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This quiet township is an informal holiday village nestled amongst picturesque rivers and creeks.

Wakool is home to a warm and welcoming services club and the Wakool Hotel, which is a renowned stopover for travellers through the area.

It is also well known for its annual community-run events including the Wakool Fishing Classic and the Wakool Sheep Races, known as ‘The Melbourne Cup of the Bush’ where attendees are in with a chance to win cash if their sheep runs first!

The Wakool area forms part of a network of amazing forest tracks through some of NSW’s most beautiful natural areas. It features a large collection of self-guided walking paths, as well as scenic drives throughout the region. The cultural and natural heritage of this bush area has been preserved for generations so there is always much to discover.

Wakool is central to many major tourist towns in the region and is within an hours’ drive of Deniliquin, Swan Hill and Echuca.

Must Do’s:

  • The Wakool area is a superb spot to head out fishing as the Edwards, Niemur and Wakool rivers are all in close proximity. There are also a number of significant creeks that run via the town which are great places to fish for Murray Cod, golden perch (yellow belly), silver fish (bream), redfin (English perch) and yabbies. For more information on fishing in River Country download a copy of the Fishing in River country guide.
  • Follow one of the walking tracks, including the Wakool Soliders Settlers Memorial Walk, spreading out through the two small parks running from the Wakool Cenotaph at the meeting of Flinders, Cook and Dampier Streets is this wonderful community-driven walk.
  • Enjoy some classic country hospitality at the local services club or hotel. Wakool is a popular stop over point for travellers.
  • Join in one of Wakool’s annual events, including the popular Fishing Classic, Wakool Sheep Races, or bowls tournaments

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