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Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga is a city located in the state of New South Wales in Australia. The literal meaning of the city ‘Wagga Wagga’ is ‘the place of many crows’. The word ‘Wagga’ is taken from an aboriginal word as this tribe was the original inhabitants of the region. The first European exploration began since the 19th century and the final settlement occurred as a village in 1849. In 1870 this region got a status of a municipality and finally emerged as a city in 1946. The Wagga Wagga City Council is responsible for the administration of the city and it falls within the federal division of Rivernia. The city council has 14 councilors who are elected every four years and it is headed by the mayor.

Wagga Wagga city is located just by the Murrumbidgee River at the slopes of the Great Dividing Range. This scenic city is located near two biggest cities of Australia Sydney and Melbourne. The climate of this city is colder than rest of Australia as it is located at an elevation of 147 meters. There are four seasons in Wagga Wagga, summer, winter, spring and autumn. During the winter there is significant prevalence of fog and frost and in the summer the temperature is hot or warm. The annual average precipitation is 557.5 millimeter.

There are a number of attractions for the tourist in Wagga Wagga. Overdale day Spa and Retreat, Rev-arena Go-karts, Wagga Potters Shop, Jenny Newbound’s Studio, Museum of the Rivernia Botanic Gardens Site, Willy Sheather Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Country club, Kaybunda Lavender Fields, Model Railway, and Lake Albert are some of the attractions. Tourists with an artistic bend of mind can also visit the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Roundhouse Museum, Wagga Wagga Civic theatre, Docker Street Art Gallery and National Art Glass Gallery. Rivernia Sport Fishing is a major activity which the tourists can indulge in. Wagga Wagga is a pristine city blessed with a number of gardens, parks and a gorgeous lake. Lake Albert, Amphitheatre and Gardens, Botanic gardens and Collin Park are the locations where one can enjoy the beauty of nature fully. Large sandy beach of the Murrumbidgee River is perfect for a picnic or a swim. There are also river cruises which the tourists can enjoy in this river. Wollundury Lagoon and Lake Albert can also be visited to enjoy the waters of the city.

There are various types of accommodations in this city including hotels, motels inns and cottages. Some of the hotels in the city of Wagga Wagga are:
  • Best Western Ambassador Motor Inn Wagga Wagga
  • All Seasons Pavilion Hotel
  • Country Comfort Wagga Wagga
  • Carriage House Motor Inn
  • Townhouse International
Wagga Wagga has given Australia some of the best sportsman. This has led to the formation of a term called ‘Wagga effect’ by the Australian media. Some of the famous sportsmen hailing from this region are Mark Taylor, Mayne Carey and Michael Slater.
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