The mighty Murray River is where Albury and Wodonga come together: calm, cooling and full of local character.
Close your eyes and imagine how you’ll feel when immersed in the sights, sounds and sensations of the Murray River. A gentle breeze against your skin, the soft lapping of water, the melody of native birdsong; some of the most sought-after vantage points on this great Australian natural wonder belong to Albury Wodonga.
On the banks
The lush green banks of Noreuil Park offer a cooling oasis on a summer’s day, as you stretch out sheltered by the overhead gum canopy, or maybe even emerge from the Murray itself after floating around on its waters from Oddies Creek Park. There are plenty of idyllic picnic stops along the Murray to unpack a basket when the stomach rumbles hit. Just load yourself up first with lovingly prepared local delicacies and produce from Albury Wodonga providores.
Stunning walking and riding trails wind their way along the river’s edge, offering the most magical of finds. Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk is a giant evolutionary step back into Aboriginal Dreamtime, with 5.3kms of interactive Indigenous art installations on the 8.5km-long Wagirra Trail. This is the spine that links many picturesque trails – start there then keep wandering (and wondering) along Bungambrawatha Creek, West Albury, South Albury, Gateway Island and Wodonga.
On the water
See the Murray River from an entirely different angle with a canoeing adventure. Whether you’re an expert or a novice, Murray River Canoe Hire’s instructors know the area like the back of their hands, and they can create a water experience that will help you make the most of the river.
Whether walking, running, paddling or riding – or just becoming one with nature the Murray is where you can let the day slip away with your thoughts. Your mind and body will thank you.