When I was at Wagga Wagga, I noticed that this town has several impressive churches in terms of architecture. These churches are located near to the Beach Caravan Park along the Murrumbidgee River. More photographs of these churches are at the travelogue section of this VT page.
National Art Glass Gallery
The National Art Glass Gallery is home to the unique National Art Glass Collection. It is part of the Civic Centre complex (cnr Baylis Street and Morrow Street). You can also buy all sorts of glass works at the Glass Shop...
The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday & Public Holidays from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Phone: 02 69269660
Famous Sports People from Wagga Wagga
For a relatively small city, Wagga Wagga produces a large number of famous sports people and the Australians term this as the "Wagga Effect". Famous sports people from Wagga include:
Cricket - Mark Taylor, Michael Slater and Geoff Lawson
Australian Rules Football - Wayne Carey, Paul Kelly and Cameron Mooney
Rugby League - Peter Sterling, the Mortimer brothers Chris, Peter and Steve and Greg Brentnall
Rugby Union - Nathan Sharpe and Nathan Hines
Soccer - Australia women's national football (soccer) team representative Sally Shipard
Horse racing - jockey Scobie Breasley
Tennis - Tony Roche, 1966 French Open champion
Golf - US PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington
Triathlon - Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Brad Kahlefeldt
City of Good Sports
Wagga has been named the "City of Good Sports"...there is a huge variety of sports facilities here and some are the best in the area/state/country...
A lot of top sports people in Australia grew up in Wagga...some very well known cricket, rugby, AFL footy players etc. We have a Sporting Hall of Fame near the Botanic Gardens for those keen on sports.
If you need some information on any particular sports facility in Wagga I recommend you telephone the Visitor Information Centre on 02 69269621...
Borambola Sports & Recreation Centre
Borambola is a school camp organisation which also caters for team building, fun days, parties etc.
They have a lot of things to do: flying fox, abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, basketball, mini golf, tennis, swimming pool, BMX track, archery, low ropes, high ropes etc.
We had a day out there in April 2005 for our work social club and we had a great time!!! Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and good shoes for climbing/playing. Also take sunscreen, a hat, water bottle and sunnies...