Located just 5 minutes from Wagga Wagga's city centre, on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Riverside: Wagga Beach is a popular place to play, relax and enjoy time with family and friends.
You can cool off in the river or launch a kayak, kick a ball or play some beach cricket. You might choose to just take a seat and enjoy the scenery.
From ancient times to today, Riverside: Wagga Beach has always been an important place for the people of Wagga Wagga. It is a place to meet, play and connect, and you can take the Wiradjuri Trail that passes from the area through to Wagga Wagga’s many interesting places and spaces.
The Wiradjuri Trail is a 42 kilometre loop around the city, with many entry and exit points, meaning you can enjoy a short stroll or a full-day adventure.
For example, you can walk 2 kilometres north from Riverside: Wagga Beach, to find Wiradjuri Reserve; another 10 minutes along the trail, you will arrive at Marrambidya Wetland, a beautiful 20-hectare reserve that features a Wiradjuri Healing Place, with natural vegetation, seating and a hand-carved totem pole.
Riverside: Wagga Beach is part of a broader Riverside precinct – a place coming to life with the City of Wagga Wagga’s investment in new picnic and BBQ facilities, a multipurpose grassed area, improved pathways, a playground and sports courts.
It was also the location for Dance Locale, an NSW Government and Sydney Dance Company initiative that launched The Festival of Place, a year-long celebration of NSW’s public places.
Dance Locale is a suite of 5 films encapsulating the interplay between culture and location. Dance Locale brings the beauty and diversity of public space in Greater Sydney and NSW to life.
The film focused on Riverside: Wagga Beach, encompassing the Riverina and Wagga Wagga’s rich Aboriginal heritage. It is an understated, quiet and reflective conclusion to the 5 films and celebrates the true meaning of Wagga Wagga, a place of dance and celebration.