A thriving modern city with a leisurely country style, Albury Wodonga offers a charming mix of stately heritage buildings, established parks and gardens and tree-lined streets. To the north of the river is Albury, to the south Wodonga. The Murray River flows between the twin cities, winding through a magnificent unspoiled landscape of rolling valleys, hills and lush farmlands.
Once a busy trade route for paddle steamers, the river is now part of Albury Wodonga's relaxed and attractive lifestyle. Albury Wodonga is a place to discover museums, art galleries, fine food and wine, a rich cafe culture, great golf courses and excellent freshwater fishing.
The city’s rich history and pioneer heritage is reflected in the grand architecture of its buildings, most notably the restored Albury Railway Station. Originally completed in 1882, it remains one of the most imposing and significant country stations in Australia. Explore local museums and discover the region’s pioneering past. Visit the Murray Arts Museum Albury (MAMA), an all-encompassing contemporary art experience that balances international touring exhibitions with deep connections to its surrounding regional area and cultural identity. MAMA is also home to an impressive permanent collection of works by Australian landscape painter Sir Russell Drysdale.
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The inland self-drive route from Sydney to Melbourne is the road to national discovery, along which the Australian pioneer spirit is brought to life in the villages and towns built by the early settlers, the river traders and gold miners who created this nation. You can stroll down old cobbled streets lined with beautifully preserved buildings, and moments of the gold rush years and the elegant Victorian era that followed. Then enjoy uncovering the stories of our colonial men and women in the towns’ museums, book shops and galleries and their historical sites.
The broad, gum tree-shaded banks of the beautiful Murray River provide a relaxing location for a water based holiday. You can experience the charm of traveling on Australia’s iconic river on a paddle steamer, fish for the famous Murray Cod, play golf on championship courses, or just watch the river flow from one of its pretty beaches.
This road through Australia’s history starts in Sydney, where European settlement began, and where much of its original colonial architecture can still be seen in the Rocks, sitting under the famous Harbour Bridge and across the quay from the iconic Sydney Opera House. The route also takes in the national capital of Canberra, home to world class museums and galleries, award winning food and wine, and a plethora of outdoors and nature experiences fit for the whole family.
Drive from Sydney to Melbourne and Melbourne to Sydney for a memorable roadtrip. Find activities and accommodation along the coast and inland. Meet the wildlife, enjoy the food and wine and stay at some wonderful, welcoming cottages, guesthouses, camp grounds and motels. Plan your holiday now.