If you’re after some fun in the sun, you can’t miss these outdoor activities to keep the whole family entertained on a budget.
So, you’ve arrived in the beautiful city of Albury, you’ve unpacked and now it’s time to sit down and plan your stay, where to visit, what to do, and how to keep the family entertained on a budget, well here are some top picks that we recommend you add to your to do list.
Free things to do in Albury
Albury Library Museum
This award winning library museum has it all, with state of the art technology, local heritage, great exhibitions, and a library for some quiet time to read and learn. It really is a community hub for both locals and tourist alike, to find out what exhibitions are on when you are in the area visit here the website.
Wanting to get a view of the whole of Albury? Monument Hill is the place to visit, from the top you can see right down the main street. This war memorial is dedicated to the men and woman who served our country in World War 1 and was designed and built in 1923. It really is a place of reflection and a photographer’s dream, there are a handful of walking tracks, and some wildlife to be seen.
Pack your walking boots and head out into the wetlands. With over 150 species of birds, and around 3km of walking track there is sure to be something to see and learn about around every corner. Wonga Wetlands is located on the Riverina Highway, around 6km west of Albury and is the perfect place to get back in touch with nature.
Albury Botanic Gardens
Take a stroll around the peaceful botanic gardens, established over 130 years ago, there is history and horticulture in abundance. Follow the curved paths around the well laid out gardens, and head towards the children’s garden, giving your family a place to relax and play in an enchanted fairy tale-style garden with a fairy temple, life sized dinosaur with interactive speaking tubes, and even a troll cave. This will surely get your child’s imagination working overtime. Don’t forget to pack a picnic blanket and lunch to enjoy in these well established and award winning gardens.
The Wagirra Trail
This walking and cycling path is 15km long and takes you from the South Albury by Noreuil Park and into the Wonga Wetlands, there are plenty of picnic stops, and a playground at Oddies Creek Park along the way so you can stroll along at your own pace taking in the spectacular views of the Murray River. Make sure you keep an eye out for the 400 year old river red gum tree.
Lake Hume and Dam
This popular tourist destination will give you something to do all year round, fishing, boating, camping, sightseeing are just a few of the activities you can do here. Fishing is extremely popular as many people come wanting to catch the Murray cod, rainbow trout which are a couple of the more popular fish found in the lake. There are local fishing charters or you can hire a boat and head out alone. So, don’t forget to pack your swimmers and a towel, and watch the beautiful sun set over the waters after an action-packed day.
Garden Court Motel is located in the heart of Albury, meaning that you are central to all the activities in the area and everything is within easy reach. To book your stay in Contact us at https://www.gardencourtmotel.com.au/ or call (02) 6021 6244