Wagga Wagga & Riverina


Delicious adventure

Enjoy elegant wines, fresh produce and festivals celebrating a rich food and wine culture in the beautiful Riverina, Australia’s food bowl. At the heart of this marvellous region is Wagga Wagga. Explore the fascinating heritage trails and gorgeous wilderness of this stunning area. 

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About the Riverina region

With wine tasting at cellar doors, abundant fresh produce and intriguing heritage trails, the Riverina in Country NSW is a wonderful destination. The largest wine-producing region in NSW is famous for its botrytis semillon, a dessert wine. Enjoy the fine food and wine as you explore the rolling hills, vast plains, charming towns and meandering rivers in south-western NSW.

You’ll find plenty of things to do with an exciting events calendar of festivals, markets and shows, including Taste Riverina Festival and unWINEd in the Riverina. Accommodation options suit various budgets and there’s a delicious selection of restaurants, cafes and classic country pubs.

Charles Sturt Winery, Wagga Wagga

At the heart is Wagga Wagga, the largest inland city in NSW. From Sydney or Melbourne, the drive is less than five hours. You can also take a train or fly to Wagga Wagga, the cultural centre of the region, with Museum of the Riverina, galleries, theatre and the enchanting Botanic Gardens.

Just two hours’ drive northwest is Griffith, a cosmopolitan city with a rich Italian heritage and home to some of the region’s best-known wineries, such as Casella Wines, McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate and De Borteli Wines Bilbul, where the famous Noble One dessert wine is produced.

Both Griffith and nearby Leeton were designed by noted architect Walter Burley Griffith in the early 20th century as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme, a system of weirs, dams and canals. In Leeton, admire art deco buildings and enjoy the daily Tastes of Leeton presentation.

Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga

The region is home to spectacular wilderness, too. Fivebough Wetlands, near Leeton, is a sanctuary for hundreds of species of birds. Northwest of Griffith is Cocoparra National Park and southwest of Wagga Wagga are the rock-climbing Towers, near National Trust-classified Lockhart. Halfway between Wagga Wagga and Griffith is Narrandera, where you can see koalas in the wild at the Koala reserve. The kids will also love a visit to Alinta Wildlife Park, a short drive northwest of Narrandera.

From shearing in Hay in the west to the iconic Dog on the Tuckerbox in Gundagai in the east, the heritage attractions are captivating. Walk in the footsteps of bushrangers on the Ned Kelly Raid Trail in Jerilderie. In Cootamundra, the birthplace of cricketing great Sir Donald Bradman, is Bradman's Birthplace Museum. At Junee is the Junee Railway Roundhouse Museum, the last steam train depot built in NSW. In Temora, see flying vintage warplanes at the Temora Aviation Museum.

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