The second part of our How to spend the perfect day in… series takes us to Albury.
If you’ve ever wondered what life could look like in the city of Albury, this is the perfect starting point to inspire the lifestyle that awaits you!
Situated on the majestic Murray River on the NSW and Victorian Border, Albury is a picturesque city that offers the best of both worlds – undeniable natural beauty and a sophisticated urban appeal. Buzzing with creative energy and a renowned dining culture, Albury is a mecca for foodies. It also offers a vibrant atmosphere bursting with innovation and creativity.
As with each Evocity, there is so much to do and enjoy in Albury it’s impossible to share it all in just one blog post. The following is just a snapshot of what you could enjoy if you called Albury home!
One of the best ways to start your day in Albury is with an invigorating burst of fresh air along the banks of the Murray River. Whether you opt to walk, run or cycle, Noreuil Park is a local favourite that is the perfect place to get active while enjoying the outdoors. Albury City Council have also recently installed an outdoor gym, the Noreuil Park Outdoor Fitness Zone which is designed for all fitness abilities with the added bonus of great views!
Albury is also home to a wide range of gyms and fitness studios including F45 Albury, Crossfit Albury Wodonga, Crossfit Touch n Go Albury, Fight Gym Albury as well as yoga studios such as The Space Albury and MVE Studios – however you like to get moving, Albury has something for you.
If you enjoy cycling, Albury is a cycling mecca with extensive tracks and trails throughout the city and beyond. An early morning cycle is a popular way for many enthusiasts to start their day whether it’s before work or as a great way kick off their weekend. Check out Albury’s extensive trail network that covers many of city’s parks and points of interest.
For those that enjoy coffee good enough to induce envy from capital city, flat white sipping connoisseurs, Albury has you covered! Some of the local favourites include Cafe Musette, Ebden & Olive, The Riverdeck Cafe, Mr. Benedict and The Proprietor – with plenty of options for all tastes. Albury’s great selection cafes also dish up tantalising breakfasts, brunches and lunches, ensuring you’re spoilt for choice whether you’re grabbing brekky en route to work or enjoying a leisurely catch-up with friends.
Once you’re refuelled and refreshed take time to soak up the rich diversity of culture, art and history at The Cultural Precinct. Situated in the heart of Albury’s CBD, The Cultural Precinct sets a cosmopolitan tone for the rest of the city. This dynamic inner city space incorporates MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury), Albury Library Museum, the Albury Entertainment Centre and Retro Lane Cafe, (which features a dedicated youth space). MAMA is a contemporary art experience that showcases the best of local art along with international touring exhibitions, the perfect place to appreciate inspiring art, listen to an artist talk or participate in one of the many workshops and classes.
Whether you prefer a spot of shopping or perhaps a quiet, relaxing afternoon in one of Albury’s many beautiful parks, there are plenty of ways to experience the best of Albury living. The stunning Albury Botanic Gardens are made for relaxation while the Oddies Creek Adventure Playspace is an expansive park catering for children of all ages – enjoying greenspace and the beautiful streetscapes of Albury is one of the joys of living in this thriving city. Albury boasts excellent shopping with a huge variety of boutiques and specialty shops as well as Myer department store. Whatever your style you’re bound to love the retail therapy available on your doorstep.
From October through until March, the QEII Twilight Markets are held on the second Thursday of each month. The QEII Twilight Markets are a fantastic way to enjoy live music, great food and local shopping. With over 80 boutique stalls offering everything from essential oils, vintage goods, fresh produce, art, jeweller, craft beers, cider and street foods, this monthly event is a wonderful community event enjoyed by young and old.
If you love dining out, enjoying drinks with friends and sampling the best of local produce, Albury’s restaurant & bar culture is thriving and sure to delight. Some of the city’s popular venues include Border Wine Room, Canvas, Azotea and La Maison, with plenty more to explore.
To complete your perfect day in Albury, why not enjoy live entertainment at the Albury Entertainment Centre where you can experience a wide selection of national and international acts with everything from ballet, drama, musicals to comedy.
To find out more about life in Albury and to see how all this and more could be part of your new lifestyle, visit evocities.com.au/albury where you will find information about properties for sale, education, housing and jobs.