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If you’re exploring the inland wonders of beautiful New South Wales, Wagga Wagga is a great place to start! Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, it is the state’s largest inland city and a fantastic urban hub at the centre of an exciting region with lots to see, do, eat, drink, and experience. Pick up your Wagga Wagga airport car hire and start the adventure! The city is packed with museums, art galleries, and heritage attractions. Once you’ve taken it all in, you can hit the highways to explore. The region directly surrounding Wagga Wagga is relatively temperate and known for its fantastic local produce and farm-to-table dining. Within a day of driving, you can be either in the Outback or at the beach—making this city a fantastic starting point for a diverse and exciting road trip.
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Car rental locations at Wagga Wagga Airport
The car rental options at Wagga Wagga Airport are all on-airport and easy to find! Simply fly in and then locate the rental company counters next to the Arrivals gate.
Wagga Wagga car rental: What you need to know
Guide to Wagga Wagga Airport
Next to the local RAAF base, Wagga Wagga Airport (WGA) offers regular flights to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. The Regional Express airline maintains a heavy maintenance facility here.
The single terminal has a cafe with coffee, food, magazines, and newspapers for sale, snack vending machines, and a parents’ room. Long and short-term parking is available, and the first 60 minutes are free.
Rental counters are found inside the terminal building next to the Arrival gate. You will need to take a ticket and enter the car park when returning your rental car to Wagga Wagga Airport.
Guide to driving your car rental in NSW
Stay safe on the roads with our top tips for driving your car hire in Wagga Wagga and the state of New South Wales. These pointers are not a comprehensive list by any means, but some local rules, customs, and safety concerns to keep in mind as you drive in the area.
- Always drive your Wagga Wagga car hire on the left in Australia! If you are coming from a country in which you drive on the right, we recommend taking some time to become accustomed to the new arrangement. Be aware that Australian cars will have the driver’s seat on the right-hand side of the vehicle.
- Another pointer for foreign drivers: all distances are posted in kilometres, and speeds in kilometres per hour. The default speed limits in New South Wales are set at 50 kph in built-up areas and 100 kph on open roads and highways.
- If you’re entering the Outback, drive prepared! You should always have spare food, water, warm clothes, and a method of communication as some stretches of road are very remote. There can be long distances between petrol stations, so keep that topped up too.
- If you’re visiting the NSW wine regions or just local bars, designate a sober driver or make transport arrangements. The legal blood alcohol concentration limits for drivers in the state are 0% for learner or provisional licence holders, 0.02% for those driving heavy vehicles, public vehicles, or dangerous goods, and 0.05% for everyone else.
- If you’re driving your hire car outside of urban areas and towns, keep an eye out for both the enormous road trains that share the roads and the wildlife that can wander into the path of vehicles. A kangaroo can do some serious damage to a car.
Wagga Wagga car rental: What to see and do
If you’re planning an epic road trip in your Wagga Wagga car hire, you’ll have plenty of options. Hit the road and head your rental vehicle to Melbourne, Albury, Coffs Harbour, or one of the many other fantastic towns and cities in this diverse part of the country.
The possibilities are just as varied if you’re using Wagga Wagga as a base from which to explore. The following ideas are just a few of the wonderful things you can see and do close to the city. Combine them—and more—to create the itinerary of your dreams.
Wagga Wagga’s museums
There are plenty of spots to entice history lovers: the RAF Aviation Heritage Centre, the Steam and Vintage Engine Museum, the Greens Gunyah Museum, the Rail Heritage Museum, and lots more. If there is some part of the city’s heritage that interests you, you’ll probably find a museum for it. There are also Aboriginal Significant Sites in and around Wagga Wagga.
The Rock Nature Reserve (Kengal Aboriginal Place)
This nature reserve, next to a small town also called The Rock, is a great place to get outdoors and experience the landscapes of this part of New South Wales. It’s perfect for picnicking, hiking, bird watching, and even rock climbing if you’re feeling adventurous. “The Rock” itself is an impressive landmark rising 361 metres above the plains.
You may not be on the coast in Wagga Wagga, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hit the beach! This stretch of sand on the riverbank is one of the only inland beaches to frequently be ranked amongst the best beaches in the country—that’s how good it is. Shade, sand, water, wildlife: what else could you want?
Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens
This is a gorgeous public garden with an incredible array of local and exotic flora. And gardens is the least of it: there’s also a miniature railway, small zoo, aviary, and adventure playground. An ideal destination for a day out.
If you want more adventure with your friends or family, you may also consider hiring campervans with GoSee. Explore other cities like Cairns, Adelaide, or Gold Coast in your motorhomes. Be sure to plan your itinerary to maximise your trip.
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How much does it cost to hire a car at Wagga Wagga Airport (WGA)?
The daily rate for a car rental is dependent on a number of factors including the supplier, pick up date/drop off date, and type of vehicle. A budget rental car from Wagga Wagga Airport may cost as little as AUD$50 per day, while a luxury or large car hire might cost as much as AUD$150 per day.
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Which car hire companies in Wagga Wagga have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?
The majority of car hire companies in Australia have updated cleaning and safety policies due to COVID-19. Special policies may be listed in the search results as “Enhanced Cleaning”. Supplier websites will have more information.
How far is Wagga Wagga Airport from Wagga Wagga city centre?
The airport is around 13 kilometres southeast of Wagga Wagga. Don't forget to use your car system GPS which can help you navigate your route during your rental duration.
Do you offer vehicle delivery?
Car rental Wagga Wagga Airport suppliers offer delivery and setup services. So you may cancel pick up service that was pre-arranged if you decide to push through with the delivery service. Please know that this might incur additional charges.
Where is the nearest petrol station to Wagga Wagga Airport?
There is a Caltex station just three minutes' drive from Wagga Wagga Airport, on Sturt Highway.
Where do I return my hire car at Wagga Wagga Airport?
To return your Wagga Wagga Airport car rental, take a ticket and enter the car park, then park the rental vehicle towards the rear of the lot.
Is it cheaper to rent a car from the airport or away from the airport?
Generally, it costs either the same or a little more to rent a car hire from Wagga Wagga Airport as similar brands in nearby locations. This is due to higher taxes and fees at the airport. However, the convenience and simplicity of picking up your rental car as soon as you land, and dropping it off as you fly out, is really a huge bonus. Plus, if you have any coupon codes, these are all accepted. Book online with GoSee and get more savings.
What is the highest-rated rental car at Wagga Wagga Airport?
According to our customer’s reviews and ratings, the most constantly booked Wagga Wagga Airport car hire type is Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar). Choose the best deals from our brand partners at GoSee.
Who is the highest-rated car hire supplier at Wagga Wagga Airport?
Based on ratings and reviews from our customers, the highest-rated Wagga Wagga Airport car hire companies are Hertz and Budget. Use our booking widget to search for vehicles when hiring a car from these suppliers and experience their great service.
Are one-way rentals available?
Yes, major Wagga Wagga Airport car hire suppliers offer one-way rentals. You can start from Wagga Wagga and drop off your car rental in Sydney or Canberra. You can even end your hire car trip in Newcastle if you want. See available pick up and drop off locations so you can properly plan your itinerary.