Photo: The mighty Murray River flows along the NSW border from the Snowy Mountains to South Australia
The Murray flows some 2,700 kms from north eastern Victoria, from the Great Dividing Range, along the NSW and Victoria border all the way down to South Australia, near Adelaide.
Albury-Wodonga offers leisurely country charm on the beautiful Murray River.
Mildura, planned from 1886, has long had a multicultural population. A riverside resort with many attractions such as a great golf course and its many paddlesteamers, it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Echuca gets it name from an old aboriginal word, meaning ‘Meeting of the Waters.’ Since Echuca restored it’s old paddlesteamer port, the town caters well for visitors and tourists.
The streets are populated with renovated buildings from Echuca earlier days, allowing a nostalgic view of early country Victoria. More about Echuca Victoria and Moama NSW.
Swan Hill, an area well known for its famous wines, is also a great place to see and explore the wilder parts of Murray River.
For those on the great Australian food and wine trail, Swan Hill is a must. See Swan Hill Victoria Australia.
Corryong - ‘Man from Snowy River’ country Corryong is famous as the final resting place of Jack Riley, the inspiration for ‘Banjo’ Paterson’s poem The Man from Snowy River. The town is located on the upper reaches of the Murray River and is surrounded by mountain peaks and escarpments.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love Corryong; not only is it a popular spot for rock climbing, whitewater rafting and horse riding, its breathtaking natural environment is ideal for bushwalks, 4WD tours, cycling and fishing. In winter, the spectacular sight of snow-capped Mount Kosciuszko is a reminder that cross-country skiers can find snow within a half-hour drive. For unforgettable high-country experiences, visit in April for the Man from Snowy River Bush Festival.
The Murray has the World Heritage listed Mungo National Park, others include Murray Sunset NP, Hattah-Kulkyne NP and Wyperfeld NP. Beautiful gardens dot the landscape See Murray National Parks and Gardens.
As Victoria is becoming known as the premier wine centre of Australia, there are many wineries here in the region worth visiting to sample local fare, as well as the variety of wines. More about wine regions in the Murray and wineries Wineries in the Murray Region Victoria.
Great Seafood here is plenty and available. Many restaurants here offer Australian as well as international fare made from fresh local produce. During the warmer months there are plenty of opportunites to pick your own fruits and berries at various farms and co-ops.
To the north is the New South Wales Riverina Region and the Outback: Riverina Region.
Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouses, apartments, Holiday Homes & Units, Cottages & Cabins, numerous Caravan Parks and of course houseboats, as well as plenty of motels gives you a wide variety of local accomodation to choose from.
Map of the Murray Region
Why not try a working holiday in Victoria - See about Work in Australia.
Australian accommodation - Australia Hotels.
Hotels range from the budget to 5 star.
Key towns for accommodation in New South Wales along the Murray: Holbrook, Culcairn, Albury, Jindera, Corowa, Mulwala, Tocumwal, Barooga, Jerilderie, Deniliquin, Moama, Barham, Balranald and Wentworth.
Key towns in Victoria: Corryong, Wodonga, Rutherglen, Yarrawonga, Barmah, Shepparton, Cobram, Echuca, Cohuna, Koondrook, Kerang, Swan Hill, Mildura, Red Cliffs and Ouyen.
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Photo: Family Picnic on the Murray River
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