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The Murray

  • The Murray River, Victoria, Australia

Journey 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.

River stories
Climb aboard an authentic 19th century paddle steamer and get a glimpse of how life used to be. Or, if you like to be in charge, captain your own houseboat and drift from town to town at your own pace.

Dine out at wineries and riverside eateries, see works by international artists at galleries and studios, and then delve into the region's pioneering past at historic ports and museums. Make the most of your trip by visiting during one of the many local music, wine and cultural festivals throughout the year.

Sunny side up
Boasting endless sunshine and 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 championship golf courses.

Natural landscapes
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.