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For those who love betting on horse races, the city has a horse racing club called the Wodonga & District Turf Club which schedules around seven race meetings a year including the Wodonga Cup meeting in November.

5 Cool Facts About Wodonga, Australia

About 190 miles north-east of Melbourne, Australia, is a small city called Wodonga. The city is nestled on the Victorian side of Murray River, next to the New South Wales city of Albury. The city is home to 31,000 people and was started as a postal camp together with its neighbor Albury.

When the bridge across the Murray River that separates the two small cities was built, the town grew in leaps and bounds to become home to industries such as logistics distributions hub, a large cattle market, a pet food factory, a can factory, a cardboard box factory, a hydraulic hose manufacturer, an abattoir, and a foundry. For those who intend to visit the town, below are a few cool facts about it.

1. The twin towns of Wodonga and Albury are sporting cities. Sample this; the cities have 3 swimming pools, 7 gyms, more than 30 sporting clubs across multiple disciplines, and 8 major sports grounds that are built to international standards.

2. Wodonga boasts a climate similar to that of the Gold Coast, with average temperatures ranging from 15° to 34°C in summer to 3.5° to 14°C in winter. The average annual rainfall is about 585mm.

3. The city is home to three Australian football clubs including Wodonga Football Club, the Wodonga Raiders Football Club and the Wodonga Saints Football Club.

4. For those who love betting on horse races, the city has a horse racing club called the Wodonga & District Turf Club which schedules around seven race meetings a year including the Wodonga Cup meeting in November.

5. To get around the town, tourists can use the rail from Wodonga railway station or the Dyson Group bus services. For those with a keen interest to see Wodonga more closely, you will be pleased to know that there is an elaborate network of bicycle paths in Wodonga.

Although Wodonga is considered the little sister to Albury, it has as many attractions as Albury. In fact, for the budget traveller, you are better off staying in Wodonga while sightseeing the twin cities. It is cheaper there.

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