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Great Southern Nights Guide: Wagga Wagga

Murrumbidgee River, Wagga WaggaCredit: Destination NSW

Men enjoying an early morning row on the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga.

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Great Southern Nights Guide: Wagga Wagga

Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga Credit: Destination NSW

Men enjoying an early morning row on the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga.

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Follow the tunes to the heart of the Riverina where the vibrant town of Wagga Wagga sets the stage for an electrifying Great Southern Nights (GSN) line-up from 8 – 24 March. Wagga Wagga will host six headline gigs as part of the17-night music festival, and when the music stops, a delectable food and wine offering awaits.

Great Southern Nights Gigs

Head to the centre of town and discover iconic Tilly's on Baylis Street, where you can grab a round and let the good times roll to the likes of Illy (16 Mar), Northlane (15 Mar), Sneaky Sound System (22 Mar) and Tigerlily (23 Mar).

Boots are made for walkin’, so get on down to see Australia’s cream of the crop of the country scene, Kasey Chambers who will perform at the Civic Theatre (24 Mar). Keeping the country theme alive, The Curious Rabbit is an eclectic, intimate venue that will host up and coming alt-country artist, Raechel Whitchurch (16 Mar).

Great Southern Nights 2024 - Northlane Credit: Morse Code

Great Southern Nights 2024 - Northlane

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Great Southern Nights 2024 - Northlane Credit: Morse Code

Great Southern Nights 2024 - Northlane

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Great Southern Nights 2023 Taster Series Credit: Morse Code

Great Southern Nights 2023 Taster Series

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Great Southern Nights 2023 Taster Series Credit: Morse Code

Great Southern Nights 2023 Taster Series

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Eat and drink

Birdhouse Bar & Kitchen

Featuring a sunny and leafy courtyard and a cool industrial-style interior, visit this lively spot for a cocktail and a bite to eat. Stay for the cheery vibes with live music every Sunday or try the bottomless mimosa lunch on weekends.

Giuseppe’s Restaurant and Bar

An authentic Italian restaurant with a big heart, Giuseppe’s was born from a passion for traditional Italian cooking. Comprising freshly made pizza dough, pillow-soft handcrafted gnocchi and rich sauces made from the freshest ingredients, the menu is inspired by family recipes that have been handed down through generations.

Uneke Lounge

Housed in one of Wagga Wagga’s most iconic corner stores, which was a dining institution in the 1950s and 60s, Uneke Lounge is a relaxed café serving an all-day breakfast menu and coffee locally roasted in Orange. Once bellies are full, customers can browse Crown Corner afterwards, the boutique retail store within the restaurant, featuring quality Australian-made products including greenery, food and body care.

Thirsty Crow Brewery

Taste beers with a difference at the family-owned and operated brewpub that has been serving up beer to thirsty Wagga locals since 2010. Order some pub grub from the kitchen menu, then wash it all down with a pint of the original Sporting Ale or sample the unique and award-winning Vanilla Milk Stout paired with house-baked pizza.

Farmers Home Hotel

Visit this local institution - established in 1856 and still trading on its original premises – and soak up the unique and welcoming atmosphere of the hotel with fantastic service and a cosy nature. Classic pub favourites can be enjoyed with daily cocktail happy hours.

Hide Steak and Bar

Visit this steakhouse that showcases some of Australia’s best beef producers. Dine in the restaurant or wind down at the bar offering beer, wine, cocktails and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks.

Pastorale by Meccanico

An achingly cool cafe and restaurant where days begin with excellent coffee and French-toast crumpets with gin marmalade, and end with antipasti platters featuring meats from a glass salumi closet.

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Bundyi Cultural Tours

Learn about the land you’re standing on with local Wiradjuri man Mark Saddler. Leading tours around Wagga Wagga and along the Murrumbidgee River, Mark teaches guests about his people who come from one of the oldest cultures in the world, basic Wiradjuri language, significant local sites, useful native plants, bush tucker, and traditional tool-making.

Ashculme Textiles

From a tribe of eight rare Suri alpacas, a creative local mother–daughter duo handcrafts beautiful wraps, throws and ponchos that are created with as little impact on the earth as possible. Browse the handwoven ‘paddock to package’ wares or even learn to make your own in one of the workshops, with children’s and adult’s weaving classes available.

Sample local produce

The Riverina is known as the food bowl of Australia, so tuck in and enjoy its earthly delights crafted by the clever local providores. Just minutes from the town centre, pick your own strawberries at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream, meet the growers and sample award-winning olive oil and olives at Wollundry Grove Olives, and visit cellar doors at Borambola Wines, Boutique Wines by CSU and Cottontails Winery.

Borambola Wines, Borambola Credit: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying the wine tasting at Borambola Wines, Borambola.

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Borambola Wines, Borambola Credit: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying the wine tasting at Borambola Wines, Borambola.

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Bundyi Aboriginal Cultural Tours, Wagga Wagga Credit: Destination NSW

Bundyi Aboriginal Cultural Tours guide Mark Saddler sharing his knowledge with tourists from Galore Hill Lookout, Fargunyah near the town of Lockhart and the city of Wagga Wagga.

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Bundyi Aboriginal Cultural Tours, Wagga Wagga Credit: Destination NSW

Bundyi Aboriginal Cultural Tours guide Mark Saddler sharing his knowledge with tourists from Galore Hill Lookout, Fargunyah near the town of Lockhart and the city of Wagga Wagga.

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Explore

Wagga Beach

It’s not often an inland beach is named among the best in Australia, so when Wagga Beach was listed as one of 2020’s Top 10 beaches in the country, ears pricked up. Enjoy the lauded beach for yourself, lazing about on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River under the shade of river red gums or explore the tranquil waterway on a kayak.

Wagga Botanic Gardens

A sprawling oasis, the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens has been delighting locals and visitors alike since 1968. There are nine sections to explore including an Australian native garden, a rainforest gully, and a Shakespearean Garden that is designed in line with Elizabethan-era style. Kids will love the model railway, adventure playground, zoo and aviary, which has more than 90 species of animals and birds.  

Wagga 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.

Stay

The Baylis Boutique Apartments

Sitting pretty on Baylis Street in the city centre, these two family-owned apartments can be booked separately or together, to sleep from five to 10 guests. Beautifully and comfortably styled, guests are spoilt with a stocked pantry, free Netflix and laundry facilities.

Townhouse Hotel

Offering ideal accommodation for a business trip or a weekend escape with stylish furnishings and mouthwatering meals at The Oakroom Restaurant. Suites offer plenty of space with a lounge area and advanced technology. You can even book a spa suite for ultimate relaxation.

The Houston

Oozing character, this 10-bedroom boutique hotel is set within a charming 1868 building that once served as a private school, hospital and boarding house. Restored to its former Neo Gothic glory, the hotel is heritage listed and is an idyllic stay in the centre of town.

The Charles Boutique Hotel

Located in the heart of the city, this hotel and restaurant has long been serving up delicious fare and well-appointed accommodation. The self-contained apartments are generously sized and The Charles Dining Room offers a five- or seven-course tasting menu for a fine dining experience.  

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For more information on Great Southern Nights and to purchase tickets go to greatsouthernnights.com.au. Start planning your Great Southern Nights road trip and learn more about New South Wales’ diverse destinations and experiences at sydney.com and visitnsw.com.

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Wagga Beach, Wagga Wagga Credit: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying an afternoon at Wagga Beach, Wagga Wagga.

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Wagga Beach, Wagga Wagga Credit: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying an afternoon at Wagga Beach, Wagga Wagga.

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Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Credit: Destination NSW

The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery houses a world class, nationally significant collection of contemporary art glass, featuring approximately 500 pieces.

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Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Credit: Destination NSW

The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery houses a world class, nationally significant collection of contemporary art glass, featuring approximately 500 pieces.

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