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Wagga Wagga is such a beautiful place to live, blending both regional and metropolitan living in a rich multicultural atmosphere. With a selection of restaurants, pubs, shopping, museums, art galleries, vineyards and attractions – everything you would expect from a city this size – we want to share with you some of the hidden little gems that you might otherwise not know about.
Our 365 things to do in Wagga blog does just this as it covers a broad range of things to do while in Wagga. From gourmet cooking classes and social rides, to paintball and the famous Gumi race, we cover everything that makes us interesting and unique.
Read on for some great ideas on what you can do here in Wagga, and, if you have some ideas of your own that aren’t yet published, feel free to let us know.
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365 things to do in Wagga # 1 – 20
A short overview on the first 20 things to do and see in Wagga Wagga.
365 things to do in Wagga #21 – Have a gander at the geese
Let your inner child loose and go play with a goose down by the Wollundry Lagoon.
365 things to do in Wagga #22 – Thirsty Crow
If you’re looking for a waterhole to quench your thirst, the Thirsty Crow is your answer, with brewery tours, wood-fired pizzas and a 500 litre brewery taking centre stage.
365 things to do in Wagga #23 – Romano’s presents Loren
Providing some of the best entertainment to hit our shores (the Murrumbidgee shores of Wagga that is), Romano’s Hotel is the place to see live entertainment and world-class DJs.
365 things to do in Wagga #24 – Gourmet cooking classes with Food I Am
Fine tune your culinary cooking techniques with Food I Am’s gourmet cooking classes.
365 things to do in Wagga #25 – Project Paintball
If you feel like shooting something…or someone… then Project Paintball can assist. Suit up; then shoot ‘em up paintball style.
365 things to do in Wagga #26 – Australia Day celebrations
An annual conundrum many of us face…what to do on Australia Day. Here we delve into the many options in Wagga Wagga.
365 things to do in Wagga #27 – Give the gift of life
Although not unique to Wagga, giving blood is a great way to give back to the community and help those in need. Donate today at the Wagga Wagga Donor Centre.
365 things to do in Wagga #28 – Fishing for a cause (annual)
It’s that time of year again for Wagga’s annual Classic Charity Fishing Competition, held the first weekend of February. Dust off your rods and get ready for a great day of fun, fishing and an abundance of prizes on offer.
365 things to do in Wagga #29 – Urban Harvest fruit and vegie swap (monthly)
Going bananas about your bananas? Then maybe you should swap them for some oranges at the Urban Harvest fruit and vegie swap.
365 things to do in Wagga #30 – Art classes with Best Street Studios
Let your inner artist loose and realise your true potential in a fun and interactive environment at Best Street Studios.
365 things to do in Wagga #31 – Social riding with Bicycle Wagga Wagga
Put your foot to the pedal and go ride a bike with Bicycle Wagga Wagga, a group of cyclists who want to share the enjoyment of cycling socially.
365 things to do in Wagga #32 – Learn to fly
Every wondered what it would feel like to fly? Expand your horizons and earn your wings with the Wagga Air Centre.
365 things to do in Wagga #33 – Enjoy a high tea
Whether you’re a lady or not, don’t let it hold you back from enjoying a delightful high tea here in Wagga Wagga.
365 things to do in Wagga #34 – Forum 6 silver screen classics
Forum 6 Cinema is bringing back the magic of traditional cinema with their Silver Screen events. Take a step back in time and marvel at the old time greats…
365 things to do in Wagga #35 – Take a train ride with the kids (bi-monthly)
Laugh along with the kids as you take a train ride through the Botanical Gardens with the Willans Hill Model Railway.
365 things to do in Wagga #36 – Cricket for a cause
Support the local Wagga Police Force and the NSW Cancer Council with a social game of cricket.
365 things to do in Wagga #37 – Indoor rock climbing
If you think your guns have what it takes to climb a vertical wall, then indoor rock climbing is for you.
365 things to do in Wagga #38 – Gumi Gumi Gumi (annual)
Wagga’s annual Gumi Race, a race downstream on ‘boats’ constructed primarily of inner tubes.
365 things to do in Wagga #39 – Heli Heatwave (annual)
Heli Heatwave, an annual model helicopter event of 3D action, scale displays and trade stands.
365 things to do in Wagga #40 – Wagga’s monster garage sale (annual)
Held every February, Wagga’s annual monster garage sale is the perfect place to pick up a bargain or get rid of your unwanted goods, and all for a good cause.
365 things to do in Wagga #41 – Warbird Adventure Flights
If you fancy yourself a bit of an adrenalin junkie, or want to try something completely different that’ll test your fear factor, then Wagga’s newest adventure is just the thing.
365 things to do in Wagga #42 – The Capital’s “White Party” (annual)
White is the new black I say… at least it is when you’re at The Capital’s annual White Party.
365 things to do in Wagga #43 – Cowboy up and go line dancing (weekly)
It’s time to get your boots scootin’ with some good old fashioned line dancing each week at the RSL Club.
365 things to do in Wagga #44 – Wagga Pro Rodeo (annual)
For the second year running bull riding is coming to town. Spectacular live action and excitement for all.
365 things to do in Wagga #45 – Flix in the Stix
Home of open air cinema in regional NSW, Optus Flix in the Stix is coming to Wagga Wagga, with an all new collection of handpicked award winning short films.
365 things to do in Wagga #46 – It’s time to tee up and play some golf
Golf anyone? Watch the pros at play with this week’s Wagga Pro-AM, take some lessons, or have some fun at the driving range…
365 things to do in Wagga #47 – Test your knowledge with trivia (weekly)
A group of cats is called a clowder… who would’ve thought. Test your knowledge with a game of trivia every Wednesday night at The Bridge.
365 things to do in Wagga #48 – Barefoot bowls
Kick off those shoes and polish your balls. It’s time to go barefoot bowling at the RSL Club.
365 things to do in Wagga #49 – Appreciate those lips
March 16 is one of the sauciest days of the year, “Lips Appreciation Day”, so we’re sharing some ideas on how you can make the most of your luscious lips…or maybe somebody else’s.
365 things to do in Wagga #50 – Roller derby
Roller derby is coming to Wagga! If you’re not afraid of a little pain, now’s the time to join.
365 things to do in Wagga #51 – 5th Annual Show N Shine (annual)
Wagga’s annual Show N Shine is back for another year. If you appreciate a good classic, or are a car enthusiast at heart, then this is the event for you.
365 things to do in Wagga #52 – Levee Loud Flood Relief Concert
Although a one off event and not set to become an annual thing (we hope!) we thought it worth mentioning the Levee Loud flood relief concert.
365 things to do in Wagga #53 – Wollundry Grove Olives
Stock up on some great produce, sample some quality oils and olives, or simply enjoy the stunning surrounds of Wollundry Grove.
365 things to do in Wagga #54 – Riverina Charity Bird Sale & Expo (annual)
Looking for a new feathered friend? Look no further than the Annual Riverina Charity Bird Sale, where you can buy directly from local breeders.
365 things to do in Wagga #55 – Wagga’s Food & Wine Festival (annual)
Wagga’s annual Food and Wine Festival, showcasing the very best of food and wine our region has to offer, along with great entertainment all day long.
365 things to do in Wagga #56 – Get your First Aid Certificate
You never know when you might find yourself in an emergency… get your First Aid Certificate so you’re best prepared.
365 things to do in Wagga #57 – What to do this Easter
It’s almost time to crack open the chocolate eggs. Here’s some other ideas on how to spend this Easter long weekend…
365 things to do in Wagga #58 – Regenerate Youth Festival (annual)
Wagga’s annual youth festival, celebrating the value our youth bring to Wagga.
365 things to do in Wagga #59 – Free workshops with Bunnings (weekly)
Bunnings offers a number of free workshops and activities each week that’ll help improve your home.
365 things to do in Wagga #60 – Join the Road Runners
If you’re training for a specific event, want to improve your health, or simply need the extra motivation now that winter is approaching, then join the Wagga Road Runners.
365 things to do in Wagga #61 – Riverina Natural Physique Championships (annual)
The Riverina Natural Physique Championships are back for another year, drawing competitors and spectators from across the country.
365 things to do in Wagga #62 – Aqua Zumba
You’ve most likely heard about the Latin fitness craze “Zumba”, but did you know there’s now “Aqua Zumba” a water-based version?
365 things to do in Wagga #63 – Shoot something
Have you ever considered shooting as a sport? Wagga has both pistol shooting and clay target shooting available. Why not give it a shot.
365 things to do in Wagga #64 – What to do this Anzac Day
Wagga will be holding a number of services including the annual march through the main street, where you can honour our fallen soldiers and pay homage to those who’ve valiantly fought for our freedom.
365 things to do in Wagga #65 – ‘Chariots for Charity’ (annual)
The Lions Club’s annual Gold Cup Chariots for Charity fundraising event will see the main street transform into the scene of an ancient Roman chariot race.
365 things to do in Wagga #66 – Gold Cup race (annual)
Dubbed the richest horse race in the region, and one of the biggest social events of the year, the annual Gold Cup is one race day not to miss.
365 things to do in Wagga #67 – Traffic Light Party (annual)
The lights are coming on for Romano’s Traffic Light party, one of the hottest parties of the year. Which colour are you?
365 things to do in Wagga #68 – Try your hand at poker (weekly)
Every Tuesday night at the Rules Club is poker night, hosted by The Australian Poker League. Can you bluff your way to a win?
365 things to do in Wagga #69 – Learn to fence
Fencing, as in poking your opponent with a sharp foil as opposed to building a wooden structure, is taught here in Wagga, with special beginner classes available.
365 things to do in Wagga #70 – Barry Carne Interstate Ski Championship (annual)
Held annually at Lake Albert, this exciting ski challenge sees New South Wales go head to head with Victoria.
365 things to do in Wagga #71 – Help the community by volunteering
May 14 – 20, 2012 is this year’s National Volunteer Week. Here you’ll find a list of opportunities to volunteer in Wagga Wagga.
365 things to do in Wagga #72 – Australian International Animation Festival 2012 (annual)
Now in its ninth year, Charles Sturt University (CSU) Animation and Visual Effects are proud to present the Australian International Animation Festival 2012.
365 things to do in Wagga #73 – Markets, markets and more markets
Markets by the lakeside, farmers markets with organic produce, boutique markets with unique home-made items… everything you need to know about markets in Wagga.
365 things to do in Wagga #74 – Kurrajong Waratah charity race day (annual)
Held annually the Kurrajong Waratah’s charity race day raises much needed funds for children and adults with disabilities, living within the region.
365 things to do in Wagga #75 – Go to the snow
Although there are no snow fields in Wagga, there are plenty nearby, and with Riverina Ski Sports’ weekly snow trips, getting there has never been easier.
365 things to do in Wagga #76 – Ten x 10 Play Fest (annual)
The School of Arts Community Theatre (SOACT) has brought Ten x 10 Play Fest back to Wagga for another year running.
365 things to do in Wagga #77 – Wagga’s Greyhound Gold Cup (annual)
The biggest greyhound race conducted in country NSW, the annual Greyhound Gold Cup is back, with some of the best trainers in the country making an appearance.
365 things to do in Wagga #78 – Where to eat meat-free
If you’re vegetarian, then you’ll know that Wagga’s selection of vegetarian eateries is almost non-existent. Here’s a list of some of the great options available.
365 things to do in Wagga #79 – Make a short film… about bubbles (annual)
Bubbles. That’s what this year’s Wagga Waggafest Short Film Competition is all about…here’s your chance to share your story through film or animation.
365 things to do in Wagga #80 – Noah’s Ark Play Centre and Café
One of Wagga’s best children’s indoor play centres also offers a selection of hot and cold foods, and coffee and cake at their café.
365 things to do in Wagga #81 – Go camping… with your dog
As much as we love Wagga, sometimes it’s nice to get away for a short break. Have you ever considered camping?
365 things to do in Wagga #82 – Junee Liquorice and Chocolate Factory
Not just for chocoholics or liquorice lovers, the Junee Liquorice and Chocolate Factory offers something for everyone…including great food.
365 things to do in Wagga #83 – Stroller boot camp for mums (weekly)
The first of its kind in Wagga, Stroller Boot Camp is for mothers and bubs, with one hour fitness sessions designed by mums for mums.
365 things to do in Wagga #84 – Fly fishing lessons with Dave Ducker
With over 40 years of fishing experience, local resident Dave Ducker looks forward to sharing his knowledge and expertise in lessons on how to fly fish.
365 things to do in Wagga #85 – Wagga Trail Marathon (annual)
Held on August 18 and 19 this year, the Wagga Trail Marathon running weekend is an annual event featuring the ‘Trail Marathon’ as well as a marathon relay, half marathon, 10km run and 5km run.
365 things to do in Wagga #86 – Dressmaking, patchwork and embroidery
When was the first dress in history ever made? Who knows! When will you make your first ever dress? This year if you do a dress making class with Simply Stitches.
365 things to do in Wagga #87 – Christmas in July at Cottontails (annual)
Saturday July 28, 2012 Cottontails on the Ridge will be bringing Christmas to Wagga Wagga, with their annual Christmas in July event.
365 things to do in Wagga #88 – Craft Alive exhibition (annual)
If you consider yourself a crafty person, find inspiration from other people’s creations, or like learning new skills, then you should definitely visit Craft Alive, regional Australia’s leading craft and sales expo.
365 things to do in Wagga #89 – Monte Cristo Historic Homestead
Whether you’re a believer of not, Monte Cristo Historic Homestead – “Australia’s most haunted house” – is a definite must see while in the Riverina.
365 things to do in Wagga #90 – Chartered helicopter adventures
Fancy a scenic helicopter flight to an award-winning winery just for lunch? Or maybe a guided heli-fishing tour taking you to remote rivers and streams in search of the elusive murray cod? Well now you can with Wagga Air Centre’s chartered adventure flights.
365 things to do in Wagga #91 – Horse riding lessons
Riding a horse can be a lot of fun, but to get the most out of the experience, it’s worth investing in some lessons. Wagga Equestrian School is the perfect place to learn.
365 things to do in Wagga #92 – ErinEarth open days (monthly)
Tucked away on Kildare Street in Turvey Park is ErinEarth, a sustainable living education site. Their monthly open days are the perfect opportunity to explore the many gardens and wetlands, and take part in interesting workshops and talks.
365 things to do in Wagga #93 – Bigdee Blues open mic afternoon (monthly)
On the first Sunday of every month, the Bidgee Blues Club hosts an open mic afternoon. Are you game to take to the stage?
365 things to do in Wagga #94 – Wagga Art Prize 2012 (annual)
Running over three days, Wagga Art Prize is an annual art exhibition encouraging and supporting our local art community whilst promoting Wagga Wagga as a cultural centre.
365 things to do in Wagga #95 – Lake to Lagoon Fun Run and Cycle (annual)
Having made its debut back in 1972, the Lake to Lagoon fun run and cycle, the largest participation sporting event in the Riverina, is back again this September.
365 things to do in Wagga #96 – Jazz and Blues Festival (annual)
This September the Riverina will be abuzz with its annual Wagga Wagga Jazz and Blues Festival, one of the area’s biggest weekends of the year.
365 things to do in Wagga #97 – Australian poetry slam heat (annual)
Make a stand at this year’s Wagga heat of the annual Australian Poetry Slam hosted by the Home Tavern Hotel… or you could always just go along to watch.
365 things to do in Wagga #98 – Dragon boat racing
Ever wondered what dragon boating would be like? You can find out with the Bidgee Dragons, who get together twice a week at Lake Albert. Learn to paddle and get fit at the same time.
365 things to do in Wagga #99 – Challenge yourself with social chess (fortnightly)
Feel like a challenge, with a coffee on the side? Then join the Wagga Wagga Chess Club once a fortnight at various cafes for some social chess.
365 things to do in Wagga #100 – Festival of cycling (annual)
Held each year around September, Bike Week is celebrated in Wagga with a number of cycling festivities. Whether you’re on your bike every morning or it’s in the shed covered in a thick layer of dust, there’s events to suit all levels.
365 things to do in Wagga #101 – Fabulous Fakes exhibition (annual)
You may never have the opportunity to see one of Van Goph’s original masterpieces, however you may have the chance to see an exceptional replica at this year’s Fabulous Fakes Exhibition, hosted by the Wagga Wagga Art Society.
365 things to do in Wagga #102 – Wagga Wagga Show (annual)
It’s that time of year again when the showground is overrun by carnies… where clowns are as common as the ornamental pears along the streets of Tatton, and the gaudy tunes of numerous amusements fill the air. The annual Wagga Wagga Show is back and better than ever!