Welcome to Albury
This major regional centre on the Murray River sits on the state border opposite its Victorian twin, Wodonga. It's a good launch pad for trips to the snowfields and high country of both Victoria and NSW and for exploring the upper Murray River.
The town's often overlooked by busy motorists in a hurry to get back to the big smoke, but visitors might be surprised and delighted by its pleasant layout, variety of accommodation and handful of interesting attractions.
It's a logical spot to break the monotonous journey down the Hume Hwy between Sydney and Melbourne.
Don't Speed on the Hume!
Australia's busiest highway, the Hume, runs 880km from Sydney to Melbourne, incorporating sections known as the Hume Motorway and Hume Freeway. If you drive straight through, with minimal stops, the journey takes around 10½ hours, but you'll be missing many of the scenic routes and heritage towns just off the highway, like Goulburn, Gundagai, Yass and Albury.However you travel, beware that the highway's speed limit of 110km/h is rigorously enforced, especially near Goulburn and Albury; fines are hefty!