Fly, drive or train into the twin cities of Albury Wodonga, the perfect blend of country pace and city lifestyle, featuring historic buildings, vibrant shopping precincts and tree-lined gardens. It's also an excellent base for cycling, mountain biking and exploring rail trails around the shores of Lake Hume.
Take some time to get to know Australia's largest rural city, then enjoy a leisurely lunch with views across the Murray River at The River Deck Cafe. Climb Monument Hill later to get the full picture; it's got some cracking views.
If you're a golfer, you're set for the day at Thurgoona Country Club Resort and Commercial Golf Club, designed by five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson.
Art lovers and history buffs are also in luck. Catch a visiting exhibition by renowned Australian or international artists at the excellent Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), and discover Australia's migrant history at the Bonegilla Migrant Experience. Built in 1947, Block 19 Bonegilla was Australia's first migration reception centre.
Late afternoon calls for a tipple at Level One Wine Bar or a refreshing ale at The Goods Shed craft brewery. Dinner (should you nab a reservation) will take you inside the historic former Wodonga railway station to Miss Amelie. Here, a modern European menu awaits under the eye of head chef Isaac Rich, who took the reins from his mentor, renowned chef David Kapay, in 2023.