From boutique heritage-listed hotels perfect for two, to farm stays fit for outdoorsy families, these five Wagga Wagga accommodation options aim to please.
This Riverina city, halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, has plenty to keep visitors entertained. The largest inland city in NSW, Wagga promises a burgeoning food and drink scene and an array of tempting outdoor pursuits. And thankfully, there’s a slew of different hotels, holiday parks and farmstays for all kinds of travellers here too.
The Houston Wagga Wagga
Pet-friendly? Tick. Interconnecting rooms? Yep. Complimentary continental breakfast? Absolutely. While this historic redbrick hotel happily accepts guests travelling with children and fur babies, really it makes for a romantic couple’s getaway.
Located on a tree-lined street just on the cusp of Wagga’s CBD, this four-star boutique property has just 10 suites, all featuring an understated look and sumptuous textures that ooze refined luxury.
The Houston Suite is arguably the pick of the bunch. (Image: The Houston)
The heritage-listed neo-gothic style building, once known as Belmore House, has eight different suite styles to choose from. The Houston Suite is arguably the pick of the bunch and boasts a private balcony, a kitchen, and an antique dining setting.
Relax in The Houston’s landscaped gardens with a good book or spend a lazy morning in your suite before hitting the road to go sightseeing.
Address: 44 Kincaid Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650
Phone number: +61 2 5908 1321
Quality Hotel Rules Club Wagga Wagga
Open since late 2016, the rooms at this four-star property are light, bright and airy, featuring a contemporary and minimalist design. Moreover, this understated address from the Quality Hotels chain meets a lot of different needs.
If you’re in search of mid-range Wagga accommodation, the rooms here lead in from $149 a night. If you need accessible accommodation in Wagga, there are four accessible rooms on-site. And if you’re travelling to Wagga on business, the Rules Club offers conferencing options and lounge areas for relaxed working environments.
The rooms at this four-star property are light, bright and airy. (Image: Quality Hotel Rules Club Wagga Wagga)
There are even multiple free-to-use electric car charging stations in the car park for those with electric vehicles. The only real downside to the Quality Hotel Rules Club is its location, slightly away from the thick of things, in Glenfield Park, from where it’s a 50-minute walk, or a 10-minute drive, into the centre of town.
Address: 188 Fernleigh Road, Wagga Wagga, Nsw, 2650
Phone number: +61 2 6931 2000
BIG4 Wagga Wagga
Known for its reasonable prices and clean facilities, this BIG4 holiday park on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River is ideal for families.
Kids will love the shaded pool area and adventure playground, while parents will lap up the modern, spotlessly clean cabins – we’d heartily recommend the whitewashed two-bedroom deluxe cabins (featuring a queen, double and single bunk).
More outdoorsy families can opt for one of the camping or caravanning sites instead. It’s pet-friendly to boot, so you don’t have to worry about finding a kennel for your fur baby either.
It’s only two clicks from BIG4 Wagga Wagga to the centre of town (aka, less than a 30-minute walk), but you can also easily while away a day on the river, either fishing or simply cruising around: simply take a boat out from the holiday park’s private boat launch.
Address: 93 Hammond Ave, East Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650
Phone number: +61 2 6921 4287
Townhouse Hotel Wagga Wagga
Home to one of Wagga Wagga’s most highly rated restaurants, the Townhouse Hotel also harbours hotel rooms, and lies in a plum spot, right in the thick of the city.
Go for one of the recently spruced up deluxe rooms or executive suites, which feature simple, clean lines and a modern look, plus all your standard amenities, of course. It’s perfect for a couple’s weekend getaway.
Address: 70 Morgan St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone number: +61 2 6921 4337
The Townhouse Hotel is home to Wagga Wagga’s most highly rated restaurants. (Image: Townhouse Hotel)
Belisi Farmstay Cottage
Travelling with a pack? Might we suggest the Belisi Farmstay Cottage, a rural retreat just 15 minutes drive from the city.
Built from recycled shipping containers, this small but perfectly formed two-bedroom cottage can sleep up to six, and its interiors are a bit dreamy too…Think freestanding stone bathtub, a sizable kitchen with every mod con you could possibly need, a private deck, and beautiful views over the bucolic Riverina countryside.
There’s even a ‘personal pantry’ service on offer, which allows guests to pre-order everything from breakfast boxes to gourmet heat and serve meals, grazing platter, celebration cakes and a local beer and wine too.
And not only is the space itself rather lovely but there’s plenty to do onsite too. First and foremost a working wellbeing and equestrian centre, Belisi offers horse riding lessons and tailored wellbeing sessions for adults and children alike. The team can even organise private personal trainer sessions, private art classes, and massage and beauty treatments.
Address: 1103 Oura Road, Eunanoreenya, NSW, 2650
Phone number: +61 421 277 717
This rural retreat is just 15 minutes drive from the city (also pictured up top).