Exploring the cycling and walking trails of Wagga Wagga

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With its picturesque landscapes, meandering rivers, and lush greenery, it’s no surprise that the trails of Wagga Wagga are a haven for cyclists and walkers alike. 


From the tranquil Riverside Trail to the immersive Wiradjuri Walking Track, the scenic Lake Albert Trail to the rugged landscapes of Pomingalarna Reserve, there’s something to suit every adventurer’s taste. So, pack your hiking boots, pump up your bicycle tyres, and set off on a fabulous journey through the trails of Wagga Wagga.


Trails of Wagga Wagga: Wiradjuri Trail, Wagga Wagga. Image: Destination NSW.


Wiradjuri Walking Track

This trail is a great way to connect with local Aboriginal history and culture. Stretching for over 42 kilometres, the Wiradjuri walking track winds through stunning bushland, past ancient rock formations, and along the city’s outskirts. Along the way, interpretive signs provide insights into the traditional customs and Dreamtime stories of the Wiradjuri people, adding a special cultural depth to your journey.


Trails of Wagga Wagga: Family enjoying a day of bike riding on Lake Albert walking track, Wagga Wagga. Image: Destination NSW.



Lake Albert Trail

If you’re looking for a picturesque waterfront experience, the Lake Albert trail is an absolute must. This idyllic pathway circles Lake Albert, offering beautiful views of the shimmering water and surrounding wetlands. 

Whether you choose to cycle or walk, this trail caters to all fitness levels. Pause for a picnic, or simply immerse yourself in the natural beauty.

Trails of Wagga Wagga: Women mountain biking in Pomingalarna Reserve, Moorong in Wagga Wagga. Image: Destination NSW.


Pomingalarna Reserve

 Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or an avid hiker, you’ll love the Pomingalarna Reserve. Located just a short distance from Wagga Wagga, this vast nature reserve offers a great range of walking trails that wind through native bushland and open grassy areas. The Pomingalarna Reserve is filled with a rich assortment of the region’s diverse flora and fauna and, if you’re lucky you’ll spot a kangaroo or two! You’ll be offered a choice of trails; each giving you a unique perspective of the reserve’s stunning landscapes, including rugged hills and rocky outcrops.

The River to Wetland trail

This walking trail is unique as it connects the beauty of the Murrumbidgee River to the wetlands, giving you a great look at Wagga Wagga’s diverse ecosystems. You can begin the trail near the Murrumbidgee River, where the flowing waters set the stage for a lovely walk or ride. 

Keep an eye out for the diverse birdlife that calls this area home, such as kingfishers, herons, and the occasional majestic wedge-tailed eagle soaring overhead. 

As the trail continues, it leads you into the Marrambidya Reserve wetlands; this biodiverse area showcases the importance of wetlands in sustaining a variety of plant and animal species. You’ll see reed beds, lily-covered ponds, and marshy landscapes that provide habitat for waterbirds, frogs, and other wetland creatures.  There are plenty of picnic spots and rest areas along the trail so make sure you pack a lunch or morning tea. 


Trails of Wagga Wagga: Wollundry Lagoon, looking towards the Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga. Image: Destination NSW.


Wollundry Lagoon

Wollundry Lagoon, a freshwater lagoon formed by the Murrumbidgee River, is truly stunning, as it’s surrounded by lush greenery and native flora. There’s a network of well-maintained walking and cycling trails that circle the lagoon. As you make your way along the trail, you’ll see the birdlife that inhabits the lagoon, including pelicans, swans, and ducks. Once again, it’s a beautiful setting for a picnic when you wish to stop for a rest. 

Wollundry Lagoon also serves as a vibrant venue for community events and festivals throughout the year. From music concerts and art exhibitions to family-friendly picnics and cultural celebrations, the lagoon’s open spaces and scenic backdrop provide the perfect setting for communal gatherings. 

Keep an eye on the local event calendar to see if any festivities coincide with your visit, as they offer a unique opportunity to experience the vibrancy of Wagga Wagga’s community spirit.


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