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Relax by the fire at Circa 1929 Spa in Wagga Wagga

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.

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.

Full list of eat + drink places in Wagga Wagga + Surrounds head to our eat + drink listings.

Union Hotel in Wagga Wagga

Winter escapes

Note: Selwyn snow field is closed for 2020 due to extensive fire damage. Some of the Yarrangobilly area also remains closed due to fire damage.

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.

Want to stay a night or two then book in at the historic Yarrangobilly Caves House located in Kosciuszko National Park, it's 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.

Cosy up fireside

Here’s where to find some of the best cosy spots by the fire when you visit our Wagga Wagga + Surrounds region during winter.

Circa 1929 Spa | sit back and relax in front of the fire before indulging in a rejuvenating winter spa treatment

Uneke Lounge | coffee and cake by the fire, yes please!

Mates Gully Restaurant & Cafe | every Friday dine fireside on delicious homemade, woodfire pizza inside the cosy surrounds of this local café and restaurant

Nest – Café:Cinema:Books | come in from the cold and perch in front of the fire while enjoying tasty homemade treats and hearty winter meals. Located in Tumbarumba - a great day trip from Wagga Wagga.

Thirsty Crow Brewing Co. | step into the Brewer’s Den and warm up fireside while enjoying a glass of the locally brewed craft beer – the perfect fire and ice combo!

Romano’s Hotel | huddle by the fire with friends before enjoying a cocktail inside The Hampden Bar or a meal at the main bar

The Oakroom Kitchen and Bar | fine dining and fire flickers – what a night to remember

Duke of Kent Hotel | pull up a chair by the fireplace and enjoy a hearty, Australian pub meal

Relax by the fire at Circa 1929 Spa in Wagga Wagga

Step inside

Looking for ways to get out and about this winter, while staying warm and entertained? Here’s a list of great inside attractions and activities well worth checking out this winter in our Wagga Wagga + Surrounds region.

Food I am | turn the heat up and learn from some of the best chefs at themed culinary classes. There’s everything from bread and pasta making, international cuisines and even special dinner club evenings where you can enjoy a served, four-course plated dinner.

Forum 6 Cinema | catch the latest blockbusters – action, drama, family – and tuck into a choc top ice cream, always better eaten inside where its warm.

River and Wren Market | the always popular handmade markets in Wagga Wagga. Grab a barista-made coffee or some warming food and head inside the Kyeamba Smith Hall to browse the 100 plus stalls.

Ashculme Textiles | learn a new skill and weave some winter magic with alpaca wool.

Retail therapy | distract yourself from the cold by indulging in a spot of shopping. Pop into Ted and Olive Boutique (pictured below - image: Lean Timms) and handpick a new, timeless fashion item, or head to Wagga Wagga Marketplace and take your pick from national brands and more. Be sure to see new kid on the block, Texas Jane, where high end, beautiful fashion is what they do best, and, don’t miss a look around Paper Pear for art, accessories, handmade cards and more.

Ted and Olive Boutique shopping in Wagga Wagga