As NSW's largest inland city, Wagga Wagga has heaps of things to explore by bike! From a ride around Lake Albert to exploring the banks of the Murrumbidgee River or the local art gallery and prestigious Margaret Carnegie Print Collection, there is lots of to do in Wagga Wagga.
Wagga Wagga is known as the "City of Good Sports" due to the high number of elite sportspeople who have originated in the area, such as Mark Taylor, Sally Shipard, Cameron Mooney and Greg Hawick. Don't forget to visit the local Sporting Hall of Fame, located near the Botanical Gardens.
Over summer, we’re encouraging everyone to enjoy regional NSW on their bikes to support communities through this tough drought. #RideTheBush
Rides To Do
Lake Albert - 14km, Road, flat
This is a family friendly, practically flat ride around beautiful Lake Albert and the surrounding area. Most of the ride follows safe cycle/shared paths.
Pomingalarna Park - 18km, Dirt, Undulating
Pomingalarna Park is located on Narrandera Road, Wagga Wagga on the western side of the Wagga City Golf Course. This is a beautiful mountain bike park which is also popular with runners (beware!). There are several different single tracks as well as wide fire trails looping around the park. The view from the top of the park, across the country side, is spectacular!
Around Wagga Wagga - 48km, Dirt, Undulating
This is a fantastic ride to get a good impression of Wagga Wagga and its various attractions. Most of the ride is along the Wiradjuri Track. While a road bike is not really suitable for this ride, you do not necessarily need a mountain bike. A gravel, hybrid or cyclocross bike should be fine.
Highlights along this ride: Pomingalarna Reserve, the Murrumbidgee River, Marrambidya Wetland (for a short walk) and Wagga Wagga Beach (yes beach!).
Malabo Hill - 35km, Road, Undulating
An on-road ride with a couple of hills. From Wagga Wagga Beach you will ride out to Malabo Hill. Once you've hit the top you will turn back to the start.
Places To Visit
After transformation from the old disused treatment ponds, this site now hosts many birds, water insects, frogs and mammals. Featuring a Healing Place of the local traditional owners, the Wiradjuri people, this 20 hectares is a beautiful spot to learn and reflect.
National Art Glass Collection
With over 400 pieces from Australian and International artists, this is a must see exhibition.
Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Station Museum
A vast collection of local railway memorabilia lives within these walls from railway trikes, tools, photographs to model trains.
Activities To Do
Tumut Cycle Classic
Help raise money for the regional Tumut hospital for two state of the art Emergency Resuscitation beds. You can enjoy riding 20km, 40km, 75km and 100km throughout the regional.
Bicycle NSW Members receive 10% discount off registration.
Wagga Wagga Beach
On the banks of the local Murrumbidgee River, you can enjoy your time at the “beach”. There is plenty of grass spots for picnics along with sheltered barbecue areas and a playground. In the summer, the river provides a great places to cool off.
Murrumbidgee is derived from the Wiradjuri word for “big water” and is central to the country and dreaming of the Wiradjuri people.
Wollundry Saturday Markets
Date: Saturday, 14 December
In the heart of Wagga Wagga, you can enjoy all the local produce the area has to offer. There is over 30 store holders with fruit and vegetables, chocolates and homewares available.
Wollundry Grove Olives
Meet the growers and explore the process of making olive oil. This is an award winning olive oil and you can also arrange a product tour for you to enjoy!