Family escapes in Albury

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Albury Wodonga offers a rich urban life in a fresh country setting where everything is easily accessible and with exciting discoveries around every corner.

Albury offers things to do for everyone. If you’re travelling with your family, there are many possibilities and activities for all ages. Below we have outlined just our top 5 things to do with the whole family in Albury Wodonga

  1. Oddies Creek Adventure Playspace

Located among mature gum trees, the 2,000 square metre fully fenced Oddies Creek Adventure Playspace caters for children of all abilities. The main five-metre high main timber structure has wheelchair accessible ramps with a wide range of activities that leads to a high point with views of the surrounding parkland.

The 30-metre long flying fox is a popular activity as well as the giant multi-directional bird nest swing, supa nova, a complex climbing net and a number of swings. The smaller timber structure caters for younger children and includes slides, climbers, rockers and a sand area.

The playspace is very popular for family activities and due to this popularity.

  1. Albury Murray River Precinct

On the banks of the Murray River, Albury boasts series of parklands and reserves that allows visitors and the local community to enjoy the beauty of the river.

Albury’s Noreuil Park is amongst the city’s most popular destinations. The River Red Gums and magnificent Plane Trees provide the needed canopy in the summer months to those enjoying the water or taking in the views from a food laden picnic rug.

Enjoy a walk, run or bike ride along the peaceful Wagirra Trail which follows the Murray River for over six kilometres. The path features a number of information signage that highlight the history of the Wiradjuri people as well as a series of sculptural works which depict the Wiradjuri’s connection with the Murray River. Great for picnics and swimming and Wonga Wetlands, home to over 150 bird species.

  1. The Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk

Jump on the Wagirra Trail and enjoy a leisurely walk or run or bike ride along the banks of the Murray River.

The 15 kilometre (return) Murray River pathway links Wonga Wetlands with the South Albury Trail. The two-metre wide walking and cycling pathway meanders through Albury’s riverside parks. The newest edition to this beautiful trail is the installed sculptures. Created by local Aboriginal artists, the sculptures are scattered along the five kilometres of Wagirra trail between

The newest edition to this beautiful trail is the installed sculptures. Created by local Aboriginal artists, the sculptures are scattered along the five kilometres of Wagirra trail between Kremur Street and Wonga Wetlands – know as the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk. The sculptures are accompanied by interpretative panels and videos via smartphone which tell the stories of Aboriginal history and the cultural significance of the Murray River.

  1. Belvoir Park Playground

Set amid Belvoir Park, is a large open space with established trees and a lake abundant with water birds. The park features a walking track, picnic and barbecue facilities and shelters.

The playground is for all ages and includes elevated platforms, decks, slides, nets, climbing wall and a liberty swing. There are also swings, sandpit, interactive play panels, natural play spaces, barbecues, picnic tables and seating, public toilets and baby change facilities.

Set amid Belvoir Park, is a large open space with established trees and a lake abundant with water birds. The park features a walking track, picnic and barbecue facilities and shelters.

The playground is for all ages and includes elevated platforms, decks, slides, nets, climbing wall and a liberty swing. There are also swings, sandpit, interactive play panels, natural play spaces, barbecues, picnic tables and seating, public toilets and baby change facilities.

 

  1. Beechworth honey experience

Step inside and discover the amazing story behind Beechworth Honey’s delicious 100% pure Australian honey. Enjoy the free honey tour and browse historical beekeeping artefacts passed down for generations.

If bike riding is your thing, then why not grab the Blossom to Blossom Cycle Ride map from Beechworth Honey and ride around historic Beechworth to discover the amazing tree varieties, which give Beechworth Honey its unique Australian flavour. Hire bikes are available – adult, junior, kids, tag-along and trolleys, and electric bikes.

After visiting Beechworth Honey Experience head for Beechworth Honey’s second centre the Bee School (87 Ford Street) to enjoy a cooking demonstration, taste complimentary bee and honey inspired drink and food, and explore the fascinating link between bees, pollination and our food future.

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