Discover the world-famous Deni Ute Muster, one of Australia’s premier rural festivals, and enjoy a fun range of outdoor activities in beautiful Deniliquin, on the banks of the meandering Edward River. There is kayaking, waterskiing, heritage and golf, and you can even captain a houseboat.

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  • Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin

About Deniliquin

For fun and adventure, Deniliquin is a superb destination in southwest NSW and home to the world-famous Deni Ute Muster. Enjoy waterskiing and wakeboarding on the beautiful Edward River, a tributary of the Murray River. You’ll relish fishing, bushwalking, kayaking, cycling and golf too.

At the junction of the Cobb and Riverina highways, this charming town known locally as Deni is 50 minutes’ drive north of Echuca Moama. From Melbourne it is 3h 30min and a road trip from Sydney is best split into two or more days. The nearest major airport is Albury, a little over two hours away.

Landscape, Deniliquin

The iconic two-day Deni Ute Muster is in the Guinness World Records for the most utility vehicles gathered in one place. The annual festival is on the October long weekend and is one of Australia’s premier rural events, with live music, a ute competition, rodeo and plenty of things to do for kids.

Check out the events calendar for other festivities, such as the Deniliquin Fishing Classic on the Edward River. You can hire a kayak in Deniliquin and explore the river. For a delightful stroll, take the Beach to Beach Riverside Walk past towering red gums and visit the Peppin Heritage Centre.

Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin

Another memorable way to experience the river is to hire a houseboat. You can rent bicycles too and pedal along the riverbank and stop at the fascinating Deniliquin and District Historical Society Museum, a former colonial police inspector’s home built in the 1880s and restored in the 1980s.

You’ll find plenty of places to stay, from riverside camping and caravanning to houseboats, cottages and motels. Just south of Deniliquin the Edward River meanders in the spectacular Murray Valley National Park, where you’ll find majestic river red gums in the Riverina’s Ramsar-listed wetlands.

  • Deniliquin Ute Muster, Deniliquin


    Make your way to the annual Deniliquin Ute Muster on the Plains Festival to celebrate the iconic vehicle with live music, driving competitions and more. Sink a lure during the Deniliquin Fishing Classic or stop by the Deniliquin Farmers Market to find fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and breads.

  • Water Skiing, Deniliquin’s waterways

    River Activities

    Cast a line into the nearby Edward River and fish for Murray cod and golden perch. Hire a houseboat or pontoon and explore Deniliquin’s waterways at your own pace. Relax on the sands of McLean Beach or Willoughby’s Beach, or spend an afternoon water skiing down the river.

  • Food and Wine, Deniliquin

    Food and Wine

    See how local produce is made and grown during an East Tolans Farm Tour or a Cornalla Farm Tour. Indulge in a glass of fine wine or settle in for Devonshire tea at Clancy’s of Conargo Winery. Head to the Long Table Cafe to sample homemade dishes created using local produce.


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