Take a stroll through the streets of Albury Wodonga and you’ll find yourself surrounded by history.
From the Albury Botanic Gardens, one of the finest regional botanical gardens in Australia, to the picturesque streetscapes of Victorian, Federation and Art Deco architecture, you’ll love walking among the area’s heritage charm.
A great place to kick off your journey into yesteryear is the Albury Visitor Information Centre, itself set within a stately old building in the historic railway precinct. Pick up a map, and head over to the grand Albury Railway Station, which boasts the longest covered railway platform in Australia.
Meanwhile, the former Wodonga Railway Station is now Junction Place. Built in 1873, it’s now the centre of the region’s on-trend dining scene, with the precinct retaining many original features. Where there were once steam trains, upcycling has created unique places for coffee, casual meals, fine dining, community events and more.
Walk this way
Feel like stepping back in time? The signposted Albury CBD Historic Building Trail will guide you past significant buildings including the Post Office, Court House, Telegraph Office and Colonial Mutual Life Building. Download the Albury’s Historic Buildings Walk app to get the full picture as you go.
Stories from the past
There’s more to discover at the award-winning LibraryMuseum. The permanent exhibition, ‘Crossing Place: A Story of Albury’ tells the story of first contact with the Wiradjuri people, traditional owners of the land, alongside many more fascinating stories of the past.
Get the full picture
A trek up Monument Hill allows you to pay your respects at the War Memorial, erected in 1925 and dedicated to the men and women who served in World War One. Take a moment to enjoy spectacular views of Albury’s main street and the surrounding countryside, then set off on a walking track with the blissful sights and sounds of the bush all around you.
Another leisurely stroll close to town is the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk which features 13 art sites by local Aboriginal artists telling the stories and cultural significance of the Murray River.
Along the streets, through the trees and by the banks, you’ll find Albury Wodonga home to many reminders of its colourful history. There’s so much to see and do here, you might need to make a list.