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Griffith, NSW – rural remote contract
This is a great location for a rural remote placement, and a great option for a first time rural remote placement. This town is known for its wine, Italian cuisine and hiking.
- A major regional city in the Murrumbidgee area of NSW
- Population of over 26, 000
- Over 70 nationalities living in the town of Griffith – very multicultural
- Surrounded by vineyards, orchards, cereal crops, pasture, and rice fields
- Part of the Riverina wine region
GRIFFITH BASE HOSPITAL
119 bed facility
Emergency Department (ED) – 15 bed spaces + 19,500 presentations per year. Senior doctors on duty every shift.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Operating theatre – 2,500 operations per year
Maternity – 10 beds + 600 birth per year
Specialities: Emergency medicine, critical care, general medicine, surgery, paediatric, oncology, obstetrics, respiratory medicine, renal dialysis, hospital in the home and rehabilitation
Additional services: Physiotherapy, dietetics, social work, pharmacy, occupational therapy, and Aboriginal health.
Diagnostic services: Pathology, CAT scans, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and general X-ray
THE TOWN OF GRIFFITH
They have TAXI’s available
You can buy a cheap bicycle there to zoom around if you don’t have a car (careful of the catheads/aka bindies)
If you do have a car (as you can choose to fly or drive to contracts) it is only a few hours’ drive to spend a weekend away:
4 hours to Canberra
5 hours to Melbourne
6 hours to Sydney
Kmart, Target, Big W, McDonald’s, KFC, Aldi, Woolworths, Cole’s
This restaurant is SO popular within Griffith. It offers mouth-watering food inspired from Southern Italy cuisine with a twist of Australian cuisine.
The gnocchi, It is OUT OF THIS WORLD! NO KIDDING. The gnocchi Gorgonzola is legit the best dish that’s ever entered my mouth. Yum! Plus, the 3-cheese rocket pizza is always a hit!
Open 7 days a week
188 Banna Ave
Griffith’s Italian Heritage oozes out of these bakeries. Now there are TWO of these on the exact same street. The one near the domino’s is the bigger one. Go to that one!
Chicken chippies are so popular! Little strips of crumbed chicken strips!
Limone is amazing for some fine dining. A little treat to yourself during your contract.
The building itself is constructed almost entirely from recycled materials, reclaimed from within the local area. The produce is supported by their own farm, where much of the produce is picked daily. They also have degustation’s available.
Breakfast Monday – Saturday 0700 – 1100
Lunch Monday – Saturday 11am – 2pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday from 6pm
482 Banna Avenue, Griffith, NSW (02) 6962 3777
THINGS TO DO:
PICCOLO FAMILY FARM
Fully functional farm that supplies restaurants with fresh produce daily. Sitting on 20 acres and sitting just outside Griffith with a Farm to fork approach. Check the website for upcoming events such as farm tour, live music, intimate garden lunches, produce, and wine experiences and cooking demos/classes.
Lake Wyangan was formed in 1957 using the remains of a gypsum mine and a natural swamp area. It is only a short drive from the city centre (approx 10 minutes). Lake Wyangan offers a delightful setting for a picnic, and you have the options of sheltered picnic areas or barbecue facilities that are found throughout the large, grassed reserve. Free camping is permitted.
Cocoparra National Park
Fabulous for bushwalking and birdwatching, and within a half hour drive of Griffith in the Riverina
This is the most gorgeous winery. It has a great atmosphere, the best sales hosts, and you can even meet Shadow, the winery dog (as seen in photo above)
You get placed at a table, and they will come over and pour the wines and talk about the wine in detail. You can also pre order cheese boards which is highly recommend (they are delicious)
Fun fact: shadow the dog is deaf and mostly blind. But can sniff out a human nearby and loves pats.
178 Myall Park Road
Yenda, New South Wales, 2681
(02) 6968 1125
Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
This winery is a gorgeous and very close within the Griffith town.
Tasting packages from $10 – $90
RIVERINA, GRIFFITH CELLAR DOOR
Open 9.00am – 5.00pm weekdays and 10.00am – 4.00pm weekends
1283 Brayne Road, NSW, Griffith 2680 Australia
Ph: +61 2 6969 0850
This is a very famous winery that is known worldwide.
Tasting packages from $5 to $25
De Bortoli Road
Bilbul NSW 2680
(02) 6966 0100
ALTINA WILDLIFE PARK
You MUST visit Altina Wildlife Park! It is only a 40-minute drive from Griffith. The Zoo-fari is like no other, where you meet the animals up close and personal with your guide whilst travelling in style on a personalised horse-drawn cart. Altina’s guides take all visitors around the park to meet the animals during their daily feed times, to see these magnificent animals closer than you ever thought possible. The guided tour around the park goes for 2.5 hours and is the only way to see Altina’s animals, spots fill up fast, so be sure to book for your experience of a lifetime.
For something a little more exciting, try our Behind The Scenes Encounters where you feed and have the ultimate Altina experience with your chosen animals.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – PH: 0412 060 342 http://www.altinawildlife.com/