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Easter weekend and Albury is 90% closed

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Easter weekend and Albury is 90% closed

Little choice to dine, scattered shops opens most closed, think it is not a place to visit over Easter. Least carparkimg was abundant. Lift tour game Albury and visitors go to anywhere else...reclusive

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Adelaide, Australia
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1. Re: Easter weekend and Albury is 90% closed

Lesson.. Check before you travel on important national holidays.

Outside major tourist precincts, the locals are likely to have gone to celebrate with family, not sit in their shops hoping a tourist might wander by.

This is true in any country, even wherever you are from.

Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Easter weekend and Albury is 90% closed

Even in Sydney lots of places close over Easter............................

Brisbane, Australia
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3. Re: Easter weekend and Albury is 90% closed

I suggest you lift your tourism research ... it's Easter, it's a country town. Kinda self explanatory.

Orange, Australia
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4. Re: Easter weekend and Albury is 90% closed

Although we are becoming more irreligious every year, Good Friday is the one day of the year outside of Christmas Day when every business has an excuse to have a day off. You wouldn't have had any better luck in any other country town you visited on that day.

Melbourne, Australia
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5. Re: Easter weekend and Albury is 90% closed

Yup - your own fault for not researching a destination. Wouldn't have mattered where you were. Even here in Melbourne CBD - 2nd largest city on the country - majority of things closed.

Bombala, New South...
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6. Re: Easter weekend and Albury is 90% closed

Well, I think you will find that the tourist going elsewhere will find the same elsewhere. Outside the city a lot of places still close on public holidays. I think the poor small business owners can have one or two days a year that they get to see their own families. I would be pleasantly surprised if I found anything open anywhere on good Friday, Easter Sunday or Christmas Day.

Sydney, Australia
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7. Re: Easter weekend and Albury is 90% closed

Having done many a stay in Albury you're right. There isn't much open and thats because it isn't a tourist destination. It's a major functioning city serving the region.

Within an hour's drive you could have visited


*Rutherglen Wine region

Milawa/Oxley Gourmet food region

Chiltern for the aboriginal art and autumn foliage

Had a picnic lunch out at Lake Hume

Newcastle, Australia
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8. Re: Easter weekend and Albury is 90% closed

Your kidding aren't you?

People will insist on not working on Public Holidays won't they, how rude!

I went to the Diner on Balboa Pier last May midweek and it was shut! Ruined my holiday for about 6.3 seconds but then I built a bridge, admired the view and just went somewhere else.

All the best.

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