Nature

Highlights

Travel inland to Mungo National Park and discover the dramatic outback landscape formed over thousands of years. Head out on a walking trail and make your way past sand dunes, ancient lake beds and other scenic features or stop by the southeastern edge of Lake Mungo and admire the Walls of China formation.

  • Kayaking down the Murray River at Norieul Park in Albury
  • Family having a picnic on the banks of the Murray River in Mulwala

Set out on foot or bike to discover the natural world within the Murray along a great range of scenic walks and cycling trails. The Beach to Beach Walking Path takes you through Deniliquin, passing historic sites and leading into the beautiful Murray Valley National Park. Follow in the footsteps of famed overland explorers along the Hume and Hovell Walking Track around high mountain ranges and crossing farming country and forestry lands. Discover the heritage of Swan Hill on the 4.5 km river walk that meanders past tranquil parklands alongside the Murray River and takes in the town’s historic landmarks. A dedicated cycle path from Albury Railway Station to Albury-Wodonga’s town centre allows easy travel between these twin towns on the Murray. Explore the popular Wagirra Trail from the Union in South Albury to Wonga Wetlands in West Albury, or head to Nail Can Hill to find many trails ideal for mountain biking and hiking.

The region’s national parks are filled with river red gum forests, thriving wetlands and an abundance of native wildlife. Head out on a hike, join a river cruise or go canoeing through the heritage-listed Barmah State Forest. Gunbower National Park is also a great location for bushwalking, as well as camping, swimming, fishing and relaxing on the bends of the river. Head inland to Mungo National Park and discover the dramatic outback landscape formed over thousands of years.

Join an Eco Heritage Tour at Savernake Station and learn about the history, environment, agriculture and wildlife of the Murray. Look out for native fauna as you cruise the narrowest section of the Murray River on a Kingfisher Cruise. Spend some time at the Blowhole Reserve and observe the natural phenomenon of water bubbling and flowing through an outcrop of granite rocks while the Murray River is low.

  • Fishing

    The Murray River is home to a range of fish species including the Murray cod, callop, catfish, bream and many types of native trout. Enjoy bait and lure fishing in this prime fishing location, where access points can be found along most of its length. Explore the other key rivers in the area, including the Edwards, Wakool, Niemur and Lachlan Rivers.

  • River Activities

    Cruise down the Murray Rivers slow-moving water, home to one of the largest fleet of active paddlesteamers and houseboats in the world. The Murray is also a popular fishing destination known for Australias largest freshwater fish, the legendary native Murray cod. Enjoy other river activities such as waterskiing, canoeing and kayaking.

  • Heritage and Culture

    Immerse yourself in local history by visiting Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hills re-creation of a 19th century port town. Ride an authentic steam paddleboat at Echuca's Heritage Port Precinct and check out Milduras Rio Vista, a classic Victorian home. The area is also home to sacred Aboriginal sites with evidence of ancient settlement all along the river.