The Wagga Shop
The Wagga Shop can be found inside the Wagga Wagga Visitor Information Centre on Tarcutta Street.
The shop has something for everyone, including locally crafted wares, delicious regional produce, gifts galore and of course the essential Wagga Wagga souvenir.
Can't decide what to purchase? Why not package it up in a hamper. Pre-packed or select-your-own hampers are available.
Drop into the shop to browse the full range in person.
Wagga Wagga Tartan
In 2003 Wagga Wagga resident Daphne Appelbee and Betty Johnston, Australia’s leading tartan designer, teamed up to design a special Wagga Wagga tartan. The colours interwoven into the tartan design related specifically to Wagga Wagga and its armorial bearings.
The tartan carries the registration number 2964 and is recorded and certified with the Scottish Tartan World Register. The fabric is 100 per cent pure wool and is made in Scotland.
Daphne supplied the Visitor Information Centre with many intricate items made from the tartan including ties, bowties, scarves, needle cases and a teddy bear. After Daphne’s passing, the Visitor Information Centre purchased the remaining fabric from her family.
In 2018 the fabric was gifted to another Wagga Wagga sewer Roswitha Spence from Ashculme Textiles, to craft a selection of items including a bag, cosmetic pouch and scarf.
Roswitha is known far and wide as a talented and passionate patchworker who has had a sewing needle in her hand for eight decades of her life.
The chosen colours for the Wagga Wagga Tartan design:
Blue – The Murrumbidgee River (water)
Tan – The banks of the Murrumbidgee River
Yellow – For the flower of the Wagga Wagga floral emblem, the Silver Banksia
Green – Representing the River Red Gums, the leaves of the Silver Banksia and the many trees lining Wagga Wagga streets
Faded Green – the unique velvety underside of the Silver Banksia leaves
Wagga Wagga Visitor Information Centre & The Wagga Shop
183 Tarcutta Street,
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 1300 100 122
Alternate Phone: +61 2 6926 9621
Get in touch
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday 9:30am to 2pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 1pm - 5pm Anzac Day