About the Area
Mantra Pavilion Hotel is located in the heart of Wagga Wagga and is a contemporary hotel furnished with a delightful garden atrium, which brings the outdoors in. If you're visiting Wagga Wagga and staying at Mantra Pavilion Hotel, there are a lot of attractions in the area to keep you entertained.
When the sun is shining, the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens are an ideal option, located at the bottom of Willans Hill. There is a mini zoo, a children's adventure playground, flight aviary and rainforest. Be sure to check out Tree Chapel, Chinese Garden, Camellia and Cactus Gardens and Miniature Railway which operates the first and third Sunday of each month. Onsite there is a Garden Court Restaurant and covered electric barbecues.
The Livingstone National Park is 30km south of Wagga Wagga and is a State Conservation Area with bushland spread across 2,000ha. The landscape is remarkable with native wildflowers, numerous walking and biking tracks, horse riding and bird-watching opportunities. Native wildlife includes kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and goannas.
For a relaxing and therapeutic dip, the Barmedman Mineral Pool, which is high in mineral content, will provide the relief you need and can even reduce aches and pains. There are changing facilities onsite, along with parks which can be utilised for picnics, and a bowling club located nearby on the same street.
History buffs will love Ariah Park, which allows you to take a trip back in history, with a self-guided tour through its village, dating back to the twentieth century. Learn about how the settlement originated, including stories behind the buildings in the village, and information about how the first settlement at Broken Dam was established.
The Broadway Museum, which is housed in the old Broadway Hotel, is home to Junee and District Historical Society. The museum features thematic displays using artefacts from the Junee area, photographs and documentation dealing with the rich heritage of a rural and railway past and present, the families and their pursuits of business and sporting activities.
Fun for the whole family can be found at the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory, which uses organic Belgian chocolate in their production. Tours can be booked in advance or you can visit the factory at any time. View live demonstrations of how licorice is produced, and if you're lucky you might even get to see some of the traditional chocolate treats being created such as Freckles being made.
Things to do in Wagga Wagga:
- Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens and model railway
- Local wineries
- Lake Albert
- Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre and wave pool
- Lakeside Golf course
- Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Civic Theatre and Museum of the Riverina all located at the Civic Centre)