The area around the historic region of Albury-Wodonga is rich with natural beauty and outdoor activities, including cycling, hiking and horse riding at Lake Hume. The Murray River also provides opportunities for both relaxation and adventure, from white-water rafting to a leisurely river cruises.
These vibrant regional twin cities straddling the Murray River are located between Melbourne (310km), Canberra (367km) and Sydney (552km). There are plenty of things to see and do in and around Albury. Beautiful parklands hug the riverbanks and provide a picturesque Country NSW setting for family picnics, swimming, canoeing and cycling river trails. Visitors can even try their luck at catching an elusive Murray cod.
Nearby, Wonga Wetlands provides a tranquil setting to relax with a walk around lagoons and billabongs; Mungabareena and Water Works is a popular swimming and picnic area that has significant cultural values for the many Aboriginal tribes in this region. Enjoy the picnic facilities, a boat ramp and walking trails to explore the significant flora and fauna.
Albury is renowned for its magnificent heritage buildings. Find a fascinating collection of stories and objects at the award-winning Library Museum or drop into one of the country's best regional art galleries and performance spaces. The wider Albury area has good shopping and accommodation as well as many fine restaurants. Kids will love Oddies Creek Playspace and the magic of the Children's Garden at the city's Botanic Gardens.
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Enjoy an adventure within the children’s garden or settle-in for a family picnic surrounded by shady trees and colourful manicured flowerbeds at Albury Botanic Gardens. Take the kids along to the Oddies Creek Playspace and let them discover the adventure playground’s fully-fenced play space.
Learn about the region’s history during a visit to the Albury Library Museum or learn about the Australian Army from 1863 to the present day at the Army Museum Bandiana. Head to GIGS - Gateway Island Gallery and Studios and enjoy the works of emerging and established contemporary artists.
Hire a canoe or kayak and explore the Murray from a different perspective and at your own pace. Walk, run or bike ride along the banks of the Murray River as you make your way along the Wagirra Trail. Cast a fishing line into the river and lure species such as Murray cod, golden perch, trout and more.
Fly into Albury Airport
Albury Airport is located 5 km from Albury’s city centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to take the short journey south west into the city centre. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Albury is home to the third busiest Airport in regional NSW with around 180 flights a week in and out of the city. Qantas Airlines and Regional Express operate daily direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne, while Virgin Australia operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney.