Things to do in Albury
There are plenty of opportunities for an exciting holiday adventure in the Albury area. Fish and camp along the Murray River, have fun water skiing on the smooth waters or enjoy a challenge on one of the championship golf courses that line the river.
Albury has an extensive array of fine dining restaurants, cafes and historic pubs featuring locally grown produce. At cellar doors of tranquil vineyards, taste and purchase a full range of classic wines and dine out lavishly on local delicacies.
The entire region is rich in cattle, wine and history and is the gateway to the historic towns of Beechworth, Yackandandah, Rutherglen and Chiltern.
Where is it and how do you get there?
Albury is 552 kilometres from Sydney and sits at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range by the beautiful Murray River which forms the border between Victoria and NSW.
The Melbourne XPT runs from Sydney twice daily, in the morning and at night, and stops at Albury.
To check times, use the booking form on the left.
The public bus network and numerous bicycle paths make it easy to get around Albury. Taxis, hire cars and bus tours are also available.
What to do and see
Albury City has more than 460 hectares of parks and reserves. The most beautiful and well known is the Albury Botanic Gardens at the western end of the Central Business District (CBD). The gardens have been established for over 130 years and have over 1,000 native and exotic plant species. Kids especially love the Children’s Garden with its troll cave and other fascinating treasures.
Other parks by the Murray River are popular for bike riding, barbecues and picnics. The Noreuil Park foreshore, less than a kilometre from the Albury CBD, has multiple barbecue and picnic sites and the Wagirra Trail, with its clearly marked pathway, follows the river along the foreshore. Hire a canoe or a kayak and glide along the river from one stunning park to another.
Visit the peaceful Mungabareena Reserve which has a number of walking trails that allow you to explore the abundant flora and fauna and excellent picnic facilities. For those who wish to fish or just paddle about on the river there is a boat ramp and fish cleaning station.
Five minutes drive from the centre of Albury, the Wonga Wetlands with 80 hectares of lagoons and billabongs is a must-see destination. It is a refuge for wildlife and paradise for birdwatchers, photographers, bushwalkers and families.
Just outside Albury, Lake Hume offers a range of exciting water sports. Hop on a water ski, or windsurf or sail across the lake amidst glorious scenery. Fish for your dinner, cool down with a swim and fire up a barbeque at one of the great picnic spots.
Keep your family active with a trip to one of Albury's sporting and recreational facilities. There are two outdoor swim centres, both with 50 metre pools and three skate parks for young people to skate, ride and rollerblade.
Travel a short distance from the CBD to Hovell Tree Park which boasts a popular children’s playground and the historic Hovell Tree. The park is also home to the community wood fired oven where you can bake your own bread and pizza every second Sunday of the month.
A changing program of exhibitions means there is always something to see at the Albury Art Gallery which has collections based on photography, works on paper and visual artists. Relax in the reading room while browsing through the latest design and art magazines, then be tempted by an extensive range of cards, books, gifts and home wares in the gallery shop. Albury's award-winning LibraryMuseum also has plenty to see with touring exhibitions, state-of-the-art technology and ongoing programs for specialist interests.
From Albury it’s easy to cross over the border into Victoria to the city of Wodonga. From there discover the history of the region with a visit to historic Yackandandah with its beautiful tree-lined streets, and Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold-rush era town. Enjoy an informative sightseeing tour of Beechworth and then visit the Lavender Farm and Murray Breweries.
Travel to the nearby heritage town of Corowa and play a round of golf, or to get your adrenalin pumping, try a glider flight or a tandem skydive. Relax and revive by sampling the world-renowned muscats and tokays of the Rutherglen wine region.