This walking track consists of three loop sections and takes you along well worn tracks beside Lake Talbot, the Murrumbidgee River and through bushland. The first and shortest loop is 3 kilometres long, the second is the Lake Talbot Loop which is 7 kilometres long and the third is the Murrumbidgee River Loop which is 11 kilometres long. The best time for a walk is early morning when there is plenty of wildlife about such as Kangaroos, Parrots, Currawongs, Magpies, Galahs, Willie Wagtails and Kingfishers. The track was designed to take advantage of the natural features such as rocky hills, gullies, high river banks, sandy beaches, irrigation channels and in some cases rough vehicular tracks. A map of the track is available from the Visitor Information Centre which is on the corner of the Newell Highway and Bolton Street.
Turn east off the Newell Highway, 400 metres south of the Information Centre onto Larmer Street. Take the 1st right onto Melbourne Street, then the 1st right onto Lake Drive. Travel 1 kilometre to the public swimming pool. The walk starts from behind the swimming pool.
Experience free-ranging kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and an abundance of native bird life as you traverse the 3 kilometres of picturesque Narrandera Flora and Fauna Reserve. The 1.5 hour guided walk provides an insight into the conservation status of the local river red gum forest, flood plain ecology and surrounding environment. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Talbot and the Murrumbidgee River where you may see the elusive and iconic Australian animal, the platypus
Guided tours can be arranged through the Narrandera Visitor Information Centre.
Set next to beautiful parkland and a small lake, the John Lake Fisheries Centre is a modern educational facility that contains live fish exhibits and informative videos, that will interest everyone. The Centre fulfils roles including breeding, conservation, aquaculture and community education. It also features an aquarium with many fish species of the Murray Darling system in particular the icon of the river system, the mighty Murray Cod. Make the most of your visit to the centre with a barbecue or picnic on the beautiful lawns and garden areas. There are guided tours commencing daily at 9:00am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm for both individual visitors and groups. To arrange a tour, please call the John Lake Centre on (02) 6959 9026.
Travel south along the Newell Highway from the Narrandera Information Centre for 2 kilometres, then veer left onto the Sturt Highway towards Wagga Wagga. Travel 2.5 kilometres then turn left onto Buckingbong Road (There is a large 'Freshwater Aquarium' sign at the turnoff. The entrance to the John Lake Centre is 700 metres on the right.
The story of Narrandera's development is told on a series of storyboards and images on the wall in a short pedestrian laneway in the main street.
Turn east off the Newell Highway opposite the Narrandera Information Centre onto Bolton Street. Take the 1st right onto East Street and the laneway is 60 metres on the left beside the Amcal Chemist store.
There is a lot to see and do at this park with its amazing adventure and toddler playgrounds which are loads of fun and free of charge. There are plenty of parking space, picnic tables, electric barbecues, toilets, rubbish bins and shady trees. There is also a walking track around the perimeter of the park where you will see bottle trees. Adjacent to the park is a sports arena where there is a small zoo and the Narrandera Visitor Information Centre.
The park is located on the Newell Highway between Bolton Street and Twynam Street.
These wetlands are fed by stormwater from the town and is a haven for an amazing variety of water birds. The bird hides, which are painted in local Wiradjuri themes, make an ideal spot to watch them go about there daily lives. The walking track that hugs the perimeter of the wetlands allows visitors to view it from a number of vantage points. The wetlands are open permanently to allow for dawn and dusk visits, which are the best times to go.
Turn west off the Newell Highway, 1 kilometre south of the Information Centre and 200 metres north of the Murrumbidgee River bridge where it is signposted to Narrandera Wetlands. From there just follow the signs.
This little museum is in an historic old building. It was established in 1968 and holds some extremely interesting and important items. On display is the scarlet coloured merino cloak worn by New South Wales Governor and wool pioneer John Macarthur which is the only one of its kind in the world. Amongst some of other things on display are a valuable shell collection, a set of silver ingots marking 1,000 years of monarchy, a Telecom equipment display and navigation maps of the early riverboat trade on the Murrumbidgee River.
Located 150 metres south of the Information Centre, diagonally across from the Narrandera Park sign, on the corner of the Newell Highway and Twynam Street.
This weir was built across the Murrumbidgee River in 1929 to regulate the flow of water to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (M.I.A.) It was reconstructed in 1980 with a fixed wall and separate gated control structure. There is a car park at the weir as well as picnic tables, barbecues and toilet facilities. Activities such as swimming, fishing and boating are very popular activities and it can be accessed at all times.
Travel south from the Narrandera Information Centre for 2 kilometres, then veer right onto the Sturt Highway towards Hay and Jerilderie. After 750 metres continue straight ahead towards Hay. Travel 14 kilometres then turn right onto Yanco Weir Road. Follow this unsealed road for 500 metres, turn right at the T-intersection and the river and weir are another 1.5 kilometres.