Welcome to all delegates attending the ARC & ALC Inland Rail conference 2020 in Albury Wodonga, Tuesday 8 September through to Thursday 10 September.
To kick off the event, there’s no more fitting venue than Junction Square. An exciting urban renewal project that respectfully pays homage to its historical past, the space is intrinsically linked to Australia’s rail culture. As the nation moves into the next chapter in rail, logistics and transport, conference delegates are invited to contemplate the importance of how rail can contribute to the making of a place; the local identity, the economy and the way a place connects to larger cities and international ports.
With conference events happening across our riverside cities, we’ve made it easy to find your way around. Download the Albury, Wodonga and Regional maps for event locations.
Albury Wodonga has a range of accommodation to suit any budget, from caravan parks to hotels and motor inns to fully self-contained properties. Some of our accommodation operators have offered up rates especially for Inland Rail Conference 2020 delegates, check them out.
How to get to Albury Wodonga
Located on the Hume Freeway, Albury Wodonga is an easy drive from Melbourne and regional Victoria. V/Line and NSW TrainLink have a number of daily train and bus services connecting Albury with Victorian locations. For those flying, direct flights depart Melbourne daily. Find out more details here.
Things to do and see
Explore the 1000 plus native and exotic plants in Albury’s Botanic Gardens
Take the self- guided history and heritage walking tour through the beautiful City Centre.
Gain an insight into Albury’s unique past at the LibraryMuseum
Walk the steps to the iconic War Memorial and be rewarded by the beautiful view
Set aside some time to visit Murray Art Museum Albury and enjoy the array of exhibitions
Shop our friendly CBD with everything from chic boutiques to major chain retailers
Grab a coffee from the River Deck Café and enjoy a walk beside the mighty Murray river
Check out Wonga Wetlands – a mecca for birdwatchers, bushwalkers and photographers
Follow the beautiful Yindyamarra Sculpture Trail beside the Murray river
Use our Official Visitors Guide or our handy Top Ten experiences and make the most of this diverse part of Australia.
Come out and play in our unique bars and night spots like IIFingers.
You’ll find we do hospitality right! If you’re looking for a loud and lively venue with live music, find your tribe to the SS&A Club, or if it’s cosy and intimate you’re after, try Temperance and General, for something off the beaten track with aquirky and welcoming vibe, you can’t beat IIFingers Whisky Bar. Seek out The Bended Elbow in Dean Street for a great pub with three distinct bar areas over two levels.
The most important meal of the day
We understand Conference days can be big, so you’ll need to fuel up before starting for the day. There are great cafes serving up breakfast close to the venue, like Early Bird Cafe (not open Wednesdays) and Canvas eatery, just a short walk through QEII Square. If you’re starting your day in Wodonga, get down to Beanstation for the perfect brekky. Just looking to source your daily caffeine? No problem, we’ll show you how to coffee like a local.
Need to know more?
If you would like further information about Albury Wodonga, local accommodation or what to see and do while visiting the region, the Albury Visitor Information Centre is open seven days a week ideally located in the historic Albury Railway precinct, within walking distance of Albury’s CBD.