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. School Holiday Art Camps at MAMA

    Wednesday 16 January 2019 to Thursday 24 January 2019 , Albury Wodonga

    Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) is throwing open the doors of the MAMA Studio this January for our school holiday Art Camps. This comprehensive art experience includes guided tours of our current exhibitions, age-appropriate art workshops…

    16 Jan - 24 Jan
  2. Corowa Federation Festival

    Friday 25 January 2019 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Corowa

    Enjoy the colour and musical extravaganza of the National Federation Festival, scheduled over the Australia Day long weekend. Visitors are treated to an array of fabulous bands, music and festival activities with markets, buskers, food…

    25 Jan - 27 Jan
  3. On The Red Carpet - Exhibition

    Friday 25 January 2019 to Monday 04 February 2019 ,

    The Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre are pleased to host On the Red Carpet - an exhibition which showcases the talents of a number of professional and emerging Nathalia and district artists. The exhibition highlights the…

    25 Jan - 04 Feb
  4. Mighty Mallee Pioneer

    Friday 25 January 2019 to Sunday 27 January 2019 ,

    Experience Australian history first hand as you explore the Pioneer Settlement Swan Hill. Set on three hectares of land on the banks of the Little Murray River, you will find real-life Mallee cottages, a hotel, schools and shops, plus our…

    25 Jan - 27 Jan