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Things to do on along the Murray River – wonderful journeys

The longest river in Australia, the majestic Murray River flows passed three states offering unforgettable adventures for the whole family. Here are a few exiting activities you can do;


Kayaking & Canoeing

With its calm waters and shores bordered by rich plant and animal life, the Murray River provides the perfect setting in which to set off on kayaking & canoeing excursions. As you leisurely make your way along lagoons and creeks which form an integral part of this great river, you will get a chance to see everything from koalas to kangaroos in their natural habitats, not to mention a wide range of bird life. Nature lovers will enjoy the tranquillity and chance to drift along the waterways, witnessing life on the river go about its unhurried pace as it has always done.


Taking a Ride on Paddle Steamers & Boats

During its heyday, the Murray River played host to a large number of paddle steamers that were used to carry goods along the waters. An ideal way to get a feel of what this was like and to experience the wonders of river exploration, you can take a ride on some of these historic vessels that are in operation today in order to provide visitors with an authentic river sightseeing experience. The P.S. Marion at Mannum and the EmmyLou in Mildura are two such vessels as is the P.S. Adelaide that is a part of the country’s largest fleet of paddle steamers. This fleet can be found at the Port of Echuca and you can easily find Echuca accommodation within easy reach of the river. An option worth considering would be to stay at Echuca motels such as Sundowner Echuca Nirebo which is ideally located overlooking the Murray River.



Though there is certainly a lot of activity above the water, you will be surprised to know that much takes place below as well! The waters of the Murray River are home to a stunning array of fish life that make it an angler’s dream destination, while also providing a relaxing way to spend the day. One your fishing expeditions you have a chance to catch everything from Catfish to Callop and Trout to the Murray Cod which makes a prize catch indeed. If you do plan to cast your line on the river make sure you have a NSW fishing license which can be obtained online.



While water hazards are a bane to golfers, the Murray River is anything but a hazard and offers an idyllic backdrop in which to play a round of golf at one of the courses along its banks. Once you are done playing you can even opt to take a boat ride to another course. The Rich River Golf Club Resort which can be found at Echuca-Moama, the Cobram Barooga Golf Club and the Corowa Golf Club are a few of the courses worth teeing off at. Of course one of the distinct features of playing at golf courses along the Murray River is the fact that you will also come across one of the regions better known local inhabitants; kangaroos!


Exploring the Murray River Trail

The National Parks that border the Murray River provide ideal escapes in which to enjoy an outdoor excursion as you set off on a family camping adventure along the Murray River Trail. An unforgettable journey to the great outdoors, this trail will lead you to sites of spectacular natural beauty be it the Murray River National Park, Mungo National Park or the Barmah National Park with its River Red Gum forest which is the largest of its kind in the world. In fact parks such as Barmah and Murray Valley are also ideal spots for some bushwalking and camping letting you truly enjoy just how awe-inspiring Mother Nature can be.