Your final day in the Murray should include exploring the major regional twin cities of Albury Wodonga. Home to a lush riverside setting, thriving arts scene and amazing food and wine, it’s no wonder why Melbournians and Sydney siders choose to stop here when crossing the border.
To get a quick lay of the land I opted to take to the skies with a Helifly scenic helicopter flight. The evening views were incredible over the city and the green rolling hills in the distance were lit with yellow tones from the setting sun but the stand-out was the impressive waterfalls from the Hume Dam that flow into the Murray River.
Drive 6 kilometres outside of Albury to embark on the gorgeous Wonga Wetlands trail which winds it’s way through beautiful native wetlands. This wonderful loop walk took me roughly 30 minutes to complete and I had multiple wildlife encounters including a mob of kangaroos, a laughing kookaburra and a gorgeous swamp wallaby.
Grab a locally roasted coffee at the amazing River Deck Café and take in the beauty of the Murray River from its infamous seating deck. Stop past Bistro Selle at night for delicious European food with a focus on regional and seasonal produce. Tucked away down Amp Lane, Temperance and General is Albury’s original laneway bar where you can enjoy expertly mixed cocktails as well as a variety of local beers and wines.
For those staying the night, the good news is that there's another Circa property in Albury Wodonga too. With luxurious art-inspired rooms and all the comforts of home, Circa 1928 was the perfect place to recharge and reflect on my trip through The Murray.
I spent my last morning learning about the local aboriginal history and culture at the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk. This 10km return trail commences at Kremur Street and features 15 stunning contemporary Aboriginal artworks. Be sure to stop for a break at Albury’s new Riverside Precinct which has an elevated boardwalk with epic views of the river below.
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