Things to To in Albury & Lake Hume
Looking to visit the Albury Wodonga region? Make sure to check out all things to do while you're in the area. The Albury Wodonga region is known for its distinctive natural beauty, with the majestic Murray River winding its way through mountains to the east and fertile river plains to the west.
Located in Wiradjuri Country, Albury has a bustling warmth of a country town, a vibrant cultural and artistic scene, sporting amenities to rival the capital cities, and a seemingly endless choices of things to do.
Take your time to unearth the incredible food culture, locally grown produce, thriving arts and cultural scene, sprawling parks and gardens, cosmopolitan shopping and charming historic buildings. Among Albury's greatest assets are the Murray River and Lake Hume, offering a fun and exciting backyard for exploration and adventure. There’s plenty of places to explore, events to experience and food to enjoy.
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Albury features cutting-edge exhibitions and live performances including theatre, music, comedy and dance. There's always something spectacular on.
The Albury Art Gallery, with its historic façade, sculpture garden and dedicated children’s space, has an inspired mix of touring exhibitions and exhibitions curated from the gallery’s own rich collection.
Gateway Village in Wodonga is a great place to acquire a fabulous artwork or craft piece. Also check out Arts Space Wodonga for its diverse program of exhibitions and performance works by artists from the local area and beyond.
The award-winning Albury Library Museum adds drama to the cityscape with its striking wall of orange and grey crosses inspired by the lines of an historic rail bridge that crosses the Murray River. Its permanent exhibitions bring Albury’s history to life and it regularly features works from state galleries and museums.
Albury Entertainment Centre offers an exciting program of performing arts, featuring major touring shows such as Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Bell Shakespeare and Sydney Dance Company, as well as Australia's top comedians.
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Albury is an aquatic sports heaven. Lake Hume offers the thrills and spills of water sports, whether you jet ski, water ski, windsurf or sail. Or just drop in a line for some great fishing.
You don’t require huge energy to paddle a canoe down the Murray River. It takes about three hours to paddle from the Water Works near Mungabareena to Noreuil Park, near Albury’s CBD.
Family-friendly swimming spots are also in ample supply. Visit the water slide at the Albury Swim Centre or cool off in Lake Hume - there are plenty of reserves around its shores with shady trees, barbeques and amenities.
Scenic walking and cycling trails weave through the region. Take a leisurely ride along the Wagirra Trail beside the Murray River or the nearby High Country Rail Trail. Serious mountain bike riders can head to the undulating terrain of Nail Can Hill Reserve. Ask at the Albury Visitor Information Centre for the Albury Trails guide.
Challenge yourself with a round of golf. Hire some clubs and take a swing at one of the many great Murray River golf courses.
Albury Wodonga is the perfect base for heading to the snow, particularly Mt Hotham and Falls Creek. Regular bus services to the resorts operate during winter. Local ski shops provide packaged day trips, including ski gear and equipment hire.
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Albury is at the centre of a heritage-rich and naturally stunning region. From boutique antiques to seriously good fortified wines and more than a touch of bushranger legend.
Discover the charm and history of neighbouring Yackandandah, Rutherglen, Chiltern, Beechworth, Myrtleford and Milawa. Indulge in Gundowring ice cream, Boosey Creek cheeses and a glass of Rutherglen Red.
Mt Buffalo, Mt Beauty and Bright are well known for access to snow but also provide year-round adventure, offering mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking and more. Or just head straight to the snowfields of Mt Hotham and Falls Creek.
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Albury’s magnificent natural landscapes and gardens are soul-enriching places to spend time. Head outdoors, breathe deeply and let your senses do the rest.
Stroll through the calm oasis of the Albury Botanic Gardens. Its stately trees and lush grass provide a refuge when summer’s heat is at its peak. In autumn, deep-red and burnt orange leaves create picture-postcard views and herald winter with a resplendent carpet.
Experience the Wonga Wetlands. Covering some 80 hectares, it's home to a diverse range of native plants and animals, including over 150 bird species.
There are unique treasures too within the rare Box-Gum Grassy Woodland covering the surrounding hills. The chocolate lily, which really does smell like chocolate, is one of the unexpected surprises that will reward your efforts if you explore trails at Monument Hill or Nail Can Hill Reserve in spring.
Families and friends gather beneath the stunning plane trees that frame Noreuil Park alongside the Murray River. There are 460 hectares of parks and reserves across Albury Wodonga, accessible by 100-plus kilometres of tracks and trails.