Tour Schedule

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Details of the tour schedule and various activities can be found below. Some activities are not included in your entry fee and you will need to pre-book tickets when completing your entry form (additional costs may apply). These items are highlighted in orange.

Day 1 – Griffith – Monday 2nd October

Sponsored by Griffith City Council. Entrants are invited to exhibit their vehicles while they enjoy a day at the Griffith Pioneer Park Museum. The registration desk will be set up in the museum for entrants to collect their tour packs, route instructions, and information required for the week. The Mayor, Councilor Doug Curran, will officially welcome entrants at 3.00pm and afternoon tea will be provided.

Please note: Entrants arriving after 10.00am will be required to park outside the museum due to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements. No vehicles will be allowed to enter or leave the Museum between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

8:30am – 10:00amArrive at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum if you wish to exhibit your vehicles. Vehicles arriving after 10:00am must park outside the museum. Vehicles parked inside the museum must remain until 3pm. Entrants will be able to experience the museum free of charge thanks to the Griffith City Council.
10:00amRegistration Desk opens at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.
10:00am-3:00pmGriffith Pioneer Park Museum is open to the public.
3:00pmOfficial Welcome Ceremony and Afternoon Tea at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum.

Mayor, Councillor Doug Curran will officially welcome participants

Day 2 – Whitton – Tuesday 3rd October

Today the rally visits the historic town of Whitton (approximately 40km from Griffith). Whitton is the oldest town in the Murrimbidgee Irrigation Area. Famous for its history as a colonial-era railway town, the South Western Railway connected to Whitton in 1881, the town is home to colonial-style buildings and historic railway infrastructure.

Spend your morning in Whitton enjoying a delicious morning tea (provided by the P&C) and enjoying a tour of the Whitton Museum. You may then choose to visit the Whitton Malt House for an optional lunch and optional guided tours. Please note meals and activities at the Malt House are not included with your Entry Fee.

8:30am – 9:30amStart at the Yoogali Club
10:00am – 11:00amMorning Tea at Whitton provided by the Whitton Public School P&C.
from 10:30amVisit the Whitton Courthouse & Historical Museum.
12:30pmOptional meals package lunch at the Whitton Malt House. This lunch must be purchased through the optional meals package, which you can purchase when completing your entry form.

NOTE: Whitton Malt House is 9km from the town of Whitton

Lunch can also be purchased separately at the Whitton Malt House Cafe or back in town. Bookings for Whitton Malt House Cafe are advised due to limited numbers.
2:00pm and 3:00pmGuided tours of the Voyager Malt House or Cotton Ginnery. Both tours are available at 2pm and 3pm, with each tour limited to 30 people. Cost is $10.00 per person.

Whitton Malt House produces small batch artisanal malts from locally grown and regionally sourced grains in NSW’s Riverina. Also on site is Southern Cotton, providing best practice cotton ginning services to growers in the Southern Valleys.

Day 3 – Leeton – Wednesday 4th October

Today the rally visits Leeton (approximately 60km from Griffith). Leeton was designed in the early 20th century by noted architect Walter Burley Griffin (who also designed Canberra) as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme. Leeton is home to many beautiful art deco buildings, such as the Roxy Theatre, which has been operating as a cinema since 1930.

Once in Leeton, you are free to explore at your leisure. The Leeton Museum and Art Gallery (gold coin donation) and the Motorcycle Museum ($5) are excellent choices. Or for something different you could go a bit further out of town to the Murrami Rocking Horse Restoration Museum ($20).

There are also two optional tours in Leeton (additional cost, limited numbers) that you can purchase when completing your entry form. Please note that no food is provided on this day. We suggest enjoying one of the excellent local cafes, bakery or clubs.

8:30am – 9:30amStart at the Yoogali Club
10:00am – 4:00pmLeeton Tourist Information Centre opens at 10am. Tour entrants are welcome to call in ask the friendly staff for advice on what to see and do in Leeton. As well as to use the toilets, make a tea or coffee, or enjoy a video about Leeton.
11:00am, 11:20am and 11:40amTour of Roxy Theatre

Opened in 1930, The Roxy is a fine example of an Inter-war cinema designed in a modified Art Deco architectural style with Art Nouveau and Spanish Mission elements. It is currently undergoing renovations, however free tours can be provided for a very limited number of people (3 groups of 10). Due to the limited numbers, we will run a ballot for tickets. You can enter the ballot on your entry form.
1:00pm and 1:30pmArt Deco Building Tour

Guided by Leeton Family and Local Historical Society, experience and learn about Leeton’s famous main street buildings. Tour times are 10:00am and 1:00pm and the tour starts outside the Roxy Theatre. The cost is covered in the entry fee, however each tour is limited to 50 people. You can book tickets as part of your entry form.

Day 4 – Griffith – Thursday 5th October

Today we have arranged a variety of optional activities, that showcase the beautiful City of Griffith and the surrounding area. You can pick and choose between these activities to plan your own day.

For entrants that would prefer taking a longer drive, we suggest driving to Carrathool, a friendly farming village situated on the Riverina plain and returning through Darlington Point, home to the Altina Wildlife Park. The entire drive is approximately 180km.

9:00am and 1:00pmAltina Wildlife Park Guided Tour and Morning or Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a 2.5 hour guided tour of the Altina Wildlife Park on a zoo-fari like no other. Meet the animals up close and personal with your guide whilst travelling in style on motorised carts! Animals include Lions, Crocodiles, Giraffe, Meetcat, Rhino, Zebra, and many more. See here for a full list of animals. Entry to Altina Wildlife Park is only available by booking their guided tour. Cost is $40 for 15 years and over, $20 for children 2 years to 14 years, and free for under 2. Each session is limited to 56 people (including members of the public). The tour also includes morning or afternoon tea.

Unlike other events where you can book through the tour entry form, tickets for this tour must be booked directly through Altina Wildlife Park using their online booking system or by phone on 0412 060 342 between 8am and 6pm daily. It is suggested you do this before completing the tour entry form to ensure there is still availability on their tours.

NOTE: Altina Wildlife Park is a 46km drive from Griffith. Their front gates will open shortly before the tour time and close again at the tour time. If you are running late you will need to contact Altina Wildlife Park by phone.
9:00am and 2:00pmCatania Fruit Salad Farm Morning or Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a fabulous morning or afternoon tea, enjoy a look around the original mud brick home built in 1912, and a corrugated iron clad bus ride around the farm. The farm produces a variety of fruits and nuts which are sampled on the tour. Enjoy jams, mustards, prunes, pickles, and traditional Sicilian preservative free wine. Allow around 2 hours. Cost is $25.00 per person and is limited to 60 people per session. Tickets can be booked on your entry form.
9:30am and 1:00pmViewing of the Soft Sculptured Curtain

Experience the extraordinary Soft Sculptured Curtain. This is a five by twelve metre soft sculptured curtain that was hand sown by over 300 locals and took over 12 months to make. It was first unveiled at the Griffith Regional Theatre on 19th February 1987. Allow between 30mins – 1 hour. Cost is $4.00 per person. Tickets can be booked on your entry form.
10:00am and 3:00pmRosewood Park Edwardian Morning or Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a delicious morning or afternoon tea and tour the beautiful Rosewood Park gardens. We recommend allowing around 2 hours to enjoy the gardens. Cost is $20.00 per person and is limited to 60 people per session. Tickets can be booked on your entry form.
12:30pm and 2:00pmCalabria Family Wines Tasting and Tour

Come along for a wine tasting and tour at Calabria Family Wines. Allow 1 hour. Cost is $10 per person and is limited to 50 people per session.
5:30pm – 7:15pmVehicle Display at the Tourist Information Centre in Griffith

Food will be available from vendors in the car park, the Exies Club (approximately 100 metres away), or another local restaurant.
7:15pmGas Light Parade


Griffith to Altina Wildlife Park = approximately 46km

Catania Fruit Salad Farm, Griffith Regional Theatre, Rosewood Park, and Calabria Family Wines are all located within the general boundary of the Griffith district. The distances between them provided below:
Catania Fruit Salad Farm <-> Calabria Family Wines = 10.9km
Catania Fruit Salad Farm <-> Rosewood Park = 2.9km
Catania Fruit Salad Farm <-> Griffith Regional Theatre = 8.8km
Rosewood Park <-> Calabria Family Wines = 11.2km
Rosewood Park <-> Griffith Regional Theatre = 9.2km
Griffith Regional Theatre <-> Calabria Family Wines = 1.9km

Day 5 – Barellan and Weethalle – Friday 6th October

Today we start by visiting Barellan (approximately 54km from Griffith) for morning tea provided by the Country Women’s Association (CWA). Barellan was also the first town to have a CWA rest house, built in 1924, the same year as the hotel.

After morning tea we will head to Weethalle (approximately 58km from Barellan) for an optional lunch available to purchase through the meals package. Weethalle is a small farming community in the Bland Shire and is home to a number of attractions including the first completed silo art project in NSW. The town is also famous for the Weethalle Whistlestop, which is an historic train station, which has been restored and now runs as a tea room and craft shop. It is then approximately 100km to return to Griffith from Weethalle through Rankin Springs. Why not stop in Rankin Springs on the way back to Griffith for a visit to Wally’s Junk Art Gallery or the local pub.

ALTERNATIVE FOR SMALL CARS – Rather than continuing from morning tea at Barellan into Weethalle for lunch, return to Griffith from Barelllan having lunch in either Barellan, Yenda, or upon your return to Griffith. This alternate option is not recommended for those with a meals package as no meal replacement is available.

8:30am – 9:30amStart at the Yoogali Club
10:00am – 11:00amMorning Tea in Barellan provided by the CWA.
12:30pmOptional meals package lunch at Weethalle Showground. This lunch must be purchased through the optional meals package, which you can purchase when completing your entry form.

NOTE: If you have not purchased the meals package you will need to bring your own lunch today as there is no food available in Weethalle.

Day 6 – Yenda and Lake Wyangan – Saturday 7th October

We begin Day 6 with driving to Yenda for morning tea. Yenda is a small farming town 17km from Griffith, however our tour route will take us about 35km. Yenda is home to several lovely wineries and on the way to the beautiful Cocoparra National Park.

After morning tea we head to Lake Wyangan (approximately 18km from Yenda, however again our tour route will take us about 40km), for an optional lunch available to purchase through the meals package. Lake Wyangan is a recreational lake that was formed with the remnants of gypsum mine and a natural swamp. Located throughout the picnic area are numerous animal enclosures, home to roosters, hens, peacocks, geese, kangaroos, and deer.

After lunch you will have time to explore the local region. It is a 15km return to Griffith. It would be an excellent chance to visit the local wineries, or you could visit nearby Goolgowi (approximately 50km from Griffith).

8:30am – 9:30amStart at the Yoogali Club
10:30amMorning tea at Yenda Park

There are no tea and coffee facilities, so please bring your own thermos, tea, and coffee. Home made biscuits will be provided at the start of today’s run.
12:30pmOptional meals package lunch at Wyangan Dam. This lunch must be purchased through the optional meals package, which you can purchase when completing your entry form.

NOTE: If you have not purchased the meals package you will need to bring your own lunch today as there is no food available at Wyangan Dam.

Day 7 – Griffith – Sunday 8th October

If you can, we highly recommend walking the Griffith main street this morning to watch more than 700 volunteers construct the amazing Citrus Sculptures. These are not to be missed!

At lunch time join us for the optional Final Celebration Lunch at the Yoogali Club from 12:00pm. This is the final event of the tour. If you wish to attend, you can purchase lunch as part of you entry form.

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