With Lake Mulwala and its haunting river red gums as a backdrop, the twin towns of Mulwala and Yarrawonga deliver a kaleidoscope of adventure. Located on either side of the Murray River, enjoy water activities such as fishing, waterskiing and paddle-steamer cruises, as well as tasty food experiences and superb golf.
Lake Mulwala is one of Australia’s premier fishing spots for native Murray cod, and ideal for other water sports like boating, waterskiing and kayaking. Mulwala Water Ski Club offers a range of fun aquatic adventures, from banana and tube rides to waterskiing and wakeboarding lessons for beginners.
On the banks of Lake Mulwala, discover bush camping and walking tracks in Kyffins Reserve. For more water-based fun, captain a houseboat and glide along the magnificent Murray River. Another way to experience the spectacular beauty of the area is on the paddle-steamer PS Cumberoona or riverboat MV Paradise Queen.
Golfers will want to play a round or two at Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, which has three splendid courses, a driving range and 45 holes in total.
You can taste local produce and wines at the Royal Mail Hotel in Mulwala. Or enjoy a cheese and charcuterie board, glass of local wine and views across Lake Mulwala at Blacksmith Provedore. A vibrant events calendar includes the Massive Murray Paddle held annually in November and the monthly Mulwala FNC Market.
The heritage-listed Byramine Homestead, built in 1842, is home to a brewery, winery and cellar door. Discover more fascinating aviation and agriculture heritage at the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Pioneer Museum. You can also tour the historic Savernake Station, a 20-minute drive north of Mulwala.
Yarrawonga-Mulwala is three hours’ drive from Melbourne and 6h 30min from Sydney. Or you can fly into Albury Airport and rent a car to make the one-hour drive west. On both sides of the river, you’ll find waterside accommodation options, from camping and caravanning to apartments, motels and resorts.