The Swan Hill region is the centre of Australia’s fresh stone fruit industry, where each season brings different varieties to tempt you. The Mediterranean climate and soils are ideal for the consistent production of quality produce, and the area in and around Woorinen – just 10 minutes’ drive north-west of Swan Hill centre – is the beating heart of this delicious, thriving fruit industry.
Head not far out on the Woorinen Road and you’ll find yourself surrounded by orchards. There’s also a mountain bike track linking Woorinen South to Swan Hill.
Keep an eye out for farm gate sales. Summer is a bumper time to purchase the freshest, tastiest just-picked peaches, grapes, fresh vegetables and more!
In town, quench your thirst at the Woorinen South Tavern and view Syd’s Private Collection – a 30plusyear gathering of classic motorbikes, scale model cars, photographs and district memorabilia. It’s been lovingly curated by Syd, who will show you around if you call ahead.
The locals know how to put on a good time, creating popular annual events like the Vintage Rally and Tractor Pull in April and the Winter Fire Festival.
If you are in town over football and netball season, make sure you stop to watch a classic game in a classic setting. You will see what truly makes this community come alive. The Woorinen Football & Netball Club was founded in 1919, they won their first premiership in 1924 and haven’t slowed down since.
Before leaving Woorinen, be sure to stretch your legs on an afternoon walk in the nearby bush reserve. Visit Discover More Woorinen
for a downloadable map of the Woorinen region, including photos, videos.