Albury is a great place to take a rest stop for a day or two if you are driving down the Hume Highway. You can easily find Albury accommodation in this bustling modern city even when you are travelling with a service animal or family pet. Enjoy the leisurely vibe, the natural beauty of the Murray River, and the preserved architectural heritage – while making your pooches feel at home.
Here are some of the interesting places near your Albury accommodation that cater to pets.
Are you feeling guilty about leaving your dog behind? Now you can spend a barking good time with your furry pal by going on a fur-fect holiday to Albury Wodonga. Here’s what’s in store for you.
Canine cafés. The café scene at Albury Wodonga is buzzing with chic venues. From mobile shipping containers to re-purposed buildings, you are never far away from a freshly brewed cup. And they’ve got a fresh doggy bowl of water too! Sit back and relax with your pooches as you watch the world go by.
Walking tours. You and your pet can take in the Aboriginal heritage of Albury with a stroll down the Wagirra Trail. Follow the Historic Building Walking Tour and hunt for street art along old alleys as you learn more about the city’s colonial history. It’s great exercise too!
Go for a swim. If you are visiting during warm weather, head down to Noreuil Park for easy access to Murray River or take a 10-minute drive to Lake Hume. Nothing beats watching those four legs splash around cool water as you unwind and be one with nature.
Stretch those legs. Is your dog egging you to play ball? Albury has awesome parks for you! The city has five designated areas where your pets can exercise without a leash.
1. Alexandra Park
One of two off-leash dog parks in Albury, this fenced park is great for active dogs as it offers dog agility equipment, an obstacle course, and drinking stations.
2. Logan Road Park
Another off-leash park with a fenced area, Logan Road Park is perfect for social dogs. There are drinking fountains, waste stations, and a ‘Painted Pooches’ public doggy art section where pets can pose for photos.
3. Poplar Drive Reserve
This popular reserve is a dog-friendly park that is off-leash and offers poop bags. Let your pup run around to deplete excess energy in a large free area.
4. Heathwood Park
Heathwood Park is another large open space with a dog-friendly off-leash area. It’s also great for toddlers with a nearby playground featuring climbing equipment, swing sets, slides, and a see-saw.
5. Oddies Creek Park
Oddies Creek Park is Albury’s premier playground – drawing more than 100,000 visitors every year. It is the first massive open space you will see as you cross the Murray River from Victoria.
In addition to its leash-free dog park, Oddies is popular for its 2,000-square-metre, Mary Jeavons-designed, fully-fenced play space. Here, kids can enjoy a 30-metre-long flying fox, a complex climbing net, giant bird’s nest swing, and a wide range of adventure activities. For smaller children, Oddies Creek Park offers fun slides, climbers, rockers, and a sandpit.
Great Aussie Holiday Park
Located along the banks of Lake Hume, the Great Aussie Holiday Park is one of the best caravan parks in Albury. This multi-award-winning holiday park is a complete adventure playground for families looking to spend a fun holiday experience in Australia.
One of the most spacious caravan parks in NSW, the Great Aussie Holiday Park offers two kilometres of private foreshore on the banks of Lake Hume, plus a boat ramp and a dog-friendly camping area. Your kids and pets will be able to enjoy lots of fun activities in the water spray park.
Pet-friendly dining near your Albury accommodation
Albury has great weather all year round, which makes al fresco dining popular among visitors. Take your four-legged friends to one of the many pet-friendly cafes near your Albury accommodation. You can ask for a bowl of cold water for your dogs.
Near your Albury motel, you can find these pet-friendly cafes and restaurants:
- Café Musette
- Willow & Co. Coffee Shop
- The River Deck
- Pemberton Pantry
- The Barista, Baker & Brewer
- Early Bird Café
- Old Quarter
- The Proprietor
- Café Escala
As you prepare your itinerary, be sure to note these places to make the most of your holiday. If you are looking for an Albury accommodation to bring your service pet, we at Garden Court Motel are more than happy to welcome you! Whether you are visiting in the spring, summer, fall or winter, our service pet-friendly accommodation in Albury will make sure that you will have a home away from home. For more information on how to plan your stay around your service pet’s needs, contact Garden Court Motel today.