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Albury Nsw Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Albury Nsw Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Car Hire Albury – Budget Australia
The city of Albury on the banks of Australia’s Murray River offers visitors a delightful combination of modern city conveniences with rural Australian hospitality and charm.
While Albury is often overlooked and treated more of a stopover on a road trip between Sydney and Melbourne, the twin cities of Albury and Wodonga have a lot more to offer including rich heritage, beautiful parks and nature, and a thriving food and drink scene.
Budget Australia’s Albury vehicle rental location is conveniently located at Albury Airport, so you can fly in, rent a car, and start exploring the Murray River Region right away.
Family Accommodation in Albury
Albury has a great range of hotels and accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements.
Quest Albury serviced apartments are a popular choice for families, close to the CBD and Albury Entertainment Centre. The apartments range in size from studios to three-bedroom apartments with two bathrooms, and all have their own kitchenette.
Albury Manor House on Young Street is another good choice, close to the train station and Albury Botanic Gardens. Standard rooms, suites, and apartments with separate bedrooms and kitchens are available. There’s also a coin-operated laundry and an indoor-pool on site.
The Windsor Park Motor Inn is located right in the heart of Albury city, close to shops and restaurants. The rooms are spacious and there are interconnecting and family rooms available. A fridge, toaster, and tea and coffee making facilities are provided.
The BIG4 holiday parks are always popular with families in Australia, whether you’re touring around with a campervan or just looking for budget accommodation for a large group. The BIG4 Albury is located in a quiet residential area close to the airport, and has a choice of cabins and powered sites available, as well as family facilities that include a giant jumping pillow, outdoor pool, and BBQ area.
Things to Do in Albury
Albury Botanic Gardens is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The gardens have a lot to offer children in particular, with a dinosaur park, fairy garden, speaking tubes, tree house, and a troll cave.
There are also several other parks and nature areas in and around the city that are worth exploring. Lake Hume has an interesting 1920s dam and weir, is a popular location for water sports, and makes a nice spot for a picnic. Noreuil Park has pleasant walking paths, or you can just sit by the river and feed the ducks.
Oddies Creek Park is just next to Noreuil Park, and contains an adventure playscape that’s suitable for kids of all ages. There are climbing frames and nets, a sandpit, swings and slides, and a 30m flying fox.
If you’re interested in modern art, be sure to take a walk along the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk. There’s also a River Trail along the Murray River, which is great for walking or cycling, and has a kids’ playground. The trail goes all the way to the Wonga Wetlands – a nature preservation area that is ideal for bird watching, and spotting wildlife including kangaroos and rabbits.
Albury also has some excellent museums and art galleries. The Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) has five or six exhibitions on at a time, and is free to enter. The shop is also full of unique items that make great gifts.
Albury LibraryMuseum also has some interesting exhibits and is a great place to explore local history. There are regular children’s activities held here, including workshops and weekly readings – it’s definitely worth a visit on a rainy day.
If you cross the bridge into Wodonga, there are lots more family-friendly attractions and activities for kids including several parks, the Army Museum, the High Country Rail Trail, and Supaworld – a family entertainment complex with trampolines, indoor climbing walls, a toddler play area, and more.
Albury enjoys a warm temperate climate, with hot summers – it’s not unusual for the temperature to exceed 40°C in the summer months. Average temperatures tend to be around 30°C in the summer and 14°C in the winter.
Albury gets quite a lot of rain throughout the year, particularly in the winter months, but it’s also a very sunny city with an average of 108 days of sunshine each year.
Albury Fuel Locations
There are several service stations located throughout the city of Albury, so you won’t have to worry about running short on fuel. If you need to fill up before returning your rental vehicle to Budget car hire at Albury Airport, the closest fuel stops are the BP on Drome Street, and the Caltex on North Street, both of which are convenient to access if you’re driving to the airport from Albury city.
Distances to Albury Attractions
When you’re hiring a car to explore Albury and its surrounding attractions, it’s useful to know how far you’ll need to drive. The following table lists distances to some of the area’s most popular attractions, measured from Albury Airport.
- Monument Hill 6km
- Noreuil Park 6km
- Albury Botanic Gardens 5km
- Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) 4.5km
- Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk 8km
- Wonga Wetlands 10km
- Hume Dam 11.5km
What is Albury known for?
Albury is known as being part of the twin city Albury-Wodonga, which straddles the Murray River forming the border between New South Wales and Victoria. The city. Albury is also a popular place to stop for drivers travelling between Sydney and Melbourne, as it is roughly equidistant from both cities.
How far is Albury to Sydney?
Albury is approximately 550km to the south west of Sydney, a drive that takes about six hours. You can also fly directly into Albury from Sydney. Regional Express, Qantas, and Virgin Australia all offer regular flights from Sydney to Albury.