For those interested in taking a weekend trip, a day trip, or even an extended trip to somewhere that offers something different and unique, Temora is the town to visit.
The Riverina town, best-known for it’s impressive aviation museum, lies 164km south of Forbes and takes approximately 1:45 hours to reach via the Newell Highway. The population of Temora is about 6,000.
Temora is packed with museums, sporting and recreational facilities, boasts a boutique cinema, and a thriving town centre, all surrounded by natural beauty. A visit this time of year would see a drier outlook, but temperatures into the 30s provide warm and sunny conditions for all purposes to visit Temora.
Temperatures in Autumn and Spring are very comfortable, sitting around the mid-20s, and the colours around town normally stay green with local agricultural growth, and even yellow when canola growing peaks. Colourful seasonal trees and plants are on show in Autumn as leaves start to fall.
Winter sees temperatures drop into the teens, but with so many museums and
shops to visit, it is still well worth the trip. Do yourself a favour and plan your next weekend visit to Temora, with so much beauty and the friendly faces of the town it’s well worth the visit.
Temora Aviation Museum Arguably Temora’s top attraction is the Temora
Aviation Museum, and this comes from the town’s rich aviation history.
It hosted Australia’s largest Royal Australian Air Force aviation school during World War II, with more than 10,000 personnel on site and 2,400 pilots trained. At it’s peak, the facility held 97 of the famous Tiger Moth aircraft, and ceased operation in 1946.
Aviation activities such as gliding, parachuting, aerobatics, ultra-light aircraft operations and model aircraft displays are still held in town. The museum is located next door to the airport on Tom Moon Avenue, north of the town centre off Airport Street.
It has a number of permanent exhibits including ‘Unsung Heroes’, ‘The History of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation’, ‘The Magic of Flight’, ‘The RAAF in Korea’, and ‘CAC Sabre’. The museum offers guided tours with
volunteers, audio-visual presentations, a theatre, engineer viewing, a gift shop,
playground, garden and picnic areas, and the ‘Aircraft Showcase’. The museum is open daily between 10am and 4pm.
Temora Rural Museum Another one of Temora’s popular tourist attractions is the Temora Rural Museum and Temora Ambulance Museum. The museum’s major annual exhibition is the second Saturday of March each year, with this year’s 43rd annual exhibition coming up very soon on March 12. It will feature a grand parade of vintage and veteran motor vehicles, tractors and machinery, a millinery exhibition from the Temora Rural Museum and Robbins’ Collections, bush poetry and short talks on textiles, a fire fighting demonstration, and the startup of the Max Fairweather Lister Stationary Engine Collection.
The museum is located at 29 Junee Road, and is open daily 9.30am-5pm.
2016 Colin Parish Memorial Trophy Temora’s Lake Centenary will be lit up
when the V8 Superboats sail into town for the 2016 Colin Parish Memorial Trophy on Saturday March 5. The event is run by the Australian Formula
Jet Sprint Association, and will feature boats in three classes- the 350 class, 400 class, and unlimited class.
The V8 Group A 400 and 350 classes of jet-sprinting have engines that are mildly restricted to ensure a reasonably equitable playing field for all competitors. The V8 unlimited class features top class superboats of racing in jet-sprinting with the boats being unrestricted except for a minimum engine size and controlled methanol fuel. V8 Superboat Engines are unrestricted
and vary depending on the design concept behind them. The event kicks off at 10:30am. ‘New Fashion’ Ladies Clothes and Accessories. Call in and see our new winter range arriving weekly. We have Threads, Sportswave, Corfu, Elliman shirts, Black Pepper, Yvonne Black, Equus, and Jendi. A range of scarves and hats for winter are available as well as bags by Sassy Duck.
Arriving soon will be Anna Nova’s wallets, purses and shoulder pouches. ‘Journie’ range in new colours will be arriving soon. We’re at 234 Hoskins Street. Please call in for a visit or phone 6977 2221 and ask for Pam.
‘Living and Giving’ Café Temora From the outside you could be forgiven for thinking Living & Giving is a chic giftware & homeware shop, but the curb-side tables and chairs hint at what awaits inside. The enticing aroma of freshly ground coffee, followed by the chatty buzz of the many regulars scattered among the product laden shelves adds to the experience. An extensive lunch menu provides a selection of wraps and salads, a tempting array of cakes and pastries; the perfect complement to barista made coffee or loose leaf tea.
Rick Firman’s Menswear Rick Firman’s Menswear gives the wider community access to stylish and wearable gentlemens fashion for all ages, and can also mail out orders. The moment you walk through the doors you will be greeted with a warm smile and given good, old fashioned customer service with whatever attire you require. The store sells everything for men for all
occasions, including denim jeans, dress shirts, casual wear, socks, jackets, suits, and sports wear. Please call in to the store at 230 Hoskins Street, or visit their website www.rickfirmansmenswear.com.au.