton came into being in 1912 and most inhabitants lived in canvas tents. Over time businesses and homes sprang up, with many being built in the era when the Art Deco or Moderne Style was popular.
Call in at the Leeton Visitors Information Centre to obtain a guide to our large range of Art Deco Buildings which are still in use today, then take a drive or walk around the town to see these unique buildings for yourself.
Yanco Village Markets are on the last Sunday of the month from 9am to 1pm. They are held in the Yanco Hall, Main Avenue in Yanco and feature handmade crafts, jewellery, baked goods, plants, fruit and vegetables, bric a brac, and much much more. Get in early to bag a bargain! Contact Mary Stevenson on 02 6955 7416 for further information.
Our informative and engaging tours are designed to educate growers, tourists, students and other visitors about the local cotton industry, as well as the cotton ginning process.
From when the bales are brought in, cleaned and packed ready to ship out, Southern Cotton's specially-built observation walkways allow visitors to witness these stages first-hand in a safe environment. You could also see our two enormous yellow moon buggies in action!
Our gin tours are available at 3pm on weekdays during ginning season (April-September) – advanced bookings are encouraged, or by appointment for large groups.
Cost: Gold coin donation per person.
Contact us for further information, or to make a booking.
River Red Gum Forests
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, situated along the Murrumbidgee River and near Narrandera, Hay and Balranald, is a great place for fishing, camping, kayaking, cycling, hiking and birdwatching. Created in 2010, this national park protects part of what is now the largest continuous tract of river red gum forest in the world. With few facilities and infrastructure, Murrumbidgee Valley National Park allows you freedom to find your own camping spot – as secluded or sociable as you like – the perfect base from which to explore the park.
Choose from cycling and hiking routes, or discover the beauty of Murrumbidgee River by canoe; for the intrepid explorer, Narrandera to Yanco weir is a four-hour paddle. There’s plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, picnicking, birdwatching and taking a GPS to ‘go bush’.
Come and taste the terroir of the Riverina, the unique environmental influences that give local character to wine and food.
When tasting wines you should take into account the appearance, aroma, taste and aftertaste. It is worth considering that foods will influence your taste perception, with cheese or artichoke among those likely to enhance sweet flavours. As a general rule, sweeter wines are better to drink early, while full-bodied flavours may be considered for cellaring.
Leeton Shire has two award-winning wineries to tempt you, each with a cellar door offering tastings and often special deals too.
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 offers the best of old and new with a two-tiered auditorium and a new sound system. Renovations have transformed Leeton’s Roxy Theatre while still preserving historical features consistent with the Art Deco era.
Leeton’s Roxy Theatre is generally open for Friday and Saturday night screenings and on certain occasion’s mid-day cinema sessions for special screenings including school holidays. It also hosts the Leeton Eisteddfod each August and a variety of live shows during the year.
Group tours can be prearranged by contacting the Roxy Theatre in advance. For further information, contact the Roxy Theatre Manager on (02) 6953 2074 or see their website at Roxy Community Theatre.
Bird Watching In Leeton
Leeton Shire features many sites for bird watching, call in at the Leeton Visitors Information Centre for maps and guides to the birds that can be found in our area.
Fivebough Wetlands: Located just 2km north-east of Leeton, Fivebough Wetlands is Ramsar listed and designated as a Wetland of International Importance. The site is known among birdwatchers for hosting migratory birds, some from the northern hemisphere, during the warmer months. Species include Glossy Ibis, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Whiskered Tern, Australasian Bittern, Brolga and the rare Freckled Duck. See more at Fivebough Wetlands.
On the way you may see superb Parrots, White-bellied Sea Eagles and Sacred Kingfishers See more at Fivebough Wetlands.
Tuckerbil Wetlands: Although Tuckerbil wetlands is not currently open to the public, The Department of Industry-Lands is working to establish public access to the reserve and create walking tracks, picnicking facilities and bird viewing shelters, similar to those created at Fivebough Wetlands.
Turkey Flat: Is in the Murrumbidgee Valley National Park just off River Road, Yanco. It has a newly built bird hide and picnic area and is the start of the Turkey Flat Trail. You can follow the walking/cycling trail either way and it will take you to Middle Beach on the Murrumbidgee River. On the way you may see superb parrots, white-bellied sea eagles and sacred kingfishers.
Tastes of Leeton
Provided by the Leeton Visitor Information Centre Monday to Friday at 11.30am or by appointment.
Try locally grown products and learn how they are produced and packaged for sale all around the world. Travellers, families or groups all welcome. Learn, taste and enjoy!
For more information contact Leeton Visitors Information Centre at 10 Yanco Avenue, Leeton or phone 02 6953 6481.
Catania Farm gives visitors to this region an opportunity to visit a working mixed horticulture and viticulture farm, growing many different fruits and nuts. Giving the guests to the farm opportunity to pick fruit straight from the tree e.g. Prunes or sugar plums, apricots, peaches, apples, carobs, olives, figs, persimmons, prickly pear, walnuts, pecans, pistacchios, almonds, pears, cherries, quince, crabapple and many more.