Yenda is a town in My Riverina, located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east of Griffith, 65 kilometres (40 mi) north-west of Narrandera, and 550 kilometres (340 mi) west of Sydney.
It sits in the famous Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area where most of the original 15-acre farms have been consolidated into large vineyards.
In 1940, Yenda had two clothing stores, two bakers, two butchers, two grocery stores, two barbers, one newsagency, one pharmacy, one cinema, one Greek restaurant and one bank but residents now do their shopping in nearby Griffith, which is why the creation of this My Riverina website is so important – you get to shop locally within Yenda, no matter where you are, either far away or within Yenda itself!
One of the most iconic sites in the Yenda area is vineyards, producing about 70% of the wine for New South Wales.
However, Yenda is also known for its rice paddies fed by the irrigation system as well as stone and citrus fruit orchards, market gardens producing vegetables, and poultry farms.
When you visit, be sure to visit Cocoparra National Park, with its waterfalls, gorges, and bush walks, where more than 150 species of birds call home.
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