Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

PAGE 6 | GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE ALBURY/WODONGA A region of captivating contrasts Once, the magnificent Murray River was as busy as a present-day highway, with whistle-blowing paddle steamers travelling back and forth as they transported goods between rapidly growing towns and cities. Today, it's the kind of peaceful, lazy waterway that tempts you to take time out, sit on its broad banks under a shady tree, relax and just let the hours slip by. Albury Wodonga is a region of contrasts, cleverly blending city style and country pace, art and adventure. The contrasts and contradictions of time and place, history and progress, river and mountain, culture and cultivation, have melded themselves into an unlikely harmony of differences not experienced anywhere else in the country. There are contrasts in nature too, with fine formal gardens such as the 1887 Albury Botanic Gardens, Wodonga's relaxed Sumsion Gardens with its large lagoon and walking tracks, and Albury's Noreuil Park on the banks of the Murray River – a perfect spot for a picnic under the plane trees. Pictured clockwise from top left: Couple enjoying a riverside picnic at Noreuil Park, Albury. The Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA). Albury Post Office imparts hints of Europe. Walking in the Albury Botanic Gardens. All photos: Destination NSW MURRAY RIVER MURRAY RIVER MURRAY RIVER MURRAY RIVER MURRAY VALLEY HWY THOMAS MITCHELL DRIVE MURRAY VALLEY HWY HIGH ST LINCOLN CAUSEWAY HUME HWY HUME HWY HUME HWY HUME HWY HUME HWY HUME HWY HUME HWY RIVERINA HWY RIVERINA HWY WAGGA RD MATE ST BANDIANA LINK RD RIVERINA HWY RIVERINA HWY URANA RD RIVERINA HWY BEECHWORTH RD MOLONEY DRIVE EAST ST TO WANGARATTA TO BEECHWORTH TO WALLA WALLA TO WAGGA WAGGA TO TALLANGATTA LAKE HUME NAIL CAN HILL RESERVE DIAMOND PARK MUNGABAREENA RESERVE Police Police ALBURY 2640 Welcome to WODONGA3690 Welcome to Scan here for full detailed map