Getting Here

Wagga Wagga is situated directly between Melbourne and Sydeny and is approximately a 5 hour drive north from Melbourne or South from Sydney and you will find Canberra just a short 2 and  a half hour drive away.

Flying to Wagga Wagga is a much quicker option with Qantas Link and Regional Express flights in and out of Wagga Wagga daily.

If you prefer to sit back and relax, you also have the option to catch a coach or train from one of the major cities.

Once you get to Wagga Wagga, you will have the options of buses, taxi’s, ubers or hiring a car to get around and explore the city.

Car Hire / Self Drive

Car rental is available through all major car rental companies (Budget, AvisHertz and Thrifty) in airport or city locations. You can also pick up or drop off your car in Wagga Wagga.

Greyhound Coaches

Greyhound Australia is Australia’s only national coach service. We provide comfortable, hassle-free, and affordable coach services to people of all ages and to all corners of Australia. We travel across Australia everyday ensuring that our passengers can get to their destinations, both on the beaten track and off it, and truly experience the beauty of Australia.

Greyhound services Melbourne and Canberra from Wagga Wagga, with connections to Sydney (via Canberra).

www.greyhound.com.au
P: 1300 473 946

NSW TrainLink 

NSW TrainLink’s train and coach network operates to over 360 destinations, linking Wagga Wagga with Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and regional NSW.

Trains are air-conditioned with a choice of first or economy class seats, a buffet car providing a range of tasty hot and cold meals and beverages. Sleeping berths are also available on some longer journeys.

Travelling on an air-conditioned luxury NSW TrainLink coach will be in  comfortable reclining seats with headrests.

www.transportnsw.info/regional
p: +61 2 6932 3151

More Information

For more information on how to get to Wagga Wagga please visit: www.visitwagga.com/visitor-information/getting-here

ATTRACTIONS

Wagga Wagga Botanical Gardens

Located at the base of Willans Hill, the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens are set over 22 acres.

A mini zoo, free flight aviary, children’s adventure playground, and rainforest section will keep the kids occupied for hours. Other attractions within the gardens include the Tree Chapel and Chinese pavilion. Various garden areas showcase camellias, cacti and succulents, proteas, Australian natives and roses.

The café located in the gardens, Little el, offers in-house and takeaway dining, small gifts, free Wifi and a book exchange. Covered barbecues are also available.

www.visitwagga.com

Lake Albert

Lake Albert is one of Wagga’s most popular recreational facilities. It caters for boating, fishing, swimming and other aquatic activities.

The five-and-a-half kilometre circuit walking track is commonly used by walkers, joggers and bike riders. Eight fitness stations have been installed in four locations along the walking track on the eastern side of Lake Albert. Set over 800 metres, the fitness stations are very popular with users of the lake.

Boat ramps are located at Bosley Park, adjacent to the Wagga Wagga Boat Club on the lake’s western side, and at Apex Park on the eastern side. Also at Apex Park is a children’s playground with a separate fenced area for smaller children.

Lake Albert is family friendly and a must for visitors to Wagga Wagga.

wagga.nsw.gov.au/city-of-wagga-wagga/recreation/lake-albert 

Ashculme Textiles Weaving Studio

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What began with the decision to fill an empty paddock with some adorable suri alpacas, is today developing into a hub for creative exploration, for colour and imagination, for finding new passions and for reigniting old ones.

Ashculme Textiles where colour, texture, creativity, imagination and nature are spun, woven and sewn together – and the finished product is something truly special.

Open on Tuesdays and other days by appointment, visitors are very welcome to call in and see the looms, large and small, the alpacas and their handwoven or quilted wares. Try your hand at weaving, or book in for a class.

They invite you to come and explore what Ashculme Textiles is all about. Get creative, learn about the process, meet the alpacas, make something beautiful, share a cuppa, make new friends and discover a new art form!

ashculmetextiles.com.au

The Rock Heritage Trail

The Rock Heritage Trail

Park the car and step back in time as you take a stroll around The Rock’s main streets.

A highlight of the trail is the Avenue of Honour, established in 1918 to commemorate the first ANZACS. Planted in July 2018, a Lone Pine Tree now stands at the western end of the Avenue. War memorabilia in the Avenue include the Gallipoli Panels, a navy anchor, plane fin and armoured personnel carrier.

A number of heritage buildings also feature along the walk, with heritage plaques leading past Federation shopfronts to the quaint cluster of pretty churches dating from the early 1900s.

www.visitlockhartshire.com.au

Wagga's Public Art

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Uncover the creative side of their city.

Wagga Wagga has a rich and diverse public art collection: discover sculptures, Wiradjuri weaving and beautiful little bronze art works right across the City.

While you’re in town uncover the creative side of the city. Get up close to inspiring public art whether you are cycling or walking along the river, strolling through the streets or exploring the beautiful parks.

On show 24 hours, seven days a week for you to discover!

publicartwagga.com.au

RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre

RAAF Heriatge Centre

The RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre showcases Air Force history, along with representing the significant involvement of the RAAF in the Riverina region of New South Wales.

The static display aircraft next to the Aviation Heritage Centre represent over 50 years of RAAF flying history and are completely accessible for the public to view and photograph.

The display comprises Air Force heritage artefacts displayed in various themed rooms, including a ‘Community Room’, which is devoted to a rotational display that relates to military history and/or the contribution made by people from Wagga Wagga and the Riverina region.

As the last remaining Riverina World War II Base within a network of bases incorporating Narrandera, Temora, Deniliquin, Tocumwal, Cootamundra and Uranquinty; this Aviation Heritage Centre represents the only repository for regional specific RAAF memorabilia.

www.airforce.gov.au/displays/heritage-centre

Warbird Aerial Adventures

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Warbird Aerial Adventures Proudly Presents Wagga Wagga’s Newest Adventure. They offer a range of adventure flights in the Ex PLAAF Nanchang CJ-6a warbird. From a smooth and gentle scenic flight up to all the action, aerobatics and adrenalin you can handle.

Alex von Mengersen is the chief pilot of Warbird Aerial Adventures. With over 15 years aviation experience Alex has a commercial pilots licence, aerobatics rating and RA-Aus senior instructor rating, he is also a qualified avionics engineer with experience on both large and small passenger aircraft, private, historic and recreational aircraft.

www.visitwagga.com/

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Wagga Art Gallery

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery inspires a vibrant, innovative and diverse Riverina arts culture. They engage with their local and global communities, support artists regionally and nationally, and promote a flourishing and experimental creative environment accessible to all.

They’re proud to host artwork by the outstanding Riverina artists throughout the year as well as the best visiting exhibitions from across Australia. Their showpiece is the National Art Glass Gallery, home to Australia’s largest and most significant collection of contemporary art glass.

With forty different exhibitions and displays on offer every year, there is always something new for all audiences to enjoy at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/

Historic Council Chambers

Historic Council Chambers, Wagga Wagga

Located in the historic 1881 Council Chambers, see locally curated and touring exhibitions on a range of themes throughout the year.

This site was originally the Town Hall and Municipal Offices as well as the seat of Local Government until 1999 when converted to the museum. This majestic building is in the heart of the city.

www.museumriverina.com.au

Host

The Australian Society of Agronomy is the professional body for agronomists in Australia. It has approximately 500 active members drawn from government, universities, research organisations and the private sector.

Photo Credits

David Marland Photography david_marland@hotmail.com Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University

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