Hume Dam and Lake Hume
A walk along the Hume dam wall is a must do whilst in Albury Wodonga.
The spectacular Hume Dam is a major dam across the Murray River. It is located downstream from its junction with the Mitta Mitta River 16 kilometres east of Albury Wodonga.
Building of The Hume Dam started in 1919 and was completed in 1936. Today the dam is jointly managed by Victorian and New South Wales authorities.
Hume Dam is a major water supply for the region. It also re-regulates water discharged from the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme.
Hume Dam supplies irrigation, domestic and stock and urban demands to Victoria and New South Wales, and also provides about one-third of South Australia's entitlement. In very dry years, releases are made specifically for South Australian requirements.
The dam wall is perfectly safe for walking along and is also suitable for children on bikes.
From the Hume Dam you can experience outstanding views of Lake Hume.
Lake Hume is undoubtedly one of the Victorian and New South Wales’ borders most defining features. Lake Hume holds around six times the amount of water as Sydney Harbour.
The lake offers a haven for recreational boaters, skiers, swimmers and anglers.
To get to Lake Hume you can take either the Riverina Highway east of Albury or the Murray Valley Highway, turning off at Bonegilla.
Lake Hume is approximately 15 to 20 minutes drive from either Albury or Wodonga.