Wagga Wagga & Riverina


Riverina Local Produce

The Riverina is the largest wine producing region in NSW and is famed for its bottles of botrytis semillon. The area’s rich soil and agricultural history make it a fantastic destination to sample great produce, especially nuts, citrus fruits, licorice, rice, cheese and salami.

  • Charles Sturt Winery, Wagga Wagga
  • Coolamon region, East Riverina

Riverina Area

The Riverina stretches across diverse landscapes, from rolling hills and lush valleys to the striking plains of the outback. The region is well-known for its fertile farmlands, food and wine, and eclectic mix of cultures. Explore the region’s many attractions such as heritage trails, parks and natural water features.

Visit New South Wales’ largest inland city, Wagga Wagga. The town is the cultural centre of the region and is home to the Museum of the Riverina and the Riverina Theatre Company. The cosmopolitan city of Griffith is at the heart of the Riverina’s famed food and wine reputation with seas of vineyards and some of the region’s best-known wineries such as De Bortoli’s and Casella. Nearby, admire Leeton’s great art deco buildings and witness the small town come to life during the biennial Sunrice Festival.

The town of Lockhart is classified by the National Trust and is home to many native Australian birds that can be seen in the Tootool Wetlands. Follow the Bundidgerry Walking Track in Narrandera for a chance to spot native wildlife such as koalas and kangaroos. Discover Junee’s rail heritage and indulge in various sweet delights at the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory.

The town of Coolamon is renowned for its production of wheat, canola, barley, oats and other cereal crops. Explore the easy walking tracks in the Kindra State Forest or venture on the Ganmain's Murumbang Interpretive Nature Walk. Visit the popular town of Cootamundra, the birthplace of Australian cricket’s greatest batsman, Sir Donald Bradman, and check out Bradman's Birthplace Museum.

Food and Wine

Charles Sturt Winery, Wagga Wagga

Known for its fresh produce, the Riverina is responsible for a significant portion of NSWs fruit, nut and vegetable crops. Visit the Junee Farmers Markets and the Riverina Grove to sample local produce, or dine in one of the many local restaurants that showcase the region's fresh ingredients. The Riverina also produces one in every four glasses of Australian wine. Taste some of the regions iconic wine, most notably the botrytis semillon, at a range of internationally acclaimed wineries.

  • Hannericka Emu Farm

    Nature and Outdoors

    Admire outback landscape bushwalking through Cocoparra National Park and look out for the parks wildflowers and birdlife. Oolambeyan National Park is a great location to explore grassy woodlands that are home to galahs, kangaroos and other wildlife.

  • Griffith Visitor Information Centre

    Heritage and Culture

    Immerse yourself in the Riverinas fascinating history of bushrangers, gold rushes, trains, planes and agriculture. Retrace the steps of one of Australias most infamous bushrangers on the Ned Kelly Trail in Jerilderie and visit the Temora Aviation Museum.

  • Griffiths enjoying Citrus Sculptures Festival in spring

    Activities for Kids

    Altina Wildlife Park offers personalised tours that allow you to get up close with various animals. See the eclectic displays at Oaklands Vintage Machinery Museum. Camp along the Murrumbidgee River and enjoy fishing while you keep an eye out for kookaburras and koalas.

Fly into Wagga Wagga Airport

Wagga Wagga Airport is located 11 km from Wagga Wagga’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip southeast. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Choose from around 120 flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne weekly. QantasLink operates direct flights to and from Sydney and Regional Express operates direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Melbourne for travel into Wagga Wagga.


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Local areas

  • Coolamon Easy walking tracks around Coolamon shire help you discover the abundance of native animals, birds and flora
  • Cootamundra Visit the Sir Donald Bradman Birthplace Museum, a restored cottage filled with fascinating cricket memorabil
  • Griffith Griffith in Country NSW grows about 60% of the grapes in the State. It's become a popular food and wine dest
  • Griffith Area Multi-cultural heartland blends food and wine, farming and Italian heritage.
  • Gundagai Gundagai, nestled between Mt Parnassus and the Murrumbidgee River, is home to the Dog on the Tuckerbox monum
  • Hay In Hay, don't miss the Hay Gaol, Witcombe Fountain, Shearers Hall of Fame and Dunera Museum, formerly a POW
  • Hillston Offering old-world charm, Hillston sits on the banks of the Lachlan River near the Country NSW and Outback N
  • Jerilderie In historic Jerilderie, visit sites along the Ned Kelly Trail, including several that are National Heritage-
  • Junee Don't miss the exhibits of the huge Roundhouse Rail and Transport Museum in the railway town of Junee.
  • Leeton Leeton is known for its weirs, historic buildings, including the Roxy Theatre, and the nearby Fivebough Wetl
  • Lockhart The town of Lockhart is classified by the National Trust; it's known for the main street's deep, shady vera
  • Narrandera Narrandera is a National Trust Urban Conservation Area of Country NSW with plenty of things to see and do.
  • Temora Take the Two Foot Tour around 20 historical sites in Temora, a historic gold rush town also known for its hu
  • Wagga Wagga The largest inland city in NSW is known for its gorgeous parks and gardens, and its superb Riverina food and
  • West Wyalong Discover historic West Wyalong on the town's ‘crooked mile' main street or along the West Wyalong Heritage W