In the border region of Albury Wodonga, the peaceful and picturesque Murray River bisects the neighbouring states of New South Wales and Victoria while providing a home to some gorgeous native flora and fauna. And to make the most of the region's natural beauty, we suggest taking your plans outdoors.
Whether you pitch a tent and get off the grid, or go for a bushwalk and discover a secluded swimming spot, there is so much to see and do in the great outdoors on your next rural road trip.
Get back in touch with nature with our list of the best outdoor adventure experiences in Albury Wodonga.
Albury Wodonga boasts an extensive network of hiking trails that suit everyone from the casual stroller to the day-tripper. For adventurers, the Hume and Hovell Track is the trail to tackle during your time in Albury Wodonga. Whether you complete a section of this 426km trail or block out a weekend to tackle the entire track, you will be sure to experience the natural beauty Albury Wodonga has to offer. Making up part of the Hume and Hovell Track, the Eastern Hill Rotary Lookout takes in views of Albury Airport, Murray River Flood Plains and the Table Top Range.
Along the Wagirra Trail, between Kremur Street and Wonga Wetlands, you’ll find the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk, a string of sculptures made by local Aboriginal artists that line this 5km stretch of the trail. Each sculpture is accompanied by an interactive panel which tells the story of the piece and provides insights into the Australian Indigenous history. The walk is a great way to take in some stunning artwork and learn more about the cultural significance of the Murray River.
On the banks of Lake Hume, you can check out this resort-style holiday park, known for its gorgeous location and family fun. Get the family together for a holiday and set about for a few days of swimming, fishing and sunning yourself by the lake. With an onsite pool, playground, BBQ facilities as well as boat hire, there’s no end to the activities on offer at this holiday park. Cabins are available for rent in addition to campsites and caravan parking for hire.
37 Murray Street, Lake Hume Village
From riverside rides to mountainous climbs, there is a biking trail to suit all cycling persuasions. The Wagirra Trail is a great way to take in some of the region’s natural beauty and get a sense of the rich Australian Indigenous history of Albury Wodonga. The Wagirra Trail is a 15km (return) multi-purpose track that links the two cities and runs along the bank of the Murray.
For a leisurely cycle along the river, Noreuil Parks family-friendly trail will lead you to beautifully appointed picnic spots. Along the foreshore of Lake Hume, the 30km High Country Rail Trail takes in some of the regions most beautiful sights and unique flora and fauna.
Lake Hume is an engineering triumph, bordered by undulating hills and bisected by the Dam Wall. Pack a picnic and head to the BBQs at Kookaburra Point before going for a dip. If you’re looking for more things to do in Albury Wodonga (and you have a Victorian Fishing Licence), then this is the perfect spot to cast a line and try your luck at catching local freshwater fish such as Murray Cod, Rainbow Trout and Golden Perch. For adventure-seekers, Lake Hume provides the perfect aquatic playground for all kinds of water sports. From wakeboarding and water-skiing, to tube-riding with Adventure Ski, you can pair sightseeing with action-packed fun!
A golfer’s dream, the Commercial Golf Course in Albury is considered one of the best country courses in NSW. With all the trappings and none of the pomp, the well-kept greens, tree-lined fairways and well-placed bunkers make it fun for experts and beginners alike.
530 North Street, Albury NSW
Go for a Swim
The twin towns of Albury and Wodonga are bisected by the glorious Murray River so it makes sense that some of the best ways to spend a summer day in Albury Wodonga is swimming. Five minutes from the Albury CBD, there’s an old wooden bridge that crosses the Murray at the Water Works bend. If you walk down to the banks of the river you’ll find a naturally calm stretch of water and ample shade from the nearby river gums. Along the Yindyamarra Sculpture Trail at the end of Kremur Street you'll find a secluded spot to take a dip. Just below the Lake Hume Resort, there’s a protected bay and a sandy shore that’s perfect for a ‘beach’ day hundreds of kilometres from the shore.
No better way to see the sights and make the most of the good weather than from the water. Murray River Canoe Hire will ensure you have an awesome day out on the river and it’ll make you appreciate life and this gorgeous region even more – and burn a few cheeky calories.
This secluded and peaceful campground is located on the picturesque Murray River, just 25mins from Albury. One of the best free Murray River camping spots, Richardsons Bend is a perfect spot for nature lovers looking to enjoy native flora, fauna and a spot of bushwalking. This campsite is quite remote so you’ll have to come prepared!
Loving Albury Wodonga's outdoor adventure experiences and ready to keep exploring? Spend your weekends exploring the best things to do in Albury Wodonga, or if you've already done all the action-packed exploring, you need book in a long lunch at one of Albury Wodonga's best restaurants. For more travel inspo, check out Visit NSW.