LEETON

Leeton is a young and very prosperous town just some 20k from Narrandera. But Leeton is a town that is not on a major highway, but nonetheless is a town that has it all. This is a town where heritage management is clearly at work.

The town has won numerous tidy town awards.

Leeton holds a number of town landmarks, including the Roxy Theatre, War Memorial, Madonna Place, St Peter's Church, and the historic Hydro Motor Inn which are located in the centre of town. Leeton's areas are also based around large towers that store the town's water and provide a striking feature of each section of town.

During 1914 and 1915 an abattoirs and canning factory were established in the town.

In August 1913 Walter Burley Griffin visited the town to complete its design.

In 1919 the Hydro Hotel was constructed for Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission executives to stay whilst in Leeton but was not licensed to sell alcohol until 1924 when the alcohol prohibition in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area was lifted.

There are three pubs in the cbd a hotel at Yanco the 5k distant village. All classic and ‘old’ hotels.

The Catholic Church in Leeton is a great design and offer.

The churches are a mix of the century old and the modern Anglican.

The Leeton War Memorial is located in the cbd.

The Museum is at the nearby village of Yanco.

Leeton is a really nice place and stopover is recommended.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course