Once dubbed “The Friendliest Town in NSW”, this rural centre in the Riverina about 80kms north of Wagga will surprise many campers with the diversity and excellence of remarkable places to visit and explore in the local area. From its historic architecture and displays to its current strong arts and crafts community, this town displays all the attributes of the quintessential Aussie strength of character, inventiveness and hospitality.
The showground campground is the perfect place to un-hitch the van and use as a base to get out and about to sample all the area has to offer. There is a choice of powered or unpowered level grassy sites to choose from, fairly open or sheltered depending upon your needs. Water is also available and the showground toilet and shower facilities are available to all campers.
Space and manoeuvrability are not a problem, with room for all types of set-up and rigs from tents to 5th wheelers easily accommodated. You’ll find all your supplies and services available in Temora and the strong local agricultural economy and active business community combine to ensure there are many interesting shops and small businesses to discover as well.
The energetic local arts and crafts groups create interesting works, one member of note being David Schlunke, whose paintings have been hung in the Wynne and Archibald exhibitions.
For the boating and fishing enthusiasts, nearby Lake Centenary is worth a visit, even it is only for a picnic on the shore. In town, there are no less than three fabulous museums to call in on – The Railway, The Rural and The Aviation Museums all have fantastic displays to enjoy.
HOW TO GET THERE
On the Northern side of Temora on Junee rd. turn east into Kitchener st, left on Lucas St then right onto Mimosa St. The showground’s are on the right and is well signposted.
There are 4 gates to enter showground with easy access for all types of vehicles.
Choose a spot and setup – caretaker will come to collect fees.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Call first for booking.
Fee is from $10/night for unpowered sites and $15/night for powered sites.
THINGS TO DO
Aviation Museum – world-class flying collection of Australian ex-military aircraft.
Rural Museum – Australia’s rural heritage and over an acre of treasures that have shaped this nation.
Railway Station – a museum of railway memorabilia.
Temora Heritage Tour – original buildings built as far back as 1880’s on a self-guided tour using brochures and heritage maps available at the Visitor Information Centre.
Lake Centenary – A water sport enthusiasts dream. Or simply enjoy a leisurely 2.7km picturesque walk on the path around the lake.
Ariah Park Heritage Tour – 25 minutes west of Temora – a village that has changed little since the roaring ’20s.