Events & Tourism

Visitors to Wagga tempted by authentic experiences

Published: 13 Sep 2019 3:16pm

Wagga Wagga City Council has brought together nearly 150 tourism businesses to showcase everything our region has to offer.

The 2019/20 Wagga Wagga + Surrounds Visitor Guide is now available, featuring the best attractions, annual events, places to eat and drink and accommodation options.

“The flavour of this year’s Visitor Guide is the hands-on experiences we offer across the Wagga Wagga region,” Council’s Visitor Economy and Events Coordinator Fiona Hamilton said.

“In Wagga Wagga, visitors can not only meet the makers, creators and producers - they can take part in authentic experiences.

“It’s a mix of agri-tourism, food and creative industries, which is building on the foundation of our region’s natural beauty, Wiradjuri culture, growing calendar of major events and regular visitors here to see family and friends.”

The Visitor Guide is one the major initiatives of Council’s annual Tourism Partner Program, which is now in its fourth year.

The program continues to grow, with 147 business partners and eight surrounding councils all working together to build quality experiences and grow the 1.3M visitors who inject more than $350M into the local economy.

The guide was launched at a networking event for Tourism Partners, who were also treated to a first look at the upcoming spring marketing campaign Devour, along with the new Wagga Wagga + Surrounds Trail Map.

“For the past three years, Devour has celebrated a literal smorgasbord of food, drink and agri-tourism events across Wagga Wagga and the surrounding region in October,” Ms Hamilton said.

“The spring What’s On guide is also out now, featuring a diverse range of events like Spring Jam, Fusion19, Gears and Beers, Cork and Fork and more.

“Spring is the perfect time to explore the region, and the new Trail Map showcases walks and rides ranging from adventures to scenic picnic spots. It’s even a great resource for locals.”

Printed copies of the new Visitor Guide will be distributed nationally through Visitor Information Centres and key tourism venues in the coming weeks, and it is also available online at

While the new Visitor Guide is launched, business who want to take advantage of the Tourism Partner Program can join year-round and benefit from networking and industry development opportunities, new initiatives and Visit Wagga Wagga’s digital offerings.

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