Albury in New Zealand ends with name only when compared to Helen's Australian Albury.


The following description is from the ‘Mount Cook MacKenzie’ website and is edited.


‘Albury in NZ is situated in the heart of rural Canterbury, Albury is ideally located on State Highway 8 between Fairlie and Timaru. The South Island farming area is surrounded by sweeping hills and an abundance of animals including sheep, cattle and deer.  

An outdoor lover’s paradise, Albury offers visitors a variety of activities from hunting, to walking, golf and fishing.  

 The infamous Albury Tavern is a historical landmark. Built in the 1870s as a railway hotel to service the Timaru to Albury rail line, it is the oldest licensed wooden pub in New Zealand today, and home to good old fashioned rural hospitality.  Albury is also home to Mackenzie's oldest homestead: Opawa.’

Albury has three churches of which one is now closed.



he Albury War Memorial is opposite the hotel on the highway.

Travelers will pass through and if the timing is right there is always the pub for a drink.



Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
Laundry   Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service   Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course