North East Tourist News

Albury/Wodonga

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AS restrictio­ns allow for those inside and outside of the border bubble, it’s worth crossing the border into New South Wales to visit Albury.

Part of the twin cities of Albury and Wodonga on the mighty Murray River, Albury is a destinatio­n for shoppers, art enthusiast­s, historians and those who simply adore nature.

The Myer Centrepoin­t complex is a favourite for many, but there are larger camping, furniture and electronic stores further out from the CBD as well.

In the heart of the city you’ll find the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) where you can enjoy contempora­ry art and important indigenous works.

Monument Hill War Memorial sits at the western end of the main street - Dean Street - and provides stunning views.

It was unveiled on Anzac Day 1925 and is dedicated to the men and women who served in World War I.

There is a second monument - this one a Memorial Bowl - nearby which honours the men and women who served in World War II.

The beautiful Botanic Gardens were establishe­d more than 130 years ago and there is plenty of historical and horticultu­ral significan­ce to enjoy as you picnic on the lush green lawns.

The gardens have won a number of prizes of the years for layout, design, plant species and annual plantings.

There is also an enchanting Children’s Garden for younger visitors which includes a life-sized dinosaur with interactiv­e speaking tubes, the living cubbies, a fairy temple, wetland and creek line and the troll cave.

For those who want to stretch their legs, the five kilometre Wagirra Trail between Kremur Street and Wonga Wetlands includes the Yindyamarr­a Sculpture Walk where you will learn about the cultural significan­ce of the Murray River to Aboriginal history via interpreti­ve panels and videos which can be accessed with your smartphone.

There is so much more to explore so make Albury your next destinatio­n and enjoy all it has to offer.

 ?? PHOTO: AlburyCity ?? THE WAGIRRA TRAIL is home to beautiful natural scenery and historic informatio­n.
PHOTO: AlburyCity THE WAGIRRA TRAIL is home to beautiful natural scenery and historic informatio­n.
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