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 11km from Wagga Wagga’s town centre. Make the short trip into the city using the taxi services at the terminal or ride-sharing Uber. 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. Christmas Lights Bus Tours

    Tuesday 18 December 2018 to Wednesday 19 December 2018 , Wagga Wagga

    Gather up the kids or the Grandkids, pack the nibblies and get ready for the Triple A Christmas Lights Tour. It’s a fantastic trip around the most magical Christmas Lights that Wagga has to offer all from the comfort of a Busabout Bus. …

    18 Dec - 19 Dec
  2. Last Drinks

    Wednesday 19 December 2018 , Wagga Wagga

    Last Drinks is a highly entertaining and leisurely two hour (or so) walk around the Fitzmaurice Street end of Wagga Wagga learning about the amazing history of the hotels that once existed in this area. They will stop occasionally for a…

    19 Dec
  3. Riverina Producers Market

    Thursday 20 December 2018 , Wagga Wagga

    The Riverina Producers Market is a market run by producers to connect with those that love good food. A variety of stalls sell fresh and prepared foods, food related products and complementary homewares. Products include meat, fruit,…

    20 Dec