If you think of Griffith as a sleepy country town-you are mistaken!The ambiance of Griffiths' main shopping street-Banna Ave-is awaiting you! Either drive or walk to find grape vines & shady trees,centre road & parrallel parking,an abundance of cafes,restaurants,many specialty shops and a wide variety of banking institutionsand a post office, a visit to Griffith can give you all you need.Browse the art gallery and library, also on Banna Ave, or simply enjoy the view from one of two beautiful, grassy parks.Away from the main street,you have the choice of 3 more shopping precincts,giving you a choice of 3 supermarket chains& more specialty shops,and a cinema & ten pin bowling centre.A visit to City Park is a must - for the young and not so young! With a dedicated,fenced toddlers park,a water park section,flying fox, climbing frame, cycle path - the kids will be enthralled for hours! Best of all - no entry fee!Your stay at Acacia Motel,plus all the exciting things to do in Griffith is awaiting you! Use our BOOK NOW tab at top of the page tosee our room availability chart and reserve your room and we will see you soon!
There are more than a dozen wineries in the district , mostly around Griffith.
The main town of the Riverina, Griffith was developed in the early days of irrigation and designed by Walter Burley Griffin, the architect of Canberra. The Riverina is responsible for 60% of the grapes grown in NSW. Griffith was established in 1916 as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area project, designed to irrigate the dry lands of the Riverina and make them suitable for farming.
Today, Griffith and its surrounds sustain thriving orchards and rice fields.
Approximately 60% of Griffith’s population claim Italian background – the first wave of Italian Immigrants came to Australia during the Depression while the second wave arrived in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Griffith is associated with good food and wine, which can be attributed equally to excellent growing conditions and Italian know-how.
Do the Two Foot Tour of town and see the city's historic buildings, or follow the blue arrows on the self drive tour in your car.
Tour the districts wineries and restock your cellar.
Wander around Scenic Hill and see the caves where the hermit Valero Ricetti lived for 10 years.
Head off to CocoParra National Park and experience the Riverina Landscape as it once was – full of wattles,orchids and ironbarks. The park is spectacular in spring when the wildflowers are in bloom.