Brighten Up Wagga Wagga

A banner image for the Brighten Up Wagga Wagga campaign featuring coloured solid boxes and bright imagery of location in Wagga Wagga

We think bright looks good on us, wouldn’t you agree?

These are unusual times, so for the next little while we’re taking a break from our usual Visit Wagga Wagga programming. We’re still going to bring you the best of our city + surrounds, just in a slightly different (brighter) way!

Things have been a little dull around the place recently (ah hum, we’re looking at you drought, bushfires and global pandemic health crisis). So, we’re here to pump up the bright through Brighten Up Wagga Wagga.

We’ll be throwing colour all over our Visit Wagga Wagga Instagram and Facebook social media pages. As always, we’ll be championing our Wagga Tourism Partners, who are all doing an amazing job in the face of such adversity. There will be celebrations, giveaways, activities and more.

We also want you, our Visit Wagga Wagga community, to bring the bright. Share our Visit Wagga Wagga content and upload your own bright photos from our Wagga Wagga + Surrounds region and hashtag them with #brightenupww and #visitwagga.

Brighter days are coming … and this is where it starts!

Back to our roots

If Covid-19 has taught us anything, its that we don't have to go without in our Wagga Wagga + Surrounds region, thanks largely to our amazing local producers and suppliers.

Which is why we're going 'back to our roots' to showcase some of the wonderful 'grassroots' businesses we have right here in our own backyard and sharing their stories to hopefully have you rooting for local more often!

See our Back to our roots series by clicking the image below.

Lady holding soil and an plant in cupped hands

Quarantine pastimes

We had the bright idea of developing some Wagga Wagga themed boredom busters.

What says bright and colourful more then a mindfulness colouring activity? Or, how about completing a Wagga Wagga-themed digital puzzle? Check out both of these fun activites below.

Digital puzzles

Visit Wagga Wagga has created a series of fun digital puzzles for you to have a go at! All images are shared from our Visit Wagga Wagga Instagram community.

Hit the link below to start a Wagga Wagga puzzle today!

Click here to go to Wagga Wagga puzzles

Mindfulness colouring

Visit Wagga Wagga partnered with local artist Stephanie Adams to develop a uniquely Wagga Wagga themed colouring sheet featuring native botanicals, fauna and tourism attractions.

Download the A4 colouring sheet below and start adding your own colour to this beautiful Wagga Wagga design. Also, keep an eye out for the design on postcards in cafes and businesses dotted around the city. Pick one up, colour it in, write a lovely message to a family member or friend, pop a stamp on it and send it off. We might not be able to travel to see people at this time, but we can still show them we're thinking of them!

Hit the link below to download your own A4 colouring sheet. Share your finished design with us by uploading it to social media and tagging @visitwaggawagga or hashtag #visitwagga! We can't wait to see all the bright designs.

Click here to download Wagga Wagga colouring sheet

Descriptions of unique Wagga Wagga illustration

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A description of each of the botanicals in the Wagga Wagga mindfulness colouring design A description of each element in the Wagga Wagga mindfulness colouring design

Coloured examples of Wagga Wagga illustration

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A coloured example of the Wagga Wagga mindfulness colouring design A coloured example of the Wagga Wagga mindfulness colouring design

Instagram 10K competition

To celebrate Visit Wagga Wagga's Instagram reaching 10,000 followers, we're throwing a virtual party ... and you're invited!

Don't worry about bringing the gifts ... we've got that wrapped up.

Our gift to you is ten $50 gift vouchers to five winners and their party guests - that's one $50 voucher for you to claim at one of our participating Tourism Partner businesses and one $50 voucher for your virtual party buddy to claim. Yay, just another way to help brighten things up!

To enter, simply head to Visit Wagga Wagga's Instagram page, follow us and tag your virtual party buddy.

Check out the Ts + Cs before entering too.