Albury Wodonga Official Visitor Guide : Albury Wodonga Official Visitor Guide 2014
Spirit of place Wonga Wetlands is a magical place to spend an afternoon. Relax on the grass with a picnic and take in the ambiance or walk around 80 hectares of beautiful lagoons and billabongs. Over 150 bird species make their homes amongst the ancient river redgums–ifyouwanta glimpse, try spending some time in one of the bird hides. This beautiful location was once an important meeting place for Wiradjuri tribes. on top of the world One of the best ways to see Albury Wodonga is from the World War I monument on Monument Hill at the Botanic Gardens end of Dean Street, Albury. It’s a bit of a climb but shorter than it looks and you can take a breather half way up in the delightful Indigenous Garden and enjoy the atmosphere alongside the gracious homes of West Albury. Once you’re up, stand at the lookout for a great view and hear the sounds of the city rise up to you. There’s a short nature trail from the monument if you fancy some more walking. 22 Wonga Wetlands, the perfect setting to recharge your batteries. ALbury WodongA OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE 23 NATuRE soothing and inspiring. Getting back to nature, it’s calming, DON’T MIss: For an eagle eye view of Albury and the district, take in the spectacular 360-degree view at the Eastern Hill lookout off East Street. From Monument Hill in the west and Table Top Range to the north to Lake Hume and Hume Weir Spillway to the east as well as the Murray River floodplain. perfect picnic spots: • Wonga Wetlands • Lake Hume Village overlooking the dam wall and the lake • Huon Hill, Wodonga – fantastic 360-degree views over Albury Wodonga • Hovell Tree Park, Albury (bonus points if you happen to be in town on a Sunday when the Community Wood Fired Ovens are in action – for dates and details check www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6023 8111) • Albury Botanic Gardens • Sumsion Gardens, Wodonga • Gateway Island, on the banks of the Murray in Wodonga • Fredericks Park, younger kids will enjoy sitting upon the giant turtle.
Albury Wodonga Official Visitor Guide 2015