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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 lovers paradise, Albury offers visitors a variety of activities from hunting, to walking, golf and fishing.

The 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.