Head to The Murray region to enjoy the great climate, historic towns, superb food and wine and endless opportunities for outdoor activities along one of the world’s great rivers.
The Murray River is one of the longest navigable rivers in the world, stretching 2,700 kilometres from the mountains of the Great Dividing Range in north-eastern Victoria to journey’s end near Adelaide in South Australia.
The township of Echuca offers a unique insight into the region’s rich riverboat history. It is home to the largest paddle steamer fleet in Australia and has an authentic working port where you can see riverboats being restored. Many are still working and run short cruises down the Murray. Alternatively, hire a houseboat and explore the river at your own pace. Navigate the river, stopping along the way to experience the restaurants, wineries and golf courses that line its banks.
Mildura is known for its fresh local produce, an array of wineries and superb culinary offerings served up at popular restaurants like Stefano’s. It is also a good base for exploring the Australian outback and the World Heritage listed Mungo National Park with its spectacular sculpted sandhills and ancient Aboriginal history.
While Echuca and Mildura are among the most popular destinations in The Murray, there are many other towns worth visiting while you travel throughout the region.