Tastes of Rutherglen
Enjoy the Tastes of Rutherglen (Photo Threefold Studio)

Cheers to a Long Weekend

If you’re looking for somewhere a little bit country and a little bit cool this Victorian Labour Day long weekend, Albury Wodonga has the goods. Hugged by nature and jam-packed with creativity, Albury Wodonga is a curious mix of culture, nature, history and cuisine. And you’re in for an extra treat as Rutherglen, only 20 mins down the road, will be celebrating all things food and wine at their annual Tastes of Rutherglen festival.

To make the most of your long weekend, fill your phone with road trip tunes and load the car early before hitting the road to our riverside cities.

 

Food and Wine

The Victorian long weekend wouldn’t be complete without enjoying Tastes of Rutherglen. 19 wineries roll out their rustic carpets and welcome us to their tasting tables. Let your senses loose as you enjoy a huge variety of wonderful Rutherglen wines, fantastic food, masterclasses and live entertainment.

There’s buses to and from Albury Wodonga so everyone can enjoy the festival responsibly. Grab your Tastes of Rutherglen and bus tickets early as they do sell out!

 

Nature in abundance

After a day of indulgence, a leisurely stroll may be required. A favourite amongst locals is the Wagirra Trail. Extending from South Albury to Wonga Wetlands in the West, the trail hugs the river banks of the Murray and showcases the Albury’s natural beauty. The trail also includes the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk which features sculptures created by local Aboriginal artists.

 

Grab a cup of culture

In need of a hit of culture? Head to MAMA (Murray Arts Museum Albury) and experience the range of contemporary exhibitions  before exploring the cities street mural hidden within alleyways and building walls.

 

Reflect upon our past

A short drive east of Albury Wodonga is Bonegilla Migrant Experience. It is here where over 330,000 post WWII migrants began their lives in Australia. Take a self-guided tour to learn and connect with our past.

 

Shop till you drop

It wouldn’t be right to spend a weekend away without enjoying a shopping spree. Our compact cities offer amazing variety. Local boutiques stores such as Zeinert and Zeinert, Pour Mes Amis and Di Billet, serve up homewares, clothing and giftware.

 

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