Gardens and parks in Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga is renowned for its stunning parks and award-winning gardens. Take a tour through the 20 hectares of themed garden beds in the beautiful Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens complete with mini zoo and free-flight aviary.
About Wagga Wagga
Situated on the beautiful Murrumbidgee River, 450 km south-west of Sydney, Wagga Wagga is a beguiling mix of natural and architectural beauty. It's the largest regional city in the State, surrounded by stunning Country NSW landscapes, and is known as the capital of the Riverina region.
Wagga Wagga is often referred to as the Garden City of the South because of its tree-lined streets, sculpted parks and award-winning gardens. Explore the Botanic Gardens with its themed gardens, mini zoo, free-flight aviary and miniature railway. There's also a vibrant artistic community here â don't miss the stunning National Art Glass Collection.
There are historic buildings aplenty, including the Wagga Courthouse. A visit to the Museum of the Riverina is fun to find out about local heroes or learn about Air Force history at the RAAF Wagga Heritage Centre.
Enjoy a glass of premium sparkling, table or fortified wine from local vineyards in the Riverina, the largest wine-producing region in NSW. To enjoy a good experience of the region's outstanding food and wine, cast your net a little wider and explore the rest of the Wagga Wagga area. Towns like Lockhart and Junee have renowned vineyards, and accommodation in Wagga Wagga is plentiful.
Thursday 28 May to Thursday 15 October 2015
Eat Local Thursday Eat Local Thursday is a weekly farm
Saturday 30 May to Saturday 12 December 2015
Markets by the Lake Markets by the Lake has arts, craft
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.
Owners of the Borambola Homestead and Vineyard in Wagga Wagga. Image Paul Foley
Family walking around the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens. Image Paul Foley
Horseriding at Hanericka farm. Image Nick Rains