Spring days

Marrambidya Wetland in Wagga Wagga

Here’s some top reasons to Visit Wagga Wagga + Surrounds during spring.

fresh + vibrant | produce

There’s an abundance of fresh, flavoursome produce around during spring. In Wagga Wagga pick plump strawberries straight from the plant at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream (pictured) (opened seasonally October to April), taste salty, savoury olives grown in the farms at Wollundry Grove Olives or Parafield Olives, or dine at one of our eat + drink places and sample local flavours of the season.

In the region, head off on a road trip to discover handmade cheese at Coolamon Cheese, organic sweets in Junee at the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory or wine, spirits and ales in the Snowy Mountains.

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Pick your own fruit at Bidgee Strawberries + Cream in Wagga Wagga

in bloom | nature

One word … canola!

If spring was a colour, in our Wagga Wagga + Surrounds region it would be yellow. Canola paddocks (pictured) pop up all over our region, making a quick road trip out of Wagga Wagga very appealing. And, you really don’t have to travel too far out of the city limits to find bursts of the colourful paddocks. A 20 minute trip towards Junee, Coolamon, Temora, Narrandera, Lockhart and even Holbrook and you will spy some of the brilliant yellow fields.

Adding to the golden tones of the region is the bursts of wattle that comes into bloom. And, don’t forget the rainbow of colours that fill our beautiful, well maintained city parks, including the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, Victory Memorial Gardens and Collins Park.

You can also check out the wildflowers that bloom in Livingstone National Park - a short half hour drive from Wagga Wagga.

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Canola paddocks near Wagga Wagga

spring in your step | outdoors

Mild spring days make it perfect for heading out on a hike and getting close to nature in our Wagga Wagga + Surrounds region.

For the adventurous check out the Snowy Valleys (about one hour drive from Wagga Wagga) region for hikes to sights such as Paddys River Falls, Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins or the Yarrangobilly Thermal Pool. If reaching new heights is more your style, then set aside about three hours for a round-trip up Kengal (The Rock) Nature Reserve (pictured: Destination New South Wales) Standing 364 metres above the plains, the panoramic views from the top are breathtaking. The Rock is about a 30 minute drive from Wagga Wagga.

For views of The Rock from Wagga Wagga head up to the Birramal Conservation Area in the city's south-east. This hilly area features public art and sugar glider poles as points of interest along the way, as well as on a clear day breathtaking views of Kengal (The Rock) Nature Reserve.

For a more casual stroll, be sure to check out the Wiradjuri Trail in Wagga Wagga. Start at the Visitor Information Centre, wander around to Riverside: Wagga Beach, past the city’s large-scale murals in Cadell Place and around to Marrambidya Wetland (main picture above).

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Hiking Kengal The Rock Nature Reserve

dip your toe in | water

The warmer weather in spring means its time to start thinking about water-based fun. Wagga Wagga + Surrounds has some great places to cool off.

Make sure your first stop is Riverside: Wagga Beach. A sandy water-front to the Murrumbidgee River five minutes from Wagga Wagga’s CBD. There’s also great grassed and picnic areas to make a full day out of your visit. The Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre (pictured) is also great for year-round water fun, featuring both indoor and outdoor pools. Narrandera’s Lake Talbot, complete with water park and brand new water slides, is also a must-visit (about a one hour drive from Wagga Wagga).

Want to splash about in nature? Then head to the quaint village of Adelong and check out Adelong Falls at the gold mine ruin site, or, stand under the falls at Paddys River Falls near Tumbarumba (both about a one hour drive from Wagga Wagga). Head a little bit further up the mountains and in the Kosciusko National Park for a dip in the Yarrangobilly Thermal Pool.

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Swimming at Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre in Wagga Wagga