As you continue your scenic journey eastward through Hume Highway, instead of Sturt Highway, for faster access, get ready to be captivated by the beauty of the Murray River and welcomed by the vibrant culture found in Albury and Wodonga. Here, travellers can indulge in delicious local fare, explore stunning outdoor locations and enjoy a thriving arts scene. Plus, with nearby Snowy Mountains and Rutherglen wine region, this area is perfect for visitors wanting to experience a myriad of landmarks on their Sydney-Adelaide drive.
Sightseeing #1: Albury Botanic Garden
Albury Botanic Garden offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With its variety of native plants, exotic trees, colourful beds and tranquil picnic areas, visitors can explore its extensive grounds without leaving the centre of Albury’s CBD. The garden features include an Australian rainforest along with succulent gardens – it is truly a special place to take some time out to enjoy nature in all its beauty.
Sightseeing #2: Lake Hume
Lake Hume is a spectacular and indispensable water reservoir located in Australia’s picturesque landscapes. Here, you can experience delightful nature pastimes such as fishing, hiking, cycling, picnicking or camping. Not to mention the breathtaking views of its mountains, islands and non-tidal river beds that it offers – making it one of the best tourist attractions in Australia. But even more importantly, Lake Hume acts not only as a recreational asset but also as one of Australia’s most vital sources of drinking water.