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The Murray

  • Emmylou in Echuca, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

Make your way along Australia's longest river, the lifeblood of Victoria's food bowl, and discover historic towns, vivid natural landscapes and a whole host of outdoor activities. Feel re-energised by the endless sunshine, hear stories of the early pioneers, and savour the bountiful produce and renowned regional wines.

Rivers run
Like to be in charge? Captain your own houseboat and drift from town to town at your own pace. Time your trip to coincide with local music, wine and cultural festivals throughout the year. Prefer to let someone else do the work? Climb aboard an authentic 19th century paddle steamer and get a glimpse of how life used to be. Delve deeper into the past at historic ports and museums along the way.

Sunshine of your life
Boasting endless sunshine and cool, winding waterways, the Murray region is perfect for the outdoor lifestyle. From water-skiing, bushwalking, fishing and sailing to horse riding, hiking and golf, there's no end of fun to be had. Cast a line while on a canoeing trip with the kids or take in river views while teeing off on renowned local golf courses.

Nature's way
For a different view, ride on horseback through stands of river red gums in Barmah National Park. Twitchers will be blown away by the abundant birdlife of Gunbower Island State Forest, while the striking desert scenes of Mungo National Park and the pink lakes of Murray Sunset National Park are a must for nature lovers.