Begin your flavour-filled road trip in the twin towns of Albury Wodonga, home to an abundance of eateries with an emphasis on creating fresh and seasonal dishes.
Prepare your palette with farm-grown produce at the Albury Wodonga Farmers Market sourced directly from farmers and producers local to the region, seasonal fruit and veggies, baked sourdough bread, preserves, artisan cakes, and hand-crafted small goods.
Kick back with a relaxing lunch at The Thirsty Devil Brewery, pairing great craft beer with burgers, fries, wings and share plates, or check out their latest guest food van in the beer garden often accompanied by live music.
Work up your appetite for dinner with a stroll along the Wagirra Trail and Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk. Stroll the 5km trail lining the Murray River between Kremur Street and and Wonga Wetlands where you’ll find a series of sculptures crafted by Aboriginal artists telling First Nations stories accompanied by interpretative signage.
When it comes to settling on a place for dinner, the line-up of restaurants in Albury Wodonga will have you spoilt for choice.
Bistro Selle, serves up a modern European style menu and with only a few items on the regularly rotating menu, you can rest assured that each dish is purposely created focusing on regional, seasonal produce perfectly paired with their local and international wine list.
Inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean and the European tradition of cooking over fire Yardbird Restaurant and Bar, is one is Albury’s newest eateries. Taste your way through their menu from charcoal grilled baby octopus with chilli, garlic oil and chorizo to bavette steak with bone marrow, persillade, green peppercorn, and horseradish butter finishing with the poached cherry pavlova with candied pistachios and chocolate ice cream.
For buonissimo Italian dining, NORMA WINE + PASTA will hit the spot with their house-made semolina pasta, share plates and home-made tiramisu.
After a day filled with feasting, rest your head at the Palm Springs inspired Astor Hotel Motel. It’s also one of the newest pub venues in Albury, so if you’re not ready to call it a night you’ll find 28 draught beer taps across the Main and Garden Bar.