Wagga Wagga Tourism

Wagga Wagga is a city in New South Wales, Australia, located midway between Sydney and Melbourne. It was originally inhabited by the aboriginal Wiradjuri people. In their language, ‘Wagga’ means ‘crow’. ‘Wagga Wagga’, thus means ‘the place of many crows’. By the 1950s, the city became an important defence base and it maintains this role even today. It is now the third largest inland city in New South Wales and an interesting destination for your trip planner! 

The city is located on the Riverina plain with the Murrumbidgee River scrawling through the north and the slopes of the Great Dividing Range at a distance. It is a beautiful city with fascinating people who’ll surely have unique stories to tell. You’re bound to meet visitors travelling to and from Melbourne and Sydney, offering anecdotes of their own. The city presents a quiet retreat, away from the hustle-bustle of the two behemoths it is straddled between.

During spring is when Wagga Wagga comes alive, brightly dressed in the most vibrant hues. Its skies are majestic blue, and flowers are abloom. It’s an experience worth cherishing indeed! Any travel guide will tell you that the city’s landscape is an interesting blend of unusual architecture and quiet tree-lined streets. Mark your itineraries because its many sights and attractions, including its botanical gardens, galleries and historic centres, will teach you a thing or two about this remarkable, off-beat Australian city. We guarantee that you will fall in love with its charm and keep coming back! Plan your trip now!

Essential travel information and Wagga Wagga tips for your visit

  • Since rain can be expected all year round, carry an umbrella.
  • There is no bus service on Sunday or public holidays. Visit the tourist information centre for more info on public transport.
  • Know the pollution level of Wagga Wagga before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
  • How safe is Wagga Wagga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wagga Wagga.

    • Burglary and Theft 61.61 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50.89 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.71 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 45.54 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.15 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 74.11 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 73.21 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 32.14 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.82 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 76.79 (High)
    • Safety Index 44.41 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.14 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 59.95 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Wagga Wagga

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.98 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.73 USD

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