In River Country our passion for good food and wine runs just as deep as our connection to the river. And if you’ve ever experienced some of our relaxed riverside dining offerings, you’ll understand just how perfectly they go hand in hand.
The vibrant hub of Echuca Moama is the perfect place to start your food and wine soiree, indulging in exquisite flavours amidst breathtaking landscapes where every bite becomes a memorable experience by the water’s edge.
Spend a lazy afternoon sipping locally grown wines at Cape Horn Vineyard & Riverside Bar or Morrisons Riverview Winery where the whistle of the nearby paddlesteamers and resident kookaburras echo through the vineyards and beautiful old gums. During your stay, climb aboard one of these iconic boats, and meander down the Dhungala
for a completely unique dining experience and perspective of the world.
Tucked quietly away at the back of Moama Waters (one of the most luxurious caravan parks in the region), is Riverbank Moama, a uniquely delicious restaurant on the banks of the river where you can sip and savor a cocktail (or two) as you take in the surrounding water views. Book a cabin, or bring your van, but most importantly your crew, as this place is too good not to share.
Of course, a visit to the River Country would not be complete without a visit to the world class Moama Bowling Club and Junction Moama where all dining preferences and budgets are catered for under the one stunning roof.
And it doesn’t stop there.
Grab a coffee and some breakfast to go from local faves Hammond Providore and Three Black Sheep, and take a short trip along the Cobb Hwy to Mathoura for a long lunch at the Timbercutter Red Gum Cafe, Bar & Function Venue, aptly named after the historic trades who helped grow the region, and overlooking the most spectacular junction of the Murray & Edward rivers.
For a summer seasonal menu, using locally-sourced produce in the ultimate paddock to plate experience, Ivy Joyce in Barham is the region’s latest hot spot. Boasting equally delicious wines to match, this warm and welcoming boutique food and wine bar is a must-visit destination for lunch or dinner.
For a more untouched bush setting, Barham Vines is the perfect place for relaxing with a glass of wine, a cheese platter or woodfired pizza with friends.
Continuing a little further on this foodie road trip, you’ll discover the local artisan produce, boutique eateries and farm gates of the Backroads Trail including Bundarra Berkshires, Barham Avocados, Redgum Grove and Restdown Wines.
Taste the romance of the past at the Old School Winery & Meadery in Woomboota, drop into the cellar door of Andrew Peace Wines, one of Australia’s largest family-owned wineries near Tooleybuc, or if some classic pub grub is more your style - swing past the Moulamein Pub for a pot on the pine!