Located on the south side of the Murray River, on the main transport route between Melbourne and Sydney, is the Victorian city of Wodonga. It’s “twin” city, Albury, is located on the other side of the river, in New South Wales.
All kinds of visitors are interested in motel accommodation in Wodonga – it is a popular stopover for those travelling between Victoria and New South Wales, it is host to a number of conventions, and there are plenty of attractions around.
Believe it or not, art has truly flourished in the region. It all began when an unknown Koori artist painted a Tasmanian Tiger onto a rock face some two thousand years ago – and this piece can still be viewed today! There are a number of galleries in the region just waiting for your perusal, including: GIGS Art Gallery, Arts Space Wodonga and the Joy Bus (among others).
The region is also incredibly beautiful, with many visitors choosing hotels in Wodonga for the opportunity to explore some of the more natural attractions, including: the High Country Rail Trail (35km long), Lake Hume (an artificial lake formed by the construction of the weir), Southern Riverina & North East Victoria Cultural Trail, the various parklands, archery, paintball, and laser tag.
Be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a budget motel in Wodonga – there are plenty of accommodation options available, ensuring that your every need is met during your stay (from a single night to weeks at a time).
ARRA Hotels can help you choose cheap accommodation in Wodonga that meets all your travelling needs – we have options suitable for those just passing through and options better suited to those planning on staying a few days.
We understand that a number of factors are involved when choosing a hotel in Wodonga, such as its proximity to major arterials, shopping and restaurants. If you are travelling for business, we understand that this will also be of concern.
Because it is such a popular tourist destination, getting to your budget motel in Wodonga is easier than ever! Albury Airport is only 15 minutes away, with daily services between Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and other regional centres.
If you have decided to drive, you will find that the Hume Freeway is the most direct route. From Melbourne, it will take you a little over 3 hours and, from Sydney, it will take you around 5 and a half hours.
Train and bus services also operate in the area, providing an alternative for getting to and from hotels in Wodonga. Both V/Line and NSW TrainLink services stop in the city daily. There are also 12 local bus routes and taxis, which can help visitors get around the region without a car.
Once you have chosen motel accommodation in Wodonga, it’s time to decide how you’re going to spend your holiday. There are plenty of different attractions in the area, which are suitable for visitors of all ages.
There is something about this location – it’s the perfect mix of altitude, soil, rainfall and temperature. This has allowed winemakers to create a range that cannot be found replicated anywhere else in the world. Visit some of the wineries and breweries in the area for a tasting, a meal or a look around.
If you’re interested in the history of the area, there is also plenty to see. From the Albury Library Museum and Bonegilla Migrant Experience Heritage Park to the Army Museum Bandiana and the Jindera Pioneer Museum.
Family-friendly activities are also in abundance, with cheap accommodation in Wodonga placing you close by to the Beechworth Honey Experience, Murray 1 Power Station & Visitor Centre, the Witches Garden, and a handful of indoor play centres. A carnival and the local show are also held annually.
If you are interested in meeting members of the community, we recommend the Hume Murray Farmers Market, Little Me Boutique Market or having a go on the Community Wood Fired Oven (every second Sunday).
If your hotel in Wodonga doesn’t provide cooking facilities or you’re interested in tasting the local cuisine, you’ll be spoilt for choice! There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and other eateries in the area for you to enjoy at leisure.