The Murray River
Flowing from its source in the Snowy Mountains, the Murray River joins the Darling River at Wentworth NSW and then flows to the Southern Ocean. The Murray River region has been inhabited by humans for over 40,000 years and is a haven for adventure and water activities including the famous paddle steamer, water skiing, fishing, boating or a peaceful paddle down the river.
The Murray region garners its character from the winding Murray River and has a rich heritage, agricultural background along with warm country charm. The area is also home to a wide range of attractions including national parks, lakeside towns, beaches, vineyards and a large collection of museums.
Visit the region’s cosmopolitan twin towns, Albury-Wodonga, and discover the town’s blend of city style and country hospitality. Admire the lush vineyards and idyllic pastoral settings of Corowa, Howlong and Rutherglen, located between the mountains and the mouth of the Murray River. The towns of Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook sit in the agricentre of the region and offer history, nature, and many country and agricultural fairs.
Dubbed the Sun Country, the twin towns of Mulwala-Yarrawonga are located on the banks of the Murray River and Lake Mulwala, and are a great destination for a wide range of water activities. History abounds in the Balranald area in sites such as the dry Lake Mungo. Visit Deniliquin, regarded as the events capital of the area, and enjoy riverside beaches and award-winning caravan and holiday resorts.
Enjoy a cruise down the Murray River in Echucha-Moama, known as Australia’s paddlesteamer capital. For another type of holiday by the water, the gorgeous beaches bordering the town of Tocumwal are an ideal location for a getaway. Explore Barham on the banks of the Murray River, with lakes and nearby red gum forests to explore.
Discover the striking beauty of Mungo National Park by basing yourself in the towns of Pooncarie or Wentworth. Just a 20-minute drive away, Mildura blossoms with rows of orchards and vineyards and is a gateway to Outback NSW.