Clean air filling your lungs and kilometres of tracks and trails, ditch the car and explore Albury Wodonga on two feet.
In West Wodonga, McFarlanes Hill is the perfect place to escape. Walk along the tracks that take you over rolling hills and through bushland that whispers of a time gone by. Bring your camera to snap magnificent views, wildlife, native flora, rocky outcrops and clear cool streams. Be sure to stick to the paths for the best experience and preservation of the native flora and fauna.
Eastern Hill Rotary Lookout
Accessed from East Street Albury, with views across Albury Airport and the Table Top Range. This lookout also offers fantastic views of the Murray River Flood Plains and beyond.
To the east, you can see the path of the mighty Murray River’s outline of giant river red gum trees, as it meanders through Mungabareena Reserve. Some 12 kilometres away, on a clear day, viewers will be able to see the waters of Lake Hume and the Hume Weir Spillway. The popular Hume and Hovell Walking Track takes in part of Eastern Hill.
Wagirra Trail and Yindyamarra Sculpture Trail
Jump on the Wagirra Trail and enjoy a leisurely walk or energetic run along the banks of the Murray River. Alternatively, hire a bike and follow the Wagirra Trail and connecting network of paths to explore the two cities. The two-metre wide pathway meanders through Albury’s riverside parks, with plenty of places to stop for a picnic or admire the views.
Don’t miss the beautiful sculptures, created by local Aboriginal artists. These sculptures are scattered along five kilometres of the Wagirra trail between Kremur Street and The Wonga Wetlands. The sculptures are accompanied by interpretative panels and tell the story of the Wiradjuri peoples’ connection to the river.
Revitalise the spirit with views of Lake Hume, the Murray and the alpine mountains from the trails at Wodonga’s Huon Hill Parklands. The beautiful undulating bushland of Nail Can Hill Tracks features a network of trails that are popular for those who enjoy bushwalking, running and mountain bike riding.
Wanting something longer, the 35km (one way) High Country Rail Trail is sure to take your breath away with its spectacular scenery. Take a break at the 600-metre long Sandy Creek Bridge that crosses the sparkling lake. Pack your panniers with regional produce for a lakeside picnic at Ebden, Ludlow’s or Huon Reserve.
Longer still? The Hume and Hovell Track is an epic trail that stretches 426km, beginning in Yass and finishing in Albury. Whether your traversing the entire track or just the local section, be sure to take your camera as you’ll be in for a treat.
With more than 90kms of interlinked trails, walkers and cyclists can easily access Albury Wodonga’s natural environment. Whether taking a leisurely stroll, going for a jog or getting on your bike, check out our Tracks and Trails Guide – there’s a track for everyone.
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