Photo: The Heritage Precinct, Albury Victoria
The twin cities of Albury-Wodonga is divided both by the Murray River and the New South Wales Victoria border.
This division has not hindered but turned this place into a thriving, modern city. Yet it retains its leisurely country charm with a mix of heritage buildings, parks and gardens including the historic Botanic Gardens.
Albury-Wodonga is a great place from which to explore the wonderful variety of foods and wines produced in the Hume Murray Food Bowl. Visit wineries, trout farms, or schedule your tour to coincide with the monthly Farmers Markets, or one of the city’s food and wine festivals.
Its well worth visiting the many local museums and art galleries, including the Albury Regional Art Gallery and the Army Museum at Bandiana. See the compelling Bonegilla collection at the Albury Regional Museum to learn about the migrants who rebuilt their lives in Australia after WWII.
To leave an unforgettable impression of the area in your mind’s eye go out to Huon Hill for a stunning 360 degree panorama of rolling valleys, lush farmlands and snow-capped Alps in winter.
Zilch Food Store, Wodonga - an intimate cafe and produce store. Specialising in brunch, lunch and food for your fridge.
Enjoy tasty, healthy, organic regional food and beverages at Sweet Chestnuts Licensed Cafe and Restaurant.
Discover Lake Hume, which holds six times as much water as Sydney Harbour and a magnet for fishing enthusiasts and water lovers.
Kinross Woolshed Hotel, on the outskirts of Albury-Wodonga, retains all the character of a woolshed with the original woodwork, pen gates, shearing stands, corrugated iron and Ferrier wool press used in the restoration.
Located in an authentic WWII supply depot, the Army Museum at Bandiana, near Wodonga, is much more than a display of guns and tanks: its the largest and most diversified military museum in Australia. The museum was established in 1976 as the Royal Australian Army Ordinance Corps general museum.
Wonga Wetlands at Albury-Wodonga features the amazing 600-year-old Murray River red gums and is a sanctuary beloved by birdwatchers, field naturalists, photographers and bushwalking groups.
The Botanical Gardens in Albury-Wodonga has some interesting flora species including a pine which grew from a seed taken at Lone Pine in Gallipoli.
Mungabareena Reserve and Water Works is an important cultural reserve with significance to the local Aboriginal people. Take a tour of the old Murray River wetland system, and see how it is being brought back to life.
View spectacular views of the Albury-Wodonga area on a joy flight or fly the length of the river with AusAir Scenic Tours.
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