It’s easy to embrace the historical Murray River, and taking a tranquil paddle steamer ride is essential. Head to Echuca-Moama – the historical Port of Echuca continues to bustle with paddle steamers dominating the waterways. Yarrawonga-Mulwala is another great launch point.
Alternatively, take control and hire a houseboat, watch the world whizz by with a spot of water-skiing or wakeboarding, or take advantage of plentiful fishing opportunities. For more aquatic adventures, try Lake Mulwala at Yarrawonga-Mulwala or Lake Hume near Albury.
National parks and state forests in the Murray region suit strolls. Millewa Forest combines with Barmah National Park (on the Victorian side) to form the world’s largest River Red gum forest. Or visit the Blowhole Reserve near Tocumwal to see a natural phenomenon.
Soak up more of the outdoors at one of the Murray region’s many top-class golf courses. Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort has three courses alone.
Explore the Murray region’s engrossing past – museums and heritage buildings are abundant. Wentworth and Balranald have old gaols that can be toured, and Chrystie's Museum at Tocumwal showcases a huge range of old vehicles.
Corowa is regarded as the Birthplace of Federation; a visit to the Corowa Federation Museum provides a thorough understanding of why. A wander around town presents a tangible reminder of the past by way of striking heritage buildings.
Structures don’t come more impressive than the historical Albury Railway Station, one of many grand old buildings in this thriving city. The AlburyLibrary Museum also retraces the past and the Albury Regional Art Gallery is a leading cultural attraction.
The Murray region grows abundant delicious produce and delivers superb wine. Grabbing a copy of the Echuca Moama Food and Wine and Trail brochure is an ideal first move.