The Bonegilla Migrant Experience,
Bandiana Army Museum and Lake Hume are just some of the must-see attractions at Wodonga.
The Ulysses annual general meeting host city for 2015 also has a vibrant arts and cultural scene, is surrounded by magnificent natural landscapes and is just a short drive from North East wine regions.
Wodonga's major tourist drawcard is Block 19 at Bonegilla Migrant Experience.
The national heritage-listed site was the largest and longest operating migrant reception centre in Australia, with more than 300,000 migrants passing through its doors between 1947 and 1971.
Today the Bonegilla Migrant Experience is open to the public seven days a week, offering audio, guided and self-guided tours, education tours and programs, and a suite of public programs designed to increase knowledge of Australia’s post-war migrant history.
The Bandiana Army Museum holds the largest and most diversified military collection in Australia.
The museum has on display numerous uniforms including WW1, WW2 and present day, 150 weapons including machine guns and pistols, and an historic vehicle display of 150-plus military vehicles including bikes, cars, trucks, heavy equipment and armoured vehicles.
It is open from Monday to Saturday, but bookings must be made on (02) 6055 2525.
For breathtaking views visit Lake Hume which, when it was completed in 1936, was the largest dam in the Southern Hemisphere with a shoreline of 365km and a capacity of three million megalitres of water.
Apex Park, on the foreshore of Lake Hume near the weir wall, provides visitors with access to a boating ramp, barbecues, picnic facilities and fantastic views of the lake, Bethanga Bridge and Bellbridge townships across the waterway.
The Ebden, Ludlow's and Huon reserves off the Murray Valley Hwy south of Wodonga have boat ramps, safe swimming areas, barbecues, picnic areas and toilets.
For a diverse range of art and exhibitions, Arts Space Wodonga is located in the central business district of the city.
It offers an eclectic program of unique exhibitions, intimate performances, workshops, recitals and forums featuring local, regional and imported cultural works.
Visitors are also encouraged to explore Wodonga's extensive shopping precinct and take the time to enjoy a coffee or meal at one of the many quality restaurants or cafes.
The contemporary central business district is complemented by a collection of historic towns within a short drive of the city, providing a choice of either modern or traditional shopping experiences.
Also within an easy travelling distance are the wine regions of Rutherglen, Beechworth, Milawa and King Valley.
The North East is home to award-winning names such as Brown Brothers, All Saints, Baileys and Sam Miranda, meaning that anyone visiting the area is spoilt for choice.
Further information about Wodonga and surrounds is available from the Wodonga Visitor Information Centre at 69 to 73 Hovell St, Wodonga, phone 1300 796 222 or go to alburywodongaaustralia.com.au