This stretch of the Murray is renowned for its natural beauty, from the still backwaters to the mighty red gums to the enchanting native wildlife and everything in between. Unlike many other tourist destinations it has not been robbed of its charm or ability to provide quiet space and tranquillity. It’s nature as it was intended!
Centrally located along the Murray River, the township of Barham is surrounded by national parks, state forests and picturesque recreation areas, and offers a range of natural activities and boutique experiences along with the expected country hospitality and charm.
Not surprisingly many activities here are based around the river, such as fishing, camping, walking and canoeing, just to name a few. Combine these with a diverse and exciting range of eateries and a collection of little shops and services, and Barham has all the conveniences you need.
Barham is also a produce haven, with several farm gate experiences and a monthly farmers’ market to boot. It is also one of the key locations on the Backroads Trail; a self-guided trail that showcases the close ties farmers have with their land and the innovative ways in which they are working to ensure its sustainability for future generations.
Barham has quite a program of major events too, with big weekends devoted to country music, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, vintage machinery and the major attraction on the calendar: ‘River Daze’ – a music, food and wine experience for the whole family!
There is a special charm that draws people to Moulamein. Situated on the beautiful Edward River, the town is rich in history and boasts a surprising array of things to discover.
A charming destination that tells the story of the settlers, shearers, farmers, the meeting of the rivers and more, Moulamein is a relaxed country town perfect for those looking to escape the city and great for families on a budget.
Known as ‘the oldest town in the Riverina’, Moulamein has a number of historical features scattered through the township that date back to the pioneer days. The shearing shed, court house and newly restored wharf should all be on your ‘to-see -list’ during your visit. Visitors can also marvel at the ‘Big Tree’ which is said to be over 500 years old and stands at over 11 metres wide.
It is also a popular camping and fishing destination with plenty of spots along the river to put a boat in. Fishing in particular is a real draw card with easy access to the Edward, Wakool and Niemur Rivers, along with the Billabong Creek. The Edwards and the Billabong both run through the centre of town and have some of the best fishing spots in the area.
In a superb location on the Murray, Tooleybuc – a key stop-over point on the route from Adelaide to Sydney – is the perfect place to get off the highway and unwind.
Rich in industry the area ranges from large-scale dry land cereal and livestock production, to small intensive horticulture, to several wineries and tourist businesses. In just a short drive, visitors can uncover some of the many agricultural treasures in the region.
Another short drive up the road from Tooleybuc is the Murray Downs Golf and Country Club, famous for its championship golf course with in-house pro shop. The club offers quality accommodation at the resort, fine dining, and regular entertainment all with exceptional views of the lush fairways.
For more information on accommodation, attractions and things to do and see in this region visit www.wakoolrivers.com.au