Surrounding Areas

Surrounding Areas

Grong Grong

While in Narrandera consider a visit to the small town of Grong Grong, 20kms east of Narrandera. One hundred and fifty people make Grong Grong home, and it is known far and wide as a very caring community.

‘Grongy’ is a family-friendly community – check out the Grong Grong Park with BBQ and playground and the newly developing Earth Park. Enjoy a bike ride around one of the cycling trails. Grab your map from the Grong Grong General Store – an accredited Visitor Information Centre. Bike Hire (for a small donation) is also available from the Store. The annual Market Day at the Hall, and the annual golf tournament held at the Sports Club in September keep the community and its visitors hopping.

The Grong Grong Progress Association and Hall Committee is the voice of the community and the driving force behind village promotions. For the latest news and events check out the Grong Grong Gossip Community Newsletter on the Grong Grong website New residents are welcome.

With its proximity to major centres, the village is a perfect place to raise a family or enjoy retirement. Grong Grong has two churches, a general store and post office, a hotel, a stock and station agent, a resident mechanic and a 10-unit motel with a licensed restaurant.


Visitors to Narrandera may find a day trip to the farming village of Barellan well worthwhile. Situated on the Burley Griffin Way 58 kms north of Narrandera, Barellan is noted for its warm hospitality and the can-do attitude of its residents, who recently have staged two major events and bagged a coveted State award.

A giant tennis racquet, which has pride of place in Barellan’s main street, is a tribute to local tennis great Evonne Goolagong and was unveiled by Evonne during Barellan’s 100 year festivities.

Barellan Masters Games, held on the last weekend in February, is a celebration of sports aimed at the ‘older’ generation with something for everyone.

Each year in October, Barellan hosts the Barellan Working Clydesdales and Heavy Horses “The Good Old Days” Weekend featuring displays and competitions of working Clydesdales and heavy horse teams.

Check out the latest Barellan experiences when you “Borrow A Bike” from the Barellan Pool or phone Heather on 0429 639 371. And don’t forget to sample Barellan’s community owned and locally brewed Golden Grain Beer which is available on tap at the Commercial Hotel and War Memorial Club.

Barellan has an excellent Barellan Museum (72 Yapunyah Street, Barellan). The Barellan Museum was created to preserve local history. As amateur historians, the Barellan Museum Committee have created these displays to the best of their knowledge and ability and trust that this will be a memorable journey through days for old, for young and old alike, keeping the country spirit alive. 

The Barellan Museum is open on Tuesday (11am-4pm); Thursday (10am-2pm); Friday and Saturday (11am-4pm). Or to book outside of hours phone Irene on (02) 6963 9445 or Val on (02) 6963 9276.


Binya is a farming community within the Narrandera Shire, located north west of Narrandera on the Burley Griffin Way. This small community holds an annual arts and crafts festival which showcases the works of local artisans and craftspeople. Find Binya: Arts & Crafts on Facebook for further information.


Leeton township forms part of the greater Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA). The town was designed with the assistance of the famed architect Walter Burley Griffin and features sweeping palm tree boulevards.

This irrigation town showcases many examples of Art Deco architecture and diverse agriculture including rice and nuts, and is home to the Fivebough Wetlands and the historic Roxy Theatre. Stop in to the local wineries whilst in the area.

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