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Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

Willians Hill, Macleay Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales 2650, Australia
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Beautiful and surprizingly enjoyable zoo.

We took a cab here during a 2 day visit to Wagga. It's a large garden that a) includes a small... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carla W
,
Fairbanks, Alaska
Congratulations to Council for maintaining these beautiful gardens

I lived in Wagga from 1987-1993, so of course I had to visit these beautiful gardens- the roses... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sally F
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Dubbo, Australia
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“free zoo” (31 reviews)
“botanic gardens” (45 reviews)
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Willians Hill, Macleay Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales 2650, Australia
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"free zoo"
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"botanic gardens"
in 45 reviews
"miniature railway"
in 23 reviews
"young children"
in 9 reviews
"each month"
in 9 reviews
"feed the animals"
in 10 reviews
"rose garden"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"native animals"
in 5 reviews
"play equipment"
in 5 reviews
"rainforest walk"
in 5 reviews
"whole family"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"bird aviary"
in 4 reviews
"well maintained gardens"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful birds"
in 4 reviews
"great for families"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a cab here during a 2 day visit to Wagga. It's a large garden that a) includes a small zoo/aviary, and b) the Museum of the Riverina (Botanic Gardens site). This is a lovely place for a good long walk. We were there...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Wagga from 1987-1993, so of course I had to visit these beautiful gardens- the roses were still in bloom and some are beautifully scented. I enjoyed viewing my old favourites, the chapel and the pond, the little railway and walking tracks. So...More

Thank Sally F
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Leanne F, Recreation Officer at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sally, That's lovely to hear! So glad you enjoyed your revisit. Kind regards, Leanne Frow Recreation Officer

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Area in a Bad Neighbourhood. Very nice to go and have a nice picnic lunch. Park is over run with kids from the neighbourhood in which I grew up in however it seems to have gotten worse. The park itself is beautiful and spacious...More

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Leanne F, Recreation Officer at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kiammc, Glad you still found the gardens beautiful, and yes, the trains are very popular! Kind regards, Leanne Frow

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For a small town like Wagga, I guess this is as good as it gets. I just wish theres more gardens they could put up. Or have events every once in a while.

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Leanne F, Recreation Officer at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for the feedback. We would all love more events! Kind regards, Leanne Frow

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

So we only found out about the free zoo through reading previous trip advisor reviews, and what a worth while place it was. We originally planned to have lunch at Little El in the gardens, but it was closed (we didn't have much luck for...More

Thank crstdb
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Leanne F, Recreation Officer at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for the great feedback! Shame about Little El's not being open, they usually are? We all love the zoo, and we are glad you had a great time. Kind regards, Leanne

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Firstly don't visit these gardens unless its the 1st or 3rd Sunday of each month if you have kids as they are the only times the miniature train runs and museum is open. But the free zoo, kids play area and gardens overall are wonderful....More

Thank Lisa S
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Leanne F, Recreation Officer at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lisa, So glad you enjoyed your day. The trains are run by volunteers, so they can only do this every other week, but they are great fun! Kind regards, Leanne Frow

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Great adventure and toddler playground, challenged our young children especially the flying fox. Great open location with plenty of BBQ facilities.

Thank Shane T
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Unfortunately we picked the wrong time to visit these gardens. In late Autumn there was not really much on show. However the layout appeared that it would be a great place to visit at another time so will call in again in a warmer season

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

A beautiful spot to relax and sit and enjoy a picnic lunch. The gardens are really beautiful with lots to see and let the kids wear off some energy, make sure you visit the avary and zoo

Thank fitzgeraldanne31
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Leanne F, Recreation Officer at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi fitzgeraldanne31, The avairy and zoo are certainly worth a visit, we are glad you enjoyed your time here! Kind regards, Leanne WWCC

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to be on a sunny day, great gardens and play areas for young children. A lot to see with all the different gardens areas and flowers, also has a great little zoo. There is also a fenced in child play area with a...More

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Leanne F, Recreation Officer at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Anthony0710, So pleased you enjoyed your time at the gardens! We love our little zoo. Kind regards, Leanne WWCC

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