The Riverina district encompasses the middle and lower reaches of the Murrumbidgee River valley in southern NSW. It is famous for its food and wine, producing citrus and stone fruits, vegetables, grapes, rice, wheat, sheep and cattle. The fertile farmlands have, over many years, attracted migrants from many nations, creating an eclectic mix of cuisines and cultures which visitors can experience in restaurants, wineries and food stores throughout the region. 

The towns in the Riverina area are the quintessential country towns with classic pubs, authentic public buildings and monuments, wide streets and beautifully maintained parks and gardens. 

The city of Wagga Wagga is not only the major centre for the region but also centrally positioned - from here most places in the Riverina are an easy two hours’ drive.  Other prominent towns are Griffith, Cootamundra, Junee (home of the Roundhouse Rail Museum), Young, Hay, Gundegai and Tumut with its access to the high country of Kosciusko National Park and Yarrangobilly Caves.

A tour of this region will take in heritage buildings, museums, historic trains and aircraft, art galleries, pioneering history and ancient aboriginal culture.  There is also a long list of outdoor pursuits – bushwalking in national parks, fossicking for gold and semi-precious gems, hot-air ballooning,  fishing and cruises on the Murrumbidgee River.