Things to see & do in Wodonga

GOLF

Stay & Play Wodonga is the hub of the Murray River Golf Courses, central to Wodonga, Albury, Thurgoona, Howlong, Corowa Yarrawonga, Mulwala, Tocumwal, Cobram Barooga and Murray Downs. Well located to plan your visit with a well co-ordinate itinerary of the Murray River golf courses.

BIKING

Mountain bike riding is a fast-growing sport and Mountain biking can start right at your doorstep. Hunchback Mountain Bike Park was first built in 1994 under Albury Wodonga Development Corporation’s ownership, includes a cross country loop, slalom course, intermediate trail and 3.5km flow trail (link to video).  Exhilarating tracks designed and constructed by Terrain Trail Construction, specialising in sustainable bike and walking tracks.

CYCLING, WALKS & JOGGING

The green spaces within the twin cities offers well sealed pathing for cycling/walking and even the sounds of the Murray River at the same time, stop for a picnic, spot some wildlife and learn about our Indigenous culture along the way. You can even extend your ride/walk with one of the many other trails that connect at various points including Sumption Gardens, a great spot for a picnic lunch with an abundance of aquatic bird life and magnificent garden setting. Sumsion Gardens www.wodonga.vic.gov.au/Activities-Attractions/Sports-Leisure/Parks-gardens-and-playgrounds and www,walkingmaps.com.au/walk/1808   located just west of High Street at the northern end of the town centre, is surrounded by a large lagoon. There is a walking track which goes right around the lake, plus picnic and BBQ facilities, shelters, a playground, and a rotunda accessed via a footbridge to a small island located within the lake There are a large selection of attractive parks and reserves throughout Wodonga, many situated along the numerous waterways in residential areas and incorporating a network of walking and bicycle tracks. Several of the larger parks feature a mixture of native and deciduous trees, particularly stunning in autumn when the leaves turn bright shades of orange and yellow.

Albury Botanical Gardens www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au/leisure/parks-and-public-spaces/botanic-gardens covers an area of approximately 10 acres with tress planted as early as 1877.  The self-guided heritage walk is intended to introduce you to some of the Garden’s history and its significance for the city of Albury.

HIKING

Visit Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park and see Woolshed Falls and Mount Pilot’s panoramic viewing vantage point for an unforgettable experience of wonderful sights:
www.vnpa.org.au/parks/chiltern-mt-pilot-national-park/
www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/chiltern-mt-pilot-national-park

Take a short walk from the car park 545 metre to be rewarded with 360-degree panoramic view from the summit of Mount Pilot Lookout, overlooking surrounding countryside.  This stunning view is a highly spiritual place to sit, meditate, reflect or watch the sun rise or set.  A place to allow homage and acknowledgment of the traditional custodians of the land and their people.  Truly a memorable experience creating awe and amazement.     

Yeddonba Aboriginal Cultural Site has a 40 minute trail traversing a rocky and scubby hillside with wooden boardwalks to reach viewing platforms of century-old Aboriginal cave paintings, sacred to the Dhudhuroa people www.explorebeechworth.com.au/yeddonba/ .  

The Warby-Ovens National Park near Killawara www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/warby-ovens-national-park.  The park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional country of the Yorta Yorta peoples.  This diverse park offers visitors the chance to explore many different landscapes, from the granite hills and woodlands, the box-ironbarks of the Killawarra Forest and the river red gum forests and wetlands of the heritage-listed Ovens River.  Spectacular views, great walks and local wildlife.

WINERY TOURS

Visit Victoria’s oldest wine region in North East Victoria.   Wineries of Rutherglen https://www.explorerutherglen.com.au/rutherglen-wineries/ are located 30 minutes drive from Stay & Play Wodonga.   Pre-bookings for shuttle bus hire is available with Albury Wodonga Limousines.  Book via the link below when planning your itinerary for your wine tasting and meal at the wineries during your stay.

Albury Wodonga Limousines offer a full range of chauffeur services including a Kia Carnival shuttle vehicle for smaller groups (up to 7 passengers) ideal for Rutherglen, Beechworth and King Valley.  Super Stretch 300CChrysler Limousine, Ultra Luxury 12 seat Ford FG Limousine, KIA Carnival Platinum (Albury Airport transfers and Rutherglen winery Tours, Falls Creek and Mount Hotham snow transfers).  Mercedes Sprinter Van (Snow Transfers, Hiking Transfers) www.awlimos.com.au

Rutherglen Cellar Doors for wine tastings

Anderson Winery, Jones Winery & Vineyard, Scion Wine, Cofield Wines, Valhalla Wines, All Saints Estate, James & Co Wines, De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate, Chambers Rosewood Vineyards, Pfeiffer Wines, Campbells of Rutherglen,  Morris of Rutherglen, Olive Hills Estate,

Rutherglen Wine and Dine

Tuileries at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate, Jones Winery Restaurant, Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate, Lake Moodemere Estate and Lakeside Restaurant, St Leonards Vineyard Café, Cofield Wines and The Pickled Sisters Cafe, The Wicked Virgin and Calico Town Wines,  Ripe at Buller Wines

Beechworth and neighbouring wineries

Weathercraft Wine, Golden Ball, Vinelea Wines, A. Rodda Wines, Indigo Vineyard, Star Lane Winery, Serengale Vineyard, Pennyweight, Fighting Gully Road, Traviarti, Castagna, Savaterre, Oxenbury Vineyard, Beechworth Wine Estates, Giaconda, Virago Vineyard, The Ninth Mile, Sentio Wines, Warner Vineyard, Madman’s Gully Wines, Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown, Sorrenberg, Amulet Vineyard, Baarmutha Wines, Piano Piano, Willem Kurt Wines, Domenica, Project Forty Nine, Bowman’s Run, Haldon Estate

King Valley wineries

Wood Park Wines, John Gehrig Wines, King River Estate, Pizzini Wines, Darling Estate, La Cantina King Valley, Dal Zotto Wines, Brown Brothers Wine Bar & Patricia’s Table Restaurant, Politini Wines, Chrismont, Sam Miranda, Symphonia.