North East Tourist News
A tale of two cities
A BLOSSOMING food scene, full-on outdoor adventure and a thriving arts scene can all be found in the vibrant twin centres of Albury and Wodonga.
On either side of the Murray River, the two cities provide a wonderful break on the Melbourne to Sydney drive.
There are plenty of things to do in AlburyWodonga, from touring art galleries and enjoying regional produce, to recreational water activities at Lake Hume and visiting the beautiful Albury Botanical Gardens.
The Murray River is a natural playground with swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and cycling at Noreuil Park.
Cycle or walk the scenic Wagirra Trail, a sixkilometre journey along the riverbank features the Wonga Wetlands, and Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk.
The sculptures tell the story of the cultural significance of the Murray River to Aboriginal history.
Those seeking more sedate leisure activities will be delighted with the shopping opportunities on offer, with not only major chain stores present but also independent stores and goods to tempt the ‘shopaholic’ in us all.
A wide variety of specialist shops operate in both centres featuring fashion, interior decorating, entertainment and sporting goods along with delights for the home chef.
Visit Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), and you’ll be delighted by contemporary art and important indigenous works - you can even book a free guided tour.
An exciting calendar overflows with shows, festivals, exhibitions and markets. The Kiewa Street Market is held every Sunday.
Other events include the garden and flower show Gardenesque in October, and the five-day reading, writing and storytelling festival Write Around the Murray in September.
Travellers will always find plenty of hotels, apartments, B&Bs and holiday parks, to use as their home away from home while touring the twin cities.