Wagga Wagga is positioned on the Murrumbidgee River and is surrounded by lush farmland that has helped produce one of New South Wales’ best food and wine scenes. Within this charming township you’ll find enthralling nature and wildlife experiences, traditional artwork and rich Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) history.
Things to do in Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga injects nature and culture into its town centre, from the lush Victory Memorial Gardens to the National Art Glass Gallery, home to beautiful glass artwork. Immerse yourself in 20 hectares of native and international gardens at the Wagga Wagga Botanical Gardens. Along with a Bamboo Garden and Shakespearean Garden, the botanical gardens have a running trail, model railway and music amphitheatre.
Are you interested in Australian aviation? Drive about one hour north to the Temora Aviation Museum, home to historical aircraft and RAAF combat planes, including the Spitfire Mk XVI. The museum also hosts the Warbirds Downunder Airshow, which features trained pilots flying many of the museum’s aircraft.
Wine lovers will be at home on the winery trail around Wagga Wagga, which includes renowned wineries, such as Wagga Wagga Winery and Bidgeebong Wines. The family-owned Eunonyhareenyha Winery is a definite highlight with its signature Cabernet Sauvignon and eco-friendly practices.
Stay active while discovering more about the region’s wildlife and Indigenous heritage on the Wiradjuri Walking Track. The track runs throughout much of the town and along the riverbank while revealing tranquil parks for picnics and native birds. If shopping is all the exercise you need, visit Wagga Wagga Marketplace, a central mall with over 50 specialty stores and restaurants.
Getting around Wagga Wagga
You can easily walk around the centre of Wagga Wagga, but it’s best to use the local taxis or Busabout Wagga Wagga bus services to travel from the CBD. Wagga Wagga railway station is serviced by trains from Sydney and Melbourne, while Wagga Wagga Airport has daily flights from Sydney and Melbourne.