Hume and Hovell Track
The Hume and Hovell Track depicts the route of explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell from their expedition to Port Phillip in 1824. In NSW the track is managed by the NSW Government (Crown Lands) and passes through the towns of Yass, Wee Jasper and Albury and nearby the towns of Tumut, Talbingo and Tumbarumba. The route offers a variety of topographies, vegetation types and land uses, as well as numerous points of historic interest.
The track starts at Cooma Cottage on the outskirts of Yass and finishes at the Hovell Tree on the banks of the Murray River in Albury's Hovell Tree Park.
There are six sections of the Hume and Hovell Track with Albury included in section six. To find out more about the full extent of the track visit the Hume and Hovell Track website.
Hume and Hovell Track in Abury
More specifically in Albury the track enters Albury at Table Top via Burma Road, Mitchell Road then onto Table Top Road. The track continues its meandering way through Thurgoona where it links to the Riverina Highway. The track then turns south into Mungabareena Reserve, over Eastern Hill, through South Albury where it meets the Murray River at Hovell Tree Park.
Hamilton Hume and William Hovell both inscribed their initials into trees in the area. The Hovell Tree still stands in Hovell Tree Park. The Hume Tree was destroyed by fire in 1840's and a monument was erected in its place to identify this historic event. Due to vandalism of the monument it was subsequently moved to the Albury Botanic Gardes where it still stands today.