Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Albury

Albury-Wodonga is a twin city straddling the Murray River border of the two south-eastern Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria. Albury is the city on the New South Wales bank of the river, Wodonga the Victorian city on the southern bank. For all practical purposes related to travel, the two cities are one. The cities are a gateway to the gourmet area surrounding Beechworth, the mountain town of Bright and the Rutherglen winery area. They also make a good stopping-off point on the drive between Melbourne and Sydney.  

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Albury-Wodonga is a twin city straddling the Murray River border of the two south-eastern Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria. Albury is the city on the New South Wales bank of the river, Wodonga the Victorian city on the southern bank. For all practical purposes related to travel, the two cities are one. The cities are a gateway to the gourmet area surrounding Beechworth, the mountain town of Bright and the Rutherglen winery area. They also make a good stopping-off point on the drive between Melbourne and Sydney.  

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Albury is a regional city of New South Wale. The city has population of over 52,000 people. The city is located 554 km from Sydney and 326km from Melbourne. Albury is one of the top 10 most populated cities in NSW.  

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green zebra, 484 dean st albury, fresh pasta made in house, eat in breakfast, lunch and dinner, and easy to cook meals to take home. Electra Cafe, Shop 3, 441 Dean Street, Albury, Electra Cafe rather daringly calls itself ""halfway between Oxford Street and Brunswick Street"". The coffee doesn't come close to living up to Sydney's standards, let alone Melbourne's, but it's a good place to eat if you want something a bit more novel than most of the country-town milkbar fare at many of the other cafes. The scrambled eggs with pesto on the breakfast menu is worthwhile. Gallery Cafe Dean Street, Shop 6, 499 Dean Street, Albury,. The Gallery Cafe is a fairly standard country-town cafe. It does freshly squeezed juices and tasty focaccias. The open grills are suited to people who like an enormous amount of cheese. Deli Bean Cafe, 237 Beechworth Road, Wodonga‎ VIC‎ 3690 Australia. Best coffee in Wodonga. Nice decor and friendly service too.  

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The Murray River Performing Group is Albury's main theatre company. It spawned The Flying Fruit Fly Circus in 1979, and these days conducts many productions through the Hothouse Theatre located on Gateway Island between Albury and Wodonga, though still in Victoria rather than New South Wales. Jazz Albury Wodonga also regularly hosts national and international artists at the Jazz Basement which is located on Gateway Island. Touring productions and major music acts often perform at the Albury Entertainment Centre. In 2015 Murray Art Museum Albury was opened, formerly known as Albury Regional Arts Centre. The art museum has 10 galleries with double the space of the former art centre. Canvas Eatery is also attached to MAMA, facing onto QEII Square. In 2003, a sister city relationship with Nanping in north western Fujian province, China, was formalised.  

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The Wiradjuri people were probably the tribe of indigenous Australians resident immediately before the advent of Europeans in the area in the 1820s-1830s. European settlement was first gazetted at this popular river crossing in 1839 and after a decade a small settlement was well established. 1851 saw the separation of Victoria from New South Wales as a separate colony with the Murray marking much of the border, and Albury and Wodonga developed as a border town, with customs points between a protectionist Victoria and a free trade favouring New South Wales. A permanent bridge was built over the Murray river in 1860, with horse drawn coach connections running between the train stations in Wodonga and New South Wales, each running trains on different railway gauges. Even after the rail bridge was built, trains from Victoria ran to Albury, and trains from New South Wales ran to Wodonga, as the governments could not agree on a common interchange station. Albury eventually emerged as the choice for interchange, but the railway gauges remained incompatible until the 1960s when the standard gauge track was laid to Melbourne allowing the first trains to run from Sydney to Melbourne without a change in Albury. The size of Albury station still reflects this heritage. Albury was also the focus of attempts to open up the inland trade along the Murray, with paddlesteamers seen as a technology that would open up large tracts of farmland to the market. Although strongly supported by the South Australian government the paddlesteamers were never really a financial success, but the wharves and paddlesteamers in Albury today are at least a tribute to the tenacity of the steamer pioneers.  

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Both Albury and Wodonga have many large department stores to cater to their growing population. Whether you prefer a large shopping complex with many of the popular chain stores, or the more unique boutique stores, tucked away in a quieter location, you'll definitely fine somewhere to enjoy a browse. Pop into one of the many cafes and coffee shops for a recharge when you need one.  

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Nail Can Hill Walking Track, just west of central Albury. Cycle along Lake Hume, on off-road cycleway. You can start from the visitor centre, or from out of town. Albury Swim Center.Great place to spend a summer's day. 3 pools and a water slide. Kiddy pool is big, and under shade. Slide is 3 stories high and fast. Good coffee and decent pool-food available at the on-site cafe.  

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There are all sorts of ways to treat yourself in AlburyWodonga. Home to a diverse regional dining scene, you’ll find a smorgasbord of choice, with plenty of places drawing on regional produce to create gourmet delights. Visit a provedore to create a picnic by the Murray River. Take your pick of popular cafés in the heart of town. Settle in for long lunches in a repurposed railway station. You’ll find something to suit every taste. And remember you can always come back for seconds  

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By plane Albury Airport is served by: Regional Express flying from Sydney and Melbourne. Brindabella Airlines flying from Canberra. Qantas flying from Sydney. Virgin Australia Flying from Sydney By car Albury-Wodonga is situated on the Hume Highway, the most direct main road between Sydney and Melbourne. By train V/Line run several services a day from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne. The new line and new Wodonga station are now open and trains run through to Wodonga and Albury stations. Countrylink run two services a day stopping at Albury station only. The trains run between Melbourne and Sydney.  

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