You’ve arrived. It’s all here.
Rise and shine, you’ve got two days and two great cities to explore. Take a self guided walking tour to admire impressive architecture and heritage buildings. Finish up on Dean Street and take your pick of cafes to fuel your fun day ahead. Dash Espresso Bar will kickstart your morning with freshly brewed coffee – make sure to indulge in a sweet treat while you’re there. Mr. Benedict offers a hearty fare with an all-day menu loaded with local produce.
Enjoy the dappled morning light in the historic avenue of Elms at the Albury Botanic Gardens and wander the green acre that is the city’s retreat. The children’s garden with life-sized dinosaurs will be sure to impress the kids. Looking for a new perspective? Get the heart pumping and head on up the path to Monument Hill Parklands and enjoy the sweeping views over the cities and the surrounding region.
A picture-postcard spot for lunch is easy to find. Grab some locally produced goodies from Murray River Smokehouse, stock up on hard-to-find treats from The Essential Ingredient, then join the locals for a picnic or BBQ at riverside Noreuil Park. There’s plenty to do on the leafy foreshore enjoy a swim, walk or bike ride, there’s a playground for the kids too. The popular River Deck Café will sort your caffeine fix or ice cream treat.
How about a dose of culture to round out the day? Explore the vibrant contemporary art space that is Murray Art Museum Albury, children will love their own Kid’s Gallery and activity trail. Close by is Albury’s extensive LibraryMuseum, here you’ll uncover the history and stories of Albury Wodonga from the Wiradjuri traditional custodians to the vibrant city we know today.
Dinner is served! Find pub classics, icy colds and an impeccable fit-out at the landmark Astor Hotel.
Continental flavours in the heart of Albury? There are bold French and Italian flavors and great wine at Yardbird. If a nightcap is needed, seek out a delicious drink at Temperance and General, Albury’s laneway bar. Or head to Two Fingers bar where whiskey’s the specialty and cocktails and live music are great friends.
Explore more than the usual.
A morning walk is on the cards and the Crossing Place Trail must not be missed. Follow the winding trail along the Murray River passing sculptures created by local Indigenous artists. Keen to cover more ground? Hire an e-bike and continue along to the Wagirra trail, and Yindyamarra Sculpture Trail and visit Wonga Wetlands for a spot of bird-watching.
You’ve worked up an appetite so we’ll let you in on a secret – locals love Pemberton Pantry, a unique corner store doing a quality brunch and coffee trade. Over on the east side, you’ll find patisserie style treats and high tea at the Vintage Rose Tea & Coffee House.
Let’s hit the road for a short drive through the rolling countryside to Lake Hume. Marvel at the engineering feat that is the Hume Dam wall, Albury Wodonga’s iconic landmark. Nearby at the Bonegilla Migrant Experience, hear the stories of migrants who made this their first Australian home or explore your own family connections.
Cruise into Junction Place for some lunch, a hub of eateries located in the old train yards. BeanStation Café with its cool industrial vibe and sunny platform serves all-day breakfast and an out-of-the-ordinary lunch. Kick back in The Goods Shed beer garden enjoying a share plate, pizzas or burgers – there is something for everyone.
Be sure to check out Hyphen-Wodonga Library Gallery, where art and literature come together. You can roam through several galleries and studios and admire the building’s impressive cantilever design and spiral staircase. Stretch the legs with a jaunt around the lake at Belvoir Park or head up to Huon Hill lookout for an unforgettable panorama and watch the sunset over the city.
Pre-dinner drinks are waiting for you on the terrace at the award- winning Huon Hill Hotel. Experience warm hospitality at La Maison, they will serve up something exceptional for your last meal in town. Finish your night off planning your next visit to Albury Wodonga there’s still so much more to see, do and experience!
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