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Murray Region





The Murray Region is located in the north of Victoria, along the Murray river.

The Murray River is the second-longest river in Australia.

Along the Murray there are number of wonderful towns to visit.

In Victoria, the Murray region includes river-side towns and cities stretching from Mildura to Albury-Wodonga.

These places offer visitors a wonderful variety of sightseeing opportunities and attractions that are sure to please.
If you enjoy camping, fishing, or just having fun on the water, the Murray region makes a perfect holiday destination.
You can enjoy fine restaurants and wineries in the towns along the Murray.
And while you are there, take a steamboat cruise and re-live the sights and sounds of 19th century Australia.


Mildura

The city of Mildura is located on the Victorian side of the Murray River in the upper northwestern corner of Victoria.
Notable for its irrigated vineyards and fruit-growing farms, Mildura is best described as an inland oasis.
You can enjoy a mild climate here with fine eateries, and farmers markets during your stay in Mildura.

You can also explore the Murray River on a historic paddleboat or choose to enjoy a meal at Stefano�s, one of Australia�s most famous restaurants.


Swan Hill

Further down the river is Swan Hill, another river-side town with some interesting attractions and sights.
The Pioneer Settlement, located at the junction of the Murray and little Murray Rivers, is a recreation of a 19th century town, complete with authentic buildings from that era.
When the explorers, Burke and Wills, passed through Swan Hill in 1860, they planted a fig tree that can still be seen today on Curlewis street in the town.


Echuca

Another popular destination on the Murray River is Echuca, which is pretty much directly north of Melbourne.
During the mid-1800s, Echuca was a bustling inland port, with paddle steamers regularly transporting supplies into Australia�s interior regions.
You need to take a paddle steamer cruise when you are there, so that you can gain an appreciation for this unique aspect of the town�s past.
Go to the wharf and see the historic buildings, museums and take a cruise !


Yarrawonga

Situated between the borders of Victoria and New South Wales, Yarrawonga is roughly 220 kilometers northeast of Melbourne.
Famous for its pleasant climate, this region in Australia is truly an "Inland Aquatic Paradise".
The surrounding forests, Lake Mulwala and the Murray River will truly amaze you.
In fact, Lake Mulwala is the main tourist attraction of Yarrawonga and provides an excellent venue for activities such as fishing and kayaking. 




Wodonga

Our final stop is Albury-Wodonga, an urban area consisting of twin cities on opposite sides of the Murray River.
Albury is in New South Wales and Wodonga is in Victoria.
It is one of the larger inland communities in Australia.
Visitors to Albury-Wodonga can enjoy a wide range of exciting activities, including white-water rafting, visiting a gold mine, and enjoying the area�s excellent wineries.
The Murray region of Australia offers visitors an excellent variety of attractions for tourists of all ages.

Prefer wandering around farmers markets or enjoying jazz and country-music festivals in the fall?
Mildura is your destination of choice!

History buff and want to travel back in time to 19th century Australia?
Don't miss out on a visit to Echuca or Swan Hill!

Feel like visiting a small city and fit in a bit of white-water rafting while you are there?
Be sure to include Albury-Wodonga on your itinerary!

And we haven't even covered off on other towns in the region like Shepparton. There is plenty of stuff to see and do indoors and outdoors in the Murray region of Australia.
So, plan a visit and see for yourself what this magnificent area has in store for you.



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Murray Region
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