Albury is one of the most popular cities in all of Australia that is slowly being rediscovered by travelers and backpackers alike.
Apart from housing several luxurious hotels, it is also riddled with countless affordable accommodation in Albury that comes packed with all the creature comforts one can hope for.
With that stated and out of the way, it is time to take a look into a few interesting places this city has to offer that can entice weary travelers as well as backpackers alike. Let’s begin:-
Discover the artist in you at the Murray Art Museum
The Murray Art museum is a multimillion-dollar structure that opened its doors way back in 2015. It is home to contemporary art pieces by renowned artists from Albury and beyond. The structure itself is a sight to behold that has time and again enticed the imagination of many.
The exterior of the building is designed in a manner that can act as a screening for contemporary digital art projections, lighting as well as kinetic art pieces – round the clock.
The structure is attached to the original Albury town hall that was built way back in 1907. The art museum also pays tribute to the original people of the city by organizing travelling exhibitions. Enticing, right!?
Do a bit of bird watching at the Wonga Wetlands
The Wonga Wetlands are located in the Western part of Albury. The wetlands consist of countless lagoons as well as billabongs. The wetlands cover a whopping 80 hectares of the floodplain of Murray River.
The wetlands are artificially recovered by using treated wastewater. It used to be grazing land back in the day. Now, it is home to more than 150 species of birds. It is also home to river red gums as well as scar trees that are centuries old!
The wetlands come with three walking trails and 6 bird hides thus making it one of the most interesting places to visit in Australia.
Take a trip down the lane of history at Monument Hill
Monument Hill is yet another interesting place to visit in Albury especially if you are a history buff. The hill is located at the western end of the main street that runs through Albury. The hill has a monument that acts as a grim reminder of the First World War (1924). It is a monument painted in white and is the brainchild of renowned architect Louis Harrison.
The hill is also home to the Memorial Bowl and this monument is erected to honor the memories of all those brave souls that took part in the Second World War.
The best way to reach the top of this hill is to take a hike from the city centre. The exertion will be worthwhile as the hill offers an awesome view of the city of Albury.
It is evident by now that Albury has lots to offer to one and all. Hence, be sure to visit the city at least once in your lifetime. Keep all of the information shared in this post on the top of your mind when you visit Albury for the best results.
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