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Wagga WaggaAustralia

Explore the lush riverbanks of the Murrumbidgee and enjoy fine local produce from the fertile Riverina region in this scenic city in New South Wales.

Wagga Wagga lies in the heart of New South Wales’ Riverina, a fertile agricultural area midway between Australia’s two largest cities, Melbourne and Sydney. Stroll or cycle along the banks of the mighty Murrumbidgee River beneath tall river red gums and explore the region’s lush natural landscape. Discover Wagga Wagga’s charming downtown area and try some of the region’s fine produce, including wine, olives and beef.

Wagga Wagga’s compact city centre features two strips of eclectic boutique and retailer stores, Baylis Street and Fitzmaurice Street. Try local produce, regional wines and craft beers at downtown restaurants and cafés or the weekly Eat Local Thursday markets. Go straight to the source at the Farmers’ Market, held on the second Saturday of each month. Check out the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, which features an expansive collection of Riverina artists and Australian glass art pieces. Learn about Wagga Wagga’s European settlement and Wiradjuri Aboriginal heritage at the Museum of the Riverina. The region’s prestigious sporting history is on display at the Sporting Hall of Fame.

Explore the Murrumbidgee riverbanks and take in beautiful views of native flora and drooping willows. Walk or cycle along the riverside trails to Wagga Beach, a natural sandbar on the Murrumbidgee River. In the summer, join the locals and take a dip in the cool river waters. Lake Albert, to the city’s south, hosts powerboat and waterskiing championships. Head further south to find Livingstone National Park, a diverse bushland featuring wild orchids, woodland birds and grey kangaroos.

Don’t miss the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, which holds a fascinating collection of native and exotic plants. Kids will love the gardens’ small zoo and miniature railway.

Visit Wagga Wagga in October to experience the Taste Riverina Food Festival and Fusion cultural festival.

Wagga Wagga is located in south central New South Wales, approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Canberra. Reach Wagga Wagga by air, train, car or bus from Melbourne and Sydney. The city has a local bus network.The region has warm, dry summers, which are ideal for a scenic cycling trip along the Murrumbidgee River.

Top hotels in Wagga Wagga

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
International Hotel Wagga Wagga
International Hotel Wagga Wagga
4.5 out of 5
Corner of Sturt Hwy and Lake Albert Rd, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$80
per night
12 Apr. - 13 Apr.

Situated in Wagga Wagga, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of National Glass Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre and Wagga Wagga Visitor Information ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,467 reviews)

"Comfy beds, everything else was in lock down so can't commemt"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

International Hotel Wagga Wagga
Mantra Pavilion
Mantra Pavilion
4 out of 5
22-30 Kincaid Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW
AU$149
per night
20 Apr. - 21 Apr.

Situated in a rural location, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Thirsty Crow Brewery and Victory Memorial Gardens. Wagga Wagga Visitor Information Centre ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,220 reviews)

"Reception staff were great and efficient. The room was a good size and reasonably clean apart from the walls having some staining and we had to air the room out due to a funky smell which improved a little after all day of fresh air."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Mantra Pavilion
The Manhattan
The Manhattan
2.5 out of 5
214-220 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW
AU$86
per night
9 Apr. - 10 Apr.

Situated in Wagga Wagga, this hotel is steps away from Victory Memorial Gardens and Wagga Wagga Visitor Information Centre. National Glass Art Gallery and Wagga ...

4.1/5Very Good! (126 reviews)

"The Manhattan is centrally located in the Main Street is Wagga. The self check in to the hotel was easy and convenient. Rooms were standard. The bathrooms have motion sensor lights which"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2020

The Manhattan

Top activities in Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga Tandem Skydiving Experience
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Wagga Wagga Tandem Skydiving Experience

AU$448
Per adult

Reviews of Wagga Wagga

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Mar. 2020

People are incredibly friendly and it's a great place to take this kids for a quick weekender

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Feb. 2020

Seems like a really good place

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Feb. 2020

My stay was to attend Charles Sturt University

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Feb. 2020

Wasn’t their for pleasure, didn’t like young drunk people roaming the street, however couldn’t hear anything from my room 

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Jan. 2020

Lots to do and see in Wagga Wagga. Insufficient time this trip

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Jan. 2020

Some more shade in local parks for children