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Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Riverina and Wagga Wagga visitor information.

Wagga Wagga is located on the banks of the beautiful Murrumbidgee River, approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes from Canberra, Australia’s capital city. As the largest inland city in New South Wales, it is a bustling town with plenty to keep visitors busy. With a strong foundation in agriculture, Wagga Wagga has grown to embrace a creative and culturally diverse community and this is evidenced in the range of restaurants, cafes, shops, theatres, galleries and musical venues that celebrate the town’s history past and present.

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WAGGA WAGGA CIVIC CENTRE

Located on the banks of the Wollundry Lagoon, the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre is a main focus of region’s cultural activities. The theatre attracts a great variety of national and international performers and shows as well as many local events. It has a 488 seat auditorium and spacious foyers. There is a fully appointed bar and balcony that overlooks the beautiful Wollundry Lagoon. It is regarded as one of the best regional theatres in NSW.  The Wollundry Lagoon Precinct and Amphitheatre, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Wollundry Lagoon, is the location of many outdoor events that are also run throughout the year including farmer’s markets, community and cultural events. Visit website »

WAGGA WAGGA BOTANIC GARDENS

The Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens were officially opened in 1968. The extensive rose garden and Australian native plant section formed part of the original design. The gardens have grown to include an Australian native flora section, tree chapel, camellia garden, Shakespeare garden, rainforest gully, protea garden, cactus and succulent garden, and bamboo garden.  Visitor facilities include a model railway, adventure playground, toddler play area, picnic area, function centre, kiosk and music bowl.   An addition was made in 1995 to include a waterwise garden with models how to minimise water use, an important consideration in many Australian rural communities. Visit website »

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WAGGA ZOO AND FREE-FLIGHT AVIARY

The Wagga Zoo and free-light aviary is located in the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens.  The zoo features more than 90 species of animals and birds, both native and exotic. A walk through the free-flight aviary is a highlight of any visit. Stunning peacocks roam freely within the zoo. There is also a children’s farmland that features chickens, ducks and rabbits. Visit website »

TEMORA AVIATION MUSEUM

The Temora Aviation Museum acknowledge the role played by Australia’s historic ex-military aircraft, and encourages visitors to learn and be inspired through its collection of aircraft to remember the efforts of the men and women who flew and supported them during times of conflict. The Museum is first and foremost a flying Museum, and it’s displays are maintained by the Temora Historic Flight Club. The Museum is a non-profit organisation funded through private donations. Visit website »

RIVERINA CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC

The core purpose of the Riverina Conservatorium of Music at Wagga Wagga is as a pre-tertiary instrumental and vocal music school. It is also the region’s primary provider of classical music performances with events running throughout the year. Visit website  »

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CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY (CSU)

In 1975 the Wagga Wagga Teacher’s College and Riverina College of Advanced Education amalgamated. In 1989 the College then merged with the College of Advanced Education at Bathurst to become Charles Sturt University (CSU).  The campus spans more than 640 hectares and includes a campus farm, equine centre, vineyard, winery and huge range of technical and industry standard facilities. A central dining room provides for students who live on campus, and the campus offers a range of playing fields, netball, basketball, tennis and squash courts, a gymnasium and a swimming pool available for student use. Visit website »

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE (RAAF) BASE WAGGA

RAAF Base Wagga has been an integral part of the community since 1940. The base delivers employment and postgraduate training and supports the RAAF College and Ground Training Wing, two key headquarters of Wings from Air Force Training Group – RAAF College and Ground Training Wing.  No 31 Squadron is responsible for military coordination of the base, and combat support for operations and training activities for Australian Defence Force (ADF) units that operate from the base. The RAAF Wagga Heritage Centre focuses on the Air Force’s involvement in the Riverina and access to the history and memorabilia of military aviation and training. It is open to the public Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.  There is also a display of static aircraft at the front gate, which can be viewed at any time, and includes a Canberra bomber, Meteor jet, Mirage, Sabre fighters and Winjeel trainer. Visit website »

WAGGA WAGGA SHOWGROUND

Wagga Wagga Showground is home to the annual Wagga Show and hosts a variety of events that run throughout the year.  Visit website »

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MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER

The Murrumbidgee River is the second longest river in Australia, flowing for 1,485 kilometres, and forms part of the Murray – Darling basin. Murrumbidgee means ‘big water’ in the local Wiradjuri language.  Wagga Wagga Beach Caravan Park is located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee giving visitors a picturesque outlook from our cabins and a great place to enjoy beautiful slice of Australia.

WAGGA WAGGA ART GALLERY & NATIONAL ART GLASS GALLERY

The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery inspires a vibrant, innovative and diverse Riverina arts culture. The gallery engages with the local and global communities to support artists regionally and nationally, and to promote a flourishing and experimental creative environment that is accessible to all. The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery’s National Art Glass Collection is the most comprehensive public collection of Australian studio glass. The collection reflects diversity in style, subject and technique in contemporary practice as a continuous record of the glass community’s achievements and evolution from the 1970s to the present.  Visit website »

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MUSEUM OF THE RIVERINA

Spreading over two sites, the Museum of the Riverina tells stories about the people and events which have helped shape the City of Wagga Wagga and the Riverina Region. The museum is responsible for collecting and caring for more than 15,000 objects, photographs, textiles and paper-based materials which help to tell those stories. The Museum’s Botanic Gardens site is a great place for visitors to discover the Wagga Wagga story and engage with the Riverina’s natural environment. The Historic Council Chambers site brings an ever-changing roster of major exhibitions, right in the heart of downtown Wagga Wagga. Visit website »

Note: Whilst every attention has been paid to the correctness of the information on this page, events and dates may have changed. Please visit the Wagga Wagga Visitor Information Centre website for up to date information. 


Wagga Wagga Beach Caravan Park

On the Murrumbidgee River and a short stroll to town.

Welcome to Wagga Wagga Beach Caravan Park located right on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in NSW.  We offer a range of accommodation options including cabins and a 2 bedroom serviced apartment. Our powered and unpowered campsites are suitable for camping, caravans and motorhomes.  Our park features a range of quality facilities and best of all we are just a five minute walk to the centre of town.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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