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Events & Tourism

A foodie adventure supports local tourism businesses

Published: 11 Feb 2021 10:48am

It is a great time of year to be out and about in Wagga Wagga and the Picnic Collective campaign is a fantastic way for locals and visitors to discover the city’s beautiful open spaces while supporting local business.

The Picnic Collective is a unique experience for Wagga Wagga, with people able to purchase tickets for a handpicked foodie adventure catering for two.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s Visitor Economy Officer Stacey Post said it is a Wagga Tourism Partner program-linked campaign involving several tourism businesses.

“It’s about helping to support these businesses impacted by the COVID-19 situation, by driving foot traffic through their doors,” Ms Post said.

“For those on the picnic trail, it’s a chance to meet the friendly faces behind these businesses and to get a taste of the wonderful produce Wagga Wagga and the Riverina have to offer.

“If they’re on foot or riding a bike, it’s also a great opportunity to have a look in other shops along the way or take the time to check out the large-scale murals we have in our CBD.

“Once picnic-goers have filled their picnic baskets, they can then laze and graze on the foodie bites in one of our beautiful open spaces such as the Victory Memorial Gardens, Collins Parks or Riverside: Wagga Beach.”

The Picnic Collective began on Friday (12 February) runs through to Easter Saturday (3 April). The picnic pick-up dates alternate weekly between a Friday or a Saturday, with tickets available online.

“On the day you’ve purchased your picnic pass, you head to the Visitor Information Centre first to pick up your souvenir Picnic Collective basket and a few goodies to start you on your food adventure,” Ms Post said.

“You then download an app with a map of the trail which you follow to add the mix of savoury and sweet treats to your basket from the eight foodie locations in the CBD.

“This is a curated foodie trail, so the only things you need to bring is your picnic pass, good company, a healthy appetite and a picnic blanket!”

For more information or to purchase a picnic pass, visit