Cottontail Wines

Southern NSW & The Murray

Cellar-door tastings and excellent meals (mains $39 to $45) are well worth the 20-minute drive from central Wagga Wagga. Try the prosciutto-wrapped scallops or the duo of lamb from local farms. More informal menu options include wood-fired pizza ($22 to $25), and there's also a children's menu ($22).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Southern NSW & The Murray attractions

2. Charles Sturt University Winery


In 1893 the university vineyard at Wagga Wagga was planted. A viticulture teaching program was established in 1976 and the winery has been under…

3. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

7.56 MILES

The highlight of this regional gallery showcasing the works of local and national artists is the wonderful National Art Glass Gallery. A calendar of…

4. Museum of the Riverina

7.59 MILES

This interesting museum is split over two sites: this one, in the historic Council Chambers building, and the second, adjacent to the Wagga Wagga Botanic…

5. Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

8.67 MILES

Featuring a small zoo with kangaroos, wombats and emus, and a free-flight aviary. Nearby Baden Powell Dr leads to a good lookout and scenic Captain Cook…

6. Roundhouse Railway Museum

12.85 MILES

Built in 1947, the Roundhouse, a giant turntable with 42 train-repair bays, is the only surviving, working one of its kind in Australia. Railway…

7. Monte Cristo

13.73 MILES

Built in 1884, the mansion of Monte Cristo is open for self-guided tours and Devonshire tea. It was the home of a shrewd landowner named Christopher…