Landscape of Murray Valley Highway and bridge over Lake Hume.

The Murray

Stroll along sandy river beaches, wander through towering red gum forests, or take a cruise downriver on a paddle steamer or canoe.

If you’re looking for one of those hidden gems in Victoria, look no further than the Murray region. This underrated area is filled with stunning scenery and lots of activities to keep you busy. Whether you want to explore the outdoors, take in some local culture or simply relax and enjoy some downtime, the Murray region has something for everyone. Let’s explore what this unique region has to offer.

Outdoor Adventures

The Murray region has plenty of activities to get your blood pumping! Spend a day fishing on one of the many rivers that run through the area. You can even try your luck at catching native trout. For those who prefer more extreme adventures, try white-water rafting down the Mitta Mitta River or rock climbing at Mount Pilot Conservation Reserve in Wodonga. If you are feeling brave enough, go skydiving over Beechworth or take a hot air balloon ride over Yarrawonga! Whatever activity you choose, there is something for everyone here in the Murray region.

Local Culture & Heritage

The Murray region is known for its rich cultural history and beautiful heritage attractions. Take a stroll around Beechworth Historic Precinct and visit some of its 19th century buildings such as police station cells from 1864 and Burke Museum from 1868. Or take a tour of nearby Yackandandah which was once known as 'the most beautiful town in Australia'. Explore its gold-rush heritage and learn about its fascinating past through its many museums and galleries.

Relax & Recharge

If all that exploring leaves you needing some rest and relaxation then never fear – there are plenty of options available to give you that much-needed R&R time! Visit one of the many wineries in Rutherglen – home to some of Australia's best fortified wines – or go camping along Lake Hume or Lake Mulwala where you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the water. Or if luxuriating is more your thing then book yourself into one of Yarrawonga’s luxurious resorts for an indulgent spa treatment or two! There is no shortage of ways to relax and recharge within this stunning region.

The Murray River

The Murray River, at 2,508 kilometres (1,558 mi) in length, is Australia's longest river. The Murray rises in the Australian Alps, draining the western side of Australia's highest mountains. Overall the catchment area is one seventh of Australia's total land mass. For most of its length, it meanders across Australia's inland plains, forming the border between the states of New South Wales and Victoria as it flows to the northwest. It then turns south for about 500 km into South Australia, then reaching the ocean at Lake Alexandrina. It is perhaps Australia's most important irrigated region, and it is widely known as the food bowl of the nation.

The Murray Region in Victoria has something for everyone from outdoor adventurers looking for an adrenaline rush, to those seeking cultural experiences and heritage attractions or just wanting to relax by one of its beautiful lakes or riverside locations. With so much on offer it's no wonder why this hidden gem is fast becoming one of Victoria's most popular holiday destinations! So if you're looking for a new place to explore then make sure you add the Murray Region to your list – it won't disappoint!



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  • Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.
  • Phillip Island Surf
    Phillip Island Surf
    From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.
  • Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?
  • Craigs' Hut
    Craigs' Hut
    Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.
  • Melbourne's Southbank
    Melbourne's Southbank
    Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.
  • River Trading
    River Trading
    Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.
  • Ballarat
    Ballarat
    Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.
  • Tracks, trails and reserves
    Tracks, trails and reserves
    When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.
  • The Twelve Apostles
    The Twelve Apostles
    The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.
The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles

The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.

Victoria - Overview
About Victoria

Victoria combines heritage, nature, arts, architecture and class. It has a variety of landscapes from the dry outback, to snowy mountains & lush forests to an inspiring coastline.

Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island
Phillip Island Surf

From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.

Barmah National Park - Echuca
Barmah National Park - Echuca

Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.

Melbourne's Southbank
Melbourne's Southbank

Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.

Ballarat
Ballarat

Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.

Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?

Craigs' Hut
Craigs' Hut

Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.

River Trading
River Trading

Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.

Tracks, trails and reserves
Tracks, trails and reserves

When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.


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