This area is a lively regional city that rests on the banks of the magnificent Murrumbidgee River. The city boast of rich culture, heritage, and history combined with its excellent amenities and infrastructure make it a fast-growing destination. It is quickly accessible as it is strategically located between Olympic Highways and Sturt, just a comfortable 1-hour flight or a 5-hour drive to Sydney and Melbourne and only a 2 and a half-hour drive to Canberra.
The location has also made it an excellent place for various national businesses that have built their operations in the city. Big 4 Wagga Wagga offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking for visitors who drive. There is plenty of seating and a dining area in all units and visitors can also relax in the garden. Here are some main facts about this region.
The name of the town is obtained from the Aboriginal language used by the Wiradjuri tribe, the original inhabitants of the city. Wagga Wagga signifies, the place of many crows while the Murrumbidgee means big river or plenty of water.
Wagga Wagga is popularly known as the city of good sports since several of Australia’s sporting champions came from this region including AFL great Paul Kelly, rugby legend Peter Sterling, former Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor. Its sporting history dates way back to the 1850s when it was referred to as, a sporting little town. During that time, the majority of the people were male, and popular sports included horseracing, foot races, shooting, hunting, and prizefights.
Dating back to more than 110 years, Wagga Wagga has a long and proud military history. In 1885, many men and women enlisted to be part of many military operations including World War I and II, the Boer War, Gulf War, and the Vietnam War. In 1884, Australia’s only Field Marshal, Sir Thomas Blamey was also born in the city. Today, Wagga has two military buildings that cater to the training of the Australian Air Force and Australian Army.
Wagga Wagga has grown to become the significant commercial and urban center of the Riverina. It is home to numerous leading museums and galleries, gardens and wineries, an Amphitheatre, stunning rivers and some of the most innovative sporting amenities in Australia today. Big 4 Wagga Wagga is a beautiful family-friendly environment with plenty of space to unwind and enjoy the tranquil riverside spot right on the Murrumbidgee River.