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Long days, blue skies and warm weather make summer a great time for exploring Wagga and the
surrounding region, especially if you’re visiting over Christmas.

Make a splash
Not surprisingly, many of our favourite summertime activities in Wagga revolve around water.
Located alongside the Murrumbidgee River near the city centre, Wagga Beach and the Riverside
precinct   are one of our favourite spots to enjoy in the warmer months. Pack a picnic or grab takeaway fish ‘n’ chips
and enjoy the grassy areas and playground.
You might also like to take a dip in the river and cool off but do take note of the signage in the area,
it’s not quite the same as an ocean beach. There are great safety tips for inland waterways on the
Royal Life Saving’s Respect the River website.
There are also plenty of other river reserves within easy reach of the city including Oura Beach
, or you always stay dry and enjoy a stroll around Lake Albert at sunset or
through the Marrambidya Wetland.

A berry wonderful time of year

One of Wagga’s newest attractions, Bidgee Strawberries and Cream
offer tours of their farm (check their Facebook for dates and times) and you can even pick your own punnet of fresh, locally-grown strawberries.

Beat the heat and head indoors
There’s plenty to do while keeping cool and sheltering from the sun this summer.
Check out the exhibitions on display at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
and Museum of the Riverina, from travelling exhibitions to those focused on locals and our
region’s history, we’re sure you’ll be able to find at least one to pique your interest.
The Forum 6 Cinemas is another great place to stay cool. Enjoy the
air-conditioning and a choc-top ice cream while enjoying the latest theatrical releases.

Road tripping

Summer is a great time of year for exploring so head out on a road trip and see more of the region
while you’re visiting Wagga.
Head east into the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and enjoy boating, fishing and water skiing at
Blowering Dam . Or just take a drive  and enjoy a day out with the loop from Wagga to Tumbarumba and back
through Tumut. You can enjoy Paddys River Falls, wineries, wander through the gold ruins at
Adelong Falls and snap the perfect shot for Instagram at the magical Sugar Pine Walk at Laurel Hill.
Prefer to stay a little closer to Wagga? The Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory is just half an
hour north of the city. If you’re not all toured and tasted out, drive back via Coolamon and enjoy a
visit to Coolamon Cheese too.

We’d love to see you at the Club Motel this summer, don’t forget you can book directly
for the best price or if you’re now planning a longer stay to explore more of the region, try our sister property Globe Apartments for more space with a great central location. See you soon!


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