Everything You Need To Know About Touring Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga (shortened for convenience to Wagga) is a city located in New South Wales, about mid-way between Sydney and Melbourne. From the great outdoors to a vibrant business and shopping district there is something for everyone in Wagga Wagga. Find out how to get here, about its top tourist attractions and more.

How to get to Wagga Wagga from Sydney…

Wagga Wagga is located about 458 kilometres from Sydney and it will take you about 5 hours and 40 minutes to get here.

Directions are as follows:

Head north on George Street towards Angel Place and turn right at Bridge Street. Turn right again at Loftus Street and take a left at Bent Street. Turn left to merge onto Cahill Express. Continue on Eastern District and merge onto General Holmes Drive. Take a slight left at South Western Highway, continue on the South Western Flyway and onto Hume Highway.  Take a slight right to stay on Hume Highway. Take the ramp onto Sturt Highway and go through two roundabouts. Turn right at Baylis Street and arrive at Wagga Wagga.

Top Tourist Attractions of Wagga Wagga…

Wagga Wagga Botanical Gardens are located at the base of Willans Hill and are set on 8.9 hectares ground. In amazing surroundings you’ll find a discovery centre, children’s playground, rainforest section and a free flight aviary, all of which are open to visitors.

Other attractions within the gardens include a Tree Chapel, a Chinese Garden, Cactus and Camellia Garden and a Miniature Railway.

The Miniature Railway operates on the first and third Sunday of every month. The track will take you through woodlands, through a tunnel and over a bridge. Train rides operate between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm.

Murrumbidgee River flows through the city of Wagga Wagga. Murrumbidgee is aboriginal for “plenty of water” or “big water” and that it certainly is. The Murrumbidgee River provides opportunities for a range of activities including canoeing, fishing and swimming.

It’s an important river of the Murray-Darling River. The Murray-Darling River is the world’s 16th longest river spanning 2,310 miles!  Wagga Wagga is considered the capital of the Riverina region.

Charles Sturt University / CSU is an Australian multi-campus university in New South Wales. CSU has five campuses based in: Bathurst, Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga.  CSU Wagga Wagga offers degree courses in fields such as Agricultural Science, Allied Health, Business, Food and Wine, Justice Studies and Policing, Nursing, Psychology and Theology. Other special features include equine farms and commercial vineyards. 

There is much to see and do in the Wagga Wagga region. It’s a vibrant city with plenty of historic buildings to discover.

The Wiradjuri Walking Track, a popular 30-kilometre pathway around the city, will give you great views of the Botanic Gardens & Zoo, The Murrumbidgee River, the Australian Alps and Lake Albert.

Lake Albert is an ideal spot for sailing, sail boarding, water-skiing and fishing. 

Find out more about the Wagga Wagga Region.

Whatever you choose to see in the beautiful Wagga Wagga region, the best way to discover the area is by car.  A good idea would be to arrange your car hire in Sydney. Check out our car hire in Sydney page.

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