It’s time to plan your trip to The Murray. This spectacular region is just a short drive from Canberra, making it perfect for a quick getaway or giving you more time on the ground to explore.
Fastest route – Canberra to Albury, 347km/3hrs 30mins
Scenic Route – Canberra to Albury via Tumut, 440km/5hrs
We want to explore The Murray – what’s the best time of the year to go there?
Each season offers something different in the Murray region. Summer is perfect for swimming, winter is an ideal time to gather everyone around a fireplace, while spring and autumn offer clear skies and pleasant temperatures.
What’s the best way to get there?
Driving is the easiest way. Though it’s possible to fly with Qantas from Canberra to Albury, via Sydney, that trip will take you three hours at best. The drive to Albury is only three-and-a-half hours.
What is the best route to follow for a scenic drive to The Murray from Canberra?
The Hume Highway provides plenty of beautiful vistas, but there is another, slightly longer route that is even more visually spectacular. Instead, head west from Canberra through Brindabella National Park, on through Tumut in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, across to Wagga Wagga, and then south via Henty to Albury.
What are some great places to stop for coffee and/or food?
Be sure to stop every two hours to rest. Fortunately, on this drive there are plenty of places to do that, whether you’re taking a small detour into a local town or calling into a service station for fuel and supplies.
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