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Trails, tracks and tarmac

Driving North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina

RURAL-based thecountrydriver.com explores great roads, towns, cities, historic sites and out of the way places across North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina, Australia's premier inland playground.

Our aim is to drive every trafficable road in the region and while most have been ticked off, there are many still to be travelled and we invite you along for the ride.

No matter the season – and we have four very distinct ones in our little corner of the world - there is every reason to take to our dramatic roads, such as the Great Alpine Road (above). Photo: Robert Blackburn.

Enjoy the romance of finding a dog-eared road atlas and sticking a pin in somewhere that grabs your imagination and by throwing caution to the wind, and maybe a suitcase into the boot, simply hit the road.

But where to start?

For many, Albury-Wodonga, being the hub of the region, is from where dramatic destinations begin to such places as the Victorian High Country, the Snowy Mountains, the open plains of the Southern Riverina, the wine regions of North East Victoria, to gourmet regions, and historic sites.

Albury-Wodonga is the perfect launch pad.

This vast region offers predictable driving conditions, a spectacular variety of scenery and, if you are visiting, accommodation for all budgets.

thecountrydriver.com showcases the region’s most exhilarating road trips, some being half day drives, some full day drives, and some more ­challenging long-distance options to put you firmly in the road-trip driving seat.

Enjoy your stay and drive safely as the only statistics we want to read about are visitor numbers.

Local motoring history e-books 

'The Thomson Diary', 'A spirit of progress - 110 years of motoring in Albury-Wodonga', and 'Are we there yet, Mr Holmes?', are popular local motoring history e-books that are free to read online.

Click on a book cover and wait a few moments for the book to load.

Thomson diary
A spirit of progress
Are we there yet Mr Holmes?
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