Wagga is a lively regional town located just under a five hour drive from both Sydney and Melbourne (or an hour flight), and around three hours from Canberra. Wagga is part of the Riverina region and is located on the Murrumbidgee River. There is always something new to explore. Discover plenty of restaurants and cafes, scenic walking tracks and an endless list of day trips and activities.
The list of things to do in Wagga and the surrounding areas really is a choose-your-own adventure.
Stay central and visit the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens which offers a free zoo and aviary. And while you are there, you must see the Willians Hills Miniature Railway. Pack a picnic or have a swim at Wagga Beach, voted ninth best beach in Australia in 2020! Day trips to pick strawberries at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream or sample locally-grown olives at Wollundry Grove Olives.
The Riverina Recovery House is only walking distance from the popular Fitzmaurice street filled with trendy cafes, eateries, boutique shops and the Museum of the Riverina and the National Art Glass Gallery - both a must see.
Feeling adventurous? - The Wiradjuri Trail is a 42km loop around the city. Explore on foot or by bike. And if you are feeling really adventurous, see the stunning views on a mountain bike trail through Pomingalarna Reserve.
Take a scenic drive to our many surrounding towns, each filled with unique heritage. Stop at Coolamon to taste the delicious cheese at the Cheese Factory, or Junee to indulge at the Licorice and Chocolate factory. Go for a hike up The Rock and take in the spectacular view of the countryside.
All year round, the Snowy Valley delivers. Alpine adventures and beautiful outdoor landscapes for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and fishing in streams and lakes, under a two hour drive to get to.
Not far is Kosciuszko National Park, where you can experience the 5km Clarke Gorge Walking Track. Close to Tumbarumba is Paddy’s River Falls, a refreshing popular swimming spot or if it’s a little cool check out the Yarrangobilly Caves natural thermal pool, which is heated to a constant 27 degrees by a natural spring.
Thredbo is only three in a half hours away. Go skiing in the winter or ride through the picturesque trail in the summer.
Where will your adventure take you?