NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT
Wildlife and Adventure
There are vast wide open spaces around Albury Wodonga, with lakes, rivers, bushwalks, cycle trails, ski fields and exquisite native orchids. From August to November, you can walk amongst a profusion of brilliantly coloured native wildflowers.
Wildlife, wildflowers and wilderness
Albury Wodonga are twin cities surrounded by some of the most magnificent countryside in Victoria and NSW, with almost every imaginable outdoor pursuit from birdwatching to bushwalking.
The Murray River and Lake Hume
Exploring the Murray River in a hired canoe is the best way to discover this waterway. Travel quietly and you might see a platypus breaking the surface, or many resident birds such as white plumed honeyeaters, rainbow bee eaters, eastern rosellas and wood ducks.
Thereís productive fishing in the river too, with the famous Murray Cod, catfish, bream and perch amongst the fish hooked here. But anglers who want to land a trophy trout generally head for nearby Lake Hume, a weir which was once one of the largest water storage dams in the world.
Lake Hume is also very popular for boating, waterskiing and picnicking in the many little bays and inlets which are tucked into its shoreline.
Wildflowers and wildlife
Nail Can Hill near Albury displays a myriad of indigenous plant species that once flourished across the region and which are protected by legislation in this reserve. This spot is adored by orchid enthusiasts, who can find more than 40 different species flowering from May to December. August to November is the best time to walk amongst a profusion of wildflowers. There are walking and cycling trails, and lots of vantage points where you can see Albury Wodonga and the mountains of the Great Dividing Range in the distance.
For foolproof wildlife spotting, the Oz.e Wildlife Sanctuary features many birds, koalas, reptiles and penguins, along with kangaroos and wallabies which you can feed by hand.
Cycling and walking trails
Shared bike and walking trails wind their way around many kilometres and dozens of beautiful spots near Albury Wodonga and the countryside. The Gateway Island track and the Wiradjuri Walkabout Aboriginal river walk cover about 5km close to Albury Wodonga, while the Murray River Trail treats you to 17km of river views, bush, farms, wetlands and parks. The trail links Mungabareena Reserve and the Wonga Wetlands, a magnificent conservation area which attracts more than 150 bird species.
At Huon Hill Parklands, east of Wodonga, youíll find four walking trails and a high vantage point with 360 degree views of the Murray and Kiewa River junctions, Lake Hume and the alpine region.
A memorable trail is the High Country Rail Trail, an historic railway line from the 1880s which runs alongside Lake Hume. Itís now a 35km trail for walkers, cyclists and horseriders.
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