Nature in Finley
Home to beautiful Finley Lake and the largest irrigation channel in Australia, Finley is a peaceful Riverina town that's surrounded by farmland. Enjoy the rural scenery and look out for fields full of rice.
Located near the Murray River, 36 km south of Jerilderie, Finley is the centre of the Berriquin Irrigation Area. In 1935, construction on the Mulwala Canal began in order to provide employment and bring water to the area's rich farmland. It’s now the largest irrigation canal in Australia.
The town also has an artificial lake, Finley Lake, which is perfect for water sports, fishing and lakeside picnics. At the lake, you'll also find a boat ramp, pool, gardens, picnic area and children's playground featuring a replica sailing ship.
Finley Railway Museum is a well-preserved example of a pioneer railway station and contains many historical artefacts and memorabilia. Elsewhere in the Deniliquin area are numerous other historical sites – for more rail history, check out the Tocumwal Heritage Railway Museum or visit the Echuca Historical Society to learn about Australia’s paddle-steamer capital.