Noreuil Park to Wonga Wetlands

Albury has over 40 km of cycle tracks.  Riding is a good way to explore the city and surrounds.

We cycled from Noreuil Park following the Murray River downstream around a new cycle track.  The track follows an arts and culture trail linking Noreuil to the Wonga Wetlands. There are interesting sculptures along the way, all created by Aboriginal people.  We stopped at many of the sculptures to look at them.

Bronwyn with tandem bicycle with a super sized picture frame and the Murray River and banks behind.

Bronwyn with tandem bicycle with a super sized picture frame and the Murray River and banks behind.

Wonga Wetlands has many billabongs and lagoons.

Some of the lagoons in the wetlands have algae growing and others are clear.  There is water being pumped through the clear ones.  I assume that the flowing water prevents the algae growth.

There are three walking tracks around the wetlands. Bicycles are forbidden, to avoid disturbing the nesting birds and we didn’t want to leave our tandem bike so we didn’t explore them.

From Wonga Wetlands we cycled to Bonnie Doon Park for lunch. I hadn’t packed a picnic lunch because I thought we’d pass a lovely café to eat.

No such luck.  The only place in the area we could find was a petrol station so we had cheese and biscuits with a tomato.

On the way back we stopped for a look at Albury’s Botanical Gardens which has an interesting children’s garden with painted trees, a couple of life size dinosaurs and delightful little fantasy creatures hiding in amongst the bushes.

Bronwyn sitting on a dinosaurs nose at the Albury Botanic Gardens Children's area.

Bronwyn sitting on a dinosaur’s nose at the Albury Botanic Gardens Children’s area.

The total cycle was 40 km in the heat so at the end another swim floating 800 m down the Murray was very refreshing.

http://www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au/leisure-and-culture/wonga-wetlands

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