Things to do and see in Albury
MURRAY RIVER PRECINCT – ALBURY
The mighty Murray River flows between the twin cities of Albury and Wodonga is. This is a wonderfully unique and natural playground that’s enjoyed all year. Along the banks of the River, Albury boasts a series of parklands and reserves that visitors and the local community enjoy.
Noreuil Park you can swim, kayak, paddle board and bike ride. The mature River Red Gums and magnificent Plane Trees provide shade in the summer months to those enjoying the water or taking in the views from a food-laden picnic rug.
Wagirra Trail which follows the Murray River for over six kilometres. The path features a number of information signage that highlights the history of the Wiradjuri people as well as a series of sculptural works that depict the Wiradjuri’s connection with the Murray River.
Other Murray River highlights include Oddies Creek Park, Hovell Tree Park and the Sienna Daisy.
MAMA – ALBURY
Murray Art Museum Albury re-imagines what a gallery can be. MAMA is an all-encompassing contemporary art experience that exhibits a blend of international touring exhibitions with deep connections to the surrounding regional area and cultural identity.
Along with an emphasis on innovative, self-curated exhibitions, MAMA features a stunning 24-hour ‘art skin’, workshops and immersive cultural experiences.
MAMA delivers a world-class tourism experience and stands proudly among the ranks of Australia’s leading contemporary art museums.
ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM – ALBURY
Albury’s award-winning Library Museum brings together state of the art technology along with a focus on the city’s heritage with engaging interactive exhibitions and the reading and research elements of a library.
‘Crossing Place: A Story of Albury’ is the Library Museum’s permanent exhibition, and it tells the story from the first contact with the Wiradjuri, traditional owners of the land, to the City of today.
The Library Museum also features touring exhibitions. These diverse exhibitions range from social history to contemporary multimedia.
WONGA WETLANDS – ALBURY
Wandering Wonga Wetlands is a fantastic way to wind down and enjoy nature. A sanctuary for birdwatchers, field naturalists, photographers and bushwalking groups. Wonga is also a remarkable educational experience for school and special interest groups.
Wonga Wetlands is being gently restored from grazing land using Albury City’s environmentally treated wastewater. Covering an area of 80 hectares of Murray River floodplain – An ecosystem of lagoons and billabongs – Wonga is home to a variety of wildlife and century-old river red gums.
The area includes 154 recorded bird species, Wiradjuri campsite, aquatic educational centre, 600 year old river red gums, Indigenous scar tree, various native flora and fauna, old homestead visitor centre, six bird watching hides, three walking trails, picnic and barbecue facilities.
WAVES – WODONGA
Fun for the whole family is guaranteed at WAVES. This is Wodonga’s very own aquatic facility located at White Box Rise Estate.
It features a ten lane outdoor 50-metre heated pool, toddlers pool, splash pad area for children with interactive play facilities, barbecue facilities, and ample shade and parking.
FARMERS MARKET – ALBURY
If you’re after that fresh local produce, in a fun and relaxing atmosphere the Murray River Farmers Market is the place to be!
You will also find delicious coffee and fresh baked goodies served straight from the oven. Roam the stalls, talk to the growers, sample the food and perhaps take home some of the many food selections on offer from gourmet chocolates, tasty sweet jams, fresh fruit and veggies, breads and cheeses, meat and honey, free-range eggs, relishes and more.
Located at the Hovell Tree Park Wood Fired Oven on the banks of the Murray River, every second Saturday between 8 am and 12noon.
HUON HILL PARKLANDS – BANDIANA
Huon Hill offers spectacular views of Lake Hume, the Kiewa Valley, the Alpine Region, Murray and Kiewa Rivers, and Albury and Wodonga cities as it is 263 metres above the Murray and Kiewa floodplains.
Huon Hill is ideal for bushwalking, sightseeing, picnicking and photography with lookouts overlooking the Albury-Wodonga region and plenty of walking tracks ranging from 200 metres to three kilometres. Huon Hill Parklands has ample seating, electric barbecues, shelters and composting toilets.
MONUMENT HILL – ALBURY
The monument was designed by architect Louis Harrison and erected in 1924. In 1925, on Anzac Day, the Memorial was dedicated to the men and women who served in World War One. A short distance below the monument there is a Memorial Bowl to honour the men and women who served in World War Two (1939 to 1945).
Enjoy excellent views of Albury-Wodonga that can be seen from the hill where the War Memorial is located on Monument Hill. There are a number of walking tracks to and around the site where you can enjoy the sights and sound of local native flora and fauna.