Wagga is a major inland regional centre, equidistant from Sydney and Melbourne. Several elite Australian athletes come from Wagga and the average age of residents is 31, so it's a vibrant community. Mount Koscuiszko and the Snowy Mountains rise to the east and the state's largest wine-producing region lies to the west so it's an excellent exploration base.
The river offers sandy strips and shady waterholes for swimming and fishing and ample walking and cycle paths along its banks. Two unrelated but noteworthy events in local history include the jailing of bushranger Captain Moonlight in 1879 and the first appearance of the Chiko Roll at the Wagga Wagga show in 1951. Book a cheap flight to Wagga Wagga with Flight Centre.