Riverina & The Murray River

Riverina & The Murray River

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Major Destinations

Situated north east of Albury, Bowna offers a good base from which to experience water sports and activities in the Albury-Wodonga region. Go fishing or water ski along the Murray River, visit the thriving arts scene and see Albury’s magnificent heritage buildings and beautiful parks and gardens.

Things to See & Do

  • Albury Botanical Gardens
  • Albury Art Gallery
  • Wonga Wetlands
  • Oddies Creek Playspace
  • Albury Wodonga Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Regatta (February)
  • The Beatles Festival (February)
  • Albury-Wodonga Antiques & Collectables Fair (February)

A rural community, the Corowa region is situated on the mighty Murray River and boasts a very Mediterranean climate which is ideal for family trips away.

There is much to do in the Corowa region, with an abundance of water sports available on the river.

Things to See & Do

  • Corowa Federation Museum
  • Corowa Whiskey and Chocolate
  • Festival of Fun for Kids (April)

Named after the chief of the local Aboriginal tribe, ‘Denilakoon’, Deniliquin originated as a crossing over the Edward River. The area boasts many natural attractions for travellers looking for adventure or even a peaceful stopover. Take a bush walk in the world’s largest red gum forest, have a picnic by the river or go fishing for the famous Murray Cod.

Known as the ute capital of the world, the town holds The Guinness Book of Records world title for the most utes mustered in one place and continues to break its record each year during the annual Ute Muster Play on the Plains Festival. Held in October, this is a fun-packed local event not to be missed.

Things to See & Do

  • Peppin Heritage Centre
  • Deniliquin Ute Muster
  • Deniliquin Farmers Market (January)

Situated on the foreshore of Lake Hume and only minutes away from the border towns of Albury Wodonga, central to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

Things to See & Do

  • The Murray River
  • Albury/Wodonga

Mathoura is located in NSW, just 40km north of the Victorian border towns Echuca-Moama. Mathoura is known as the gateway to one of the largest Red Gum forests in the world. This forest is some 70,000 hectares and includes wetlands of international significance and has arguably the best access in the region to the Murray River, with good dry weather roads and no high banks.

Mathoura began as a market garden and a pub on a drovers track in the mid 1800’s, and built itself as a timber source for the developing young nation of Australia. Not surprisingly, timber still remains an economic mainstay of the area ever since the woodcutters first arrived in the 1850’s. The Red Gum timber is used for railway sleepers, furniture, landscaping, firewood, fence posts, and much more.

Things to See & Do

  • Back Roads Trail
  • Cadell Fault
  • Fishing
  • Gulpa Creek Walk
  • Mathoura Heritage Trail
  • Murray Valley Trail
  • Red Gum Forest

Step back in time and enjoy the riverboat days at Moama where a sumptuous lunch awaits your visit on board a paddle-steamer on the mighty Murray River.

Food connoisseurs will relish the gourmet outlets and cellar door visits where the local and regional food and wine is a must to try.

Things to See & Do

  • Chanter Estate Winery & Military Museum
  • Riverboats Music Festival (February)
  • Echuca Moama Celtic Festival (March)

Renowned for its wonderful climate, this picturesque town is an “Inland Aquatic Paradise”. Visitors can enjoy the stunning scenery, take in the serene surrounds of the forest, and enjoy Lake Mulwala and of course the mighty Murray River.

If you love life by the water you’ll love this area.

Things to See & Do

  • Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort
  • Albury Botanical Gardens
  • Albury Art Gallery
  • Wonga Wetlands
  • Albury Wodonga Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Regatta (February)
  • The Beatles Festival (February)
  • Albury-Wodonga Antiques & Collectables Fair (February)

Ideally situated on the Murray River, the red gums of Tocumwal will welcome you to this thriving rural town.

Enjoy a leisurely swim at one of the many beaches close to town or take in the natural surrounds on a busk walk or horse ride. Fisherman will enjoy a stay at Tocumwal where Murray cod is always a fine catch for the day.

Things to See & Do

  • The Blowhole Reserve
  • Tocumwal Farmers Markets
  • Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum

As one of Australia’s leading regional cities, Wagga Wagga is the ideal base from which to explore the rest of the region.

An easy day trip in any direction can take you to the glorious Mount Kosciuszko the east or to the wine region of Griffith.

Or if you would rather stay within Wagga Wagga you have plenty to enrich your spirit with a visit to the Victory Memorial Gardens a tribute to those who fought in World War One.

Things to See & Do

  • Museum of the Riverina
  • National Art Glass Collection
  • Food & Wine Festival (March)
  • Jazz & Blues Festival (September)
  • Veteran and Vintage Motor Rally (June)

Popular Things To See & Do

Albury

  • Albury Botanical Gardens
  • Albury Art Gallery
  • Wonga Wetlands
  • Oddies Creek Playspace

Corowa

  • Federation Museum
  • Corowa Whisky and Chocolate

Deniliquin

  • Poppin Heritage Centre

Hay

  • Shear Outback Museum

Griffith

  • Pioneer Park Museum
  • Cocoparra National Park
  • Catania Fruit Salad Farm

Wagga Wagga

  • Museum of Riverina
  • National Art Glass Collection

Temora

  • Temora Aviation Museum

Touring Routes

The Long Paddock – Cobb Highway Touring Route follows The Cobb Highway (named for the famous coach company) from Echuca Moama on the Victorian border, through to Wilcannia leading to the iconic outback towns of Bourke, Broken Hill & White Cliffs. More information