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Narrandera is 562 km south west of Sydney, and lies in the centre of the Riverina, along the Murrumbidgee River. Narrandera is also reasonably close to Melbourne, Canberra, Albury and Adelaide. The name Narrandera comes from the Wiradjuri Aboriginal word for "place of goanna". The first European to discover Narrandera was Capt Sturt in 1829.
Narrandera region produces many crops including lavender, olives, rice, citrus fruits, vegetables, wine grapes, deer farming and aquaculture. The town's population is approximately 4 700. Narrandera has 2 highways passing by, the Sturt and the Newell, making it a strategic town for industry and transport.
Narrandera is a picturesque town with elegant and beautiful historically important buildings on tree lined strtees, and has been declared an Urban Conservation Area by the National Trust. Those who enjoy water activities need look no further than Lake Talbot or the Murrumbidgee. Lovers of history are well catered with the heritage tour and museums. There is also a golf course.
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The Narrandera Camellia Show is held each year in August in the Narrandera Ex-Serviceman's Club in Bolton St. This show has been running for 35 years and highlights up to 1 000 of the region's very finest camellia blooms. The Narrandera District Garden Club organizes the Camellia Show which runs from 2pm to 6pm on a Friday afternoon and 9am to 5pm on a Saturday. This show does incur an entry fee.
The Narrandara Rod Run has been running every Easter for 25 years. The Rod Run goes for 4 days and includes trade stands, events for kids, live bands, the Easter Bunny, Rock'n'Roll dance, Show'n'Shine, Trivia night, Novelty run, Top Rod, and Custom. Hot Rod Nationals have been staged in Narrandera since the 1970's. The Show'n'Shine starts in Narrandera Park from Saturday noon, and the very popular Cruising the Main starts from Saturday 6pm in East ST.
John O'Brien Festival is held in March and is a festival of Australian word & song, bush poetry readings, dance, bush craft and Irish music. This festival is named for Narrandera's poet Father Patrick Hartigan, who as John O’Brien wrote "Around the Boree Log". This festival celebrates Irish-Australian culture and features bush dancing, busking, comedy shows, pub sessions, a parade, art exhibition, craft fair, and plenty of activities for children. This is a firm favourite with both bush poets and folk musicians. For the children there is a teddy bear's picnic, a creative kids carnival, and a billy cart race.
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Flights Rex Airlines provides up to 4 flights per day between Narrandera and Sydney Monday to Friday. Flights out of Narrandera start at 8am and finish up at 7.20 pm. Flights out of Sydney start at 7.55 am, and finish up at 6.35 pom. On a Saturday there are 2 flights out of Narrandera and 1 from Sydney. On a Sunday there are 2 flights each way. The flight is 1 hour and 15 minutes.