The Best Things To Do In Albury Wodonga For The Ultimate Local Experience
If you’re in the mood for fine dining, local culture and exquisite natural environments, you’ll be spoilt for choice with this list of things to do in Albury Wodonga.
Albury Wodonga is a haven of natural beauty and burgeoning foodie hotspots with killer bars, craft breweries and affordable haute-cuisine. With so many great things to do in Albury Wodonga, this is the perfect spot for your next getaway.
Things to do in Albury Wodonga: Eat
Serving up devilishly delicious cocktails in one of the town’s most vibrant venues – 2460 Restaurant & Bar delivers on all fronts. Paying homage to everything Albury Wodonga, from the floor to ceiling mural painted by Albury artist Kade Sarte, to its locally-focused menu, this lively hangout offers a relaxed dining experience with fantastic local produce, outdoor dining and a funky tapas bar. Open from sunup to long after sundown, you can start the day off with a coffee and a bite (the bruschetta waffle is a must) and then circle back for an aperitif or dinner in the evening.
550 Kiewa Street, Albury NSW
For seriously good wine and pasta, look no further than Norma. One of the better things to come out of the pandemic, Norma Wine and Pasta serves up traditional Italian fare that is big on flavour. For us, we can't go past their well-seasoned polenta chips, Mrs Hopps prosciutto and melon, clam linguine and a generous serving of Jen's tiramisu. This Albury Wodonga restaurant has everything you’ll need for a decadent dinner date.
500 Guinea Street, Albury NSW
Founded by Chef David Kapay, who trained under Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay before bringing his expertise back home, Miss Amelie is a fine dining favourite in the region. With set two and three-course menus, this is the perfect place to knockback Appellation oysters, seared scallops, Murray eye fillet and lemon soufflés. If you’re looking for more things to do in Albury Wodonga, make a night of it by checking out Little Miss cocktail bar next door.
Station Building, 46 Elgin Boulevard, Wodonga VIC
This locally loved café has made their home in one of the oldest buildings in Albury. Serving up delicious dishes made with locally-sourced, farm-fresh ingredients, their menu is downright mouthwatering. Think chai poached pears, banana waffles, mushroom and halloumi toasties, braised lamb salad and lemon and ricotta gnocchi. Plus - and you’ll want to brace yourself for this city slickers - nothing costs more than $20.
459 Townsend Street, Albury NSW
In an unparalleled location on the banks of the Murray River, The River Deck is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal and take in the majesty of nature. The menu features delectable modern flavours from citrus-cured King Ora salmon and housemade ricotta, feta and edamame gnocchi, to dry-aged Porterhouse.
48 Noreuil Parade, Albury NSW
Things to do in Albury Wodonga: Drink
In a place where pubs reign supreme, this truly might be the best in town. A beloved local favourite, Public House is a great place to stop in for some local hospitality. The team are passionate about championing local craft beer, regional wine and locally grown seasonal produce. They’ve got a happy hour (of course!) but they’ve also got some amazing unique specials that are worth asking about too. With all your favourite pub feeds, great lunch specials and a downright exhaustive list of signature cocktails, this humble regional pub is sure to exceed all expectations.
491 Dean Street, Albury
Local boy and legendary chef, David Kapay, is responsible for bringing fine dining to the Albury Wodonga region. An extension of the previously mentioned Miss Amelie, Kapay is keeping his streak going with Little Miss, one of the coolest bars around. Serving up a mix of classic and custom cocktails you’ll want to stay for more than a couple of drinks. The most intriguing drink on the menu is undoubtedly the Black Forest made with spiced rum, Chambord, chocolate liquor and cream. Dinner and drinks anyone?
Station Building, 46 Elgin Boulevard, Wodonga VIC
This cool bar and barbershop is known for its underground vibes and live music scene. Perfect for a lingering evening with friends, the modern gentleman can come in for a fresh fade and stay for a whiskey neat or two. Beyond the whiskey offering, the drinks list is filled with a great mix of wines, brews and cocktails, and their delicious snack menu pairs well.
464 Smollett Street, Albury NSW
Situated within the Atura Hotel, this dining destination is not your run-of-the-mill hotel restaurant and bar. Expect to dine on upscale pub favourites from crispy salt and pepper squid, to succulent burgers, and when it comes to the drinks, their signature cocktails will take any dinner date to the next level. For a taste of something local, we suggest perusing their wine list for local drops.
648 Dean Street, Albury NSW
For brews, beats and good times, Albury Brewhouse is the place you need to visit. Albury Brewhouse is a craft brewery boasting signature beers that locals and visitors can't get enough of. On any given weekend you will find the taps flowing and live music bringing the party atmosphere. If you're less hopsy and more cocktail inclined, you will find some of your favourites ready to pour on tap. Espresso martini, anyone?
618 Dean Street, Albury NSW
Down a Melbourne-esque laneway in the heart of Albury, Temperance and General is one of the best drinking spots in Albury. With a tapas-style share plate menu, an art deco interior, an extensive wine list and 30 cocktails on the menu, Temperance and General is the perfect place for a tipple or two.
AMP Lane, Albury NSW
Things to do in Albury Wodonga: Explore
The go-to place for fresh seasonal produce for over 18 years, the Albury Wodonga Farmers Market is a must-visit foodie destination. Bringing together the best producers from both sides of the border, expect to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, boutique wine, homemade jams, and artisan cheese, amongst other homegrown delicacies.
Junction Square, Wodonga
The Murray Art Museum Albury or MAMA, as it is known to locals, is the perfect spot to catch some culture with exhibitions from prominent local and international artists. They also have a range of workshops for little ones and grown-ups alike to enjoy. All that art is bound to leave you with an appetite and, luckily, there’s Canvas restaurant, a modern casual eatery attached to MAMA known for its fresh take on traditional dishes.
546 Dean Street, Albury NSW
The breathtaking Albury Botanic Gardens provide you with the space to relax and get back in touch with nature. The expansive grounds contain over 1000 species of plants but perhaps the most exciting aspect is the newly opened Children’s Gardens. The young and young at heart will be delighted by this space with its life-sized dinosaurs, living cubbies, fairy temples and troll caves.
Dean Street & Wodonga Place, Albury NSW
Lake Hume is an engineering triumph, bordered by undulating hills and bisected by the Dam Wall. Pack a picnic and head to the BBQs at Kookaburra Point before going for a dip. If you’re looking for more things to do in Albury Wodonga (and you have a Victorian Fishing Licence), then this is the perfect spot to cast a line and try your luck at catching local freshwater fish such as Murray Cod, Rainbow Trout and Golden Perch. For adventure-seekers, Lake Hume provides the perfect aquatic playground for all kinds of water sports. From wakeboarding and water-skiing to tube-riding with Adventure Ski, you can pair sightseeing with action-packed fun!
Things to do in Albury Wodonga: Stay
This 4.5 star, family-run resort in Albury is the perfect base for travellers looking to explore both the historic Albury Wodonga region and the resort itself. With expansive grounds, a lagoon pool, a spa, sauna, a tennis court and even mini-golf, there’s almost as much to do inside the resort as there is in Albury itself! Capable of accommodating groups of any size, the resort offers one, two and three-bedroom suites as well as studios and apartments. The in-house dining on offer from the casual poolside, Cactus Cantina, to the decadent Argentine fare at the signature restaurant, The Bullring, help make this one of the best places to stay in Albury Wodonga.
Rooms from $170 per night
416-422 Wagga Road, Albury NSW
This self-contained guest house in central Albury looks like it was ripped from the pages of Architectural Digest, with economical use of space, luxurious furnishings and even Aesop toiletries, this is the perfect place for couples to stay in Albury. To get a taste of local life, book this Airbnb and make yourself at home in a stunning cedar loft. The loft opens up onto a large Tuscan-style terrace which is perfect for a spot of alfresco dining. Fall asleep each night on a queen size bed decked out in olive linen sheets and wake up to a breakfast of farm-fresh eggs in the morning – what could be better?
Entire Guesthouse from $170 per night
With so many things to do in Albury Wodonga, you’ll want to stay right in the heart of the action at a place like CIRCA 1928. This boutique hotel has made its home in the former Commonwealth Bank building and offers just two suites. But, boy, are these suites something! Each suite features handmade, stained-glass windows and pays homage to an artist born in 1928. With breakfast, drinks, spa services and a mini-bar included in your rates – it’s well worth checking out and checking in.
558 Dean Street, Albury NSW
If you’re looking for hotels in the Albury Wodonga region you can’t look past this historic homestead. Waverley B&B is a gorgeous home steeped in history and country charm. Built in 1893, the beautifully appointed property has two suites and fantastic outdoor entertaining facilities. Picture yourself sitting on the verandah with a G&T in hand planning your Albury Wodonga itinerary.
From $170 per night
644 Kiewa Street, Albury NSW
Known as Albury's oldest house, you'll be instantly charmed by the exposed bricks and warmth of The Stone Cottage. Set back from the street with an enclosed garden and inviting verandah, this two-bedroom heritage home delivers big on country charm. Perfect for a romantic retreat, you'll find yourself never wanting to leave.
From $150 per night
791 David Street, Albury
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