Discover the fresh produce of the beautiful Riverina in Wagga Wagga, the vibrant heart of Australia’s food bowl. Enjoy fabulous dining, enticing wine and cocktail bars, delightful cafes and gourmet providores, and visit boutique wineries and savour local craft beers.
On the banks of the beautiful Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga is where paths cross and people meet. An easy road trip from Sydney or Melbourne, this vibrant city’s tasty food and wine scene, galleries, riverbank walks, gorgeous gardens and parks, and fascinating heritage will charm you.
A great base for exploring the Riverina region, as well as an ideal meeting and resting place for educators and producers, accommodations options in NSW’s biggest inland city suit a range of budgets. You’ll find plenty of things to do and see in and around Wagga Wagga.
A number of award-winning boutique wineries are a short drive from the city centre, such as Bidgeebong Wines, Borambola Wines, Eunonyhareenyha Winery and Wagga Wagga Winery. In the city are a delicious range of restaurants, cafes, and wine and cocktail bars using fresh local produce.
Explore the enchanting Botanic Gardens, home to a zoo, a free-flight aviary and the Willans Hill Miniature Railway. Amble alongside the river on the Wiradjuri Walking Track, which circles much of the city and takes in the splendid Marrambidya Wetland, a sanctuary for water and migratory birds.
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery houses the prestigious Margaret Carnegie Print Collection of more than 1,400 original prints by famous Australian artists. Nearby is the National Art Glass Collection, containing 400 significant art glass works, and the Museum of the Riverina. Just outside the city, near the airport, is the RAAF Wagga Heritage Centre, which showcases Australian air force history.
With four distinct seasons, Wagga Wagga is captivating throughout the year. Check out the wonderful events calendar for festivals, shows and markets, including the Taste Riverina Festival and the Gears and Beers Festival, a celebration of cycling and a craft beer and cider festival.