Mixing heritage with modern culture, Albury Wodonga blends country pace and city lifestyle with its offerings of historical buildings, cultural events, vibrant shopping precincts and tree-lined gardens.
Straddling the state line that separates Victoria and New South Wales, Albury Wodonga is united by the Murray River that winds its way between the two cities. Once a busy trade route for paddle steamers, the river now serves as a backdrop to the cities' parklands, walking trails, golf courses and cultural events. Avid anglers have plenty to celebrate too, with some of the region's best fishing spots nearby.
Food for thought… and belly
Learn about Albury Wodonga's rich heritage at the LibraryMuseum and immerse yourself in Crossing Place: A Story of Albury, an inspiring multimedia exhibition chronicling the city's evolution from first contact with the Wiradjuri people to the present day.
Delve into the local culture and catch visiting exhibitions by renowned Australian and international artists at the Murray Art Museum Albury. See live shows by national and international performers, from The Russian Ballet and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra through to stand-up comedians, pop stars and rock bands. For a dose of festival action, time your visit to coincide with Write Around the Murray, Albury Central's Applause Festival or the Music in the Gardens season.
Foodies will enjoy a drive to the Rutherglen and Wahgunyah wine regions, two of Australia's prime vineyard areas west of Albury Wodonga. Or stay close to home and sample the best at the Border Wine Room. Make a beeline for Beechworth's famous local honey and produce after a refreshing pint or two of craft beers at Bridge Road Brewers.
Historical treasure trove
Uncover the region's pioneering past at local museums or take the Albury CBD Walking Tour, available as a downloadable app or printed brochure. Explore the history reflected in the grand architecture of the city's buildings, most notably the restored Albury Railway Station.
Discover Australia's migrant history at the Bonegilla Migrant Experience. Built in 1947, Block 19 Bonegilla was Australia's first migration reception centre, housing over 320,000 migrants from 1947 to 1971.
Big adventures for little 'uns
Indoor and outdoors activities keep the young ones happy year-round. From the numerous local parks and the water slides at Harvey's Fun Park to indoor rock climbing in Albury, slot cars and paintball, there's no end of fun to be had for little kids and big kids alike. And the annual Wodonga's Children Fair in October is not to be missed.