Slip into the rhythm of country life at the Belisi Farmstay. A luxury, self-catered farmyard accommodation built from recycled shipping containers on a hillside just 15 minutes from Wagga Wagga, it even has an attached equestrian school.
Over Kosciuszko way is the Nimbo Fork Lodge, a remote cottage in the Snowy Valleys. If you want a feel for the outback, the atmospheric 17,000 acre working Corynnia Station bed and breakfast has homestead heritage accommodation. At the Kimo Estate near Gundagai, you can stay in one of the 7,000-acre farm’s three glamping EcoHuts or its century-old workers’ cottages.
Both Belisi and Kimo Estate are featured in our pick of the best NSW long weekend stays and our guide to Where to eat, stay and play in Wagga Wagga. Kimo Estate also made it into our coveted list of 100 Unique Stays.
Camping & caravan parks
Save yourself some dollars with a stay in nature in the Riverina. While the Wagga Wagga Beach Caravan Park might have closed down, the BIG4 Wagga Wagga Holiday Park is also on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Stay cool with a dip at nearby Wagga Beach or in its pool, sleeping at night in one of its cabins or powered and unpowered tent and caravan sites.
For other Murrumbidgee River camping options, there are roughly 47 sites where you can pitch a tent along the river in Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. Facilities might be minimal, but sleeping here overnight is a true and low cost back to nature experience.
Hotels & motels
For a boutique hotel stay, the historic Houston is centrally located in Wagga Wagga at the neo-gothic style Belmore House property, with 10 self-contained rooms and gorgeously designed gardens. Named after the famous Banjo Patterson poem, the laidback Flash Jacks Luxury Boutique Hotel was in fact once a school.