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48 hours in Deni

From river walks to beach picnics

Here’s how you can experience the best of Deni in just two days. Ready? Let’s go.

Day 1


Start your adventure with the Beach to Beach Walk, which links the town’s two most popular riverside beaches (McLean Beach and Willoughby’s Beach) and passes through both peaceful Island Sanctuary and Memorial Park. Along the way, you’ll see the Ute on a Pole and a stunning sculpture celebrating the iconic ute Reuitilise.

Refuel with some coffee in town from a local café (try The Crossing or Frank N Beans, Curlyz Cafe, Harry Pepper to name a few), and if it’s a weekend, there might be a market on in the Waring Gardens. Wander through the town’s shops and stop by the Peppin Heritage Centre next to the Visitor Information Centre to look at what exhibition is showing in the gallery space and speak to the friendly staff a the Visitor Informatio Centre about events on whilst you're in town!


Hire two wheels and head to the Murray Valley Regional Park to explore the Mountain Bike Trails – or if you prefer a more gentle speed, there’s impressive bird watching to be done throughout Deniliquin.

Then it’s time to hit the Edward River – hire a barge from BIG4 and spend an afternoon exploring the river or fishing (you don’t need a boat or fishing licence on this barge). The refreshing waters will also beckon for a float, a canoe or a swim! You may decide to enjoy the Deniliquin Swim Centre in the heart of town and the neighbouring playground and outdoor free BBQ facilities at Scott' Park.


As evening falls, tuck into some takeaway at Willoughby’s Beach – it’s dog friendly so bring your four-legged friend. If it’s warm, take a dip in the river, and if it’s cold, this is an ideal setting for campfires and marshmallows.

Then pop by one of our friendly pubs. The first Friday of the month is an open-mic muso night at the Deniliquin Club so bring your best singing voice! On Friday nights and other special occasions during Summer you can soak up some good vibes riverside at the Deni Boat Club. For a late night cocktail or glass of vino, stop by town's newest venue - Storyteller Bar in Cressy Street.

Day 2


Stretch your legs with a stroll along the Lagoon Walk – it’s a great way to wander through picturesque parts of Deni with the Water Tower Mural at the end.

If you’re not too walked out, there’s the Golf Club for a quick round or the Historic Town Walk with a guided map from the Visitor Information Centre. There are more than 40 points of interest dotted throughout Deni including the recently revamped Deniliquin Town Hall! If you are here during the week you may wish to visit the majestic Deniliquin Court House. Most days (except for the 2nd full week of the month when court sits), Sheriff Wayne will be glad to show you around the building, built in the late 1800s! Plenty of interesting stories to be heard.


When hunger hits, grab a counter meal from one of our country pubs, the Exchange, the Globe, Sportmans Arms, Railway Hotel and others... or any of the tasty takeaway options with a picnic in a local park, or take some barbecue supplies down to the CBD lagoons.

Then explore the unique collection of rare and vintage vehicles at The Depot, or learn more about the area at the fascinating Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre. You may wish to contact Yarkuwa to arrange a flora and fauna tour. A few kms over the north of town, be sure to explore the Ute Muster Headquarters - a collection and celebration of the iconic festival which has been running since 1999.


It’s time to hit the road to the famous Hay Plains to see a truly epic sunset. Along the way, you’ll pass scenic flatlands, farmland, villages and sculptures such as the Headless Horseman.

On your drive back into Deni, drop by the Wanganella General Store for dinner and a yarn with the locals by the longest creek in Australia – the Billabong Creek. As you head home, you’ll see why the big sky is so popular with star gazers around here.