Griffith is a relatively small town, located in the New South Wales region of Australia. Established in 1916, Griffith was named after the first minister of Public Works in New South Wales. Even if it has a history of more than 90 years, it was only in 1987 that Griffith was proclaimed a city. Moreover, until 2010, Griffith did not even had traffic lights, which is weird considering that it has a population of more than 16.000.
It may be thus hard to believe that Griffith is one of the main commercial centres of the area, comprising more than 8 shopping centres and complexes, including Griffith Plaza, Griffith Central and Driver Shopping Complex. When visiting Griffith, tourists will also get the chance to witness many events and festivals, where they will definitely have an excellent time.
Top Attractions within Griffith
The Pioneer Park Museum was established in 1967. Spanning on 40 hectares, it comprises 40 historical buildings. Besides learning a lot about the history and traditions of the place, you will also be able to enjoy relaxing activities, like a picnic, barbecue or luncheon. The natural bushland hosts an impressive number of bird species.
The Griffith Regional Art Gallery will give you a taste of the Australian culture. Comprising an extraordinary collection of Australian art, the gallery is also a great place for exhibitions, which are being held here about 12 times a year.
The Hermit's Cave is an impressive complex of stone structures, dating back to 1936 and spanning on 16 hectares. It is considered an Australian heritage site, because the shelters, linking bridges, paths, stairways and terraced gardens, are unique and rare exhibits of an Australian hermit's domain.
The Griffith Wetlands Important Bird Area is one of the most spectacular attractions you will see here in Griffith. With an impressive number of animal and bird species, this place becomes the perfect choice for spending a nice and relaxing day with your family, in the core of the nature. The large number of endangered birds that live here is the reason why this place is considered an 'important bird area'.