Summer has come to a close for another year which means Easter is just around the corner! Make the most of the extra-long, long weekend and plan the perfect getaway to Albury Wodonga. The cooler weather and kaleidoscope of autumn colours make it the perfect season to get outdoors and explore.
After being cramped in a car, train, bus or plane, grab your joggers because it’s time to stretch your legs. Some of our favourite walking trails include Swainsona Reserve with its abundance of wildlife. Follow the fire trails and single-lane bike trails throughout Nail Can Hill’s bushland, or admire the changing colour of the Plane trees within Noreuil Park.
Seasonal food at its best
On Saturday morning head down to the local Albury Wodonga Farmer’s Market held at Gateway Village, to get all the seasonal produce. Bustling with locals and visitors, friendly stallholders make a trip down to the markets the perfect welcoming and easy-going experience.
Bring on the culture
Immerse yourself in surprising and soulful local culture with a trip to the Murray Art Museum Albury and meander through the exhibition spaces.
Pathways to explore
With over 100km of bike paths throughout, explore our cities on two wheels. Trails that shouldn’t be missed include the Wagirra Trail. Extending from south Albury to Wonga Wetlands, the trail hugs the river banks and showcases Albury’s natural beauty. And for those who want a few more kilometres (42km each way), the High Country Rail Trail is a must. Following the banks of Lake Hume, the Rail Trail has several highlights including Sandy Creek Bridge and old railway platforms.
Indulge a little or a lot
Having worked up an appetite there are plenty of eateries that will help curb your craving for good tucker. Junction Place has chic cafes sprouting from shipping containers, craft beers served from railway storage sheds and fine dining served up within a repurposed railway station. Travel across the border and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, bistro pub meals and sun-drenched patio dining.
Step back in time
For a glimpse into Albury’s past, a visit to the Albury Library Museum will be in order. Or put yourself in the shoes of wartime migrants at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, where over 300,000 thousand people spent time after arriving in Australia.
Super Duper kid-friendly
Holidaying with younger ones? Albury Wodonga has a plethora of playgrounds, adventure parks and skate parks to ensure energy levels have been exhausted. Oddies Creek Playspace, Belvoir Park Playground and Albury’s Botanic Gardens Children’s Garden are just a few hot spots.
Want more? Check out our guide to School Holiday Activities.
How quickly three days comes and goes. No doubt the trip home will include a little reminiscing and the planning of your next getaway to Albury Wodonga.