The town of Narrandera is located adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River, at the intersection of the Newell Highway and the Sturt Highway at the centre of a diversely productive agricultural region.
Narrandera is a town located in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales. It lies on the junction of the Newell and Sturt highways, adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River, and it is the gateway to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.
Narrandera shares an airport with the neighbouring town of Leeton and offers daily services to Sydney, operated by Regional Express (REX).
Narrandera is served by a weekly NSW TrainLink Xplorer service operating between Sydney and Griffith. NSW TrainLink also operate a road coach service from Wagga Wagga to Griffith via Narrandera.
The major sources of employment in Narrandera are:
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail trade
- Accommodation and food services
- Education and training
- Public administration and safety
Narrandera District Hospital is a D1a peer grouped 34 bed community Hospital with surgery. It provides emergency, medical, surgical, maternity (shared care model), and paediatric services. Of the 34 beds, six are day surgery beds and four are bassinets. The regional referral Hospital is at Wagga, which is one hour away.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Narrandera.
Narrandera offers a range of options: a long day care option for children from six weeks to school age, preschool for children aged three to six, as well as an out of hours school care facility.
Narrandera has a Coles and IGA Supermarkets, newsagents, discount stores, furniture stores and a number of unique boutique stores. It is just over one hour from the major regional city of Wagga Wagga.
Places of worship located in Narrandera include, but are not limited to, Anglican, Catholic, CRC, Presbyterian, Uniting, Salvation Army and Seventh-day Adventist. The closest Mosque is an hour away in Wagga Wagga.
Malibu Series water Ski Tournament (February)
Narrandera Rodeo (February)
Narrandera John Obrien Bush Festival (March)
Narrandera Rod Run (March)
Annual Koala Count (April)
Camelia Show Narrandera (August)
Narrandera Show (September)
Murrumbidgee Sheepdog Championships (September/October)
Barellan Working Clydesdales and Heavy Horses (September/October)
Points of Interest
Narrandera a special charm that is enhanced by its tree-lined streets and elegant heritage buildings.
There are a range of diverse activities available including heritage walks, antique and boutique stores, golf and tennis. Narrandera’s picturesque natural treasures, the Murrumbidgee River, Lake Talbot, Bundidgerry Creek and Wetlands, offer all kinds of activities for outdoor lovers including water skiing, fishing, boating.
The Bundidgerry Walking Track passes through the local koala regeneration reserve and offers visitors the chance to spot these cuddly creatures in their natural habitat.
Each month has its own selection of special events in the town from the annual Australia Day celebrations and ANZAC March to NSW Water Skiing Championships, Cycle Classics and other sporting events as well as Sheep Dog Championships and Wooden Power Boat Regatta’s.
The John O’Brien Festival is held annually in mid-March (around St Patrick’s Day). It takes inspiration from Australian Bush Culture – its music, its poetry and its lifestyle. Poet’s breakfasts, bush and Irish music sessions, as well as top class performances ensures an event that is a fun and authentic country town experience.