Attractions & Activities
Discover the city’s diverse arts culture starting with the collection of laneway murals in Cadell Place. Walk the laneway to appreciate the six murals up close, or walk along the levee bank for a unique view of the artworks from above. The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery displays a unique range of artworks from local Riverina artists as well as national and international exhibitions. The gallery is also home to the Margaret Carnegie Print Collection the National Art Glass Collection.
Pick your own farm-fresh strawberries at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream. Round out the experience with a serving of ice cream, sorbet or chocolate-coated strawberries while you’re there. Then stop by Wollundry Grove for a tasting of their locally-grown olives and award-winning olive oil.
Attend one of the many festivals, events and markets in Wagga Wagga throughout the year, including the Mardi Gras street parade in March, the Wagga Comedy Fest and Lost Lanes winter festival in June, the Spring Jam family festival in September and the Gears and Beers craft beer and cycling festival in October.
Wineries & Breweries
Visit the family-owned Borambola Wines charming cellar door to taste the range of award-winning red, white and sparkling wines, and Tuckerbox Hoppy Lager Beer and Tuckerbox Apple Cider. Accompany the tasting with a cheese platter overlooking the vines and ask about the property’s unique history – the names of the wines offer a few hints.
Cottontail Winery is situated on 40 hectares of land comprising of a vineyard, olive trees and a restaurant that boasts spectacular views of the Wagga countryside. Take your pick from the eight award-winning wines on offer and select a meal from the a la carte menu for the full indulgent experience.
Boutique Wines by CSU is set on the university campus and is part of Australia’s leading wine science school. The cellar door is open for tastings and cheese platters seven days a week.
Nature & Beaches
Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens are set on 22 acres of parklands with a zoo, aviary, miniature railway, playgrounds and picturesque picnic spots to enjoy. Continue on to admire The Victory Memorial Gardens, located on the banks of the Wollundry lagoon in the heart of Wagga Wagga.
Laze on the sand at Wagga Beach on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, swim or kayak, enjoy a picnic or make use of the sheltered barbeque areas and playground. Wagga Beach featured in Tourism Australia’s Top 20 beaches of 2020, the first inland beach to ever be awarded the honour. It is also a great starting point for the 42-kilometre Wiradjuri Track that loops around the city. There is also a five-and-a-half kilometre circuit walking track around Lake Albert.
A swim in the Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool is well worth the two hour drive from Wagga Wagga to Kosciuszko National Park. The spring-fed natural pool stays at a balmy 27 degrees all year round and is easily reached by a short walking trail. Bring a picnic and explore the caves while you’re there.