Victoria’s Robinvale, and it’s smaller twin Euston across the river, are at the heart of an agricultural area, and at the edge of one of the best parts of the Murray for access and nature.
Take a break on the Murray River Road between Swan Hill and Mildura, and wander around Robinvale’s town centre. Tree-lined Perrin Street leads to Caix Square – a central park with memorials related to the region’s history. You can also enjoy the walking or cycling tracks along the river’s edge.
The region remains an important location for the indigenous Latje Latje traditional owners. Reminders of their pre-colonial history can still be seen today. Head just north-east of town to Bumbang Island, a nature reserve where evidence of Aboriginal communities, structures and more than 700 scarred canoe trees can be found. Note that permission to visit Bumbang Island must be obtained from the Murray Valley Aboriginal Co-operative. Check with the Visitor Information Centre for more details.
While not a ‘big thing’ in the true Aussie spirit of fiberglass and kitsch, Robinvale’s Southern Cross Windmill is said to be the biggest windmill in the southern hemisphere. It’s just near the bridge to Euston.