Have you taken the heritage walking tour yet?
AlburyCity's heritage walking app bring the city's rich history into the 21st Century.
Council has developed an audio guide and app all accessible through Android and iPhone devices that guides users to Albury's most historic sites. Silver bollards installed around the CBD mark the stopping points along the tour and a brief description of each individual landmark is provided.
Twenty-one iconic sites along Smollett and Dean Streets are included in the app, which AlburyCity Team Leader of Tourism Sue Harper says is the perfect way to experience the extensive history of Albury's CBD.
"We have a rich history here in Albury and it's really exciting we can showcase it in such a modern and accessible way," she said. "It's going to be a great new feature for tourists to the area and also for local history enthusiasts."
"Some of our most iconic locations are included on the tour. Although they are prominent places not everyone is aware of the full story behind them. This app makes their history more available than ever before."
The app has been produced in conjunction with the Albury and District Historical Society which provided the historical information used for the description of each location.
The full tour takes a little under two hours. Comfy shoes are advisable.
For those without smartphone access, a hardcopy map and guide is available from the Albury Visitor Information Centre.
The app is available now for download from iTunes and Google Play or by visiting the Visit Albury Wodonga website: www.visitalburywodonga.com/walkingtour
Sites featured on the tour include:
- Albury Station Masters Residence
- Albury Railway Station
- Waterstreet Hotel
- The National School
- St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
- Dalgety Farmers and Graziers Woolstore
- Kia Ora
- Albury Botanic Gardens
- Bee Hive Buildings
- Globe Hotel
- Albury Post Office
- Mates Building
- Old Court House
- Albury Art Gallery (former Town Hall)
- AMP Building
- T&G Building
- Murray Conservatorium of Music
- WAW/ANZ Building
- Colonial Mutual Life (CML) Assurance Society
- Regent Cinema Complex
- The Australian Building
Funding was provided by the Murray Region Tourism Board and Destination NSW to develop the tour.