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YOUR GUIDE TO THE GUIDE WELCOME TO WAGGA WAGGA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 WHY WAGGA WAGGA.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SUPPORT FOR EVENT ORGANISERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 VENUES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 COUNCIL’S OPEN SPACES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 EVENT SERVICES + SUPPLIERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 TEAM BUILDING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 EXPLORE THE CITY + SURROUNDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 MAPS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 GET IN TOUCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

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WELCOME TO WAGGA WAGGA Stay a while in our city and explore the region, meet up with friends and family at one of our festivals or Traditional land owners, the Wiradjuri events, or just fill in time between people, travelled the region for meetings it’s all up to you – this is thousands of years following the Wagga, and it is wonderful. cycle of ceremonies and seasons. Wagga Wagga is where paths cross and people meet.

Today, we remain an ideal meeting spot, with new experiences and events to take part in. Our paths cross with Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra to make us a destination for industry, education, makers and producers. From our riverbanks and waterways to wide open spaces, we’re home to stunning sunsets, native wildlife and natural beauty. Wander through the city, revel in our local produce, and drift in and out of cafes, bars, restaurants and retailers.

Acknowledgement of Country The City of Wagga Wagga acknowledges the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pays respect to Elders both past and present. The City of Wagga Wagga values the diversity of our local community and supports reconciliation by working consistently in partnership with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, always ensuring that this process is based on respect, trust and a spirit of openness.

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WHY WAGGA WAGGA A vibrant regional city set on the magnificent Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga is home to a population of more than 63,000 people from 112 countries of origin. Whether you prefer to fly or drive, getting here is easy and there are countless places to stay, eat and shop. We’ve got a broad range of venues and locations to make any event a success – whether you’re organising a wedding at a vineyard, an outdoor festival for thousands or a conference in the heart of the CBD. Wagga Wagga is the hub of the vibrant Riverina region, making it the perfect launching pad for a day trip down the road to discover local produce, unique Australian landscapes and more. We’re here to help organise your next event in Wagga Wagga, just take a look at our guide and drop us a line to find out more.

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“The NSW Regional Events Conference has been held in Wagga for the last 2 years and it has been the ideal location for this start-up conference. From an organising perspective, we were lucky to have a range of venue options for the conference component and social activities along with being able to showcase the amazing caterers and produce of the region. We have received wonderful feedback from delegates who enjoyed exploring the city and discovering all it has to offer.� Belinda King, King Events NSW Regional Events Conference Held in Wagga Wagga May 2016 & June 2017

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SUPPORT FOR EVENT ORGANISERS ADVICE + ASSISTAN CE

FU N DING

Our Visitor Economy and Events team can help make your conference or event a success.

There are opportunities for events to access Council funding. Get in touch with us to discuss if your event may be eligible and how to apply or visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/grants.

We offer support and advice on everything from selecting the best date or perfect venue, to promoting your event and offering funding opportunities. Whether it’s helping create a new event or building on the success of an existing one, our team wants to hear from you. We work to promote events happening in the Wagga Wagga region, both locally and to other markets across NSW and interstate through digital and print mediums. The Visitor Economy and Events team can also offer your visitors and delegates information packs, guided tours and itineraries to help them discover the city. The team has also put together the Events Guide, available at waggaevents. com.au. It covers everything from how to plan and execute a successful event in a way that’s easy to understand. It’s full of handy tips and checklists so you don’t forget anything from development applications and risk assessments to road closures, food and volunteers. What else is included? Maps, templates, checklists and plans – everything you’ll need to make organising your event as easy as possible.

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Wagga Wagga City Council Annual Grants Program There is more than $150,000 in funding available each year through Wagga Wagga City Council’s Annual Grants Program. The aim of the program is to support a wide range of activities that build community capacity and enhance community wellbeing, aligning with the Community Strategic Plan. Applications for this program are open from March to May each year for events held the following financial year.

Major Events, Festivals and Films Sponsorship Major Events, Festivals and Films Sponsorship provides cash and in-kind support for a diverse range of events that generate more than $350,000 in economic impact and provide substantial tourism outcomes to the city. Sponsorship is segmented into two streams with two sponsorship rounds open each year.

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TICKE TING + REG ISTR ATIO NS Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre provides a professional ticketing service for commercial and community shows and events held in Wagga Wagga and surrounding districts through its box office. Bookings and event registrations can be made online, via phone or in person – the box office is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5.30pm. The office opens 45 minutes prior to performances. For more information call 02 6926 9688, email boxoffice@wagga.nsw.gov.au or visit civictheatre.com.au.

Our Visitor Economy and Events team supports events by helping promote and advertise them through our channels. We’ve developed a diverse audience across social media, web and traditional methods to help ensure the Riverina knows what’s on when and where. Events are promoted through the following avenues: • Online calendar • Printed seasonal What’s On guide • Email newsletters • Social media • Seasonal campaigns • Weekly Council News publication printed in regional newspaper • Other printed publications and advertising

EVE NT PRO M OTIO N We know events are important to our city and we want to help make sure yours is a success. They boost our local economy and add to the city’s liveability.

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VENUES Wagga Wagga has venues in all sizes and shapes to make any event unique. From boardrooms to a brewpub - as well as theatres, heritage churches, restaurants and more – the city is the perfect place for your next event whether it be a conference, function, wedding, workshop or meeting. We’ll help you find the ideal venue for your next event – somewhere central with modern amenities or a picturesque property to showcase the Riverina countryside.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS CHARLES STURT SUITES & APARTMENTS 82 Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6923 4100 charlessturtwagga.com.au

Perfect for: • Meetings • Dinners + cocktail functions Set in the centre of the city just 300 metres from the main street, the Best Western Plus Charles Sturt Suites & Apartments is a perfect choice as an accommodation partner for your corporate event. A variety of spacious suites and apartments with complimentary Wi-Fi are available and all rooms offer luxurious king size beds. It is Room name

Sit-down dinner

Roundabout Restaurant

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home to the Roundabout Restaurant which offers local and regional food and wine in a beautifully designed setting - it is the perfect location to enjoy a business breakfast or dinner.

BOLTON PARK SPORTS STADIUM Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6926 9390 wagga.nsw.gov.au/stadium

Perfect for: • • • •

Conferences Seminars + workshops Meetings Expos + trade shows

The Bolton Park Sports Stadium hosts a range of sports including basketball, volleyball, badminton, netball, soccer and table tennis. The Stadium has also been used for a wide range of community functions, including travel shows, craft fairs, model aircraft, boxing exhibitions, karate and conferencing.

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The stadium floor is a floating parquetry with an 8m pitched ceiling which accommodates most types of indoor sport. There is a 250 seat gallery for spectators and appropriate change rooms with wheelchair access.

Room name

Theatre

Classroom

Board room

Sit-down dinner

Stadium

250

20

1000

1000


BORAMBOLA SPORT & RECREATION CENTRE 1980 Sturt Highway, Borambola via Wagga Wagga 02 6928 4300 sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/borambola

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Weddings Conferences Seminars + workshops Meetings Dinners + cocktail functions Expos + Trade shows

Nestled in the heart of Riverina farming country the centre enjoys a peaceful setting on the banks of Tarcutta Creek. The centre is ideal for school, family and kids’ camps, sport development camps, corporate

or social functions, team building and community group use. With a range of facilities including 24 accommodation rooms (for up to 172 people), on-site catering and dining hall, meeting and function rooms, high ropes course, tennis courts, pool, BMX track, sporting fields and mini-golf course.

Room name

Theatre

Classroom

U-shaped

Board room

Sit-down dinner Cocktail

Conference

70

45

30

20

-

100

Santin Hall

180

160

80

-

150

150

Recreation

-

-

-

-

-

250

BORAMBOLA WINES 1734 Sturt Highway, Borambola 0404 084 657 borambola.com

Perfect for: • • • • •

Weddings Conferences Seminars + Workshops Meetings Dinners + Cocktail Functions

You will find Borambola Homestead 25 kilometres east of Wagga Wagga, in the Gundagai wine growing region of NSW. A majestic and gracious home dating back to the 1880s with majestic district views, Borambola has a colourful history and a perfect venue to create your next function or event.

There are multiple event space options including the tasting room, verandah and lawns. A marquee can be erected on the top lawn area to accommodate up to 300 guests. Microphone, iPod/iPad jack, food preparation, chairs, tables, disabled access.

Room name

Theatre

U-Shaped

Boardroom

Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Cellar Door

70

60

40

60

100

Adjoining

70

60

40

60

100

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CARLYLE SUITES AND APARTMENTS 148 Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6933 6100 carlylesuites.com.au

Perfect for: • Seminars + workshops • Meetings Carlyle Suites & Apartments is the ideal location from which to work and explore New South Wales’ largest inland city. We are just a short stroll to the Civic Theatre, Art Gallery and Council’s Civic Centre. The meeting room can accommodate a maximum of eight people. Stay on-site

Room name

Boardroom

Meeting Room

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in the superior accommodation, with beautifully appointed and spacious rooms, designed to meet the needs of both the leisure and business traveller. Wi-Fi and broadband facilities are available as well as catering and private parking.

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY BOUTIQUE WINERY Mambarra Drive, CSU Campus, Wagga Wagga 02 6933 2435 winery.csu.edu.au

Perfect for: • • • •

Conferences Seminars + workshops Meetings Dinners + cocktail functions

premium wine growing regions. The cellar door and boardroom provide a CSU Boutique Winery’s cellar door is located stunning setting for your next event, catering for up to 65 guests. on the edge of the university campus with expansive easterly views over the vineyards Disabled access and toilets available. and fields. We produce a range of high quality wines at our winery from a selected

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Room name Boardroom

Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Cellar Door

-

30

65

Boardroom

12

-

-


COMMERCIAL CLUB 77 Gurwood Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 3012 waggarsl.com.au

Perfect for: • • • • • •

Weddings Conferences Seminars + workshops Meetings Dinners + cocktail functions Expos + trade shows

Ideally located close to the main street, the Commercial Club Wagga offers three renovated function rooms and an outdoor deck area, catering for up to 280 people. The friendly, professional staff and our

experienced on site caterers make the Commercial Club the perfect location for any event large or small. All your audio needs can be meet with disabled access, plentiful parking, accommodation and free Wi-Fi available.

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Theatre

Classroom U-Shaped Boardroom Sit-down dinner Cocktail

Nathan Room

280

60

50

-

190

250

RJ Hall Room

100

45

34

30

100

120

Boardroom

40

18

21

20

-

-

The Deck

-

-

-

-

-

80

COTTONTAILS WINERY, RESTAURANT AND FUNCTION CENTRE 562 Pattersons Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6928 4554 cottontailwines.com.au

Perfect for: • Weddings • Dinners + cocktail functions Situated approximately 15 kilometres northeast of Wagga Wagga, on 100 acres and boasting magnificent country views, Cottontails consists of two purpose-built restaurants. Catering for fine dining, weddings and functions, the building can be divided into four separate spaces. Our functions

coordinator can assist with all facets of your event requirements. Facilities: Fully accessible, on-site parking (including for coaches), stage, cocktail bar, surround sound and access to wireless microphone, PA system. Water misters and heaters outside, heating and cooling inside.

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Theatre

Classroom

U-Shaped

Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Function Room

50

40

25

40

60

Lounge

30

25

20

30

40

Kittens

30

25

20

30

40

Dining Room

30

25

20

30

40

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EVENTS ON THE RIVER “Eunonyhareenyha” 394 Oura Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 2202 or 0423 310 680

Perfect for: • Weddings • Dinners + cocktail functions Wedding or event packages can be organised for a marquee function in a beautiful historic garden overlooking the river, an easy seven minute taxi ride or drive from the city. A very private secluded space with a dreamy entrance up a wending driveway of huge Aleppo pines, it is a case of choose your own adventure. Fine dining with a more formal marquee wedding, an indi atmosphere in giant teepee style marquees to fit hundreds, or a more casual country feel with vintage furniture and hay bales with canvas slip covers.

FOOD I AM 29 Kunzea Place, Wagga Wagga 0427 250 498 foodiam.com.au

Perfect for: • • • •

Weddings Seminars + workshops Meetings Dinners + cocktail functions

Food I Am is located on the highest elevated site in Wagga Wagga, amongst 100 acres of rolling hills, overlooking the region, a perfect setting for any event! The Food I Am name is highly regarded for creating spectacular events, fine dining and service to match. Tania and her team strive to create an unforgettable experience to all who walk through their doors. Whether you

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are thinking of holding an intimate event in our open plan kitchen & dining room, a cocktail party on our deck or an occasion to rival no other in our spectacular marquee. Your guests will enjoy extraordinary views over the region whilst dining in sophisticated, contemporary surrounds at our rural property, “Nu-Lumeah”.

Room name

Theatre Classroom U-Shaped

Boardroom Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Marquee

200

120

120

120

130

180

Food I Am

38

34

35

35

40

60


GARDEN CITY MOTOR INN 2 Day Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 3646 gardencitymotorinn.com

Perfect for: • Seminars + workshops • Dinners + cocktail functions The Garden City Motor Inn is conveniently situated in a very quiet location away from the busy highway and main roads, but a short walk to the main shopping area, CBD and the Murrumbidgee River. Our restaurant and bar can be booked for special occasions, meetings and conferences. We provide a warm friendly service and look forward to seeing you next time you visit our wonderful city.

Room name

Theatre

Classroom

U-Shaped

Sit-down dinner

Oliver’s Restaurant

60

40

20

40

INTERNATIONAL HOTEL WAGGA WAGGA cnr Sturt Highway & Lake Albert Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6971 7007 intlhotelwagga.com.au

Perfect for: • • • • • •

Weddings Conferences Seminars + workshops Meetings Dinners + cocktail functions Expos + trade shows

Whether it is a wedding, milestone birthday celebration, anniversary or even a school formal, International Hotel has a range of rooms available to suit any occasion and

budget. Corporate events are also catered for with exceptional service for small team sessions to larger conferences. Our dedicated conference team will ensure your event is delivered with professional service and achieves the desired result.

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Theatre

Classroom U-Shaped

Boardroom Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Avenue One

30

9

16

-

-

-

Avenue Two

50

18

15

25

40

60

Avenue Three

120

30

35

30

90

150

Avenue Full

300

60

-

-

200

350

Allure

-

-

-

-

120

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THE LAWSON MOTOR INN 117-121 Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 2200 thelawson.com.au

Perfect for: • Conferences • Seminars + Workshops • Meetings Our stunning conference room offers a magnificent venue for any function. With impressive federation style decor, it offers high quality surrounds for your next event. Facilities: Electronic data projector & screen, electronic whiteboard, flip charts, lectern, free Wi-Fi, TV & DVD player, fax, copy & secretarial services.

Room name

Theatre Classroom U-Shaped Boardroom

Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Conference Room

70

40

30

20

36

100

Boardroom

-

-

-

12

-

-

MAGPIES NEST RESTAURANT 20 Pine Gully Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6933 1523 magpiesnestwagga.com

Perfect for: • Weddings • Dinners + Cocktail Functions The Magpies Nest overlooks the Murrumbidgee River with sweeping views across the vineyard and olive grove, just five minutes from the Wagga Wagga CBD. With over 15 years’ experience we are able to give as little or as much assistance whilst also offering a beautifully unique backdrop for your event. The Magpies Nest is the ideal location for weddings up to 140 guests. Offering exclusive use of our 20-acre property for

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Room name

Sit-down dinner

Restaurant

140

your special day including our purpose built ceremony area, we are able to give your guests a truly rural wedding experience. With the advantage of choice to have both ceremony and reception in the one place, guests are free to meander through the gardens and enjoy a drink and nibble whilst you wander off for photos around the property.


MANTRA PAVILION WAGGA WAGGA 22 Kincaid Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 6411 pavilionwagga.com

Perfect for: • • • • •

Weddings Conferences Seminars + Workshops Meetings Dinners + Cocktail Functions

Catering for up to 100 guests, you can enjoy stylish and contemporary surroundings for a range of conference and event styles, from boardroom-style meetings to sit-down banquet dinners. With 3 unique,

specially designed event spaces, you can be confident your event will be a success. You will find all that you need at the Mantra Pavilion, including state-of-the-art A/V equipment, notepads, paper, as well as off-street parking for delegates and guests.

Room name

Theatre Classroom U-Shaped

Boardroom

Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Ambassador Room

70

35

26

15

50

70

The Loft

-

-

-

16

16

-

The Cellar

-

-

-

10

10

-

Diplomat Lounge

20

-

-

-

20

50

Garden Atrium

80

-

-

-

80

100

MATES GULLY RESTAURANT AND ACCOMMODATION 38 Morrow Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 4241 matesgully.com.au

Perfect for: • • • • •

Weddings Conferences Seminars + Workshops Meetings Dinners + Cocktail Functions

“Our Farm, Your Plate.” Mates Gully proudly grows its own produce on a farm just outside the city. Every day, seasonal vegetables and eggs are brought to the kitchen and served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Delight your conference or event attendees with a morning tea or picnic lunch prepared Room name

Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Function room

60

100

using fresh, local produce. Overlooking the Victory Memorial Gardens in the heart of Wagga Wagga, the café is located in a stunning heritage building. Mates Gully is a fully licensed venue, suitable for events with up to 100 guests, and also has on-site, boutique accommodation at an affordable rate.

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MERCURE WAGGA WAGGA 1 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6939 7200 mercurewagga.com.au

Perfect for: • • • • • •

Weddings Conferences Seminars + workshops Meetings Dinners + cocktail functions Expos + trade shows

Mercure Wagga Wagga provides a fully renovated venue with extensive facilities for conferences, meetings, seminars, weddings, special events and gala dinners, as well as 86 fully renovated guest rooms.

The professional events team are Wagga Wagga’s most capable and experienced and look forward to hosting your event. Facilities include free Wi-Fi and extensive audio visual equipment including microphones, lapels and data projectors.

Room name

Theatre Classroom U-Shaped

Boardroom

Sit-down dinner Cocktail

Board

15

12

12

12

-

-

Gallery

70

25

25

30

60

70

Regent

70

25

25

30

60

70

Premier

120

60

40

30

180

250

Grande Regent

120

60

40

30

220

300

MURRUMBIDGEE TURF CLUB Travers Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 2151 mtcwagga.com.au

Perfect for: • • • • •

Weddings Conferences Seminars + workshops Dinners + cocktail functions Expos + trade shows

The Murrumbidgee Turf Club offers three versatile venues for your next function. Whether it is an elegant wedding, a party, celebration, or a business conference, you will enjoy excellent dining, tranquil settings,

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Room name

Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Members Lounge

150

300

Green Ridge Room 60

120

Champagne Bar

450

300

sweeping views, rustic charm, a large car park, competitive prices, and professional and efficient service. Facilities include projector, screen, portable microphones, disabled access, staging, tables and chairs.


MUSEUM OF THE RIVERINA HISTORIC COUNCIL CHAMBERS SITE cnr Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga 02 6926 9655 museumriverina.com.au

Perfect for: • Seminars + Workshops • Meetings Located in the centre of Wagga’s main street Equipment can be arranged as required. and opposite beautiful gardens, the Historic There is disabled access to the meeting room. Council Chambers were built in 1881. The meeting room has vaulted ceilings and tall arch windows. The building also hosts major exhibitions throughout the year. Adjacent is Council’s Civic Centre with library, art gallery and café.

Room name

Theatre

U-Shaped

Boardroom

Cocktail

Historic Council Chamber

70

15

15

80

QUALITY INN CARRIAGE HOUSE 7 Eunony Bridge Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6922 7374 carriagehouse.com.au

Perfect for: • • • • •

Weddings Conferences Seminars + Workshops Meetings Dinners + Cocktail Functions

The Quality Inn Carriage House offers exceptional, quiet conference, meeting and restaurant facilities with dedicated off-street parking and 38 fully renovated guest rooms and suites. Conveniently located between the CBD and airport, a five-minute drive from each.

Three renovated, pillarless function rooms all with the latest AV technology, a dedicated events manager and a peaceful setting on eight acres of gardens will ensure your next event is a success. Full and half-day bookings for room only or with full catering available, complimentary Wi-Fi or hard-wired internet.

Room name

Theatre Classroom

U-Shaped

Boardroom

Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Surrey Room

80

33

28

80

100

54

Abbott Room

80

48

27

28

80

100

Rosa Room

25

18

15

16

24

20

27


QUEST WAGGA WAGGA 69 Gurwood Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6923 7000 questwaggawagga.com.au

Perfect for: • Seminars + workshops • Meetings Quest’s meeting room caters for small to medium-sized meetings. Ideal for training, board meetings or product displays, it provides an environment conducive to both formal and informal meetings and events. The room provides a range of configurations for up to 50 people. As an alternative, the apartments provide the ability to hold small meetings and presentations.

Facilities include facsimile, photocopying email and clerical support, free Wi-Fi, complimentary note pads and pens, ground floor access, off-street parking, whiteboard, lecturn, projector screen, flipchart, chairs, tables, TV, DVD player, air-conditioning. Catering available.

Room name

Theatre

Classroom U-Shaped

Boardroom

Cocktail

Riverina Room

30

24

20

50

20

ROMANO’S HOTEL 81 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 2013 romanoshotel.com.au

Perfect for: • Seminars + workshops • Meetings • Dinners + cocktail functions Steeped in history, Romano’s Hotel is one of the Riverina’s most iconic hotels featuring a diverse range of spaces including The Laneway, The Hampden, The Cellar, the alfresco area, and function rooms. Romano’s can cater for a wide range

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of functions including meetings and conferences, weddings, dinners, parties and celebrations. A projector, screen, whiteboard, lectern and PA are available.

Room name

Theatre Classroom

U-Shaped

Boardroom Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Chandelier Room

120

60

40

50

120

200+

Ambassador Room

50

30

30

25

50

60+

Sapphire Room

50

30

30

25

50

60+

The Laneway

-

-

-

-

-

200

The Hampden

-

-

-

-

-

200


RULES CLUB WAGGA cnr Fernleigh & Glenfield Roads, Wagga Wagga 02 6931 1511 rulesclubwagga.com

Perfect for: • • • • • •

Weddings Conferences Seminars + workshops Meetings Dinners + cocktail functions Expos + trade shows

Our function spaces have state of the art audio-visual equipment and a modern outlook. We offer menus for every budget and can tailor a package to suit your needs. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of our 4-star on-site accommodation.

The Jezza Room at Rules Club Wagga is ideal for your next function – weddings, birthdays, a conference or seminar. The boardroom is available for smaller groups. Room name

Theatre

Classroom U-Shaped

Boardroom Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Boardroom

-

-

-

20

-

-

Jezza South

180

48

40

-

110

200

Jezza North

160

36

40

-

100

180

Jezza Full

340

96

-

-

220

380

Jezza Plus

-

-

-

-

350

450

ST EDWARDS OF THE RIVERINA 1177 The Gap Road, Wagga Wagga 0419 510 031 or 0417 136 270 stedwards.com.au

Perfect for: • • • • •

Weddings Conferences Seminars + workshops Meetings Dinners + cocktail functions

St Edwards of the Riverina is one of the most picturesque and historic properties in southern New South Wales. Located just 15 minutes from the Wagga Wagga CBD, St Edwards hosts beautiful garden wedding ceremonies, custom marquee receptions and corporate events. Room name

Sit-down dinner

Cocktail

Private Estate

14

-

Pavilion Marquee

160

200

An on-site events team alongside two acres of beautifully manicured lawns and lush country gardens means St Edwards is like no other, the ideal location for your occasion. With luxury onsite accommodation for up to eight guests and a private chef upon request, St Edwards is the perfect setting for your next private or corporate event.

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THIRSTY CROW 153 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 7470 thirstycrow.com.au

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Weddings Conferences Seminars + Workshops Meetings Dinners + Cocktail Functions

Thirsty Crow Brewing Co. is a unique environment available for your conference or function. Our new location in Wagga’s CBD offers three unique areas which can be utilised exclusively for your function requirements. Tours of the brewery are also available.

Call us directly to arrange a site inspection or discuss what we can offer. Facilities: Wi-Fi, microphone, audio visual equipment.

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Brewer’s Den

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Brew Garden

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TOWNHOUSE HOTEL WAGGA 70 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 4337 townhousewagga.com

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Conferences Seminars + Workshops Meetings Dinners + Cocktail Functions

The Cellar ensures you have both style and convenience when hosting either private or corporate guests. Offering a unique environment and delicious food for parties or intimate dinners, The Cellar includes a private bar with an outdoor escape to the deck, along with a dedicated event coordinator and service team.

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With special accommodation rates available, our packages are tailored to suit all. Facilities: Data projector, surround sound, whiteboard, flipchart, breakout areas. Accommodation available.

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U-Shaped

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UNEKE WAREHOUSE 140 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6925 8143 unekewarehouse.com.au

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Weddings Conferences Seminars + Workshops Meetings Dinners + Cocktail Functions

Our function space at Uneke is inspired to be a place of possibilities. Whether you’re one for sophisticated styling or would prefer a ‘less is more’ approach, we provide the perfect setting, enhanced by your own style and personality.

Uneke is one of Wagga’s oldest CBD buildings and can host up to 140 guests. Offering both indoor and outdoor areas, there is no divide. Each space has been lovingly planned to create clever dimensions for the overall venue.

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The Warehouse

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The Chapel

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The Restaurant

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WAGGA RSL CLUB cnr Dobbs & Kincaid Streets, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 3624 waggarsl.com.au

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Weddings Conferences Seminars + Workshops Meetings Dinners + Cocktail Functions Expos + Trade Shows The club offers two large function rooms, as well as five smaller spaces ideal for breakout areas or smaller functions. The club prides itself on our professional staff, modern and spacious function rooms and state of the art technical equipment.

Whether you are organising a large conference for 350 or an intimate board meeting for two, the Wagga RSL Club has the facilities to host events of any size. Room name

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WAGGA WAGGA CIVIC THEATRE Burns Way, off Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6926 9688 civictheatre.com.au

Perfect for: • • • •

Conferences Seminars + Workshops Meetings Dinners + Cocktail Functions

The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre boasts a 488 seat auditorium, lighting and sound systems, spacious foyers, fully appointed bar and balcony overlooking the beautiful Wollundry Lagoon. Perfect for large-scale events, the theatre’s auditorium can hold hundreds of people for conferences, seminars or workshops. Room name

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The upstairs foyer is perfect for cocktail functions with both indoor and outdoor areas boasting spectacular views of the lagoon and Civic Centre Precinct. Facilities: Most technical requests can be provided or sourced. Disabled access, ticketing service, bar facilities, microphones, wireless internet, hearing loop.

WAGGA WAGGA COUNTRY CLUB 57 Plumpton Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6922 6444 wwcc.com.au

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Weddings Conferences Seminars + workshops Meetings Dinners + cocktail functions

The Wagga Wagga Country Club offers expansive views over Lake Albert and is surrounded by lush greens and fairways. Our function room can cater for up to 200, boasting direct access to a balcony overlooking the lake. Our professional staff can help organise

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your event, whether a product launch, corporate training, seminar, meeting or team building day. Combining your meeting or conference with a game of golf makes for a very exciting day. With Lamotte’s Catering operating at the club, we’re able to tailor catering according to your requirements.

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WHITE TOP VENUES Various locations 0419 510 031 or 0417 136 270 whitetopvenues.com.au

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Weddings Conferences Seminars + workshops Meetings Dinners + cocktail functions

Australia’s first and only premium marquee venue that comes to your unique location. White Top Venues is a unique concept in the wedding and events industry. We are not another hire company nor another planning group. We are both, and a little bit more. We deliver a customised marquee venue to your unique location. Further, we create a seamless and stress free experience by assisting with the planning,

coordination and execution of the day. After working in the events world for many years and understanding the many hands, hours and resources required to execute an off-site event, we set our ideas in motion to deliver a tailored marquee venue experience in client selected locations across the Riverina. A venue built in different paddocks, gardens, vineyards, and parks each week.

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ACTA CLUBHOUSE AND FUNCTION CENTRE Tasman Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6938 2121 A very large multi-purpose function centre covering 2,200 square metres, located at the Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA) National Grounds. Perfect for large events, the centre can seat up to 650 at banquet-style dinners or up to 1,200 patrons theatre-style. Various configurations of the space are available. Available for bookings from May 2018.

ASTOR INN 104 Edward Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 4328 astorinn.com.au The Astor Inn provides an ideal location for your next conference, meeting or private function. We can accommodate small meetings through to large groups. We cater for all special occasions, including birthday parties, engagements and reunions. A variety of catering options are available, including sit-down menus, finger food and buffets. We can tailor a menu to suit your specific needs and budget.

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BIRDHOUSE BAR & KITCHEN

CACHE STORE OF FOOD

246 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 6902 birdhousebar.com.au A 250-capacity cocktail bar featuring a full kitchen themed at contemporary Australian cuisine. We cater for functions anywhere from 8 to 100 people. With a large sunny beer garden, ample booths and separate areas, we have a space to suit most. Along with cocktails we have all the usual favourite tap beers, craft beers, ciders and an extensive wine list.

216-218 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 2916 cachestoreoffood.com.au Located in the main street of Wagga Wagga, our contemporary indoor and alfresco spaces provide the ideal setting for your next corporate or private function. Our experienced team can cater for all events. With our on-site motel and apartment accommodation, we are your one stop venue. Cache is available for group bookings during cafe hours or exclusively for evening functions.

CAMP KURRAJONG SCOUT CAMP

CARLO’S ESPRESSO ROOM & EATERY

Oura Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 7037 campkurrajong.com.au A short drive from the city and the ideal venue for school camps, adventure camps, church groups, sporting clubs and family gatherings. The site has two large entertainment and activity halls, a large commercial quality kitchen, outdoor BBQ area, abseiling tower plus other adventure activities. There are two amenities blocks with instantaneous hot water. Disabled access is also available.

1/195 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 7482 carlosespressoroom.com.au Conveniently located in central Wagga, Carlo’s Espresso Room & Eatery offers a modern environment for corporate and private functions. Catering for up to 80 guests, we offer an experience combining quality local produce, award-winning coffee and exceptional service. Carlo’s Espresso Room & Eatery can be booked exclusively outside of cafe opening hours and is ideal for celebrations, cocktail events and business functions.


CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY Pine Gully Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6933 4974 csu.edu.au Charles Sturt University offers you a diverse selection of venues for your next special occasion. We have a dedicated team of professionals providing innovative catering and outstanding service. Recently refurbished with state of the art audio-visual capabilities including lecterns, integrated data projection and Wi-Fi.

ELEMENTS AT THE GARDENS 43 Tom Wood Drive, Wagga Wagga 0499 181 398 elementswagga.com Situated at the picturesque Botanic Gardens with exceptional panoramic views. Elements proudly specialises in wedding packages, and can provide for a range of events including corporate, external catering, cocktail events, christenings, wakes, gala and fundraising dinners, and school formals. The all-inclusive packages are tailored to suit individual needs.

CHARLIE’S CHOCOLATIER & PATISSERIE 220 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 5552 charlieswagga.com.au Located in the main street of Wagga Wagga, Charlie’s Chocolatier & Patisserie is available for group bookings during café hours or exclusively for evening celebrations and cocktail functions. Specialising in handcrafted chocolates, patisserie desserts and celebration cakes. Open daily.

PLAYHOUSE THEATRE 8 Cross Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 6861 Centrally located and adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River, the Playhouse Theatre can accommodate 250 people in tiered seating around the stage. Image: NSW Regional Events Conference. Credit: Jack of Hearts Photography.

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QUE BAR & NIGHTCLUB WAGGA

RIVERINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

109 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga 02 5925 5305 quebar.com.au Wagga’s newest institution boasting a family atmosphere during the day and transforming into an entertainment haven at night. Situated in the heart of Wagga Wagga on Baylis Street, visit a well-known local spot for a meal or a night of entertainment and partying. Book your function in at Que Bar Wagga, we can tailor a package just for you!

90-98 Murray Street, Wagga Wagga 1800 000 212 riverinacc.edu.au The perfect venue for your next conference, function, corporate training or professional development session. Our facilities feature several spaces to suit your requirements including large to small corporate spaces, computer training rooms, hospitality kitchen/training room, beauty and hairdressing schools. Our rooms are furnished with state of the art equipment to ensure the smooth running of your event.

THE RIVERINE CLUB LIMITED

UNION CLUB HOTEL BISTRO & STEAKHOUSE

cnr Sturt & Tarcutta Streets, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 2031 www.riverineclub.com The Riverine Club features multiple event spaces with large and private dining rooms, a courtyard colonnade, or a meeting room. The areas can accommodate 120 people seated and up to 200 for a cocktail party. The Riverine Club can assist with all services for your function, our unrivalled expertise is at your disposal. We have an excellent commercial kitchen you or your caterers are welcome to use. 36

122 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 2236 unionhotelwagga.com.au We invite you to enjoy your next function at the Union Club Hotel. Our two-storey hotel and verandah are the ideal place to host your cocktail party for up to 250 guests, or a sit-down dinner for 140 guests.


WAGGA WAGGA BOAT CLUB

WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL CIVIC CENTRE

Nelson Drive, off Plumpton Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6926 2300 waggawaggaboatclub.com The Wagga Wagga Boat Club has two function areas available to suit all types of functions. Our spacious upstairs area has a private bar and balcony which over looks beautiful Lake Albert. Our newly renovated downstairs Sandbar is a large open area that enters out onto the grassed alfresco area with seating and kids play area.

cnr Baylis & Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga 1300 292 442 wagga.nsw.gov.au The Civic Centre is located in the heart of the Wagga Wagga CBD, adjacent to the Museum of the Riverina, National Art Glass Gallery, Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre and Victory Memorial Gardens. The library and art gallery are located within the building. The Civic Centre boasts various meeting rooms and spaces including the main Council Meeting Room and Councillors Committee Room.

WAGGA WAGGA SHOWGROUND

WILLIAM FARRER HOTEL

27 Bourke Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6925 2180 waggashow.com Home to the annual Wagga Show, the Wagga Wagga Showground can play host to a variety of events with numerous outdoor event areas including sheds for horse events and stud sales. Also catered for are children’s activities, group meetings and other displays including home and leisure shows.

cnr Peter & Edward Streets, Wagga Wagga 02 6921 3631 williamfarrerhotel.com.au The William Farrer Hotel is located one block from Wagga’s main street. Our function and conference room is modern and bright. We can accommodate up to 150 conference delegates in a range of seating configurations. Full and half day bookings are available, with options for full catering and accommodation packages.

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C O U N C I L’ S OPEN SPACES Take advantage of Wagga Wagga’s breathtaking outdoor spaces – from Apex Park at Lake Albert to Wagga Beach on the Murrumbidgee River. The Civic Centre Precinct in the CBD, which encompasses the Victory Memorial Gardens and Wollundry Lagoon, hosts everything from farmers’ markets to annual events with more than 12,000 people. The Visitor Economy and Events team can assist organisers with Council requirements for holding your event in these locations.

Apex Park Eastlake Drive, Lake Albert

Bolton Park Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga

Civic Centre Precinct Area includes: • Victory Memorial Gardens • Cross Street car park • Wollundry Lagoon precinct • Behind Visitor Information Centre

Wagga Beach Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens (including Music Bowl) Macleay Street, Wagga Wagga

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Murrumbidgee River at Oura Beach Reserve, near Wagga Wagga. visitwagga.com

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EVENT SERVICES & SUPPLIERS Take the hassle out of your event planning and find local suppliers, amusements, caterers, event management, hire equipment and other services. Something you can’t find? Get in touch with the Visitor Economy and Events team for more information.

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ARCHERY TAG RIVERINA 1300 570 591 or 0423 797 795 archerytagriverina.com.au Unleash your competitive side in an epic battle between friends, family or even workmates. Archery Tag utilises recurve bows and patented foam-tipped arrows that are completely safe for all ages. Get a group together and choose a location to play. We’re fully mobile and can bring the action to you. Contact us if you need suggestions for indoor or outdoor locations.

HARANS PATISSERIE 32 Fitmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga 02 6931 7777 haranspatisserie.com.au An awesome team of local pastry chefs and bakers bringing everything sweet and colourful to Wagga Wagga and the local area. We are dessert and cake creators and can cater for any celebration or wedding. We’re talking brownie, macarons, swiss meringue butter crème, popping candy with splash of sprinkles, colourful blooms, chocoholics overload and a slathering of toasted italian meringue just to give a little extra pop! #dessertistheanswer

INFUSO Shop 3a, 44-66 Fernleigh Road, Wagga Wagga 02 6925 2176 Infuso’s mobile food and drink van specialises in award-winning coffee. Available to hire for conferences, weddings, corporate or sporting events. Get in touch and we can customise our services to your requirements.

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JUMPING BEANS Wagga Wagga 1300 570 591 jumpingbeans.com.au Jumping Beans not only have a huge range of jumping castles and slides, they also provide bubble soccer, pedal karts, sumo suits, and a variety of fun party foods. If you’re planning an event, be sure to contact Andrew and Jessie and see what they can do for you.

KING EVENTS Wagga Wagga 0402 199 347 kingevents.com.au A dynamic event management business located in Wagga Wagga, servicing clients throughout Australia. King Events has a strong focus on customer service and ensures all projects are delivered to the highest standard. King Events prides itself on developing and maintaining long-term partnerships with all key stakeholders for projects they have been involved with and managed including boards, committees, local government councils, sponsors, stallholders, performers, contractors and volunteers.

URBAN GRIND COFFEE 0401 757 166 or 0423 797 795 urbangrind.com.au Our handmade carts appeal to coffee connoisseurs because they demonstrate coffee as a craft. Our emphasis is not on cups per hour and high capacity turnover, rather an engaging experience for the customer with a focus on generating a loyal brand following. Most coffee lovers can name their best cafÊ, rarely does a mobile operator get the same brand recognition – until now!

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TEAM BUILDING Looking for a way to bring the team together? Some operators offer specifically designed team building activities, see listings to the right. Plenty of other operators offer all kinds of activities and tours you can do as a team if you’d like something with a more casual vibe. Get in touch with the Visitor Economy and Events team and we can tailor suggestions to your specific needs.

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BORAMBOLA SPORT & RECREATION CENTRE 1980 Sturt Highway, Borambola via Wagga Wagga 02 6928 4300 sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/borambola Just 15 minutes from Wagga Wagga, 2 ¼ hours west of Canberra, and 4 ½ hours from Sydney and Melbourne, this is the ideal location for team building events. A range of facilities on-site include, accommodation rooms (for up to 172 people), catering and dining hall, meeting and function rooms, Wi-Fi, high ropes course, tennis courts, pool, sporting fields and mini-golf course.

COOLAMON CHEESE 87 Cowabbie Street, Coolamon 02 6927 3757 coolamoncheese.com.au Love cheese? Learn to make it at Coolamon Cheese! Watch the bonds in your team grow with a fun team building day. Amaze family and friends with your very own cheese.

FOOD I AM 29 Kunzea Place, Wagga Wagga 0427 250 498 foodiam.com.au Here’s your recipe for the most fun and successful team building event ever… delicious results created by your team working together. Our team building events will replicate your business objectives, unify and focus your team. Our chefs will teach your team time management, fundamental cooking skills and carefully craft your company objectives into the event. The end result will be a restaurant created by your team, all while having loads of fun.

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Wollundry Grove Olives, near Wagga Wagga. visitwagga.com

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EXPLORE THE

CITY + SURROUNDS When you visit Wagga Wagga, you’ll find us surrounded by a fierce natural beauty spanning wetlands to woodlands, mountains to river front. In our part of the world, nature changes costume with each season and serves up tempting delights to encourage you to explore. Strike out boldly from Wagga to find bush trails, caves, plains and streams. Uncover regional life through heritage streetscapes and local stories, told in museums, gardens, artwork and markets.  Drive by swathes of golden canola and green wheat grass that keep time with the seasons on land marked by generations of tradition and supply. Visit makers, creators, and boutique producers who, in their pocket of the world, test the unique climate and landscape with new products, techniques and tastes. This is Wagga, and it is wonderful. 

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Wagga Beach

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GETTING HERE In Wagga Wagga, we play rugby league and Australian rules. In geographic terms, that means we’re about the same distance from Melbourne and Sydney. Add to that 2.5 hours from Canberra, the meeting point of the Sturt and Olympic Highways, a great airport and regional train line and we’ve got your travel options covered.

Drive 460 kilometres south of Sydney, 450 kilometres north of Melbourne on the M31 (Hume Freeway) and 917 kilometres east of Adelaide on the Sturt Highway.

Fly QantasLink, Regional Express and JETGO fly in and out of Wagga Wagga airport to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. With multiple flights in and out of the airport each and every day, you can easily plan your trip.

Train & Coach NSW TrainLink offers a twice daily service from both Melbourne and Sydney. In addition, Greyhound, Firefly Express and NSW TrainLink coach services connect to capital cities and throughout the Riverina region.

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STAY When paths cross and people meet, they need a good place to stay. As a result, we’re accomplished hosts here in Wagga Wagga, because after all, we’ve been doing it for years and years. You can find somewhere to rest during a long journey, a base to explore from, a meeting point for a group of friends or a place to hold a work conference. If you’re after apartments, cabins, caravan parks, hotel accommodation or somewhere to pull up the campervan, we can match it to your style and budget.

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E AT + DRINK When you’re wandering and on holiday-time, or just passing through for a quick visit, getting into some quality food is always high on the priority list. It’s no secret regional cities and towns throughout Australia are often built on a food foundation of the pub steak and schnitzel, good Chinese restaurants, fish & chip takeaways and the Club’s roast. But that’s not where the food journey ends in Wagga Wagga. As Wagga grew, so did our palate. As producers thrived, so did our variety. So while sometimes you genuinely can’t beat fish & chips eaten from the paper at Wagga Beach on a balmy evening - we also have fabulous fine dining, cocktail bars and quick and fresh takeaway flavours from Asia, Europe and beyond. Award winning boutique wineries, wine producers and brewpubs give you the chance to spend time with the producers and makers of quality products, in great environments. Great cafés both on and off the beaten track will keep you caffeinated, with specialty blends and local roasts. There are plenty of majestic old pubs, repurposed for a new audience and new tastes. And don’t forget, even if you’re travelling through and want to stock up on quality produce, local providores have bountiful supplies of cheeses, olives, cured meats, coffee beans, sauces and breads distinct to Wagga Wagga and the surrounding region.

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The Oakroom Kitchen & Bar in Wagga Wagga

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SEE + DO Whether you’re in Wagga Wagga to attend a friend’s wedding or a quick work conference, you’ll find many ways to get to the heart of it. If landscape’s your thing, we have the stage. Want familyfriendly fun? Heaps of options here. And if you prefer not to plan, fear not, we’ve got pottering about down to a fine art. Marrambidya Wetland honours the natural environment and Aboriginal heritage of the area, including a Healing Place with a totem hand carved by Wiradjuri Elders to represent the long journey of Australia’s Indigenous people. With its glass façade and strong lines, the Civic Centre on the banks of the Wollundry Lagoon houses the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and National Art Glass Collection, and the Wagga Wagga City Library. The original Council Chambers on the streetfront is home to the Museum of the Riverina. This convenient cluster of cultural collections means you can view the latest art exhibitions, discover more about Wagga’s history or sit with a cuppa and catch up on the latest newspapers or books in the sun-filled library. Wandering through the CBD and along the Wiradjuri Walking Track you’ll see public artworks that welcome, connect and inform you, creating a great sense of place.

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Cacti and Succulent Garden in the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens. visitwagga.com

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WHAT ’S ON IN THE CITY We enjoy the outdoors in all our seasons, we’re a great meeting place and we’re a diverse bunch – just like our events. A city with events on all the time, how about coinciding your next conference or event with something on the calendar to make it memorable. Have your delegates focused on pie charts and PowerPoint presentations by day and having a laugh at Wagga Comedy Fest by night. Better yet? Let them stay a day or two afterwards and make the most of their visit with a fun run, the Food and Wine Festival or our annual multicultural street festival – Fusion. Here’s a heads up to get you started, but the Visitor Information Centre has the largest events database in the region, making it easy to find something to plan your next event around. Head to visitwagga.com for dates and times.

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Fusion17 Multicultural Street Festival in Wagga Wagga. visitwagga.com

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS JAN UARY f fSOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES f fAUSTRALIA DAY EVENTS

FE BRUARY f fWORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GUMI RACE

MARCH f fWAGGA WAGGA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL f fWAGGA WAGGA PRO-AM f fTRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL

AUGUST f fWAGGA WAGGA TRAIL MARATHON

EASTER

SEPTEMBER

f fSTONE THE CROWS FESTIVAL

f fWAGGA SHOW f fWAGGA LAKE RUN AND RIDE f fWAGGA 6 HOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE ENDURO f fWAGGA WAGGA PICNIC RACES f fGEARS + BEERS

APRIL f fWAGGA WAGGA LEISUREFEST ROADSHOW

M AY f fWAGGA WAGGA GOLD CUP RACING CARNIVAL f fAUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL f fBARRY CARNE INTERSTATE SKI CHALLENGE

OCTOBER f fFUSION MULTICULTURAL STREET FESTIVAL f fTHE LAND OF W

NOVEMBER

JUNE f fWAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB ANNUAL JUNE RALLY f fWAGGA COMEDY FEST f fLOST LANES

J U LY f fWAGGA WAGGA SWAP MEET f fALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

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f fMINIATURE RAILWAY INVITATIONAL RUN f fRIVERINA TRUCK SHOW & KIDS CONVOY

DECEMBER f fWAGGA WAGGA CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR f fWAGGA SKYWORKS - NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS

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REGULAR EVENTS Check visitwagga.com for dates and times of all regular events from producers’ markets for food, art and crafts to bush dances and railway adventures. f fRIVER & WREN BOUTIQUE MARKETS Selected Sundays throughout the year f fWILLANS HILL MINIATURE RAILWAY First and third Sunday of each month f fRIVERINA PRODUCERS’ MARKET Every Thursday f fMATES GULLY PRODUCE MARKET Every Saturday

f fDOWNSIDE BUSHDANCE First Saturday of each month, except January f fSPROUT & ABOUT MARKETS Second Saturday of each month f fART ON THE LEVEE Second Saturday of each month f fTARCUTTA MARKETS Third Saturday of each month f fMARKETS BY THE LAKE Selected Saturdays throughout the year f fCORK & FORK FEST Selected dates throughout the year

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WANDER THE REGION While in Wagga, you might want to experience some more of the surrounding magic. Day trips are easy to plan and offer a range of different experiences. Just a short drive north and you’ll come across the charming towns of Cootamundra, Temora, Coolamon and Junee. Delve into the distinct heritage of each, learning about aviation and sporting greats through to farming and life in rural Australia. If it’s the great outdoors you’re looking for, Wagga is lucky to be surrounded by stunning regional landscapes. Breathtaking views and crisp mountain air await at Tumut and Tumbarumba, located in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. South of the city, discover lesser-known, but equally beautiful, national parks and smaller towns dotted around the landscape, each with their own stories to tell. The former bushranger country has fantastic lookouts and vantage points to explore. Follow the mighty Murrumbidgee River downstream and see the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area unfold as you pass through Narrandera and onto Leeton. Upstream you’ll find a real Aussie icon in Gundagai, the town is home to the Dog on the Tuckerbox. It doesn’t matter which direction you decide to head, from farmland to rugged bushland, you’re guaranteed big star nights, incredible sunsets and stunning vistas.

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Courabyra Wines near Tumbarumba.

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COOLAMON Savour a few flavours at Coolamon Cheese, then take home your favourites.

TUMBARUMBA The Sugar Pine Walk near Laurel Hill is an inspiring combination of natural beauty and human planning in any season.

JUNEE

LEETON

Watch as licorice is made and don’t leave without some samples!

The majestic Art Deco Roxy Theatre will imprint on your memory in Leeton.

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COOTAMUNDRA Visit Bradman’s Birthplace then take The Captains Walk, celebrating Australian test cricket.

NARRANDERA Unwind along the Murrumbidgee with koala spotting, bike riding or a leisurely canoe.

TEMORA

TUMUT Blowering Dam is a great spot for camping, fishing or, for the more adventurous, watersports.

The Temora Aviation Museum has arguably the world’s finest collection of flying historic aircraft.

THE ROCK Travelling towards The Rock, you’ll be left in no doubt why it’s called the ‘Lion of the Plains’. visitwagga.com

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WAG GA WAG GA + S U R RO U N D S WEST WYALONG

COCOPARRA NATIONAL PARK

GRIFFITH

ADELAIDE LEETON DARLINGTON POINT GANMAIN

NARRANDERA

COOLAMON STURT HIGHWAY

MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER

NEWELL HIGHWAY COLLINGULLIE

WAGGA WAGGA LOCKHART

URANQUINTY

LADY

LAKE URANA

JERILDERIE

URANA

DENILIQUIN

THE ROCK NATURE RESERVE

THE ROCK YERONG CREEK

HENTY

FINLEY

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GET IN TOUCH This guide is produced by the Wagga Wagga City Council Visitor Economy and Events team. Pages 8 to 11 provide a guide for conference and event organisers on how Council supports events. For more information or advice, get in touch with the team on 1300 292 442 or email events@wagga.nsw.gov.au.

DISCLAIMER Published March 2018 by Wagga Wagga City Council, PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650. Wagga Wagga City Council is committed to improving the quality of service of tourism and events, enhancing the visitor experience. If you have any feedback or comments on this guide, please contact us at events@wagga.nsw.gov.au. Information in this guide is correct at the time of printing and is provided in good faith. No responsibility will be taken for any inaccuracies, changes, errors or misconceptions of any kind. Featured in this guide are members of the Wagga Tourism Partner Program 2017-18. Other venues have been included at the discretion of the Wagga Wagga City Council Visitor Economy and Events team, to provide a more complete picture of the city’s offerings for conference and event organisers. Hero photography in this guide by Matt Beaver Photography unless otherwise credited.

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