Unique experiences abound in Moira Shire, all worthy of stealing you away from the beach for a few hours or full days. Nearby are otherworldly gardens of exotic cacti,
strawberry picks with adorably pic-worthy and iconically Australian oversize fruit characters, nature reserves to spot some of the most iconic Australian wildlife, and delicious farm to table treats.
For the kind of experience only found outside of the city, the region’s famous Farm Gate Trail leads you along the path and, as the name suggests, right inside the gates of some of the country’s best producers. The trail includes 27 unique farm gate experiences encompassing the very best and most delicious of the region’s offerings, from cheese, olive oil, organic beef and milk, to wineries and breweries with guaranteed idyllic, natural backdrops and the warmest of welcomes. There’s definitely something a bit magic about discovering these culinary delights right at their source, and right amongst the crew who produce them.
Fast becoming the it-experience of the region, Cactus Country’s acres of surreal gardens of cacti, artwork and classic Mexican treats really makes visitors feel they’ve been transported out of Australia and into another country. A little strange and wonderful like the Nevada desert, and a little vibrant and unique like Mexico but all just around the corner from the beach where your day began.
This is not your typical country getaway, and clearly not your typical beach holiday either. It encompasses the absolute best of both worlds, with the added elements of some genuinely unique and wonderful experiences. There really is so much more on offer than meets the eye along this stretch of the Murray, making it well and truly deserving of a place on your summer destination list.