The Murray

Discover wonderful experiences and spectacular natural beauty in The Murray, named after the mighty Murray River winding through the region. You can ride paddle-steamers, enjoy fun river activities and riverside camping, explore intriguing heritage, and visit wineries and cellar doors.

The iconic river flows from the pristine Snowy Mountains down to Albury and joins the Darling River in Wentworth, in far south-western NSW, and then winds to the Southern Ocean. From Albury to Wentworth, and in the charming towns in between, are many memorable things to do and see.

A paddlesteamer on the Murray River - Echuca

Fishing, canoeing, swimming, waterskiing and sailplaning are popular. There are sandy river beaches and pretty riverbank picnic spots. Magnificent national parks range from the protected wetlands and majestic river red gums of Murray Valley and Barmah to World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park.

The heritage and culture of The Murray is fascinating too. Australia’s longest river was a highway for steam-driven riverboats and the twin towns of Echuca and Moama are the paddle-steamer capital, where you’ll find river tours. Paddle-steamer trips are also available in Wentworth and Mulwala.

The confluence Murray - Darling Rivers - The Murray

A short drive east of Mulwala is historic Corowa, known as the birthplace of Federation. You can find out about Corowa’s role in uniting Australia’s colonies at the Corowa Federation Museum. There are many more captivating museums and galleries to visit, such as MAMA – Murray Art Museum Albury.

You’ll find plenty of places to stay in The Murray, an enticing destination for golf with some of the finest courses in Country NSW. A marvellous accommodation option for family, friends or romantic couples is to hire a houseboat and explore at your own leisure, taking in the abundant wildlife.

Your tastebuds are in for a treat as well. Tasty food and wine experiences include a riverboat trip to a winery, delicious festivals and farmers markets. In addition, a lively events calendar is filled with shows, performances and festivals. The Deni Ute Muster is a classic country festival in Deniliquin.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. The Midwife

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 , Lismore

    Gifted midwife Claire (Frot) has led a quiet, focused life, dedicated to her profession and to the raising of her son as a single mother. But change is in the air; the local community maternity ward where she has worked for decades is to be…

    21 Mar
  2. Harmony Day

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 , Glen Innes

    At the Town Square of Glen Innes there will be a lunch held at 12pm for everyone to be able to experience culturally diverse food, you can bring along your food to share or to sell. Dress up is encouraged for the versatility of cultures. …

    21 Mar
  3. Debra Dawes Measure (ii)

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Sunday 27 May 2018 , Wollongong

    Measure (ii) is a new iteration of a recent survey exhibition by Debra Dawes. This new project combines a selected survey of works from Dawes prolific, centred, and coherently developed career history, with several recent and new experimen…

    22 Mar - 27 May
  4. Lucy Culliton: Wet Paint

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Armidale

    Life and art are intrinsically entwined in Lucy Culliton's paintings. An avid gardener, her own plants, garden and surrounding landscape are frequently featured, as too are the many animals that inhabit and share her home. 'Caution wet …

    22 Mar - 29 Apr
  5. Geoff Harvey: Dogged

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Sunday 01 April 2018 , Lismore

    Geoff Harvey is a Sydney based artist who has been a practicing artist for over forty years. His practice moves across the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, assemblage and sculpture. He has exhibited widel…

    22 Mar - 01 Apr