The cities of Albury and Wodonga straddle the New South Wales and Victorian border and are the most popular overnight resting point for Sydney to Melbourne drivers. We spent one night there going South and another returning North so I had two opportunities for cycling.
The first ride was west along the Murray River to the Wonga Wetlands. The magnificent Murray is the longest river in Australia and has been written into our heritage and folklore.
It has a well-kept pathway that weaves its way into some of the prettiest bushland I have ever seen. Being late in the day, the cold light created beautiful shadows and dappled lighting.
The most stunning thing about the scenery was the reflections off the various ponds and lagoons. Some images were perfect mirrors.
On the return leg to Sydney, I headed south on the Wodonga bike path. A local cyclist said that the path went south for about 40 kms so you could easily spend a full day riding in this area. As soon as you pass the “Welcome to Victoria” sign you’ll find this unusual and colourful monument.
Light was falling and the temperature was around 10 degrees in July but it was still a stunning ride. I’ll plan a longer stay next time. PS: I recommend the Thai Lotus Restaruant for the best green curry I’ve ever had (on both nights).