The gorgeous, small town centre in Tocumwal probably wins the Murray River Road heritage prize. Beautifully preserved original facades from the 1860s through to the 1920s line both sides of Deniliquin Street, making it a worthy spot to stop off for a meal or a longer stay.
Old pubs in various styles – from grand Victorian-era shrines to smaller, distinctive watering holes – are a lure for visitors wanting a traditional pub meal and a frosty beverage.
If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the town’s aerodrome; a drawcard for gliding enthusiasts and aerobatic competitions. During WWII there were 5,500 people stationed at the RAAF base here.
A wander around the corner to the Murray foreshore will lead you face-to-face with the 6.4-metre long fibreglass Murray Cod, known to locals as ‘the fish’. It was the second ‘big thing’ in Australia, after the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour, and some locals will have you believe it commemorates the largest Murray Cod ever caught, right here in Toc…
Tick it off your list of big things and add a pic to your photos of the Big Strawberry in nearby Koonoomoo and the giant Mallee root in Tooleybuk.