Eastbound view of Dean Street from Monument Hill in Albury

Things to do in Albury-Wodonga when you study with Charles Sturt Uni

So, you’re thinking about studying at Charles Sturt University in Albury-Wodonga? Smart move. Whether you want to help the environment by studying a degree in environmental science. Or help your community by studying nursing, occupational therapy or physiotherapy. You’ll learn at Australia’s first carbon neutral uni – from experts who are connected to industry.*

And while studying to reach your career goals is important – what about your downtime? Uni is supposed to be fun too! So, when you aren’t focusing in the lecture hall or the library – what are things to do in Albury-Wodonga?

Friends enjoy the Albury Botanic Gardens, walking along a path in front of a map.
© Destination NSW

Things to do in Albury-Wodonga

Head into town from campus and get active – or unwind after a long day of study.

  • Walk in the ancient footsteps of the Wiradjuri people – join a Burraja Cultural Tour to learn about the culture and language of the traditional owners of the land around the uni.
  • Join in community festivals – there are loads of events throughout the year. Explore a neon wonderland during AURORA Albury. Or share a love of stories at the Write Around the Murray literary festival.
  • Get moving – from AFL to archery. Golf to dressage. Rugby to netball. Hockey to cricket. There’s a local sport for you to join.
  • Discover dinosaurs – hint! They’re hiding somewhere in the Botanic Gardens.
  • Take in some culture – wander through contemporary exhibits at the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) or Library Museum. Or take a look at the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk by the river.
  • Catch a gig – head to the Entertainment Centre for touring performances. Think anything from music to ballet. After something a bit more intimate? Beer Deluxe is your go-to for Aussie and international artists. Or try the Studio Lounge for live music every Friday and Saturday night.

Things to do near Albury-Wodonga

Keen for an adventure further afield? Say no more. 

  • Hit the slopes in winter – skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing trails are just over an hour away at Falls Creek. Make your way to Wombat’s Ramble (Australia’s longest green run) to hit the snow after dark.
  • Cool off in summer – at six times the size of Sydney harbour, Lake Hume has plenty of space to water-ski, wake board, knee board or tube ride. In the mood for something quieter? Take a leisurely canoe or kayak trip down the Murray.
  • Visit the Victorian High Country – historic villages like Rutherglen, Beechworth, Bright, Yackandandah (try the pies!) and Myrtleford are just a stone’s throw away.
  • Pump up your tyres – you’ve got your choice of bike trails. Albury-Wodonga is surrounded by countless picturesque tracks. From gentle routes along the river to the new Indigo Epic Trail, which is 56 kilometres of mountain biking tracks connecting Beechworth and Yackandandah.
  • Get an adrenaline fix – dust off your scooter, skateboard, BMX or rollerblades at Baranduda Bowl.
A group of students walk between accommodation buildings on Albury-Wodonga campus.

Things to do in Albury-Wodonga on campus

You don’t have to head into town or beyond to enjoy your downtime in Albury-Wodonga. Our Charles Sturt campus, on the eastern edge of town, has plenty to offer besides your studies.

  • Explore our grounds – stretching over 87 hectares, you’ll have plenty of room to do your best thinking.
  • Catch a glimpse of some elusive neighbours – we’re home to lots of species of native flora and fauna, including the endangered Sloane’s froglet.
  • Do your research – learn about environmental, social and economic sustainability at the Kerr Sustainability Centre Community Garden.
  • Join a student club – get together with other gamers at the GAME (Games and Movie Entertainment) Club. Keen to connect with other students in your study area? Try clubs like The Education and Business Club or the Health Student Society. 

We don’t call it our green campus for nothing! The buildings you’ll live and study in were designed to minimise energy use. They’re jam-packed with recycled materials and made of rammed earth. So they’re low-energy and will keep you snug during winter and cool in summer.

Albury-Wodonga NSW – welcome to your new home

A close-knit, friendly campus. Plenty of things to do in Albury-Wodonga. And unique eco-friendly credentials. What more could you ask for?

Contact our team if you have any questions about studying (and living your best life) in Albury-Wodonga, NSW.

*National Carbon Offset Standard

Banner image: Eastbound view of Dean Street from Monument Hill in Albury. © Destination NSW