Backpacking Wagga Wagga

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    WAGGA WAGGA IS THE COMMERCIAL CENTRE OF THE RIVERENA REGION: Photo - Jon Armstrong, courtesy Destination NSW
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    CHECK OUT THE PRETTY WAGGA WAGGA BOTANICAL GARDENS: Photo - Paul Foley, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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Wagga Wagga Highlights

  • Take a cruise on the famous Murrumbidgee River

  • Nearby Lake Albert also provides good opportunities for sailing, canoeing, water-skiing and power-boating.

  • Visit the Botanic Gardens, with its feature gardens, mini zoo and free-flight aviary.

  • Hike along the Wiradjuri walking track, which follows a route of about 30 kilometres, along the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

About Wagga Wagga

Population 59,000

Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga is the largest inland city in New South Wales. Wagga Wagga provides all the relevant services of a city such as shopping, hospitals etc.

It is also an easy day trip to the Snowy Mountains in the east and Griffith in the west, which is one of New South Wales' biggest wine producing regions and a popular place for backpackers to find some fruit picking work.

Nearby Lake Albert also provides good opportunities for sailing, canoeing, water-skiing and power-boating.

In the city itself, you can explore the Botanic Gardens, with its feature gardens, mini zoo and free-flight aviary, or you could take a cruise on the famous Murrumbidgee River.

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Wagga Wagga Visitor Information Centre

Tarcutta Street
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Phone 1300 100 122
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