A gateway to the mighty Murray River, Albury is all about slowing down the pace and enjoying the scenery. Whether you want to explore a string of national parks, day trip to historic country towns or make a splash in the Murray itself, Albury puts you in the heart of one of Australia's most beautiful regions.
Things to do in Albury
The Murray River is Albury's biggest drawcard, with plenty of opportunities to explore. Paddle steamer cruises are a scenic way to enjoy a leisurely day of sightseeing, while canoeing and kayaking trips are great for active travellers.
For adventure seekers, Albury serves as a launch pad to the Snowy Mountains. You can go horse riding in the Victorian High Country, giving you a chance to relive Banjo Paterson's poem, “The Man from Snowy River”.
Following a multi-million-dollar facelift, the Murray Art Museum Albury is now one of the state's top galleries. There's a big focus on Indigenous talent, which makes it a fantastic place to admire traditional dot art, colourful bark paintings and intricate wood carvings.
From farm-to-table restaurants to boutique wineries, Albury is a particularly alluring destination for foodies. If you're visiting on a Saturday, don't miss the Albury Wodonga Farmers Market, where you can pick up everything from local berries and organic vegetables to artisan cheeses and small batch cordials.
Getting around Albury
The Albury town centre is tiny, so the best way to get around is often on foot. At just 3.5 hours from Melbourne, getting to Albury is easy with a rental car, which also grants the freedom to explore the picturesque Murray River region at your own pace.