The charming city of Griffith is a popular destination for wine lovers from all over the world, as the beautiful Riverina region of New South Wales is known as one of Australia’s best sources of quality reds and whites. There are plenty of cellars opening their doors for tours and tasting, with a host of restaurants ready to offer the perfect meal to match your favourite tipple. Further to its rich food and wine culture, the city also offers plenty of modern attractions, galleries, museums and stunning open spaces.
As with any other Australian city, Griffith has a superb range of options when it comes to looking for accommodation. Where you choose to stay will of course depend on the reason for your visit, however serviced apartments are often the best choice for those making an extended stay in the area.
Griffith is a great city in which to relax and simply enjoy a host of cultural pursuits. Whereas much of Australia is known for its extreme sports, Griffith is known for its offering of fine wine, world-class dining experience and a friendly, social atmosphere in which to enjoy them. Many visitors find it is one of Australia’s best locations for a more refined city break.
Of course, wine is big business in the region and the numerous wineries and cellars that call Griffith home are an attraction in themselves - with many offering tours, tastings and learning experiences catering for tourists. The sprawling vineyards also mean the area is perfect for trekking, cycling and even horseback riding.
Another great feature of Griffith is its location - those planning on touring Australia’s New South Wales region will find that they can reach Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne from the city, as well as numerous areas of outstanding natural beauty, making Griffith the ideal starting point for a multi-stage holiday.
Griffith has plenty of fantastic places to eat, with plenty of world cuisines on offer, as well as local specialties. Limone Dining, Novus Restaurant and La Scala represent the more high end restaurants, whilst Zecca Handmade Italian and Il Corso Cafe Griffith offer superb European cuisine in a more social setting. Alternatively, for something more exotic, there’s places like 99 Spices Indian Restaurant or Boonma Thai Cuisine.
Griffith is a modern city with plenty of modern shopping facilities. Griffith Plaza and Griffith Central Shopping Centre are the places to go if you want everything within easy reach, as together they play host to numerous fashion retailers, homeware stores and electronics retailers. There are also plenty of independent retailers in the central area, including Griffith Health Food Shop, Cupid & Beau and the Reject Shop.
Griffith has a diverse range of attractions, catering for all tastes. For those interested in history, there’s Griffith Pioneer Park Museum and Griffith War Memorial Museum, whilst those seeking more modern attractions can check out Griffith War Memorial Museum or Griffith City Cinemas. Alternatively, there’s also the famous Durif wineries, which offer visitor tours and tastings.
Griffith has an extensive public transport infrastructure, offered by TransLink. A combination of light rail, bus and train services make it easy to reach all the major points of interest and fares can be paid for using the Go Card - the city’s contactless payment system. Griffith’s convenient layout also makes it a great place to explore either on foot or by bicycle - especially if you plan on exploring the wine regions nearby.
Griffith has a robust economy, largely driven by agriculture, food services and wine. The region’s biggest employer, the Baiada Group is based locally, as well as other agricultural firms such as DB Group, Broidal and Agri-Labour Suppliers. There’s also plenty of wine farms operating locally, such as Casella Winery, De Bortoli Wines and Calabria Wines.