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 Dressmaker

    Wednesday 20 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019 , Albury Wodonga

    Revenge is back in fashion! Explore the dusty 1950s town of Dungatar in this exquisite display of costumes from the iconic Australian film, The Dressmaker based on the novel by Rosalie Ham. The exhibition will showcase the beautiful…

    20 Mar - 31 Mar
  2. Cheers: The hidden history of Albury's vineyards

    Wednesday 20 March 2019 to Sunday 18 August 2019 , Albury Wodonga

    During the mid to late 1800s, Albury was one of the biggest producers of wine in Australia. The streets, buildings and land around are steeped in this history, but do you see it? This exhibition brings together decades of research to…

    20 Mar - 18 Aug
  3. Voyage Botanical

    Wednesday 20 March 2019 to Saturday 06 April 2019 , Albury Wodonga

    Voyages Botanical is artist Christine Johnson’s tribute to the untamed treasures of Australia’s vast native flower garden. It is indeed a voyage: through rare and wonderful landscapes, but also through our botanical heritage and history. …

    20 Mar - 06 Apr