Albury Travel Guide

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From river adventures to gorgeous gardens and delicious food, the historic town of Albury springs many welcome surprises.

Albury, New South Wales

Discover the historic Murray River with a kayak, paddleboard or riverbank swim. Explore the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, home to shaded picnic areas and life-sized dinosaurs, or stroll past iconic sculptures on the riverside. You also won’t need to travel far to find out why the Riverina region is famed for its food and wine.   

River activities and things to do

Once a thriving food trade route for paddle steamers, today the beautiful Murray River remains one of Albury’s shining attractions. Flowing between the twin towns of Albury and Wodonga, this historic stretch of water remains the perfect place to swim, kayak or paddleboard. Hire a canoe and explore the tranquil scenery. You can also cycle alongside the river on the beautiful Wagirra Trail.


Albury is also home to one of Australia’s most popular and innovative art galleries. Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) contains a wealth of Australian and international art exhibits, as well as events, art classes and even food cooking demonstrations. You’ll also find kids' art and holiday activities. Located next to Dean Street’s restaurant precinct, this renowned museum is free to enjoy.

Parks and gardens

Since an English Elm was planted to open Albury’s Royal Botanic Gardens in 1877, the city has been known for its sumptuous gardens and exquisite greenery. Wander the meandering pathways of this treasured space and you’ll find colourful garden beds and shaded lawns where you can relax. Kids will also love the Children’s Garden, complete with life-sized dinosaurs, a troll cave and fairy temple.


Stretch the legs by following the 15km Wagirra Trail and Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk along the green banks of the Murray, to the Wonga Wetlands, a scenic haven of thriving birdlife. The sculptures along the way tell the Indigenous story of the Murray River and highlight the cultural significance of this historic water source.


Along the way you’ll also find Noreuil Park on the river’s edge. This beautiful foreshore park is a great spot to picnic and kayak. Located at the end of the Bungambrawatha Bike Trail, you can also enjoy a leisurely cycle through nearby surrounding parklands, including Heathwood Park, before joining back up to the Wagirra Trail.

Places to eat

Part of the Riverina food bowl, Albury has been planted on the foodie map since the 19th century. Enjoy a cocktail with a seasonal dish at Canvas Eatery, nestled in the light-filled MAMA. You’ll also find alfresco dining next to the Murray at The River Deck Cafe. For delicious wine matched with quality local produce, Quality Resort Siesta’s Cantina and Bullring restaurants deliver superb dining experiences.

How do I get to Albury?

It’s easy to get to Albury. Only 10 minutes from the town centre, Albury Airport services flights from Qantas, Virgin Australia and Regional Express. A scenic drive from Melbourne takes 3 hrs 15min, the drive from Sydney is about 5 hrs 35 mins and from Canberra it is around 3 hrs 35 mins. There are also regular train and bus services running from these cities. 

Top things to do in Albury

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