With beautiful riverside beaches, wonderful water sports and thrilling aerial adventures, Tocumwal is a delightful destination. This historic country town in south-western NSW is on the banks of the magnificent Murray River and is home to fascinating aviation heritage and the iconic Big Murray Cod.

Enjoy relaxing under red gums and on sandy beaches by the river, perfect for waterskiing, swimming, canoeing, boating and fishing. The fibreglass Big Murray Cod is one of Australia’s big things and is in the pretty Tocumwal Foreshore Park, where you’ll find picnic tables, barbecues and a playground.

Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum, Tocumwal

The clear skies above Tocumwal are renowned for gliding. The thermals attract pilots from around the world to the Tocumwal Aerodrome, famous for its training role during World War II. You can take a scenic tandem flight with a professional sailplane pilot or enrol in a beginner training school.

Explore the wartime history at the Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum. The McIntyre Airfield was the largest aerodrome in the Southern Hemisphere in 1942. Among the other intriguing things to do and see is Chrysties Museum, brimming with memorabilia and classic and vintage vehicles.

Market day at Tocumwal Foreshore Variety Market


A short drive north is the Tocumwal Blowhole and the Rocks, a granite outcrop and a significant indigenous site. Other enticing attractions include teeing off on Tocumwal Golf Club’s immaculate championship golf course and browsing the bustling Tocumwal Foreshore Market, a monthly event.

Accommodation options are plentiful, from riverside camping to a golf resort. A marvellous spot, Tocumwal is three hours’ drive from Melbourne and seven hours from Sydney. You can fly from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Albury Airport and rent a car for the scenic drive to Tocumwal.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Harmony Day

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 , Glen Innes

    At the Town Square of Glen Innes there will be a lunch held at 12pm for everyone to be able to experience culturally diverse food, you can bring along your food to share or to sell. Dress up is encouraged for the versatility of cultures. …

    21 Mar
  2. The Midwife

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 , Lismore

    Gifted midwife Claire (Frot) has led a quiet, focused life, dedicated to her profession and to the raising of her son as a single mother. But change is in the air; the local community maternity ward where she has worked for decades is to be…

    21 Mar
  3. Outback | Colour | Wind

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Monday 30 April 2018 , Broken Hill

    Pop up art exhibition at the Lodge Outback Motel. It has long been their vision to use the public area at the Lodge Outback Motel to display art, so it is with great excitement that they have finally taken the steps towards making this new …

    22 Mar - 30 Apr
  4. Artist In Residence - Kate Kenworthy

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Thursday 31 May 2018 , Wellington

    Artist In Residence - Kate Kenworthy has won the major art prize twice in the Wellington Quota Art Competition. People enter this competition from other areas and states from around Australia, the Wellington Quota Art Competition holds a hi…

    22 Mar - 31 May
  5. Cape Byron Lighthouse Friends

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Wednesday 11 July 2018 , Byron Bay

    Looking for volunteer work with a view? If you’ve got a minimum of 3 hours a week to spare, come and be part of a friendly team at Cape Byron. Lead guided tours of the museum and lighthouse, sharing the area’s fascinating maritime history w…

    22 Mar - 11 Jul