Albury Visitor Information
Albury, the second largest inland city in New South Wales, is a major regional city with an urban population of more than 53,000. Murray River separates it from Wodonga, its twin city located in Victoria. Together, the two cities form an urban area with a population of not less than 90,000.
Albury itself comprises of a number of suburbs.
The Central Business District is located in Central Albury where much of the commercial activity is concentrated. Attractions would include the Albury Library Museum, Albury Regional Art Gallery, Albury Performing Arts Centre and Convention Centre, and the Murray Conservatorium.
The surrounding areas of Albury plays host to a variety if tourist attractions, which include the towns of Beechworth and Yackandandah, playing home to the historic goldfield town. Lake Hume, situated 10 kilometers upstream of Albury and created for irrigation purposes, is just one of the many rivers and lakes that are a popular boating and fishing destination. Also a sight to behold are the forests and mountains of the Great Dividing Range and the snowfields of Falls Creek and Mount Hotham. For wine lovers, a must visit place is the wine region located around Rutherglen.
The city of Albury itself though has little to offer as a tourist destination. The city’s distinctive First World War Memorial is located at Monument Hill in the western end of the Central Business District. Monument Hill also provides a good view of the city. Wonga Wetlands, located just 2.5 km west of the city,is heaven to bird watchers and entusiasts as it features more than 150 species of birds. It is also home to the Aquatic Environment Education Centre. The Albury Sewage Treatment Plant, adjacent to the River Murray, is a key feature of Albury’s use of treated waste water and consists of a series of lagoons and billabongs.