The small township of Yanco is situated eight kilometres south of Leeton and was the starting point for development of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA). The Yanco powerhouse, once the main power generation station for the irrigation scheme, is being restored as a museum. It is open for inspection on the last Sunday of the month. Yanco Markets and Miniature Railway also operate on the last Sunday of the month. The Murrumbidgee River and the State Forest Drives are accessed just south of Yanco and offer delightful experiences.