There’s a reason why the twin towns of Albury Wodonga are known as a cultural hub. Steeped in history and home to art galleries, chef-hatted restaurants, and an abundance of parklands and waterways to explore, there’s no shortage of ways to fill your day.
Step it out along Albury’s Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk, featuring 15 sculptures crafted by Aboriginal artists that tell First Nations stories through contemporary art accompanied by interpretative signage. If you’re enjoying the sunshine, turn your walk into a 15km (return) walk through the Wonga Wetlands and along the South Albury Trail winding through riverside parks and red gums. Or head to Gateway Island Parklands and take to one of the three walking trails lining the Murray River.
For art connoisseurs, you’ll want to add Murray Art Museum Albury and Hyphen - Wodonga Library Gallery to your list of must-visits. Peruse their rotation of exhibitions of contemporary, modern and immersive artworks. Once you’ve finished browsing the art at the Murray Art Museum Albury, step outside and refuel with a meal and a cocktail at the adjoining Canvas Eatery, sipping from the garden terrace.
Immerse yourself in water-based activities, with a visit to Lake Hume, just a 15-minute drive from Albury Wodonga. Gain the perfect vantage point overlooking the lake from Kurrajong Gap Lookout, Great River Road Scenic Lookout, or take in the sights and sounds as you travel the Lake Hume Loop, snapping a photo overlooking Lake Hume and Wodonga from Huon Hill lookout. Did you know you can even see snow on a clear winter's day?
When it comes to dining out, enjoy a peaceful lunch overlooking the Murray River at The River Deck, serving up a modern Australian cuisine driven by seasonal local produce. For dinner, order a meal at La Maison Restaurant in Wodonga and enjoy their signature Asian fusion and Middle Eastern style menu with a focus local produce.
If you’re after accommodation on the quirkier side a stay at The Astor Hotel in Albury will have you dreaming of Palm Springs with its brightly coloured exterior and surrounding palm trees. For something a little more modern, the Mecure Albury and the Mantra Albury make for a comfortable stay located just a short walk from town, or stay but the waterside in one of Lake Hume Resort’s cottages or deluxe rooms.