The longest river in Australia, the mighty Murray stretches for more than 2,500km, lined with dramatic river red gums and widening into vast lakes. It’s an aquatic playground, a place for endless fun in and on the water. Kayak amongst ghostly red gums on Lake Mulwala, spend the night on an historic paddle steamer and see the sun rise over the water from your bed on a houseboat. Then there’s the fishing: catch a famed Murray River cod and you’ll be hooked, line and sinker. Not ready to get out of the water? There’s plenty more to do on this iconic waterway.
From alpine peaks and rolling farmland to thriving wetlands and ancient rock formations that seem to belong on the moon, The Murray is home to incredible natural landscapes. Camp on an isolated river beach and spot koalas at Ulupna Island, see thousands of birds take flight in Yanga National Park, and take in the breathtaking views from the top of Norths Lookout. Amongst the dramatic landscapes of Mungo National Park, you’ll uncover the oldest burial rituals on earth, footprints dating back 20,000 years and fascinating Aboriginal sites. There’s a new discovery to share every day in The Murray.
The Murray is a vast region, so take the time to discover it at your own pace. Four of NSW’s iconic road trips pass through The Murray, taking in spectacular landscapes, laid-back country towns, delicious food, boutique distilleries and the mighty Murray River. Jump in the car and get exploring.
Destination NSW acknowledges and respects Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and occupants of New South Wales land and water.