What to Do When You Have 48 Hours in Albury

What to Do When You Have 48 Hours in Albury

Make the most of your Albury stay with the perfect 2-day itinerary.

Albury is a charming little big city, teeming with a rich cultural heritage and undeniable character. Its thriving arts scene, historic and extremely beautiful Botanic Gardens and emerging culinary scene make Albury a destination in its own right – much more than just a pitstop on your drive from Sydney to Melbourne or vice versa.

If you want to experience what the city has to offer but are pressed for time, you’ll be glad to know that everything is just a stone’s throw away from your Albury accommodation.

Things you can do in Albury in 48 hours

If you only have 48 hours but want to see it all, what do you do? With so much beauty and history on offer, staying cooped up in your accommodation in Albury is not an option. Here are a few things you can do to fully experience this little big place.

Day One

Take the Albury CBD Heritage Walking Tour

1. Take the Albury CBD Heritage Walking Tour

A two-hour tour, the Albury CBD Heritage Walking Tour will take you back more than 100 years into the city’s economic, social and political past. It showcases 21 historic sites along Smollet and Dean Streets and is the best way to appreciate the rich history of Albury.

Some of the stops include the Albury Railway Station, Beehive Building and the Botanic Gardens and the best part is that you will be able to see all 21 historical sites without going too far from your Albury accommodation (Garden Court Motel, Albury is a great option).

You can download the Albury CBD Heritage Tour mobile app from Google Play or iTunes. Alternatively, you can drop by the Albury Visitor Information Centre to get a copy of the printed brochure which contains a map of the CBD, as well as descriptions of each landmark.

Visit Lake Hume

2. Visit Lake Hume

Lake Hume is the perfect destination if you want to try water skiing, wakeboarding or tube riding and this water playground is just a 15-minute drive from town or from your accommodation in Albury.

If you want to try your hand at fishing, Lake Hume is a favourite spot for anglers of all levels. It is home to Murray Cod, Redfin, Rainbow Cod and Golden Perch. Just ensure you have a Victorian Fishing Licence before you bait your first hook, of course.

Lunch at The River Deck

3. Lunch at The River Deck

Located in Noreuil Park on the Murray River, The River Deck Cafe has become a favourite of locals and tourists. Grab a table outside on the deck, which overlooks the water and the park. Despite its upmarket menu, families with kids still flock to the River Deck because of its child-friendly set-up and it is easily accessible from your Albury accommodation, should you wish to go back for dinner.

Hit the museums and art galleries

4. Hit the museums and art galleries

Albury is home to various art museums and galleries. Not to be missed is the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) on Dean Street. It showcases contemporary art by both local and touring artists, it is family-friendly and holds workshops, classes, talks and other creative activities for all ages.

If you get peckish, on the north side of MAMA, you will find Canvas Eatery. Offering sophisticated dining, it is a popular destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner and anything in between.

Another budding destination on Dean Street is the Central Desert art gallery. It is a small upstairs art gallery that encourages local artists to get involved, from the creation of their art pieces all the way to curation. Both the MAMA and the Central Desert are located just a few minutes from your accommodation in Albury.

Catch the sunset atop the Monument Hill

5. Catch the sunset atop the Monument Hill

Sunsets are amazing wherever you are, and you can experience Albury’s very own spectacular sunset at the Albury War Memorial. Climb the steps of Monument Hill for a better vantage point to also take in the main street of the city and the North Albury hillside from the top.

Cap off the night with a dinner at Bistro Selle

6. Cap off the night with a dinner at Bistro Selle

What better way to cap your first day in Albury than to have a fine dining experience at Bistro Selle? It is a small, intimate European style bistro located on Olive Street. Bistro Selle features a homegrown chef who can take you on an unforgettable culinary experience. The bistro’s wine list complements the contemporary bistro fare.

Day Two

Breakfast at the Early Bird Café

1. Breakfast at the Early Bird Café

There are a number of cafes around your Albury accommodation. The Early Bird café on Dean Street garners fantastic reviews and raves from tourists as well as locals. It offers classic breakfast dishes with a twist. Many recommend their French toast topped with blueberry compote, lemon curd and toasted almonds, for example. Their bagel topped with avocado, feta and tomato is also a favourite menu item.

If you are an all-day breakfast kind of person, head off to Mr Benedict. It is popular for its locally roasted coffee and Bloody Marys, not to mention its all-day breakfast offering.

Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk

2. Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk

After breakfast, take a peek at the amazing sculptures by local Aboriginal artists. These installed sculptures are scattered along the Wagirra Trail. Known as the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk, it features 11 sculptures that come with interpretative panels and videos.

Dine at Miss Amelie

3. Dine at Miss Amelie

Located inside the former Wodonga Railway Station precinct, Miss Amelie will surely satisfy your modern European fine dining craving. It offers mouth-watering contemporary European cuisine that will leave you satisfied, from the appetisers and mains to their dessert and wine list.

Need a Place to Stay in Albury? Check out Garden Court Motel.

Make your 48 hours in Albury count by staying at Garden Court Motel Albury. The clean and spacious rooms and plush bedding will surely make your stay a comfortable one. Our Albury accommodation is right in the centre of town, so going to the different locations you have on your list is easy and convenient.

Check out our room availability and book today by clicking here. You can also send an email to info@gardencourtmotel.com.au or call (02) 6021 6244 for enquiries. Garden Court – the best comfort motel in Albury.