Play a scenic round of golf, follow a food and wine trail, and enjoy superb fishing and bushwalking in this pretty town on the banks of the majestic Murray River. On the river’s southern banks sits Barham’s twin town of Koondrook, which you can visit using the 1904-built, heritage-listed Barham Bridge.
Meander along the Koondrook Barham Redgum Statue River Walk, and you’ll find magnificent red gum sculptures of pioneers and native animals scattered along the riverbank in both towns. Stop for lunch at the popular picnic area of Riverside Park in Barham Lakes, which has picnic tables, BBQs and a playground.
Explore wonderful walking tracks that weave through towering red gum forests. Golf is also a big drawcard to Barham. On cluBarham’s 18-hole championship golf course, enjoy magnificent grass greens, challenging bunkers and stunning natural bushland. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat at the club’s restaurant.
The Murray River at Barham is great for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Avid anglers can enter the annual Koondrook Barham Fishing Competition, with the hopes of catching Murray cod, yellowbelly and redfin. You can also cruise along the mighty waterway in a riverboat and learn about the area’s history.
Barham is known for its citrus groves, lamb, cattle and dairy producers. Follow the Backroads Trail, a scenic food, wine and cultural touring route through Barham, Moama, Deniliquin and Mathoura, and stop at orchards, olive groves, gourmet providores and cellar doors. Restdown Wines is an organic vineyard near Barham.
Barham is a 3hr 30min drive from Melbourne and Albury, and just over eight hours from Sydney. The nearest airports are at Albury and Mildura, which is also a 3hr 30min drive. Barham’s accommodation options suit various budgets and include motels, serviced apartments and holiday parks.