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Narrandera is a town within the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA), a major farming region in New South Wales, Australia. Regarded as the gateway to the MIA region, it has a population of around 4,000 people (2012 estimate).

Guide to Narrandera Hotels

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Narrandera, New South Wales
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More on Narrandera

The first European to arrive in Narrandera was the Australian explorer Captain Charles Sturt, who passed through the district in 1829. The name narrandera comes from the Wiradjuri language for the frill-necked lizard. The town was established on the Murrumbidgee River.

Before the arrival of white settlers, the area was inhabited by the Narrungderra tribe of indigenous people. White settlers brought diseases and hostility that decimated the Aborigines. Following a major clash, there was only one Aborigine survivor.

Today Narrandera, with the neighboring city of Leeton, are at the heart of New South Wales's agricultural region. Narrandera marks the transition between the dry-land area to the east, ideal for cereal crops, sheep and wool production, and the irrigated west, ideal for rice, citrus, wine grapes and potatoes.

Bendigo Bank Building, Narrandera
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Visiting Narrandera

There are train and coach services by Countrylink from Sydney on selected days of the week. If going there by car, take the National Highway 31 from Sydney, then continue west on National Highway 20 until you reach Narrandera.

Places of Interest in Narrandera

  1. Narrandera Fig Tree
    A 150-year-old fig tree on the corner of King and Cadell Streets.

  2. Narrandera Memorial Gardens
    Public gardens in Narrandera. It includes the Hankinson Fountain manufactured by the Royal Doulton Company of England.