Choosing the best things to see and do in any neck of the woods can be a very personal decision so I asked Shelley from Rydges Albury for her Top 5 things to do if you visit Albury-Wodonga. Shelley went for these (in no particular order):
- Bonegilla Migrant Experience – a fascinating collection of personal mementos, photographs and memories from the residents of the Bonegilla Reception & Training Centre - here is a link to the Bonegilla website…
- Lake Hume/Murray River/Hume Dam Wall – if you are visiting with someone and want to impress or bore them, just drop this little verbal pearl: “Technically speaking this is a gated concrete gravity dam incorporating 29 vertical undershot overflow spillways to provide flood mitigation, hydro-power, irrigation, water supply and conservation.”
- The Wonga Wetlands (downstream along the floodplain of the Murray) is an amazing ecosystem of lagoons and billabongs that are a haven for wildlife and a mecca for birdwatchers, photographers, bushwalkers and families. The Visitor Centre is an 1890’s homestead.
- Hume & Hovell Walking Track – we recommend just walking some of the track – the entire track is a three week trek covering some 440km from Cooma Cottage in Yass to Albury.
- Short drives to the wineries and historic surrounding towns – these include Beechworth and Yackandandah to the left of the Hume Highway heading south and Rutherglen and Corowa to the right.