Making up one half of Victoria and New South Wales’ ‘twin cities’, Wodonga is located on the Victorian side of the border and is a popular stopping point on the Hume Highway between Sydney and Melbourne.
Situated on the Murray River, the region has plenty to offer visitors, whether they’re stopping in for a day, a night or a little longer. With many parks and public gardens, as well as almost 100 kilometres of bike and walking paths, Wodonga has plenty of space for visitors to enjoy the outdoors. Bike hire can be arranged with local rental companies, and kayaks and canoes can also be hired by visitors interested in exploring the river by boat.
Visitors can easily use Wodonga as a base for visiting local historic townships and wine regions, with the popular gold rush town of Beechworth close by, and esteemed wineries located a short drive away in Tumbarumba and King Valley.
While the spring and summer months are moderate to warm in Wodonga, it can experience cold winters, with average temperatures falling as low as three degrees Celsius. While this type of weather could impact tourism in some parts of Australia, Wodonga’s prime location on the Hume Highway means that it remains a popular place to stop and visit throughout the year.
While visitors typically drive into Wodonga, some choose to catch a domestic flight into Albury Airport which is less than a 15-minute drive from Wodonga’s city centre. Shuttle services operate to some hotels, and visitors can also choose to travel via taxi or hire a rental car from one of the many rental companies based at, or nearby the airport.
Wodonga has just over 100 accommodation providers and food services, including hotels, serviced apartments, motels and holiday parks. Accommodation providers in the area range from budget to luxury, providing plenty of choice for the many visitors who visit the area each year. Together with neighbouring city Albury, an average of 1,336,000 visitor nights are recorded each year, culminating an average daily expenditure of $124 per guest. 42 cents of each tourist dollar spent goes to the accommodation and food services sector.