Temora is a beautiful country town about 90km north of Wagga Wagga in the Riverina region of New South Wales, making it the perfect place to base yourself to explore the area. If you’re longing for a serene and refreshing new place to discover, put Temora in your bucket list.
Temora loves campers and caravanners and provides for them in many ways. It has a wide array of landscapes and ‘feels’ to offer along with the town’s golden history, strong industry, welcoming community, and nature that’s right in every corner. You will need more than few days to truly appreciate all that it has to offer.
Temora was first inhabited by the Wiradjuri people who lived simply and the same modesty was adapted by the first Europeans who settled in. Farming quickly became the main industry, with wheat and wool as the most popular produce. The town also has a rich history in the Railway and Aviation industries.
Things to Do and See
Temora is a well serviced town with all the supplies you will need, including two supermarkets, banks, medical facilities, loads of cafes and a wide array of lifestyle shopping. Exploring the CBD will allow you to discover more of the town’s heritage. There are biking or hiking trails in the nature reserves. The railway precinct is also a must-see, and the architecture gives a feeling of being a time traveller.
Below are just a few of the things you should put on your Temora list:
If you Love flying Temora is the place to be. Featuring its own Aerodrome and Aviation Museum, it also has the ideal conditions that make it perfect for Gliding and Hot Air Ballooning. The Aviation Museum is unique in that many of the aircraft in the collection are still airworthy and flown on a regular basis during twice monthly showcase days and an annual Major Airshow. To find out more visit Temora Aviation Museum
Da Vinci Exhibition Launch
Lake Centenary on the northern outskirts of town is a stunning lake offering a range of water activities for everyone. From power boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, fishing and swimming, to just taking the Lake Loop path and enjoying the sunset views. There is also a boat ramp to launch your own craft however the lake is sometimes closed for major events as it features a V8 Jetsprint boat racing course.
Was established in 2011 as a hub to proudly showcase the history of the town. Featuring the Temora Rural Museum and the Ambulance Museum which houses the largest collection of Ambulance memorabilia in NSW. It also hosts a constant stream of activities, events and exhibitions.
Step back in time to the 1920’s. Just 20 minutes west of Temora, this small village boasts wide peppercorn tree lined streets and a streetscape that has changed little since the village was a prosperous town in the 1920’s.
Welcome to the village of wowsers, bowsers and peppercorn trees
Temora also boasts the stunning Canola trial which meanders through the countryside through charming towns and quite villages along the way. The Canola trail can be undertaken in one day or several, stopping at various locations along the way with accommodation ranging from Caravan Parks, Free Camps and Farm Stays.
Scenes from the beautiful Canola Trail
The Temora RV Muster
An event especially for the RV enthusiasts, the Temora RV Muster is held in April and offers a week of festivities for like-minded caravanners, campers and motor home enthusiasts. Get to tour Museums, the Licorice Factory and Coolamon’s new Cheese Factory. The Market Day is a fun day too! For more information visit Temora RV Muster
A gathering of RV enthusiasts
Taste Riverina Festival
Is a month-long ‘menu of events’ during October each year, celebrating the year’s harvest, showcasing food, wine, beer and agricultural produce and experiences across the Riverina.
Taste Riverina is a collaboration of the region’s food producers and other industry champions who inspire people in the Riverina and beyond to eat better food by providing opportunities to celebrate, experience, understand and become advocates for locally-produced food.
Fresh local produce
Mary Gilmore Festival
A country music festival held in October each year and featuring various artists from around the country. Spanning over five days, the festival includes a variety of market stalls and a quilt show to finish off the festivities. For more details visit Mary Gilmore Festival
Siggy Colwill’s Teapot Collection will be displayed
Where to Stay
Temora Airfield Tourist Park Caravans and Camping
Offers powered and un-powered grass sites with sealed roadways, suitable for caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, and big rigs with area suitable for tents and also offers alternative accommodation.
Temora Caravan Park
Refurbished modern amenities, laundry facilities and free BBQ facilities are for you to enjoy with wide range of well-maintained recreation facilities, powered and unpowered sites and much more.
Temora Railway Station Free Camp
Located in the heart of town, the site offers basic facilities and is suitable for fully self-contained caravans and motorhomes only. The Campsite is adjacent to the restored Temora Railway Station and Federal Park.
Fairview Off-Grid Camping
Come bush walking, hill climbing, bird watching, bike riding, or simply enjoy the vast space and peace and quiet they are offering. The perfect place for families, or anyone to enjoy.
Conveniently located short drive to the town, the showground welcomes campers of all types with its basic facilities and grassy open area.
Ariah Park Camping Ground
Known as the village of wowsers, bowsers and peppercorn trees, Ariah Park Camping Ground is a picturesque area and a perfect base to explore the peaceful town .