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. Garrett Kato

    Wednesday 19 September 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    After a breakout 2017, touring Australia more than five times and debuting in America, singer-songwriter and producer, Garrett Kato, is set to hit the road again this Spring. Following sold out performances at 2000 capacity theatres just 12…

    19 Sep
  2. NSW VGA Veterans Week of Golf

    Thursday 20 September 2018 to Friday 21 September 2018 , Howlong

    The Veterans Week of Golf Tournament is held over four days, the first two days are held at the Corowa Golf Club on September 17th and 18th. ​ The final two days are held at the Howlong Golf Resort on September 20th and 21st. Mens and Lad…

    20 Sep - 21 Sep
  3. Children's Exhibition: Westside Story

    Thursday 20 September 2018 to Monday 31 December 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    Peek inside the cupboards of suburban Australia with artist Mechelle Bounpraseuth. In her new exhibition, Westside Story, Mechelle creates unique still life scenes in ceramics, as she reminisces on her own childhood growing up as a first g…

    20 Sep - 31 Dec
  4. Albury Wodonga Table Tennis

    Thursday 20 September 2018 to Thursday 25 April 2019 , Albury Wodonga

    Albury Wodonga Table Tennis offers many opportunities to participate, with competitions year round, including a Pennant Competition and a Keenagers social fun group. The Pennant Competition is held at night with all different levels competi…

    20 Sep - 25 Apr