Nestled within Albury’s Botanic Gardens, the magical Children’s Garden will thrill the little ones (and the young at heart). A life-sized dinosaur, fairy temple and troll cave are among the highlights that spark the imagination.
The award-winning gardens are also home to the Hume Monument, Albury’s tribute to Hamilton Hume who explored the area in 1824. Within a few minutes walk from Dean St, there’s an array of decent spots for lunch.
Indulge your sweet tooth at Geoffrey Michael Patisserie. The modern French patisserie is celebrated for its mouth-watering desserts and pastries (the decadent triple chocolate cake is a favourite). It hosts a high tea on selected Sundays.
David Sutherland’s Border Wine Room is one of the region’s top restaurants. Choose from the six-course tasting menu, available with matched wines, or the a la carte menu.
Or, for something completely different, step back in time at Q Manhattans. The 1940s style restaurant specialises in tapas and cocktails, and serves a buffet breakfast on weekdays.
A little country style
Country music fan? Make sure you schedule a visit to the Kinross Woolshed Hotel, just five minutes’ drive from Albury. Set in a former shearing shed and boasting a huge covered deck, the hotel hosts live country music every Friday and Saturday night. Yee-haw!
Wodonga RACV Shop is at 174 High St. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm and Sat, 9am-12pm. Services available include finance, insurance, merchandise, membership, tourism and ticketing. Ph: (02) 6055 1300