When returning your rental vehicle to one of our locations please ensure to refuel your hire car to the agreed level.
Where is the branch located?
Located inside the terminal, near baggage collection exit.
Wagga Wagga is a vibrant, lively regional town filled with fun activities to do and places to drive. Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga is known for its delicious restaurants, stunning gardens, and parks perfect for gentle river walks. Wagga Wagga is everything you want in a countryside town. It is New South Wales’ biggest inland city with over 65,000 people and is a nearly 5-hour drive inland from Sydney and just over two and a half hours from Canberra. When experiencing the New South Wales countryside, it is a must-see and stay location.
Soak up some local culture with the ancient Aboriginal history. The Wiradjuri people have called Wagga Wagga and the surrounding area home for over 60,000 years. Walking tours are available to and around significant Aboriginal sites, including the Wollundry lagoon, Gobba Beach, the Bomen Axe Quarry and more. Wagga Wagga is more than just a road trip destination to drive through. It is a holiday location of its very own. With wineries, fine dining, nature walks, galleries, strawberry picking, olive tasting all on the agenda.
Wagga Wagga is known for its nature and fresh produce. So why not combine the two? Bidgee Strawberries and Cream let you pick your own fresh strawberries straight from the bush, and also feature guided tours, ice cream and sorbet. These strawberries are fresh and organically grown without any pesticides; you can eat them straight away without washing them - talk about fresh!
Another great way to combine nature and a tasty treat is the boutique wines by Charles Sturt Winery. Located just outside central Wagga Wagga on a lovely rural campus, it is open Wednesday to Saturday. With tastings available, learn about the wine with the knowledgeable team at Charles Sturt.
An excellent use for your hire car is the 40-minute drive from Wagga Wagga to Livingstone National Park, a perfect location for picnicking, bike riding, bird watching, camping and more. With 2,000 hectares of bushland, there are plenty of walking trails and special spots to find. If you’re lucky, on your walk, you might spy a wombat, an eastern grey kangaroo or a swamp wallaby, and a number of unique native birds. Depending on the time of year you choose to visit, the landscape can be incredibly different, with different sets of flora and fauna for each season.
Wagga Wagga’s natural surroundings may be stunning, but there is plenty to do in the city as well. Take a trip to the National Art Glass Gallery. With over 700 pieces of glass art covering dozens of styles and glass blowing techniques. The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery has more to offer. The Margaret Carnegie Print Collection showcases some of the best in Aboriginal art, consisting of over 1,400 pieces. Many of the General collections’ works are tied to the city of Wagga Wagga and the region, and it is a great way to learn the history of where you’re staying. A more structured view of the history of Wagga Wagga can be found in the Museum of the Riverina.
Just a few minutes north of Wagga Wagga by car, the Wollundry Olive Groves produces award-winning extra virgin olive oil and olives. Take a tour of the grounds, smell the fresh scent of olive trees all around you. Meet the growers, sample the best olives of your life, and of course, take some home with you from the shop.
Wagga Wagga is your gateway to regional NSW and the ACT. With a Thrifty car hire, you can experience the best of the Riverina region.