Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River is the city of Wagga Wagga. It is the largest regional city in New South Wales and is often called the Garden City of the South due to its tree-lined streets and award-winning gardens.
The area is a favourite amongst all kinds of tourists, from those interested in culture to those with an adventurous streak. The city is especially popular during the summer months, when entertainment and events are at abundance.
A large number of Australia’s elite sportsmen and women actually originate from the region. Known as the “Wagga Effect”, the city is the hometown of Michael Slater (cricket), Wayne Carey (AFL), Nathan Hines (Rugby Union), Peter Stirling (Rugby League), Steve Elkington (golf), Tony Roche (tennis), Brad Kahlefeldt (triathlon), Mark Taylor (cricket) and Paul Kelly (AFL), amongst others.
Cultural tourists choose cheap accommodation in Wagga Wagga because they are more interested in the theatre, art galleries, museum and festivals that the region has to offer. The city has also been called home by a number of famous Australian authors (including Frank Moorhouse, Mary Gilmore and Barcroft Boake) and mentioned in numerous songs and novels.
Those looking for hotels in Wagga Wagga will be spoilt for choice – there is a range of motels, apartments and motor inns to choose from, ensuring that you will have the most enjoyable stay possible.
ARRA Hotels can help you to choose motel accommodation in Wagga Wagga that meets your every need, whether you have all the kids in tow or you’re travelling on business. Comfort and affordability are important to us, as they are to you.
We understand that the needs of those travelling for business are very different to the needs of those travelling for pleasure. This is why we have provided a range of amenities that are designed to make your stay enjoyable.
The city is located midway between Melbourne and Sydney, making it a logical stopover for people travelling between the two capitals (and other destinations in the region). It is also only a 2 and a half hour drive from Canberra, making motels in Wagga Wagga ideally placed for travelers throughout eastern Australia.
The city is serviced by Rex and Qantaslink with over 150 flights each week between Melbourne and Sydney. There are also 2 daily services from NSW Train Link connecting the region to both Melbourne and Sydney.
Should you choose to leave your car at home or at your hotel in Wagga Wagga, you can get around the city by public bus or by taxi – timetables and contact details can be found at the Visitor’s Centre.
There is something to suit all tastes when choosing budget motels in Wagga Wagga. Young and old, cultural and adventurous, traditional and contemporary –you are sure to find something to keep you busy during your stay.
The region is known for sporting and outdoor adventure activities, so why not try your hand at some during your stay? Some of the more popular ones include: laser tag, Ozi Big Dig, Borambala Sport & Recreation Centre (experience rural life first hand), Wiradjuri Golf Centre, Warbirds Aerial Adventures and paintball.
If art and culture are more your thing, you’ve come to the right place! The city is home to several museums, galleries and theatres, including: the Museum of the Riverina, the Paddock Gallery and the Temora Aviation Museum.
For those who love to get outside and explore, hotels in Wagga Wagga provide the perfect base. Visit the Livingstone National Park and State Conservation Area, Botanic Gardens, Victory Memorial Gardens, Wollundry Lagoon & Amphitheatre, the Wiradjuri Walking Track, Wagga Beach and Lake Albert.
There are also a number of markets held throughout the year, showcasing the food and crafts of the region. Visit the Farmer’s Market, Eat Local Thursday, Sunday Markets, Markets by the Lake and River & Wren Boutique Markets.
If your hotel in Wagga Wagga doesn’t provide cooking facilities, take the opportunity to enjoy some of the delicious local produce. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and wineries in the region for you to enjoy.