As we enter our final few days in the beautiful Albury area I thought it a good time to highlight some of the day trips we enjoyed in the area. With this second house sit in Albury we were incredibly fortunate to have the use of a vehicle which allowed us to vastly increase our exploring of the area.
We had a wonderful day in Mount Buffalo National Park walking up to The Horn on top of Mount Buffalo and checking out the Chalet and Gorge. Unfortunately there was a lot of burning going on in the region so the smoke severely limited the visibility, but still a great day.
We enjoyed some very interesting day trips to local towns as well. We learned about the infamous Ned Kelly (good name to remember if you are ever playing trivia in Australia) and were fortunate enough to witness the fall colours coming to the region.
Our longest road trip was a 14 hour day trip to the capital city of Canberra. It was everything one would expect from a capital and the weather only made it that much better. As the country was preparing for their Anzac Day (Remembering and appreciating their military veterans) it was very powerful touring the War Memorial.
Another brilliant experience was visiting the Bonegilla Migrant Experience museum. This was just a short drive from where we were living, but it was like stepping back in time to see how post World War 2 migrants were processed and treated when they arrived in Australia. A must see sight if possible, especially if your family had to make a choice between Australia and Canada between the 50’s and 70’s.
The last thing I would like to share was some of the cycling in the area. The great path system and wonderful weather made cycling a great way to see things.
It has been a fantastic time here in Albury, NSW and it is safe to say we enjoyed every minute. But now for new adventures. Getting packed up and heading toward Sydney later this week.