Telling stories of public hangings and renegade nuns through the Weird Wagga Walking Tours

Stories about murders at Wagga beach, nuns escaping convents and the city’s first public hanging are just some topics that will be covered by the Weird Walking Tours.

Local legends Peter Cox and Stephen Holt are behind the tours which explore the city’s odd, shady and intriguing past.

“We start in the historical council chambers then we work our way past the Riverina Playhouse, down to the beach and then we go back up on the levee to Romano’s and the court house,” he said.

“On the river, we talk about one of the murders that went on in the 1920’s and near the Playhouse, we talk about the nun who tried to escape from a convent and got followed all the way up to Sydney.

“We go on to talk about the creation of Romano’s and an interesting history of the first hanging that was held at the court house.”

The three kilometre journey will run for about 70 minutes from 6:30pm in November and 6pm in December.

Adult tickets are $20 and children’s tickets cost $15 at the Civic Theatre.


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