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Wagga Wagga Weekend Escapes

Wagga Wagga is an energetic regional NSW town ideal for a weekend getaway from Sydney and Melbourne. This is one of those places where you can really do a bit of anything. In Wagga Wagga, find art galleries, botanic gardens and hiking galore, on top of wine tasting, quirky cafes and spirited breweries.

 Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, in the depths of New South Wales, Wagga Wagga is a vibrant regional centre, considered the hub of the Riverina region. Boasting four very distinct seasons, the town also offers excellent food and wine, serene countryside scenes, walking trails, pretty gardens, a rich heritage and a quirky artistic side.

Bodies of water, such as River Murrumbidgee and Lake Albert allow for water-based activities. Meanwhile, inland Wagga Beach provides a tranquil spot and place to take a dip. Striking terrain and hills covered in greenery set the scene for extraordinary hiking.

Forget the beach this time, bask in the vibrancy of a charming regional town; experience a Wagga Wagga Weekend Escape.


Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Your Ultimate Guide to Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga NSW, is an energetic regional town ideal for a weekend getaway from Sydney as well as Melbourne. It’s likely just about anyone will find something they enjoy here. From art galleries, botanic gardens and museums, to breweries, wineries and fine-dining, Wagga Wagga proudly offers it. Whether you’re searching for a romantic weekend getaway from Sydney with your partner, an active trip with the family or even an epicurean adventure with a friend, Wagga Wagga NSW will cater to you.

To uncover more tips regarding things to do in Wagga Wagga check out our Ultimate Guide. This Ultimate Guide will help you craft your very own Wagga Wagga Weekend Escape.

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Art & Culture

Those looking to really explore the intricacies of Wagga Wagga will be delighted by the array of historical and cultural activities on offer. A museum which tells the story of the region through narratives of integral local individuals, as well as The Victory Memorial Gardens – a tribute to those who battled in the First World War – will introduce you to the history of Wagga Wagga.

Art is also key to the spirit of this regional New South Wales town. A quirky textiles studio which uses the wool from their eight onsite Alpacas makes for a fun trip. Plus, you’ll also find an art gallery in Wagga Wagga, boasting a collection of sculptures, paintings and crafts from the region. Peruse the on-site gallery shop before you leave.



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Nature & the Outdoors

Wagga Wagga is a tiny speck within the great natural spaces of regional New South Wales. National Parks are found in all directions, where visitor can journey through the dreamy setting on foot or by bike. Pick some central Wagga Wagga accommodation, and everything will be on your doorstep. Livingstone National Park at 2000-hectares is an expansive conservational piece of bushland open for exploration.  Marrambidya Wetland is a wonderfully scenic location only a few minutes from the city centre where a whole variety of rare species and birds thrive. At The Rock Nature Reserve, hike to the top of a hill for scenic views on all sides.

Yet luckily, you don’t have to travel far to reach some scenic spots in Wagga Wagga. Inside the town itself, Wollundry Lagoon is a tranquil spot for a stroll or a picnic. Albeit inland, Wagga Beach is a sandy space set upon the banks of the Murrumbidgee River and invites visitors to take a dip or lounge beside the river with a picnic. If that wasn’t enough, Lake Albert, also found very closeby, is the perfect place for fishing, swimming, rowing and boating.

Food & Drink

Wagga Wagga, NSW, is famous for its wineries. A number of enticing cellar doors more than cater for a whole day of wine tasting. Explore the nooks and crannies of Wagga Wagga by tasting your way through the region. Snug cellar doors which tell stories of the history of the region, as well as larger scales wineries and even those within a university are all found in Wagga Wagga. And – as you might expect – there are some elegant eateries tucked away within numerous cellar doors. Trying saying no to a cheeseboard overflowing with colour and local produce after your third winery.

You’re in for a treat when it comes to restaurants in Wagga Wagga. A fantastic selection of  casual eateries and friendly cafes await you. On the other hand, some well-known Wagga Wagga restaurants acclaimed nation-wide emit pure elegance and luxury. Pick some central Wagga Wagga accommodation, and you’ll find yourself at arm’s reach of all the best restaurants in Wagga Wagga.

Where to stay in Wagga Wagga

Mantra Pavillion

Mantra Pavilion Hotel in Wagga Wagga is a four star hotel perfect for convenience as well as comfort. A unique canopy roof makes this place one of the most recognisable Wagga Wagga hotels. Situated in the heart of the town, you’ll be close to everything you need. Choose from spacious Superior Rooms, featuring a queen bed and a marble bathroom, or opt for an entire Apartment.

Ultimate guide to Wagga Wagga

Guide to Wagga Wagga

Guide to Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga is a major regional city in the Riverina region of New South Wales. With plenty to see and do, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide for you to use! Stay with us at The Pavilion Hotel Wagga, located in the heart of Wagga. SEE AND DO Wagga Wagga Botanic

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