Perched on the banks of the mighty Murray River, Albury is where the great outdoors meets heritage charm, offering one of Australia’s fastest evolving regional experiences.
Take a drive through the city-centre, across the river to Victoria, or through the historic regional towns to find an area rich in Indigenous culture, contemporary arts, and warm old-fashioned hospitality against the backdrop of the quintessential Australian countryside.
Albury’s natural beauty and growing urban culture combine to deliver unique experiences you’ll remember long after your flight home. Even better, combine your hotel and one of these great activities with a local stay and play offer.
- Browse contemporary Indigenous art, resident displays and visiting exhibitions at The Murray Art Museum Albury, affectionately known as MAMA.
- Come in winter and bring your skis to enjoy some of Victoria’s best snowfields, with Falls Creek, Mount Buller and Mount Hotham only a couple of hours’ drive away.
- Join the crowds for the Albury Gold Cup, one of country Australia’s premier horse racing events.
- Cycle or stroll along the picturesque banks of the Murray River, and be sure to keep an eye out for the spectacular bird life.
- Visit over Queen’s Birthday weekend for the annual Winery Walkabout, a popular festive weekend celebrating the harvest, wines and music of Rutherglen.
Nestled on the border of Victoria and New South Wales, Albury is the perfect base to explore the cities, heritage towns and wine region of the Murray and surrounds.
Separated only by the Murray River, Albury Wodonga is considered the meeting place of two cities and two states.
Visitors love this city for its warm hospitality, historic architecture and natural beauty.
Stroll the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk featuring contemporary Aboriginal sculptures along the Wagirra Trail, or reel in a trout at Lake Hume which holds six times the volume of water as Sydney Harbour. Lunch can be a picnic at Noreuil Park, on the peaceful shores of the river.
And for dinner? You’ll find options from tapas to restaurants and pub fare, or drive a few minutes over the border to Wodonga's new food and wine precinct at Junction Place. Read more about Albury on Travel Insider.
Explore the country roads and discover a region rich in gold rush history, an abundance of native plants, wildlife and world-class local produce.
Follow Ned Kelly’s trail to Australia’s best preserved gold rush town of Beechworth, and sample the local honey and freshly baked delights at the iconic Beechworth Bakery.
Browse the antique stores and tranquil forests of historic Yackandandah. And to end your day, why not indulge at the Corowa Whiskey and Chocolate Factory or with the full-bodied reds and fortified wines of Rutherglen's vineyards.
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Albury enjoys four distinct seasons. With warm, dry summers averaging around 30°C and most rainfall occurring in the winter months when lower temperatures are also common. The city basks in sunshine for 108 days of the year with the clearest days occurring between January to April.
From the airport
Albury airport is 4.4km from the town centre. Taxi services are available for the short trip or you can rent a car from the airport.
In and around the city
Central Albury is easily explored by foot or by bicycle . For an even broader and more exciting experience, take a drive through the country trails and explore all the region has to offer.
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