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Albury Wodonga is located on the eastern seaboard on a busy inland corridor between Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. Actually two towns separated by the Murray River, Wodonga is in Victoria and Albury is in New South Wales.

With a rich multicultural history, Albury-Wodonga today is a cosmopolitan tourism and business centre, offering city attractions and facilities with a distinct country style. The regions natural beauty is intertwined with the majestic Murray River winding its way through the mountains to the east and the fertile river plains to the west.

The area enjoys a Mediterranean climate and four very distinct seasons. The summers are balmy, ideal for water based activities, and during winter there is the Victorian snow fields to the south. Autumn and spring offers great outdoor climates for nature based and sporting activities.
 

Main street in Albury
View of the Main Street in Albury

There is plenty to do and see in the Albury-Wodonga region and a great place to make your base to visit the surrounding region and to enjoy the great Murray River.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Albury Visitor Information Centre
Railway Place,
Cnr Smollett and Young Streets
ALBURY NSW 2640
Toll: 1300 252 879
Email
Web: www.visitalburywodonga.com

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Albury Attractions

Albury Botanic Gardens
• Cnr Dean St and Wodonga Place, ALBURY NSW 2640 • Ph: 02 6051 3442 • Email
• Opened by Mayor William (Coffin) Jones in 1877, the gardens was originally laid out in the formation of a Union Jack (all straight lines). Covering 10 acres, the first trees were planted in 1877, the ‘Elm Avenue’. The gardens contain an historic monument to Hamilton Hume and a rotunda commemorating Albury’s first settler, Robert Brown. The gates commemorate Robert Wilkinson, a draper who was mayor in 1903-05 and the sundial was given to the people of Albury to mark the centenary of Mates Department Store in 1950.

Today, sweeping lawns and shady trees, as well as being only a stroll from the centre of Albury, make the gardens a pleasant setting for a family picnic and a leisurely stroll.


Albury Regional Museum
• Australia Park, Wodonga Place, ALBURY NSW 2640
• Ph: 02 6021 4550 • Fax: 02 6041 3416 • Email
• Located on the banks of the Murray River, the museum is housed in what was the Turks Head Inn, which was constructed in the late 1850s. The building was used as a hotel until it was de-licensed in 1922. Acquired by the Albury City Council in the early 1980s, it became the Regional Museum in 1983.

Exhibition areas include the Wiradjuri Dreaming Room (a developing exhibition about the Aboriginal people of the region); the Settlers Room (discovery and change in Albury Wodonga); the Chinese on the Border and the Pyjama Girl Mystery. The Museum is also home to the Bonegilla Collection, a collection of photographs, documents, objects and written experiences that explore and interpret the diversity of the Bonegilla experience.


Albury Railway Station
• The Italianate red-and-white brick railway station (1881) in Railway Place, has a 22m clock tower, original cedar joinery and a cast-iron platform with fluted columns. It is the third-longest platform in Australia (the longest in NSW), owing to its role as changeover point. The station master’s residence and garden is also worth a look.
Ettamogah Pub
• The inspiration of Maynard's cartoons and a flash of genius by Lindsay Cooper saw the creation of Australia’s most famous pub. There is an old truck on the roof, outward leaning walls, a tree that stands right in the middle (through two floors), talking cockies and old work boots. Today, the Ettamogah Pub is the centre of a whole village full of attractions and activities for the entire family.
Ettamogah Sanctuary Inc
• Hume Highway, ETTAMOGAH NSW 2640 • PO Box 323, ALBURY NSW 2640 • Ph: 02 6040 3677 • Email
• Just ten km out of Albury, and established in 1969 by the Wildlife Conservation Society to nurse injured and sick animals and birds back to health. Most of the animals are released into the bush on recovery, those that would not survive in the wild, remain at the sanctuary.

This is a great a natural bushland setting of over 20 acres, where you can wander and handfeed many native Australian animals. There are guided tours, animal hospital, activities for kids.


Fishing
• The NSW Government Primary Industries provides information for recreational fishing. There is the NSW Recreational Freshwater Fishing Guide, available online, just follow the link under 'Recreational Fishing' to the 'Freshwater fishing' section.
Lake Hume • Is six times as large as Sydney Harbour and provides plenty of aquatic activities.
Monument Hill Lookout
• Panoramic views are had on lookout at Western Hill, on the northern side of the Riverina Highway, opposite Mates Park. Western Hill is now known as Monument Hill, due to the 30m war cenotaph there. Rising 90m above the city, the hill offers a views right down Dean Street, to the south lies Wodonga, and on the horizon is the Victorian Alps.
Monument Hill War Memorial
• Albury War Memorial - Roper St, ALBURY NSW 2640
• In 1915 a visiting town planner, Charles Reade, proposed plans to erect a monument on the western hill to memorialise soldiers fallen in combat. Designed by Louis Harrison and built by Tom Bartleson, the Monument was opened on Anzac Day, 1925 by General Paine. This example of bold and imaginative town planning saw one of the few towers erected as a World War I memorial and is regarded as one of the best known in Australia. The monument's visibility was seen as a vital part of it's meaning when the site was selected, and also ensured a great view of the city.
Mungabareena and Water Works
• Mungabareena Rd, ALBURY NSW 2640
• An important cultural reserve of significance to many Aboriginal tribes in this region. This was where many indigenous people from the different tribes would meet to trade before continuing on to Mount Bogong to hunt for Bogong moths. The Ngan Girra Festival is held here every November.

The Waterworks area is further along from Mungabareena, providing a popular recreational spot to enjoy the Murray River. Picnic tables are available, so bring your picnic hamper and bathers to make a day of it.
Parklands (Albury Wodonga)
• Ph: 02 6023 6714 (Community Liaison Officer) • Email
• Providing opportunities for people to access and experience the extraordinary range of natural and developed recreational and conservational open-space in and around Albury-Wodonga.

Check out their Trails and Maps link for the following walking tracks and trails: Gateway Island Trail • Ridge Walking Trail • (McFarlanes Hill Wodonga) • Lower Kiewa River Walking Track • Huon Hill Walking Track • Hume and Hovell Walking Track • Monument Hill Walking Track.
Pet Friendly Off Leash Areas
• Albury City • Ph: 02 6023 8111
• Albury City has a number of designated areas that allow owners to exercise their pets without using a leash. Check the website for details.
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• Albury Pet-Friendly Destinations
• Albury Pet Friendly Accommodation
Pet Friendly Off Leash Areas
• Albury City • Ph: 02 6023 8111
• Albury City has a number of designated areas that allow owners to exercise their pets without using a leash. Check the website for details.
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Albury Events

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Albury Wodonga Community Market
• Australian Tax Office Carpark, Townsend St, ALBURY NSW 2640 Ph: 02 6056 5443
• Morning market every Sunday
• Local community market with entry by donation, proceeds going towards local and international Rotary projects.
Hume Murray Farmers Market
• Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, WODONGA VIC 3690 • Ph: 02 6058 2996
• Morning market every second Saturday
• Local farmers market with diverse range of local produce.
Ngan Girra Festival
• November
• Held at Mungabareena, near the Murray River in NSW, the festival celebrates the arrival of the bogong moths - a traditional source of food (bush tucker) for the indigenous people. Today, it also celebrates the coming together of people - both European and Indigenous Australians.

Ngan Girra means 'gathering place' and the festival celebrates indigenous culture through dance, stories and art.

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Albury Transport

NSW Transport • Car Hire • National Transport
Martin’s Albury
• 66 Fallon St, ALBURY NSW 2640 • Ph: 02 6040 4400 • Email
• Serving the Albury area since 1932. Check the website for local timetables. Also providing coach tours and charters.
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Albury Distance

Distance to Albury
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Albury:
  Km
• Barooga 127.0
• Beechworth, VIC 45.0
• Corowa 57.0
• Deniliquin 204.0
• Moama (via Barooga) 242.0
  Km
• Narrandera 181.0
• Wagga Wagga 148.0
• Sydney 558.0
• Yackandandah, VIC 33.0
• Wodonga, VIC 6.0
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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