Relax on sandy riverside beaches, enjoy a wonderful range of water sports, try a tandem flight in a glider, and explore aviation heritage in Tocumwal, on the banks of the mighty Murray River in south-western NSW. Home to the iconic Big Murray Cod, Tocumwal is popular for camping and adventure.
With beautiful riverside beaches, wonderful water sports and thrilling aerial adventures, Tocumwal is a delightful destination. This historic country town in south-western NSW is on the banks of the magnificent Murray River and is home to fascinating aviation heritage and the iconic Big Murray Cod.
Enjoy relaxing under red gums and on sandy beaches by the river, perfect for waterskiing, swimming, canoeing, boating and fishing. The fibreglass Big Murray Cod is one of Australia’s big things and is in the pretty Tocumwal Foreshore Park, where you’ll find picnic tables, barbecues and a playground.
The clear skies above Tocumwal are renowned for gliding. The thermals attract pilots from around the world to the Tocumwal Aerodrome, famous for its training role during World War II. You can take a scenic tandem flight with a professional sailplane pilot or enrol in a beginner training school.
Explore the wartime history at the Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum. The McIntyre Airfield was the largest aerodrome in the Southern Hemisphere in 1942. Among the other intriguing things to do and see is Chrysties Museum, brimming with memorabilia and classic and vintage vehicles.
A short drive north is the Tocumwal Blowhole and the Rocks, a granite outcrop and a significant indigenous site. Other enticing attractions include teeing off on Tocumwal Golf Club’s immaculate championship golf course and browsing the bustling Tocumwal Foreshore Market, a monthly event.
Accommodation options are plentiful, from riverside camping to a golf resort. A marvellous spot, Tocumwal is three hours’ drive from Melbourne and seven hours from Sydney. You can fly from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Albury Airport and rent a car for the scenic drive to Tocumwal.