Two women standing near Visitor Information Centre in Wagga, holding copies of the 2024 Top Spots guide
GET YOUR GUIDE:  (from left) Council’s Visitor Economy Development Officer Cassandra Farquharson and Events and Visitor Economy Officer Georgia England with the new Top Spots guide, which will help locals and visitors to uncover the signature attractions and untapped treasures within the city.

Events & Tourism

Discover top spots and hidden gems in our city

Published: 15 Feb 2024 3:46pm

A new Top Spots guide has officially launched today showcasing some of the best spots to shop, dine and connect with nature in our city and surrounding region.

This essential guide developed by Wagga Wagga City Council is now available at the Wagga Wagga Visitor Information Centre, local businesses and online.

Copies of the 2024 Top Spots guide being held in a woman's hand

Visitor Economy and Events Officer Georgia England says the pocket-sized guide is the ideal way for locals and visitors to uncover the signature attractions and untapped treasures within the city.

“Our city has an abundance of unique venues and attractions to explore, from our refined restaurants, bars, boutiques and nature-based activities,” Ms England said.

“This guide covers our city as well as our neighbouring towns and villages, encouraging visitors to potentially extend their stay or explore more of the region through day trips.

“We have included diverse listings from more than 100 members of the 2023/2024 Wagga Wagga Tourism Partner Program, from diverse eateries, tours and bookable experiences for everyone to enjoy.”

Young woman and young man on mountain bikes riding along shared path in Wagga's CBD

The guide also details cycling tracks such as the Wiradjuri Trail and the Wagga Wagga Multisport Cycling Complex and mountain bike tracks at Pomingalarna Reserve, which are a fantastic way to find new adventures and discover a new side to the city.

Managing Director of the Claremont Hospitality Group, Jack MacKinnon, says the guide is an essential component of the visitor experience and helps put the city into perspective.

“As accommodation providers in Wagga Wagga, we consider the Top Spots guide an essential part of our guest check-in experience,” Mr MacKinnon said.

“The guide provides guests with a bird’s eye view of the opportunities, experiences and adventures that surround our town.”

The publication features a numbered map detailing where each business or activity is located, making it easier to create an itinerary.

“The map is the most used feature when we incorporate the Top Spots guide into our check-in process,” Mr MacKinnon said.

“It allows us to provide guests with a special list of activities we think are the best things to do in Wagga Wagga and single out what they should do and where they are located.”

People standing in the First Nations section of Wagga's Museum of the Riverina

The Top Spots guides are free and available at the Wagga Wagga Visitor Information Centre on Tarcutta Street, through participating businesses and online.