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Discover the new Wagirra Trail at Wonga Wetlands

Thursday 31 August 2023

An extension to the much-loved Wagirra Trail along the Murray River at Wonga Wetlands is now open for the community to enjoy.

With the majority of the trail constructed by our AlburyCity all-Aboriginal work crew, the full trail now encompasses over 20 kilometres of shared walking and cycling pathways, beginning at Noreuil Foreshore and ending with a new loop for visitors to take in the beauty of the Murray River adjacent to Wonga Wetlands.

The project included the construction of a 12km sealed trail, the installation of four bridges, creek crossings, seating and picnic tables, significant revegetation, and interpretive and directional signs.

To celebrate the opening, the community are now invited to come along to Wonga Wetlands on Saturday 9 September from 9.30am to 1pm to enjoy live music, face painting and fun-filled giant family games.

The first 50 to arrive will receive a complimentary egg and bacon roll generously provided by Rotary Albury. And for the early birds, there will be coffee on offer for the first 100 attendees to keep them energised throughout the event.

Feel free to bring along your bike to try out the trail. However we kindly ask that you leave your furry friends at home.

AlburyCity Mayor Kylie King said the new trail gives the community even more opportunities for recreation in our city, with the ability to now ride, run or walk around the newly constructed section of river trail.

“The new loop around Wonga Wetlands gives people a new place to explore within our city, taking in the sights of the Murray River, an abundance of native trees and plants such as the beautiful River Red Gum, and many species of animals and birds that call the area home. If you keep a close eye out you may even spot a little black swamp wallaby hanging out beneath the trees,” Mayor King said.

The project was made possible thanks to support from the NSW Government.