The border town of Wodonga is separated from its twin, Albury, by the Murray River. Although a busy little town with a lake formed off Wodonga Creek, most of the attractions and the best of the accommodation are on the NSW side in Albury. The Lincoln Causeway runs from the city centre across Wodonga Creek to the border at the Murray River. The Gateway shopping area, along the Causeway, has art and craft shops where you can watch timber pieces being carved.
There are signed trails for the many walking and bike trails around Gateway Island, along the Murray River and to the beautiful wetlands of Sumsion Gardens. This is also the start of the High Country Rail Trail, a cycling and walking path that skirts around the southern end of Lake Hume to Old Tallangatta.
The Army Museum Bandiana displays a variety of war weaponry, items from missions, and documents. There’s also magnificent vintage cars including a Buick and Holden staff cars, Chevrolet and Dodge trucks, carriages and motorbikes.
For 24 years from the end of WWII, Bonegilla, 10km east of Wodonga, was Australia’s first migrant-reception centre, providing accommodation and training for some 320,000 migrants. At the Bonegilla Migrant Experience you can visit some of the preserved buildings and see photos and historical memorabilia.
Gateway visitor information centre has 24-hour touch-screen information and an accommodation booking service.