En­joy re­gional life­style in Al­bury Wodonga

North East Tourist News - - Albury/wodonga -

AL­BURY Wodonga re­flects all of the things visi­tors love best – re­lax­ing, en­joy­ing good times with fam­ily and friends, get­ting into the amaz­ing out­door ac­tiv­i­ties the re­gion is fa­mous for and sa­vor­ing great lo­cal food and wine.

The town’s stun­ning lo­ca­tion on the banks of the Mur­ray River gives easy ac­cess to some of Aus­tralia’s most ex­cit­ing ski­ing, old­est winer­ies, tasti­est re­gional pro­duce and best-pre­served his­toric towns.

The unique at­mos­phere of our cities blends an ur­ban vibe with laid-back charm, tra­di­tion with in­no­va­tion, and adrenalin-charged ac­tion with quiet af­ter­noon strolls.

What­ever brings you here and how­ever long your stay, visi­tors are wel­comed in the bor­der re­gion and will find many rea­sons to re­turn.

If you’re head­ing out for a pic­nic, try the Wonga Wet­lands, Lake Hume Vil­lage over­look­ing the dam wall and the lake, Huon Hill, Hovell Tree Park (bonus points if you hap­pen to be in town on a Sun­day when the Com­mu­nity Wood Fired Ovens are in ac­tion – for dates and de­tails check www.al­buryc­ity.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 6023 8111), Al­bury Botanic Gar­dens, Sum­sion Gar­dens, or Gate­way Is­land, on the banks of the Mur­ray.

If you’re into wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties, you’ll love what’s on of­fer in Al­bury Wodonga.

Hire a ca­noe and pad­dle the Mur­ray or bring your own equip­ment and en­joy the thrills and spills of wa­ter ski­ing, jet ski­ing, wind­surf­ing or para­sail­ing on Lake Hume.

There are also plenty of fam­ily friendly swim­ming op­tions, in lo­cal wa­ter­ways, pools and aquatic cen­tres.

Ex­cit­ing up­com­ing events in­clude a Hyundai A-League match be­tween Mel­bourne Heart and Perth Glory on Fe­bru­ary 9, 2014, and the Al­bury Gold Cup Car­ni­val, which at­tracts up to 20,000 peo­ple, set for March 27-28, 2014 at the Al­bury Rac­ing Club.

For more in­for­ma­tion see www. vis­i­tal­bury­wodonga.com or phone 1300 AL­BURY (252879).

MAK­ING A SPLASH: Lake Hume is a mecca for wa­ter sports en­thu­si­asts.

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