Albury-Wodonga sits between Sydney and Melbourne, people usually do the Sydney-Melbourn road trip will stopover for a night at this heritage-rich and naturally stunning area.
One of the attractions in Albury Australia is Hume Dam (15 mins from Albury town), a reservoir for supply storage of water for both human consumption and the environment. Sometimes it is called Lake Hume and it has also become an important recreation and tourist location in Albury. When I was here early in the morning, there are already some locals and tourists.
If you love engineering and architecture, then you need to check out Hume Dam in Albury. I have visited two other dams when I travel, Kurobe Dam in Central Japan and Hoover Dam in America. Dam is built for many reasons, including reservoir creation, flood prevention, irrigation, and hydroelectric power.
Picnic area & Shelter
A policewoman drove here to check out the view, I think it is relaxing to look at the water to destress. She was here for 10 mins, staring at the water in the dam.
A big stone with plaques showing visitors Hume Dam is the landmark and engineering works of the River Murray.
You can walk across the dam and enjoy the view.
The dam wall is perfectly safe to walk along with children too.
View of the River Murray
Murray River is Australia’s longest river forms the border between NSW and Victoria. At Albury Wodonga, there are many picnic and camping sites on the shores of the Lake. Fishing is another great pastime.
History of Hume Dam
It took about 17 years to build, began in 1919 and officially opened in 1936. Back then in the 1860s, the drought happened and the only solution is building a dam to store the water.
Dead Trees are seen in the Hume Dam
Lake Hume is great for fishing, swimming, water skiing, paddle boarding or just picnics under the big tree. The water is peacefully calm.
Just 15 mins drive from Albury town center, it is a must to visit this Hume Dam to check out the peaceful view and look at the longest river Murray in Australia.