Albury Botanic Gardens to Monument Hill

Dean Street and Thurgoona St, Albury NSW 2640

Albury Botanic Gardens to Monument Hill

Dean Street and Thurgoona St, Albury NSW 2640

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30 m
1.08 km
Hard

A unique walk from the Botanic Gardens up to the sweeping views and monument at the top of Monument Hill and back down again. The steep incline makes this more of a climb than a leisurely walk!

Albury Botanic Gardens to Monument Hill

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Summary

A unique walk from the Botanic Gardens up to the sweeping views and monument at the top of Monument Hill and back down again. The steep incline makes this more of a climb than a leisurely walk!

Description

This was an unplanned walk but the palm trees and giant stone steps across from the Albury Botanic Gardens were so intriguing, we just had to explore!

The walk is up the side of Monument Hill and so, is very steep! But the great views and historical monument make it worthwhile. It's about an 80m climb over 550m length, meaning you get in a good workout!

There are places to stop and rest as well as toilets, drinking water and picnic facilities at the top. Along the way there is a playground and wildlife to discover if you keep your ears and eyes open.

The Albury Botanic Gardens are the beginning and end point for this walk, and are definitely also worth a look while you are here.

If you'd like to make this walk longer, begin with a walk around the gardens. See our other map here for inspiration!

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Points of Interest

1. Steps made by giants

An amazing start to the walk is what drew us in, including a path lined by majestic palm trees and "steps made by giants". A wondrous place to explore and imagine.

2. Monument Hill Indigenous Garden

100 years ago Monument Hill was totally devoid of trees. Today, thanks to groups such as Monument Hill Parklands Association Inc (no longer active), native plants and trees can be enjoyed once again.

3. Time for a rest or a play

A basic playground with a slide set into the hill and seating provides a good place to stop and catch your breath, or a different way to exert yourself! Also here is the Memorial Bowl, details below.

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4. The monument comes into sight

Round the bend and look up, you will be able to spot the monument for the first time.

5. Monument Hill War Memorial

This impressive monument was originally unveiled on ANZAC Day in 1925 to remember those who served in WWI, but now includes tributes to all that have served Australia.

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6. Amazing views

The walk down offers the opportunity for some breathtaking views across Albury, including the impressive cable stayed pedestrian bridge across the train line and Hume Fwy and towards the Murray River.

7. What wildlife do you notice?

On our walk, we saw magpies and two different types of kingfishers. Kangaroos, echidnas, gliders and lizards can also be found in the area. Lots more about the local wildlife in the below booklet.

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8. Albury Botanic Gardens

Check out the Botanic Gardens while nearby, with an entrance from Dean St. Open 6:30am to sunset each day, there are different walks in the link below, including the magical Children's Garden.

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Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water available Drinking Water available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Historical Interest Historical Interest