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Located a three-hour drive from Canberra, the city of Wagga Wagga is one of Australia's most authentic towns. The city's population tops more than 60,000 people, making it Oz's fifth-largest inland municipality. Wagga Wagga is a hub for agricultural, military and transportation, all of which help fund its local economy.

The town's name has roots in the language of the native Wiradjuri people. Though there is some debate, many people believe that Wagga Wagga translates into the plural form of 'crow'. Wagga Wagga is situated along the Murrumbidgee River, which was a source of life for the Wiradjuri people for thousands of years. The river is still important today, and provides endless opportunities for camping, biking, swimming and other outdoor activities.

There's plenty to do here in Wagga Wagga. As its own self-contained urban area, the city is home to parks, trails, tours, restaurants, bars, and its own set of towns and suburbs. If you're searching for hotels in Wagga Wagga, consider these activities for your itinerary.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Enjoying the Murrumbidgee River is one of your must-dos while stating in Wagga Wagga accommodation. If you are hoping to spend some time at the beach, head to Wagga Beach. This location is popular with the locals during the summer months and offers an area for swimming as well as space for parking campervans and boats.

If you love fishing, Wagga Wagga is sure to be one of your favourite locales. Brick Kiln East offers great options for any anglers in your family. Brick Kiln West is another place to camp, boasting short grass and beautiful scenery.

For a day of family fun outside of your Wagga Wagga hotel, check out Wilks Park and the North Wagga Reserve. Wilks Park contains barbecues, tables, and space for trailers and campervans (though camping is not permitted in the area).

Don't forget to check out the Wiradjuri Reserve, one of the most popular places in town for swimming and picnicking. The whole family will enjoy the day here, as the spot is particularly kid-friendly. 

Weather in Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga benefits from Australia's warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. The winter season - which runs from June to August - brings with it the coolest months of the year. In July, daily high temperatures run as low as about 13 degrees Celsius.

However, things really start to heat up come October. Warm temperatures set in in November, and daily highs reach their peak in January at about 32 degrees.

Hotels in Wagga Wagga

If you've decided to head to this New South Wales city on holiday, you may want to consider staying at the Mercure Wagga Wagga. This stylish hotel boasts 86 rooms and apartments that come with a variety of amenities, including air a fitness centre, massage facilities, a pool, laundry service and a concierge. To top it all off, the resort is located in a central location, giving guests easy access to all Wagga Wagga has to offer.

Hotels in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales