Wagga Wagga

On the banks of the beautiful Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga is where paths cross and people meet. An easy road trip from Sydney or Melbourne, this vibrant city’s tasty food and wine scene, galleries, riverbank walks, gorgeous gardens and parks, and fascinating heritage will charm you.

A great base for exploring the Riverina region, as well as an ideal meeting and resting place for educators and producers, accommodations options in NSW’s biggest inland city suit a range of budgets. You’ll find plenty of things to do and see in and around Wagga Wagga.

Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga and Riverina

A number of award-winning boutique wineries are a short drive from the city centre, such as Borambola Wines, Eunonyhareenyha Winery and Wagga Wagga Winery. In the city are a delicious range of restaurants, cafes, and wine and cocktail bars using fresh local produce.

Explore the enchanting Botanic Gardens, home to a zoo, a free-flight aviary and the Willans Hill Miniature Railway. Amble alongside the river on the Wiradjuri Walking Track, which circles much of the city and takes in the splendid Marrambidya Wetland, a sanctuary for water and migratory birds.

Mini Zoo, Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery houses the prestigious Margaret Carnegie Print Collection of more than 1,400 original prints by famous Australian artists. Nearby is the National Art Glass Collection, containing 400 significant art glass works, and the Museum of the Riverina. Just outside the city, near the airport, is the RAAF Wagga Heritage Centre, which showcases Australian air force history.

With four distinct seasons, Wagga Wagga is captivating throughout the year. Check out the wonderful events calendar for festivals, shows and markets, including the Gears and Beers Festival, a celebration of cycling and a craft beer and cider festival.

Wagga Wagga Airport

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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  1. Stories about Hope

    Wednesday 25 July 2018 to Sunday 12 August 2018 , Wagga Wagga

    Discover the untold stories of hope in Australia's refugee community in their words. Stories About Hope explores the human dignity, identity and strength in people from refugee backgrounds through photography and short films. This exhibit…

    25 Jul - 12 Aug
  2. Spy: Espionage in Australia

    Wednesday 25 July 2018 to Sunday 12 August 2018 , Wagga Wagga

    Often cloaked in myth, the stories of spies are sometimes stranger than fiction. Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, from Fed…

    25 Jul - 12 Aug