Wagga Wagga Travel Guide

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Wagga Wagga Things to Do

  • St John's Evangelistic Anglican Church...

    The Parish has been established for over 150 years. The four churches that make it up are very much a part of the local heritage and culture of Wagga Wagga.Located in, surprisingly, Church Street, it sits on top of the hill and is the highest of the three churches that sit on the hill.

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  • Catholic Cathedral

    There's a small hill in Wagga Wagga and, scattered around it, you'll find three churches of different demoninations here.Unusually, the Catholic Church is at the base of the hill.It's a gorgeous sandstone building from the outside and inside there are arches running from front to rear in the middle of the pews with an impressive wooden ceiling...

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  • Botanical Gardens

    Located at the corner of Macleay St and Lord Baden Powell Drive, the Gardens feature a mini zoo, a free-flight aviary, themed plantings and miniature trains that operate for children and families on the first and third Sundays of the month. There is no admission fee to the gardens.There are also two special gardens that have Chinese inspired...

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  • The art gallery

    This gallery is in the same complex as the glass and the council buildings. I found the collection to be very good and well displayed.There are also rotating displays that highlight various artists and, along with the glass gallery, make the whole building well worth taking an hour or two of your time.The gallery also has its own Facebook page.

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  • National Art Glass Gallery

    Fabulous, can't get enough of it and I've only been there twice. Specifically designed for such works with one wall of the two storey building entirely glass to let the light in, the pieces are thus highlighted to the best advantage.Less than 10% of the available works can be shown at any one time so whenever you visit you're bound to see new...

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  • The Tichborne affair

    Wagga Wagga received some attention in the Australia's media and in England when one Thomas Castro moved to the town in 1864 and claimed to be the missing Roger Tichborne, the heir of a Hampshire baronetcy who was believed drowned when the ship he was travelling on disappeared off South America. Although his claim was accepted by Roger Tichborne's...

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Wagga Wagga Restaurants

  • Japanese?!?

    Zen X is a Japanese restaurant that opened in 2003 in Wagga. The first Japanese restaurant in Wagga too!The prices are fairly reasonable and the food is good. The restaurant has two small group rooms that you can book, a teppanyaki/sushi bar and the main restaurant area. You can also take in your own bottled wine or beer along. I really enjoyed...

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  • Go with a very empty stomach!

    The friendly staff at Hog's Breath Wagga make this Hog's Breath Cafe stand out from all the others! Nothing is too much trouble, and the genuine friendly attitude makes the experience well worth while. The most memorable dish of the night was a shared desert. It was served in an oversized wine glass with ice cream, marshmallows and chocolate cake!...

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  • Best Steak in Town

    Thomasina's is a restaurant specialising in steaks but also has a lot of other choices, The steaks are cooked on a grill using only Mallee wood, Then they have on old iron (one that grandma used) , which is heated & placed on the steak to keep in the natural juices & also aids the cooking. The Best.The Place itself is quite nice, not noisy at all,...

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  • If you like Indian...

    This restaurant has won many awards for it's food and service. The prices are pretty good and it is also BYO (bottled wines only though). It's a great place to eat with a bunch of friends or just as a couple... :)If you order take-away you will get a discount of 10% if paying by cash. Butter Chicken...yum!!!!

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  • Great pub meal...

    The Tolland does great meals and you can usually get a "2 for 1" docket making the meals very cheap. They have an outdoor area and a fairly big restaurant area. Definitely the chicken breast with champagne sauce and avacado...YUM!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Noodle Bar

    Noodle King opened in Wagga in early 2004. They have all sorts of noodles and some rices too & so far I have enjoyed every dish I have tried. :)Open Sunday - Thursday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm and Friday - Saturday 11:30 am to 10:30 pm.There is another noodle shop (Noodle Paradise) less than a block away but I don't think it is quite as good. I love the...

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Wagga Wagga Nightlife

  • Night Safety

    Wagga is a fairly safe place at night but you must take the usual precautions... Don't go walking in the parks at night by yourself... Don't walk alone down the streets late at night if you are female. Don't abuse the security guards in and around pubs (just joking in a way but it is true!). ;)You should find yourself safe in Wagga no matter what...

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  • Go to the Movies!!

    The Forum 6 Cinemas is a complex of six (duh) cinemas with movies running regularly. Mostly the big name Hollywood movies are shown here but they also show short movies and special productions. The price of a ticket is $12.50 per adult except on 'Cheapy Tuesday' when it's only $8 (I don't think that applies during school holidays though)...

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  • Like going out??

    Some of my favourite pubs in town are Romano's (anything goes crowd) or The Union...all depends on what night you are out and how much drinking (or dancing or chatting etc) you want to do... ;)A few other popular pubs are The Vic (younger crowd), No 96 (older crowd) and The Red Lion (very young crowd).All of these pubs are located in the main...

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Wagga Wagga Transportation

  • Walking aroung Wagga Wagga

    Wagga Wagga is a nice and cosy town, and the best way to explore the town area is by walking as the attractions are near to each other, and the main town area consists of only 2-3 main streets. You should also venture into the Murrumbidgee River park area just next to town, where the locals have their picnics, swim, leisure activities and there is...

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  • Fearnes Coaches

    When I was in Australia in 2008, I travelled from Wagga Wagga to Canberra by land via the Fearnes Coach buses. The buses leave at the Wagga Wagga train station, and took about 4-5 hours to reach Canberra, cost is about Australian $20-30.I am not sure whether Fearnes Coach still serve this land route today, you can contact them at the following...

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  • Flight from Sydney to Wagga Wagga

    The most convenient way to reach Wagga Wagga from Sydney is to take the domestic flights via either Qantas Link or REX-regional express (see website below).The flight time is about 2 hours via small planes, through beautiful mountains and huge plains. The Wagga Wagga airport is small and cosy, and buggage claims is a breeze.

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Wagga Wagga Shopping

  • Shopping area at Baylis Street

    The main shopping area of Wagga Wagga is along the main road called Baylis Street. There are many major supermarkets and shopping centres here, including the followings:- Wagga Wagga Marketplace- Sturt Mall- Coles- Woolworths- K Mart

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  • Sunday Markets

    Every Sunday you will find the Sunday Markets at the Myer car park in O'Reilly Street. You'll find all sorts of things for sale at the markets like pets, crafts, foods, 'trash & treasure' stuff, books etc.The markets are held every Sunday from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm and are run by the local Lions Club.

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  • Homewares/DIY

    Homebase is a shopping centre of homewares, furnitures, auto shops, hardware etc... You will find a Harvey Norman, Oz Design Furniture, Bunnings Warehouse, Fourty Winks, Sheridan Factory Outlet, Captin' Snooze, KFC, Hungry Jacks and more.

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Wagga Wagga Local Customs

  • Some of the main events in Wagga

    Here is a list of some major events in and around Wagga in 2006... January *Australian Beer Can Collectors GatheringRiverina Summer School for StringsRiverina Frog & Reptile Society Competitive ShowSports Car PicnicWagga Travel Show February *Coolac Festival of FunGarden City Ski RacingRiverina Cat Club Kitten ShowWagga Wagga Pro RodeoWIRES...

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  • 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...

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  • Just a fun one...

    Just a fun one... If you visit Wagga Wagga...you can just call it Wagga (pronounced "Wogga")...unless of course you don't mind someone having a giggle at your expense. ;) Not that it matters much but nobody that lives here ever calls it Wagga Wagga - except maybe the Mayor of the city. :)

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Wagga Wagga What to Pack

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You will need warm clothes in winter and cool clothes in summer... If you forget something you can go shopping in one of the many shops around town.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are plenty of camping places around so bring your tent etc if you are into camping... :)

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Wagga Wagga Off The Beaten Path

  • Areas surrounding Wagga Wagga

    The areas surrounding Wagga Wagga are mainly farmland, and the terrain is mostly flat with some gentle hills. During my flight from Sydney to Wagga Wagga (about 1 hour), I had great aerial views of these farmland as shown in the attached photographs.

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  • Riverina Playhouse

    The Riverina Playhouse is a theatre at Wagga Wagga located along Tarcutta Street near to the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. The seating capacity is 249 people and it is available to hire for performances. I came across this place while walking along the river and heading back to Baylis Street :)

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  • Tumut Dam

    The Tumut Dam is about an hours drive east of Wagga...it is worth the trip, especially if you are into camping, fishing, boating etc...There are areas for picnics, camping, boating etc that you can take dogs and other areas that you can't...they are usually signposted so keep an eye out if you want to take your pooch with you. :)For more...

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Wagga Wagga Sports & Outdoors

  • City to Lake Fun Run

    The City to Lake Fun Run is the largest free fun run in Australia. It is usually held the second Sunday in September each year. In 2006 it will be held on Sunday, 10 September.People can run, walk, skate, ride a bike, cartwheel or whatever you like... The race usually takes anywhere between about 30 minutes and 1.5 hours to finish the 9 km track...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Wagga Wagga Favorites

  • The infamous Captain Moonlite

    Captain Moonlite, nee Andrew Scott, is the bushranger most often associated with the area. Articulate and well-informed, he was a man with a colourful past having completed a prison sentence in 1879 for a robbery committed while he was acting as a lay preacher at Egerton, near Ballarat. When released from gaol he spoke on the subject of prison...

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  • Bushrangers and the railway

    The Wagga community had several run-ins with bushrangers in the 1860s and 1870s. No less than Wagga police magistrate Henry Baylis was held up by Mad Dan Morgan in 1863 and was shot and wounded when he and some policemen tracked Morgan to his camp. Morgan showed his contempt for the Wagga police when, wanted dead or alive, he managed to attend the...

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  • From steamers to semis

    The site was an important river crossing, situated as it was at the intersection of the north-south track between NSW and Victoria and the east-west track along the Murrumbidgee. Crop farming occurred in 1846. The police building and court premises were established in 1847 and Wagga was achieved town status in 1849. A punt service opened the...

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