Wagga Wagga, which locals call Wagga, is a major regional city in My Riverina.
Wagga straddles the Murrumbidgee River, with an urban population of 55,820 people, making it New South Wales’ largest inland city.
It is also one of Australia’s most important hubs of agriculture, the military, and transport.
We expect to see quite a few entries on My Riverina from Wagga Wagga because it is the ninth fastest growing inland city in Australia.
There is also a fictional theory about why Wagga has so much sporting success, and it is called the 5 o’clock wave.
According to the local urban myth, at precisely 5 o’clock arrives a giant wave which flushes a secret nutrient into the Murrumbidgee River following the release of water from the Blowering and Burrinjuck Dams.
The wave is said to continue down river at high speed, and indeed visitors are told it is so powerful that surfers can ride it along the meandering river until it reaches the town of Narrandera.
Believe it, or not?
More about the Riverina
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