29 February 2024

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (2 - 8 February)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Lake Talbot Water Park.

Time to take a slide in Narrandera. Photo: Lake Talbot Water Park.

Want some adrenalin-pumping action over the weekend? Head to Temora for the 2024 V8 Superboats Championship.

Need a chillout weekend? ‘Lazy Sundays at The Wild Vines’ is the place to be.

Three new releases hit Forum 6 this week.

Don’t miss out on your chance to pick the freshest strawberries the region has to offer at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream.

Try wine tasting at Calabria Family Wines.

Market lovers have plenty to shop for at Griffith Rotary Markets and Riverina Producers’ Market this week.

With temperatures set to soar, cool down at the Lake Talbot Water Park in Narrandera.

Acoustic duo Jerry and George will be performing at Coolamon Up-to-Date Store Back Stage.

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Catch the latest release at Forum 6.

Catch the latest release at Forum 6. Photo: Collage – Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Forum 6 Cinemas

When: Various times between 10 am and 8:30 pm
Where: 77 Trail Street, Wagga
Cost: Various. Tickets can be purchased at Forum 6.

This weekend presents the perfect opportunity to head to the cinema and check out one of the latest blockbusters.

Argylle, starring Henry Cavil, Dua Lipa, Sofia Boutella, Bryce Dallas Howard, Samuel L Jackson, Bryan Cranston and Catherine O’Hara, is a reclusive author who writes espionage novels about a secret agent and a global spy syndicate only to find out her books mirror real events in real time.

Force of Nature: The Dry 2 follows federal agents Aaron Falk and Carmen Cooper (Eric Bana and Deborra-Lee Furness) as they head into the mountains to find their missing informant.

Priscilla follows the life of Priscilla Beaulieu and her complicated relationship with Elvis Presley.

Calabria Family Wines.

Taste wine at Calabria Family Wines. Photo: Calabria Family Wines.

Griffith Cellar Door Tasting Flight

When: All week, 10:45 am, noon and 2 pm
Where: Calabria Family Wines, 1283 Brayne Road, Griffith
Cost: Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Calabria Family Wines.

Calabria Family Wines is offering a seated guided tasting flight at the Cellar Door Bar from a selection of eight wines from their portfolio with a complimentary platter.


Lake Talbot Water Park in Narrandera is a must in summer. Photo: Narrandera Shire Council.

Watersliding at Narrandera

When: Monday to Friday, 6 to 8 am, then 10 am to 7 pm; weekends, 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Lake Talbot Water Park, Narrandera
Cost: $2 to $4.

After a late start to summer, it’s time to hit the pool, and the Lake Talbot Water Park in Narrandera Shire is the best place to do it.

Right next to the lake, you’ll find four swimming pools, terraced lawns, barbecues and, of course, the slides, including a high-speed ‘dual racer’ that allows for two people to slide at a time!


Strawberries are ripe for the picking at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream. Photo: Bidgee Strawberries and Cream.

Strawberry picking

When: 9 am to 3 pm, all week
Where: Bidgee Strawberries and Cream, Billagha Street, Wagga
Cost: $5 per person or $16 per family.

A great activity for the family to get outside and enjoy some amazing local produce.

You can learn about hydroponic farming, pat and feed the sheep, check out the beehives and, best of all, taste test the two varieties of strawberries and the homemade strawberry sorbet and ice cream.


V8 Superboats Championship

Lake Centenary is set to host thrilling jet boat action. Photo: V8 Superboats.

V8 Superboats Championship – Round #4

When: Saturday 3 February, 12 am to 6 pm
Where: Lake Centenary, Temora
Cost: Family (2 adults 2 children) $74.50, adult (16+) $33.15, pensioner $27.55 child (6+) $11.25, child (U6) free and can be purchased at oztix.

Head to Lake Centenary at Temora with the family and take your chairs, pop-up tents and picnic rugs for a great day as the V8 Superboats take over the water.


Chill out at The Wild Vine this Sunday.

Chill out at The Wild Vine this Sunday. Photo: iStock/NaPeter.

Lazy Sundays at The Wild Vine

When: Sunday 4 February, noon to 3 pm
Where: The Wild Vine, 1313 Oura Road, Wagga
Cost: Various. Follow the link to make your reservation. For group bookings of more than 20, a deposit will be charged.

Head to The Wild Vine this Sunday for a relaxing afternoon surrounded by picturesque country views and enjoy great food, music and wine.

Jerry & George.

Acoustic duo Jerry and George will be performing at Coolamon Up-to-Date Store Back Stage. Photo: Jerry & George.

Live Music Sets – Jerry & George

When: Sunday 4 February, 4 to 7 pm
Where: Coolamon Up-to-Date Store Back Stage – Loughnan Street Coolamon
Cost: Free.

Check out the acoustic duo Jerry and George at the Coolamon Up-to-Date Store Back Stage with your family and friends. BYO chair, rug and drinks.

The Griffith Rotary Market

The Griffith Rotary Market will be held every Sunday. Photo: VisitNSW.

Griffith Rotary Market

When: Sunday 4 February, 7:30 am to noon
Where: Griffith Showground, Murrumbidgee Avenue, Griffith
Cost: Gold coin donation.

Head to the Rotary Sunday Markets at the Griffith Showground to get your hands on the Riverina’s freshest fruit and veg, eggs, chutneys, cakes and other homemade goodies.

There will be fresh coffee and bacon and eggs too!


Riverina Producers' Market

Riverina Producers’ Market is on every Thursday at the Wagga Wagga Showground. Photo: VisitNSW.

Riverina Producers’ Market

When: Thursday 8 February, 1 to 6:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke Street, Wagga
Cost: Various.

The Riverina Producers’ Market is bustling every Thursday at the Wagga Showground, featuring the Riverina’s local producers and the best of what they have to offer – eggs, chocolates, fruits, veggies and more.

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