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. Over the 1904-built, heritage-listed Barham Bridge you can visit Barham’s twin town of Koondrook on the southern bank.

Barham highlights


Riverside attractions

Stroll through towering riverside red gums and statues depicting pioneers and native animals on the Koondrook Barham Redgum Statue River Walk. You can also explore the historic Murray River on the Barham Boardwalk, an accessible decking built from dismantled river bridge timber.

Koondrook Barham Redgum Statue River Walk - Credit: Murray River Council

Koondrook Barham Redgum Statue River Walk - Credit: Murray River Council

The Murray River at Barham is great for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Cruise along the mighty waterway with Barham River Cruises and learn about the area’s history. You can also explore local Riverina Trails with Murray Magic Tours, who offer a range of food tour packages.

Food & wine trails

Follow the Backroads Trail, a scenic food, wine and cultural touring route through Barham, Moama, Deniliquin and Mathoura, and stop at orchards, gourmet providores and cellar doors. Restdown Wines is an organic winery encompassing a wetland walk that features indigenous heritage sites.

Couple enjoying food and drink outdoors in the vineyard at Restdown Wines, Barham.

Restdown Wines, Barham - Credit: Visit River Country

For boutique wines visit Barham Vines, a small family owned vineyard. For a music, wine and food extravaganza served up on the banks of the river, time your visit with the town's River Daze festival.

River Daze - Credit: Murray River Council

River Daze - Credit: Murray River Council

More things to do

On cluBarham's 18-hole championship golf course you can enjoy magnificent grass greens and stunning natural bushland. Grab a bite to eat at the club’s restaurant, where you can enjoy an outdoor dining experience.

Couple enjoying the scenic views across the Murray River along the Koondrook Barham Redgum Statue River Walk, Barham, The Murray

Barham Bridge over the Murray River, Barham - Credit: Visit River Country

Whether passing through or lingering longer, be sure to spare a few minutes to admire the heritage-listed Barham Bridge over Murray River, once a crossing for both stock and people in the early 1900s.

Where to stay

Barham’s accommodation options suit various budgets and include motels, serviced apartments and holiday parks. For country charm, check in to Pattison Pastoral Farm Stay, a 1950s home set on a working 4,200-acre farm overlooking a picturesque dam, or Bundarra Berkshires Farm Camp, a free-range pig farm.

Pigs at Bundarra Berkshires in Barham, The Murray

Bundarra Berkshires Farm Camp, Barham - Credit: Visit River Country

Getting there

Barham is a  3.5-hour drive from Melbourne and Albury, and just over eight hours from Sydney. The nearest airports are at Albury and Mildura, which is also a 3.5-hour drive.

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