RAMSAR Listed Wetlands
The Leeton Shire is home to two major RAMSAR listed wetlands – Fivebough Wetlands and Tuckerbil Wetlands, which provide scenic walks through spectacular landscapes, captivating birdlife watching (or twitching) and sites of great significance to the local Wiradjuri people. In 2002, both Fivebough and Tuckerbil wetlands were recognised under the Convention of Wetlands of International Importance (RAMSAR Accreditations).
Leeton Shire boasts over 20 parks, 14 of which contain playgrounds. Many have BBQ and picnic facilities, lush green lawns, trees and gardens. The major parks include Mountford Park, Graham Park and McCaughey Park.
Clubs (sport, arts, social)
Leeton offers a variety of sports and facilities including:
- Leeton Golf Club
- Leeton Sporting Complex
- Tennis Courts
- Skate Park
- Cycling Paths
- Leeton Swimming Pool
Leeton Shire Council values the importance of arts and culture in our lives and is proud to provide a large range of experiences and venues for our community. We are active members of the Western Riverina Arts organisation as well as providing high quality venues such as the Roxy Theatre, the library, Henry Lawson Cottage and others.
The community has an extensive calendar of events and Council is pleased to partner with other organisations in delivering these. The Penny Paniz Memorial Arts Acquisitive Competition, The Leeton Town Band Outback Spectacular and the Eisteddfod are just a few examples of the rich experiences on offer.
For more information on the local arts community please visit the Western Riverina Arts website at www.westrivarts.com.au
With its beautiful Art Deco design and grand interior, The Roxy Community Theatre is one of the oldest cinemas in Australia. Opened in the heyday era of film, the iconic Leeton landmark is steeped in history – and its charm, elegance and ambiance continue to be drawcards today. The Leeton community loves The Roxy – and visitors to Leeton do, too!
The Roxy opened on 7 April 1930 – a grand occasion, where the capacity audience enjoyed a screening of The Black Watch. The theatre was named after the largest picture theatre in the world, The Roxy Theatre in New York. Today, it’s a multi-function centre featuring regular movie screenings, live theatre and entertainment, and is a versatile event space.
You’ll never be short of things to do in Leeton Shire! During your stay we urge you to visit and enjoy our many local attractions such as local wineries, the RAMSAR listed Fivebough Wetlands, our industry leaders in agriculture, the mighty Murrumbidgee River and the majestic Art Deco Roxy Theatre just to name a few. The friendly team at the Leeton Visitors Centre are only happy to assist you in making your way to any of our wonderful attractions whilst you’re in town.
Here’s just a sample of what Leeton has to offer.
Leeton is one of the region’s leaders when it comes to community events. It’s rare to find a weekend in town where there isn’t something taking place! Whether it be a small town fete, a monthly market or our enviable biennial Leeton SunRice Festival; Leeton provides numerous opportunities for visitors and locals alike to get out and enjoy the friendly community atmosphere.
Leeton Shire is home to two award-winning wineries to tempt you, each with a cellar door offering tastings The Riverina is the largest wine grape growing region in New South Wales, producing about 300,000 tonnes of quality wine grapes every year. The Riverina grows about 40 varieties of grapes, but Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz are the most common varieties, comprising about 54% of the region’s vines.
RAMSAR Listed Wetlands
The Leeton Shire is home to two major RAMSAR listed wetlands – Fivebough Wetlands and Tuckerbil Wetlands, which provide scenic walks through spectacular landscapes, captivating birdlife watching (or twitching) and sites of great significance to the local Wiradjuri people.
Altina Wildlife Safari Park
Griffith City Park