Woodland Grove, Tourism Victoria

Population 29713

Wodonga and its twin town, Albury (in New South Wales), sit astride the Murray River. There are many attractions around the Murray and nearby Lake Hume, making the region a popular holiday destination.

These twin cities blend city style and country pace, history and contemporary attractions, art and adventure.

Visitor Information

69–73 Hovell St; 1300 796 222


Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Albury

    The twin towns of Albury–Wodonga are 7 kilometres apart on opposite sides of the Murray River, which is also the New South...more

  • Yackandandah

    Yackandandah, with its avenues of English trees and traditional buildings, is so rich with history that the entire town is National...more

  • Chiltern

    Now surrounded by rich pastoral farmland, Chiltern was once at the centre of a goldmining boom and had as many as 14 suburbs. After the...more

In Town

Gateway Village: includes woodwork shops and cafes. Also houses the visitor centre; Lincoln Causeway.

The Bonegilla Migrant Experience: a rare example of post-war migrant accommodation camps, the first Australian home for some 300 000 post-war migrants from over 50 countries; visitor centre is open 10am–4pm Mon–Sat; 10 km E.

The Bandiana Army Museum: located just out of Wondonga and is one of the largest army museums in Australia. Open to the public 9.30am–5pm, daily; Anderson Rd, South Bandiana.

Arts Space Wodonga: shows works by North East Victorian artists. Its program includes exhibitions, performances, workshops, recitals and forums. Cnr Lawrence and Hovell sts; open 9.30am–6pm, Mon–Wed, and Fri.

Huon Hill Lookout: maps from visitor centre.

Sumsion Gardens at Belvoir Park: a pretty lakeside park with walking track, picnic and barbecue facilities; Church St.

Tennis Centre: the largest grass court centre of its kind in Australia; Melrose Dr.


Mt Granya State Park This landscape contrasts between steep, rocky slopes and open eucalypt forests. Bushwalking is a popular pastime and the display of wildflowers in spring is magnificent. There is a pleasant picnic spot at Cottontree Creek, and a short walk leads to the Mt Granya summit, which offers spectacular views of the alps. Murray River Rd; 56 km E.

Military Museum: Bandiana; 4 km SE.

Hume Weir: good spot for walks and picnics; 15 km E.

Tours: winery and fishing tours, as well as scenic drives through the Upper Murray region, the mountain valleys of north-east Victoria and the Riverina; details from visitor centre.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Hume 19 km

Albury–Wodonga is ideal for anyone seeking a variety of freshwater fishing. The list of fish species on offer reads like a Who’s Who of southern Australian freshwater fish. It includes Murray cod,... Find out more

Lower Mitta Mitta 50 km

Wodonga-based fly-fishing guide Scott McPherson accompanied me on one trip on the lower Mitta Mitta. We were wading a stretch of river near Eskdale early in the morning. I recommend not only waders for this activity, but... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Wine-tasting - Rutherglen region 39 km

The Rutherglen region in the far north of the state is renowned particularly for its fortified ports and muscats, perfect for a winter’s night. There are no organically certified wineries in the area, although... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

O'Maille's Pub

Located in one of the town's oldest buildings, O'Maille's is one of Wodonga's finest pubs. Enjoy a large selection of tap beers, gourmet pizza and delicious meals, 7 days a week.... Find out more

Steak Pit Restaurant

Elgin's is a great destination for lunch, dinner, drinks or to watch your favourite sport on the big screens in the Long Bar or at the TAB facilities. Elgin's has offers to eating options: The Steak Pit Restaurant and... Find out more

Zilch Food Store

Off a pleasant courtyard on the main road, this friendly modern cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and morning and afternoon teas and coffee. Start the day with a toasted Zilch sandwich: bacon, cheese and alfalfa with... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Bridge Road Brewers 32 km

Ben Kraus originally trained as a winemaker but his head was turned in the direction of craft brewing during a stint working in Western Australia’s Margaret River region. The cluster of microbreweries in this... Find out more

Campsites around town

Richardsons Bend camping area 16 km

Take Kings Rd off the Old Barnawartha Rd to reach Richardsons Bend, which lies a few kilometres north-west of Barnawartha North. Note: like many of the tracks leading to sites beside the Murray River, this route is... Find out more

Doolans Bend camping area 22 km

Doolans Bend is one of many twists and turns in the Murray River to the immediate north-west of Barnawartha North. Fishing, canoeing and swimming tend to make up the daily agenda here, with long breaks between activities... Find out more

Stanley Forest camping areas 26 km

Numerous camping areas have been cleared alongside Yackandandah Creek – access is off Yack Gate Rd and Number One Rd. Make sure your chosen campsite is at least 20 m away from the creek or any other watercourse.... Find out more

Reedy Creek camping area 33 km

In the southern section of the national park, several bush-camping sites are scattered alongside Reedy Creek, which winds from near Woolshed Falls to the fancifully named Eldorado gold dredge. To get here, take the road... Find out more

Gooramadda State Forest (Police Paddocks) camping area 38 km

The Police Paddocks are so named because police horses used to have a rest in the vicinity in the late 19th century. Nowadays it’s campers who put themselves out to pasture here to take a break from heavy activity.... Find out more

Cottontree camping area 38 km

This lovely camping area is west of the town of Granya, down Webbs La. Take the short walk from here to the seasonal Granya Falls, which passes by a Scout hut built in the 1930s. A tad more challenging is the 6 km... Find out more

Shaws Flat camping area 39 km

This camping spot is only 7 km north of Rutherglen, forcing visitors to choose between another swim or more fishing, and a trip to a local winery for a glass of fine wine and a long lunch – tough decisions must be... Find out more

Granthams Bend camping area 44 km

From Lake Moodemere, the Murray River doglegs north past Corowa before taking another turn to the east. It’s up this way, 5 km north-east of Wahgunyah, that you’ll find Granthams Bend. There are walks along... Find out more

Samuel Bollard camping area (walk-in camping) 47 km

Samuel Bollard was one of Hovell’s servants. This is a walk-in only campsite on the Hume and Hovell Walking Track. Set amid eucalypts, it is 12 km south-east of Woomargama and 28 km west of Tin Mines campsite.... Find out more

Stantons camping area 49 km

Stantons camping area is only 5 km from Rutherglen, where the delicious tastes of locally bottled shiraz and muscat await, as well as the fine fare offered in the local cafes and restaurants. Access is via Moodemere Rd,... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Big4 Borderland Holiday Park 3 km

The park is on the western edge of town in a quiet off-highway location. It has good facilities and is our choice of parks in the town area.... Find out more

Albury Central Tourist Park 7 km

This centrally located park is about 2 km from the city centre in a quiet, off-highway location. It has good facilities including a tennis court. This is a basic park, but a good base for exploring the greater Albury... Find out more

Albury Citygate Holiday Park 11 km

Easily accessible from the Hume Highway and located on the northern fringe of greater Albury, this is an ideal park for an overnight stop or longer. Pets allowed in own caravan or motorhome.... Find out more

Lake Hume Tourist Park 14 km

On the shores of Lake Hume and 14 km from Albury, this park makes an ideal holiday base. It features a store, with a good takeaway-food selection. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies... Find out more

Ball Park Caravan Park 46 km

This is a large council-owned park, close to the centre of town. It is a popular holiday destination and bookings are required in peak periods; a minimum-length stay applies at Christmas, Easter and long weekends. Pets... Find out more

Corowa Caravan Park 47 km

The park is 2 km east of town with frontage to the Murray River. It is the closest park to the popular golf course. Large and shady, this park is great for a weekend or a longer break. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Chiltern rest area 22 km

29km SW of Wodonga (L)

Secluded among the trees just off the freeway. For southbound only.

Ironbark rest area 22 km

38km NE of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the freeway under shady trees. For northbound only.

Browns Plains rest area 24 km

18km E of Rutherglen (L) or 26km W of Wodonga (R)

Just off the highway among some large trees.

Howlong rest area 28 km

T/O 16km E of Rutherglen (L) or 28km W of Wodonga (R)

Overlooking a river 7km north of the highway on the road to Howlong.

Mullengandra rest area 36 km

40km NE of Albury (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.

Police Paddocks camping area 37 km

T/O 2km E of Rutherglen (L) or 42km W of Wodonga (R)

Large area 10km (partly unsealed) north of the highway via Gooramadda and Police Paddock rds. Located on the banks of Murphys Creek in Gooramadda State Forest.

Woomargama Rest Area 46 km

Middle of town

Small area adjacent to the highway. Good facilities.

Burgoigee Creek rest area 47 km

29km SE of Wangaratta (L) or 17km NW of Myrtleford (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Pioneer Bridges rest area 48 km

T/O to Markwood

Shady area on a riverbank 2km south of the highway.

Myrtleford park area 51 km

At Myrtleford

Adjacent to the highway. On the west side of town.

What's on around town

Wodonga Craft Market: Woodland Gr; 1st Sat each month.

Farmers market: Gateway Village; 2nd Sat each month.

Wodonga Show: Mar.

Todos Arte: a 2-week art festival leading up to Carnivale Wodonga, Mar.

Carnivale Wodonga: with live music, workshops and a street market; during the long weekend, Mar; High Street.

In My Backyard Festival: raises environmental awareness; Mar.

Paws in the Park: an even for pet dogs and cats, Apr.

Children's Fair: Oct.

Wine and Food Festival: Oct.

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