Temora is known as the friendliest town in NSW and is located just under an hour from the major regional city of Wagga Wagga.
Temora is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales with a reputation as the state’s friendliest town. It is located 420km south west of Sydney and just under an hour from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga.
Temora is in the heart of the grain growing area of southern NSW and is one of the largest wheat, canola, other cereals and wool producers in the state. It has the second largest honey producer in Australia.
The closest regional airport is in Wagga Wagga which is just under an hour’s drive from Temora and offers daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne.
Countrylink trains operate from Sydney and Melbourne to Cootamundra train station where they are met by a connecting bus service to transport passengers to Temora. The train to Melbourne includes a stop at Wagga which provides further links to Adelaide.
The major sources of employment in Temora are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Education and training
- Transport, postal and warehousing
Temora Health Service is a 34 bed D1a Community Hospital, of which 6 beds are bassinets. Services include radiology, emergency, general ward, theatre and obstetric services. Community health services include community nursing, generalist counselling, physiotherapy, mental health and transitional aged care. Additional services provided by visiting staff includes speech pathology, dietetics and occupational therapy.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Temora.
Victoria Street Surgery
Temora has a Woolworths, Target Country and Harvey Norman as well as number of unique boutique stores.
It is just under an hour’s drive to the major regional city of Wagga Wagga.
Places of worship located in Leeton include, but are not limited to, Anglican, Baptist and Catholic, Presbyterian, and Uniting churches.
The closest Mosques are in Young or Wagga Wagga which are both just under an hour’s drive from Temora.
Points of Interest
An extensive range of sporting options are available in Temora including AFL, Netball, Basketball, Polo Cross, Cricket, Golf, Greyhound racing, Little Athletics, motorcycle racing and pony club.
Take the kids to Temora Aviation Museum to see vintage military aircraft on a weekend when some of these rare planes are taken out for flights or take the Temora Air Show tour.
In nearby Ariah Park, you’ll find the 1920s Heritage Village, with its attractive, nostalgic feel. Here, you can marvel at beautiful old architecture and shop for antiques.
Lake Centenary, just north of the town, is a man-made centre for aquatic enthusiasts – whether it is power boating, waterskiing, sailing, canoeing, using the paddle boats, or just swimming. The 55 hectare lake has an excellent boat ramp as well as landscaped picnic facilities. It is an ideal venue for a relaxing day out. The Temora V8 Jetboats host a number of rounds of the Australian Formula Jet Sprint championships each year.