Mate Es­cape

Townsville Bulletin - - Savvy -

Our friends from Nitro Cir­cus are in Al­bury this week­end, and we think it’s a pretty good place to grab some mates to­gether and head for a hol­i­day. Al­bury is lo­cated on the New South Wales side of the Mur­ray River. Its twin city, Wodonga, is lo­cated on the Vic­to­rian side. Al­bury is very con­ve­niently po­si­tioned around half­way be­tween Syd­ney ( 588kms north) and Mel­bourne ( 300kms south). Singer/ song­writer Lisa Mitchell lived in Al­bury, and fash­ion de­signer Lisa Ho was born there. The town may be small, but it has plenty to do and some pretty cool lo­cal at­trac­tions. There is a com­mu­nity wood fired oven, which is fired up ev­ery sec­ond Sun­day for free com­mu­nity use. Res­i­dents and vis­i­tors are in­vited to head down to the park on fire days with their dough or meat and veg ( they do al­low you to cook a roast!) ready for the oven. There is even an Oven Co­or­di­na­tor on-hand to as­sist with us­ing the oven! En­ter­tain­ment ranges from Nitro Cir­cus Live to the Syd­ney Sym­phony Orches­tra. Ac­com­mo­da­tion in Al­bury ranges from bud­get-con­scious cab­ins to lux­ury spa suites at the Chi­fley. The best way to get to Al­bury is via car or bus from Syd­ney, Can­berra or Mel­bourne, and if you wait til win­ter, you might want to do a spot of shop­ping for some win­ter woolies be­fore you leave the cap­i­tal!

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