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Snow in Wagga Wagga's neighbouring region, the Snowy Mountains

No need for winter blues. Here’s some of our recommendations of what to do in our Wagga Wagga + Surrounds region to keep you warm, active and entertained this winter.


Whether you like to gather indoors with family and friends or prefer to rug up and head out, there are events for everyone to keep entertained this winter in Wagga Wagga + Surrounds.

Here’s our top picks …

Wagga Comedy Fest | 13-15 June
Some of the best national comedians make their way to Wagga Wagga for a weekend of comedy gold. Also make the most of the winter markets serving food and beverages before the shows.
More + book tickets >>> Wagga Comedy Fest

Lost Lanes | 22 June
A winter micro festival combing arts, eats and beats. Wrap in winter textiles and wander the laneway. See creativity that will spark your own. Jive to live sets, stand fire-side and treat yourself to street food delights (pictured below).
More >>> Lost Lanes

Wagga Wagga Swap Meet | 21 July
The largest swap meet between Sydney and Melbourne featuring more than 800 stalls. If you’re looking for auto-memorabilia, antiques, bric-a-brac, ornaments or collectables , or just want to have a browse, this is one not to miss!
More >>> Wagga Wagga Swap Meet

Father’s Day Aircraft Showcase | 31 August
Be airside for the Temora Aviation Museum’s always-popular aircraft showcase. This special Father’s Day fly includes a full day of entertainment for all, including flying displays, workshops, meet and greets and children’s activities.
More >>> Temora aircraft showcase

For a full list of events on in Wagga Wagga + Surrounds this winter see our What's On Calender.

Lost Lanes festival in Wagga Wagga

Winter belly warmers

Tummies at the ready! With the cooler season now upon us, many eateries across our Wagga Wagga + Surrounds regions are rolling out new winter-inspired menus. If you are visiting us during winter be sure to eat out at one (or two, or more) of the great eat + drink places - you, and your tummy, won't be disappointed.

Here’s a taste of some of the winter menu items you can fill your tummy with.

Fitzmaurice Café | Chai porridge with grilled banana, berries, coyo and pure maple + more

Union Hotel | Pork ramen, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, chocolate lava cake + more (pictured below)

Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory | Chicken and mushroom pot pie, pumpkin soup in a cob, pork ribs with chips + more

Cottontail Wines | A one-off Christmas in July dinner with all the festive trimmings

Union Hotel in Wagga Wagga

Winter escapes

Two words … Snow Trip!!! If you’re in Wagga Wagga during winter, then a day (or more!) at the snow is a must! Snow fields are only a two-and-a-half drive away at Selwyn.

When you’re not skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing take in the impressive Snowy Mountains landscape by staying at Wolgal Hut. The classic stone-and-timber lodge in historic Kiandra offers comfy accommodation with nearby walking, skiing and fishing in Kosciuszko National Park near Adaminaby.

There’s also historic Currango Homestead or Yarrangobilly Caves House to stay in. Both located in Kosciuszko National Park, their location is great for walking, horse riding and caving adventures. Pack the woolies and enjoy the Snowy Mountains during winter – after all, ‘snow’ is in their name!

Discover more >>> on your way to the snow fields from Wagga Wagga you pass through the beautiful Snowy Valleys region. Find out what you can do in this region (and all areas around us) via our wander section.

Snow in the Snowy Mountains near Wagga Wagga

>>> Unlock more winter magic via our What's On Winter guide.