Albury, NSW: Destination Guide

Things to do and see in Albury, New South Wales

The NSW’s half of what is commonly recognised as Albury/Wodonga, is widely beginning to be known as the Cosmopolitan centre of the Murray region.  Located approx. 4 hours’ drive from Melbourne and another 6 from Sydney in the north, this regional centre is building a strong presence as a future migrant hub, rich with various cultures and international influences.  Find Albury accommodation here.

Albury Town Hall


Visitors to Albury, often appreciate how the town is a blend of city aspects with a country twist and charm. Appealing to people from all walks of life, thanks to various cultural events, farmers markets and post card perfect backdrops, Albury is the surprise packet of the Murray region. Catering to the foodies, the town centre is filled with an immense array of cool new cafes and trendy restaurants that would rival any seen in the state capitals.  
Art Centre Albury


The most popular events to be held in Albury include the Albury Gold Cup, which takes place in late March and the Beatles Festival, held every February to March, if music is what tantalises your travel tastebuds.  Another draw card for tourists is the various gallery exhibitions held at the Albury Regional Art Gallery, housing permanent collections by Sir Russell Drysdale, the famous Australian artist, who was local to the region.
Murray Albury

Free things to do 

As with any township located near to a body of water, sports that can accommodate this are often the top attraction and draw card to bringing people to the area. With boating, fishing, water skiing all covered in Albury. A novelty attraction is the popular Community Wood Fired Oven, which is lit every second weekend and is available for visitors to bake their own appetising pizzas, roasts, pies or cakes. Creating a fabulous community environment and a chance to engage and converse over recipe ideas.

Albury Station

Family-friendly places to visit

  • Discover Albury’s heritage at the exciting state-of-the-art and architecturally eye-popping Library Museum. 
  • The stunning Albury Botanic Gardens – Town centre
  • Community Wood Fired Oven every second Sunday - Hovell Tree Park
Lake Hume


Albury has the same number of sunny days as the Gold Coast, but without the humidity. With warm, dry summers, mild autumns and springs, and cool winters, Albury can be a holiday destination, no matter what time of the year it is. 

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