- Watersports on the lake
- Paddle-steamer cruises
- River and lakeside golf courses
With Lake Mulwala and towering river red gums as a backdrop, the twin towns of Mulwala and Yarrawonga deliver a world 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 golf.
Watersports & cruises
On the banks of Lake Mulwala you’ll find bush camping and walking tracks in Kyffins Reserve. For more water-based fun, captain the sleek River of Islands 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.
Lake Mulwala is one of Australia’s premier fishing spots for native Murray cod, and you can also hire a 12 person ‘Barby Boat’ complete with a barbeque, sound system and leather lounge. Mulwala Water Ski Club offers a range of aquatic adventures, from tube rides to waterskiing and wakeboarding lessons.
Local food & wine
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. Pick up tasty products from Rich Glen Olive Farm at their storefront, RG Provedore, in Yarrawonga.
The Border Bistro at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort also offers a family-friendly environment with everything from steaks and seafood to pan fried curries. At the heritage-listed Byramine Homestead across the river, you’ll find a brewery, winery and cellar door.
Things to do
Discover more fascinating aviation and agriculture heritage at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Pioneer Museum. You can also tour the historic Savernake Station, a 20min drive north of Mulwala. Golfers will want to play a round or two at Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, which has three courses and a driving range. A vibrant events calendar includes the Massive Murray Paddle held annually in November and the monthly Mulwala FNC Market.
Getting there & where to stay
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.