Described as twin cities that are divided by the Murray River, the area of Albury and Wodonga is a blend of chic city life and country charm. Just about 90,000 people call the grand architecture and lush gardens of these cities home. Many more make the cities their temporary home during the time that they visit and explore the rich culture and history.
Formal gardens such as Wodonga’s Sumsion Gardens offer peaceful lagoons, walking tracks and playgrounds. Just across the river, Albury’s Botanical Garden sits along the banks of the river. Tourists and locals alike spend time on High Street and Dean Street, lounging in the area’s many coffee shops. Five large shopping centres are dotted throughout the twin cities and a wide variety of clubs and restaurants finish off the charm of the cities.
Art is one of the most important aspects in the cities with art galleries and theatres offering entertainment and culture nearly every night of the week. National and international performers take to the stage at the Albury Entertainment Centre while smaller acts perform at Hothouse Theatre. Albury and Wodonga are also proud to host the world-famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus.
The twin cities are centrally located on Hume Highway. The area’s airport and wide range of hotels bring tourists in from around Australia and the world, making tourism a booming industry for Albury and Wodonga. Other important industries in the area of Albury and Wodonga include agriculture and education. One of Charles Sturt University’s campuses calls Albury home, as do many of its professors and students.