The Murray River is Australia’s longest and most iconic river, a state border, lifeblood to millions and simply a great place to holiday. We take a look at some of the popular destinations along the Murray River, for your next getaway.
Located on both banks of the Murray River, Albury-Wodonga provides access to an array of activities. On the water, Lake Hume is the perfect place for water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, boating and swimming. On land, explore the bike trails and excellent golf courses including the Commercial Club or Thurgoona Golf Course.
The streets of Albury-Wodonga are lined with beautiful and distinctive heritage buildings and fascinating museums. Visit the historic Bonegilla Migrant Experience, a place that was home to 320,000 post-war migrants between the 1940s and 1970s. For the art lovers, a trip to the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) will inspire. The Farmers Market is also great place to stock up the caravan or RV with delicious local produce.
Australia's Paddle Steamer capital, Echuca has an exciting colonial heritage. Take in the diverse history at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, where you can step back in time to 1860 and visit an authentic steam port, explore the revitalised wharf, and watch the steam-driven saw mill in operation.
Experience the mighty Murray River and rent a houseboat or take a cruise on a beautifully restored paddle steamer.
If you love action and adventure get the adrenalin pumping with the laser and paintball experience or go for a horse ride.
Riverside fine-dining restaurants, chic wine bars, al fresco cafes, country-style bakeries and friendly pubs mean visitors are spoilt for choice. Wine touring is also popular, with a dozen or so cellar doors in the region.
The Swan Hill Region is rich in culture, blessed with a bounty of delicious local produce and home to great dining, golfing, shopping and water activities.
See the story of the Murray River come to life against a 9-metre water screen, in the Heartbeat of the Murray laser show.
Explore the Pioneer Settlement, where the streets, shops, homesteads and community buildings of a 19th-century port town come to life.
Heading out of Swan Hill, a scenic drive takes you to the nearby Nyah & Vinifera State Forests with bushwalking trails through river red gums. Lake Boga, only 15km south of Swan Hill, is a popular watersports destination and is the home of the huge Catalina flying boat.
Mildura is flowing with cultural, heritage, sporting and foodie indulgences.
With a full calendar of events, Mildura is one Australia’s biggest regional art hubs. From the renowned Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival to the winter Mildura Writers Festival and the glorious springtime celebration at the Mildura Jazz, Food and Wine Festival.
Mildura’s nearby agricultural districts are bursting with grapes, citrus fruits, almonds, olives and countless varieties of vegetables. Enjoy wine tasting and lunch at award-winners such as the Gol Gol Pub or Trentham Estate Winery.
Explore the outdoors and try to catch a huge Murray cod, or head out on a canoe or kayak on the Murray. Visit the nearby Perry Sandhills to see the 10 hectares of striking red sandhills.
Well known for its warm and consistently sunny Mediterranean weather, Mildura has year-round appeal.
Discover Australia’s iconic and spectacular Murray River on your next holiday.
For more information and help plan your trip, go to: visitthemurray.com.au